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Blessed are those who do not hate!

by Castilino  

It was nearly a month ago that I decided to stick to matters that are relevant while speaking rather than enter is loose talk that often begins by an innocent grumbling session. Though I've been successful to a large extent, as I review my own… more »

Called to be disciples, not workers

by Castilino  

Fr Maria Arokiam, the Regional of South-Asia gave a very relevant and inspiring sermon yesterday during the Provincial Installation ceremony. He basically called our attention to the fact that we need to take time out to realise our true identity:… more »

Values ... more than deeds alone

by Castilino  

I see a great deal of energy and effort spent on doing deeds, especially with children and in our educational institutions. Of course, the argument is that children learn by doing. But I also believe that they need to be told WHY they are doing what… more »

Of formees and street children

by Castilino  

It is perhaps the same challenge when working in a formation house or in a street childrens' home. As far as I see, there is a great lacuna of motivation in both the places: among the street kids, they have seen life and therefore would not be easily… more »

I already have all I need

by Castilino  

Fr Koshy send me a 'forward' with a list of '20 powerful beliefs that will push you towards success'. Not anything new but quite good insights for one to reflect on. I would say it is quite a comprehensive list. Of the many things that caught my… more »

The curse of institutionalisation

by Castilino  

Sitting this morning for meditation, a thought flashed across my mind. Try as hard as I may, I found my mind wandering in and out of my office, my computer, my daily plans, list of 'to-do' and what not! So rather than try to 'empty my mind' I brought… more »

To be led by the light... by faith

by Castilino  

It is surprising to notice that only three kings (or four of them, as the legend goes) "see" the star! Equally astonishing or even more, is the fact that they decide to follow it, to God knows where and for what! But they did follow! That's faith.… more »

Allow your children to hate you

by Castilino  

A truly personal love of child for parent (or for 'what is right') must develop like any other love, and suffer the same frustrations and reversals. To imagine that it can be imposed or demanded, or to believe that it can be fully achieved by the age of… more »

Education and lettting go

by Castilino  

Selfhood begins with a walking away And love is proved in the letting go. C. Day Lewis, reflecting on his son. Another good lesson for Salesians. The asceticism of being fathers, Fathers, and educators. This is also, it strikes me, the… more »

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