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Stories by Fr Richard Ho Lung

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

On November 23 and 24, we celebrated the great mysteries of our faith in our new evangelisation programme at the Omni Auditorium at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. All three of our Moses shows were packed, with roughly 5,000 people...

Published:Friday | November 15, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

It is really the Lord’s work. I watch our friends and associates at the wheel: pick-ups at Fort Lauderdale Airport, housing at the Scarpati home, then there is prayer and community life. We have our associates cooking, sharing meals, playing,...

Published:Friday | November 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

June Chin was practically on her deathbed after her third heart attack. Her big dark eyes never stopped gazing at the Lord. She never stopped smiling and greeting people. The seven children surrounded her in a circle of love. She wanted them beside...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

 It is difficult to know if the Lord is leading or we are getting in the way, doing what we want. I search and search, and I listen, trying always to do the will of God. Working with the homeless and the...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

How can I thank the Jesuits enough for their tremendous gift to me of religious life? Though I was dunce when I went to St George’s College, the teaching, the discipline, and the love of the Jesuits encouraged me to study, discipline myself, and...

Published:Friday | August 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

When I consider all the beautiful and simple poor I have lived with, what joy! I think of Donovan, Albert, Howard, Winston, and all the homeless, even the mad! How simple and gentle and funny they are. What a family! How they work together, laugh...

Published:Friday | August 2, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Is there evil? Isaiah 5:20 tells us, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who change darkness into light and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter!” Every tree root shall become rotten. I pray and I pray...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

This is a time of great turmoil. There are so many people who are being murdered in the southside in Kingston – both young men and women. Why is there so much frustration and anger? My heart is saddened by the lack of respect for life, young, old...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

It is the 80th year of my life. My back and my mind are creaking. I seek my Heavenly Father with great eagerness, yet I want to do more and wish I had done more in the service of the poor ones. God knows my heart’s desire, but the past has gone,...

Published:Friday | May 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

“Yes, Father, the work of MOP with the poor and destitute is a wonderful work. It has changed my perspective on things. It will affect the way I think on matters of the poor and homeless.” We had lunch together at Sacred Heart Monastery. He and his...

Published:Friday | May 3, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

We really need to confess our sins before God. How can we live with a clean conscience when we have murdered, wounded, or violated others with weapons or words? Jamaica is a violent country. But we are one of the most beautiful of countries in the...

Published:Friday | April 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Our call is to be in heaven with Christ and all the saints. It is so difficult but so beautiful! But first, we are called to be with the Lord and all the sufferings and struggles He endured in order to be true to Him. If we wish to be Christians,...

Published:Friday | February 1, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

We cannot say “Thou shall kill the baby in your womb if it is inconvenient.” The Lord has said “thou shall not kill.” It is without doubt a life, a life of a baby in the womb. Why can’t we face up to the truth? That...

Published:Thursday | January 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

"I want to live! I have plans! I'll be in prison until 2030. Something will happen, Father. God will bless me. God will guide me. I am his daughter."Let me tell my story. Me madda come from St Elizabeth. She go to church every Sunday. After six of...

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

What is happening? If you live within your heart, if you are an inner person, if you listen to the voice within your soul you will hear and you will know that there is a second coming!It is true. There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars,...

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

The Father is our Father - He really exists! He is the Great One! In His hands, He holds the mountains, the trees, the rivers, the sun and moon, and stars. Nothing exists without Him. In a moment. He can cover the earth in darkness. In a snap of a...

Published:Thursday | November 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung

Charity is a true revelation of the gospel of the Lord. All of us know that Jesus gave Himself to the poorest of people and asked for nothing in response.There is laughter and peace in the hearts of those who give freely and joyfully. It is the best...

Published:Thursday | November 15, 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:Thursday | November 8, 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:Thursday | October 25, 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:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 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:Thursday | October 11, 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:Thursday | October 4, 2018 | 12:00 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:Thursday | September 20, 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:Thursday | August 23, 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...

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