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Stories by Fr Richard Ho Lung

Published:Friday | November 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

In my limited way, given my sinfulness, my selfishness, my self-indulgence, my desire still is to love and serve totally.Jesus loves us totally and completely. I wish I could be like Him - giving everything I have and am. My vocation is to love and...

Published:Friday | November 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

"You must not look into the eye of the serpent for too long. He will mesmerise you, and he will strike you." That's a loose translation of a T.S. Eliot sentiment that I cannot locate. But it is important for discussion and shaping our attitude to...

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

In our time when modern secular society rejects God, we need to be careful lest we lose our belief in Christ. We don't want to separate ourselves from God, our Christian God. We want His presence, we want His activity, we want His strength, and that...

Published:Friday | October 19, 2018 | 12:08 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

There are desires or passions we have that can lead us astray. Some are stronger in each one of us; and we must examine our desires lest they lead us into sin. Nevertheless, they are natural and necessary as part of our human nature. They need to be...

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

There are the poor people who give me such happiness. There are my religious brothers and sisters, they make me very happy. There are my friends and benefactors who never stop giving. It all adds up to a happy life, derived from the Lord.The result...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:18 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

The poor, the poor of Jamaica, the poor all over the world - the poor of Christ, our poor brothers and sisters all over the world - that's my whole life, but there is also 49 years of writing music, performances and productions. I thought it was 47...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

"I can't understand. I keep falling.""It's the loneliness and emptiness, Lorna.""Yes, Father, is so it go. Then, there is the worries. I have two pickney and no man to take care of me. Then, I have to worry about the pickney dem at school. Two girl...

Published:Friday | August 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Jamaicans love music, theatre, dance, colour, words. They love to laugh and play and joke. Buttears, sadness, and sorrow are also celebrated. What a people! Even funerals are celebrations that require elaborate dress, make-up, and fashion shows.I do...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

On August 18, at the Little Theatre, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., our group premieres the production The Parables. On the Sunday, we have shows at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Our telephone numbers are 876-948-6173, 876-585-2263, 876-806-1222. Tickets are...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

"Teacher, we want to see a sign from you."Jesus, so wonderful, so powerful, so kind, has already given a sign. He has come down to Earth to His people, sent by His Father. And He has forgiven us of our sins. He has wiped away sins, the source of...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Is there such a person named Christ who walked, lived and breathed on the face of the earth? Yes or no? Christ says, "In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you because I go to prepare a place...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

"To sin is human, to forgive is divine." All of us have experienced that in different ways - with one another, between strangers, and between friends who have had difficulties between them.What would we do without the forgiveness of others? Have we...

Published:Friday | July 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

There is friendship between father and son, husband and wife, brothers and sisters, grandparents and grandchildren, working and business partners, recreational partners in sports, and friends dining together and sharing deep thoughts at church,...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Friendship is a wonderful gift. As Ecclesiastes says, it is better that two be together than one, for they have the advantage of each other's gifts and strengths.Once there is friendship, if one falls, he will be supported by the other. If you are...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:09 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

What is the right thing to do? What is good? What is evil? What is truth? What is falsehood?What should I do with my life? How best can I use my talents?What is happiness? Is there such a thing?Is there life after death?Is there anything else but...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Tragedy strikes! Gunmen get caught in a frenzy. It's almost as though they have lost their minds! Drive-by shooting at the women and children! There is nowhere to go at night for recreation. The kids are playing in the streets in fear. They see...

Published:Friday | June 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

In the ghetto, there is so much comedy. Yesterday at Good Shepherd, after lunch, I sat with two, then three. Suddenly, there were seven of our homeless and myself sitting in a circle. Donovan, a dwarf, now 25 years with us, about 45 years old, four...

Published:Friday | June 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

I don't know if finally the right to life will be the position held by Jamaicans. There seems to be so much money and power involved in the abortion issue.Sex is such a precious issue, life is even a more precious issue, women are the bearers of new...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

No self-consciousness, black as a brother can be, chubby and full of good cheer, Brother Maurice was most beloved in our community. His generosity was without limit; if 12 requests were made of him for the day - whether it be driving a truck,...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Harold is joyful and childlike as he tells his story about life on Ladd Lane:"I am happy, Father. Just to be here with the brothers, singing songs, worshipping God, playing a domino game here and there, feeding a dying patient. It's all good, though...

Published:Friday | May 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Why is it that jealousy rages in the hearts of men and women when, really, there is enough to go around for everybody? More-over, we are just who we are. There is enough land, there is enough food, there is enough clothes - if we are willing to work...

Published:Friday | April 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

And so the battle continues between Satan and the great angel, St Michael the Archangel, for the soul of Jamaica, this beautiful and extraordinary island of ours, carved out to astonish and delight the world with its landscape, and its people.We...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Saint Augustine says, "Work as though everything depends on you, and pray as though everything depends on God."Atheists do not believe in God. They don't know what they are missing: God's help, His actual grace and presence as He works with us; His...

Published:Friday | February 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

There is this beautiful story, perfect for Lent, the story of Elijah and the widow in the Old Testament.No rain had fallen on the land. The Lord said to Elijah, "I have designated her to provide for you."He went to the city. A widow was gathering...

Published:Friday | January 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

There is a Five Tenors concert this Sunday, January 28, at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm called Rejoice My Soul It will amaze and spellbind you! This group of men from the Father Ho Lung and Friends performers will fill you with joy and a sense of celebration...

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