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Reflection #1

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  What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own immortal soul Matthew 16:26 Mark 8:36 Luke 9:25 I noticed that I sometimes get distracted with what this world has to offer. How many of us try to seek the pleasures of life, working hard for one material thing or another. My guilty pleasure is entertainment after a hard day at work. I even know of a person who went as far as to say that the catholic church is too rigid and we should be free to take whatever the world gives us, to do whatever makes us happy. While it is also essential to meet my material needs, is God still in the centre? Have we lost our faith? If He loves us so much, why did He have to give us the pandemic which had destroyed our normal way of life? Or should we take this time as an opportunity instead? Whatever free time we have now, instead of trying to entertain ourselves, why don’t we work on preparing our soul for God. No matter what we have accomplished, only our immortal soul matters. If

CHOICE SERVICE TEAM MEETINGS

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S ince the postponement of the first CHOICE Weekend of the year, which was scheduled to be held on the 1 st of May 2020 due to Covid-19,   the CHOICE English KL Service Team has adapted to a “New Norm” of having our meetings. Yes! We have been communicating virtually.   We have had two meetings via Google Meet so far and on each meetup, we discussed certain topics that were randomly selected yet closely related to our CHOICE weekend retreat topics. The sharing of the topics were really good and interesting as not all of us have the same views. It was a way for us all to get to understand, know each other a little better and build a stronger bond, despite not being able to have our regular meetings. The turnouts for the meetings have been good. However, we would like to have more people joining us. Therefore, I would like to encourage all of you who have not been able to attend the virtual meetings to try to make an effort in doing so when you can, as you may find it spirit

The Little Boy

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One day.. A boy was walking down the street... Cold, wearing torn mittens, shoes worn out, and legs shivering in the winter cold..He reached a diner where he saw families sitting and having their pre-Christmas dinner with lots of food, drinks, laughter and most importantly.... Love.  He stood at that diner for a long time until the supervisor saw him staring at his customers...  He rushed out, and told the boy.. "you little brat.. Move away from that window.. Ur scaring my customers"..The little boy then in shock just looked at the supervisor while his lips were shivering and said "b..bb..but sir I was just looking at how cozy and warm it is inside".."may I come in.. Please"..? asked the dirty scruffy boy..  Little Boy has been sleeping by the dump yard and under the bridges...He smelt like a street cat and had not taken a shower for a long time.. "come inside... No!" Said the manager... As he closed the blinders and told the boy to

My Reflection Journey - (Specially Dedicated To Those in the Medical & Service Line)

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A couple of days ago, I had read on Facebook about an Italian couple who were nurses and had been called back to work in their working place, to aid with the increasing number of the coronavirus cases. Maybe some of you may have read the story. Anyway, this couple had two children and they had to leave them with their parents. As the number of coronavirus cases had been increasing day by day, the couple soon found that it was impossible to even see or talk to each other as they were running up and down treating patients. Finally, for a brief moment they had the time to look at each other's eyes, probably wondering and having conversations in their minds telepathically like, “When will we have the time to be together again”, “When can we see the children and spend time with them again”, etc.. and they both pulled down the mask they had on and exchanged a kiss. Then without wasting time, they put it back again to carry on with their work. Little did they know that their

CHOICE English KL brings joy to the Myanmar community

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Three different Catholic Myanmar community homes in the city welcomed Christmas with carols sung by the youths from CHOICE English Kuala Lumpur (CEKL) on December 22. KUALA LUMPUR: Three different Catholic Myanmar community homes in the city welcomed Christmas with carols sung by the youths from CHOICE English Kuala Lumpur (CEKL) on December 22. With the Extraordinary Missionary Year 2019 drawing to a close, this outreach was held in line with one of the four dimensions called upon by the Holy Father, to undertake missionary charity among the poor and the marginalised as a commitment with the whole Church. First on the list was the Lai Catholic Community of Malaysia centre in Jalan Sungai Besi. The youths were warmly welcomed by the catechist Steven, together with his congregation of over 30 members. After a short prayer session and several carols, the youths were treated to a surprise when members of the community responded by singing a carol in their native language. W

#RE-LIVING MY CHOICE EXPERIENCE

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CHOICE RETREAT- 9/11/2019 & 10/11/2019 #RE Live Your Weekend My CHOICE Family   When I decided to attend this retreat, I didn’t know what to expect and just went with the flow.   I was amazed and found the sessions conducted by Kumar and his wife Monica were very enriching and involved most of us to use our heads to think and digest. The phrase “Be Still And Know I’m Here” which he mentioned during the session caught my attention.   Then when we were given some time to be alone with ourselves on the second day, taking deep breaths, hearing the sound and seeing the waves crashing into the shore, I felt really calm.   Still, considering  the many distractions and noises present, it was hard to stay focus and listen to my inner voice.   The session made me understand how important it is to take time and be alone with myself and God.  Finding that inner space and willing to let go of the "noises" in my life.  These "noises" can often be a distrac

My Journey through CHOICE KL 103

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Greetings, My journey to choice was something unique to me. I always wondered on why the other choicee's would tell us to not expect anything or don't anticipate what's going to happen. Thus i went with an open mind and open heart to accept the experience that was about to befall upon me.  Upon going through the entire ordeal I realized so many hidden cracks in my life. I realized everyone that comes here are just like me. Struggling to understand life's journey, as we all embraced Jesus and allow God to navigate our lives, we learn to live within our means and harden not our hearts to be open to the world. I am ever grateful to the everyone who had cross paths with me during this journey. It was one that has rejuvenated the spirit within me and allowed me to continue my devotion towards God and his people. Cheers  A.J CEKL103