It is a beautiful life

Reflections on Scripture, ministry and life


Methodist Tamil Church

VBS 2016

Today, 31st Oct, 2016, is the first day of VBS at MTC Malwani. VBS is the only opportunity to reach out to the children of other faith in Malwani. Last week itself we had knocks on our door asking when… Continue Reading →

36th Church Day of MTC Andheri

It was a joy to be a part of the 36th Church day celebrations of Methodist Tamil Church, Andheri. Along with the pastor, Rev. John Jebaseelan, around 6 members travelled to Andheri after finishing with the Carol Sunday and the… Continue Reading →

Birthday Prayer

Phone calls requesting prayers is a normal routine in ministry. But today the request was whether I could pray at a birthday party of a neighbour’s son? I readily agreed though I could not exactly remember who that neighbour –… Continue Reading →

Harvest Festival

It is harvest time at Malwani. Though not a literal harvest, we are thanking God for providing our needs during the past year and looking forward to a blessed year ahead. The previous year was indeed hard on many business… Continue Reading →

Kanji (Gruel)

The Parsonage was invaded on the morning of Good Friday. It was a welcome invasion. The invaders took hold of our kitchen and started making preparations for the kanji or gruel we give after the Good Friday service every year. It has… Continue Reading →

Sale of Work 2013

People arrived to the church with burdens. For a change, this time the burdens were physical and were of different varieties – big polythene  bags, vessels of different types brimming with various delicacies or cartons filled with mouth-watering eatables. No one entered… Continue Reading →

Auctioning and Bidding to celebrate the Harvest

One of the exciting days in the yearly calender of the Methodist Church is the Harvest Festival. Though in the great city of Mumbai we hardly see any sheaves-laden field let alone harvest, it is an irony we celebrate the Harvest…. Continue Reading →

The place where everything started

Yesterday I went to the place where my life took an unexpected turn. The place was Methodist Tamil Church, Thane. I went there to preach on their Sale of Work. As I stepped into the simple yet elegant alter of… Continue Reading →

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