Monthly Archives: June 2013

Our Father

I love praying the Lord’s Prayer. Biblical scholars agree that the ‘Our Father’ are the very words (ipsissima verba) of Jesus himself. They reflect the mind and heart of Christ. I get to see a glimpse of the person that … Continue reading

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My Life Is a Garden

I have had my moments when I thought I could and tried to save the world; or at least change it in a major kind of way; or at the very least make a big contribution that would be the … Continue reading

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Easy Answers Are Often the Wrong Answers

Though people often take the path of least resistance and would rather take it nice and easy, our natural state is not one of rest and comfort but one of movement and struggle. Sure, I need periodic moments of rest … Continue reading

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Generosity is the Hallmark of Love

I grew up in an environment and around people who took parenting seriously. I know of fathers, who would slave it out, sometimes in boring jobs or back-braking work, to be able to provide for their family. I know of … Continue reading

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Musings on Fathers’ Day

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o’er the lea The plowman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Thomas Grey One of the joys of coming … Continue reading

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True Love Allows for Mistakes

A man and woman fall in love, decide to stay in love with each other and swear fidelity for the rest of their lives to that bond that gives them stability and certainty in an unstable and uncertain world. A … Continue reading

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A Successful Marriage Is A Decision

I have received countless blessings in my life. And the greatest of these is my marriage to Anabelle. Our good friend Cora once told me that I can’t start counting my blessing unless I start with Anabelle. And those words … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

I grew up during the heat of the Cold War, which pitted democratic countries, led by the US, against the communist bloc, led by the USSR. The relationship between the two blocs was one of stark confrontation. Their strategy in … Continue reading

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Visions

One of the most inspiring persons I have worked with is Dr. Alran Bengzon. After decades of dedicated work, he is finally leaving service with the Ateneo. He first came in as Dean of the Graduate School of Business. Not … Continue reading

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Proclaiming the Good News

Last night, Anabelle and I saw the new movie ‘The Internship’ for our regular Monday movie date. It is about two ‘old’ salesmen (in their 40’s) joining young nerds and geeks (in their 20’s) for a summer internship program at … Continue reading

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