Monthly Archives: May 2014

Visits

One of the things I truly loved and appreciated in Ima is her practice of always going out of her way to visit friends and family. I remember during Christmas day, we would always make the rounds of families and … Continue reading

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Happiness and Pain

Childbirth, I have heard and read, is one of the most painful if not the most painful experience a woman can go through. Nothing a man endures can ever approximate it. I remember stories from friend-doctors in Fabella Memorial Hospital, … Continue reading

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Grief and Joy

Life is hard. Life is fragile. There is constant straining and the struggle is a never ending one. I can lose everything in but a moment. A catastrophe can wipe out everything I have worked for. A severe illness can … Continue reading

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Social Justice

Because we have evolved from apes, there are still brutish tendencies in us. Because we were born in sin, there are still a lot of imperfections and weaknesses in us. During the time of Jesus, slavery was an acceptable practice … Continue reading

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Hope Makes Us Human

Science has proven that humans definitely evolved from apes. The human DNA is more than 96% identical to that of a chimpanzee. And yet something happened in the millions of years evolution was taking place during which the the ape … Continue reading

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We Are An Easter People

Several years ago, Europe as a whole celebrated its millennium jubilee, tracing its history and acknowledging its roots and origins. It noted its rootedness in the Graeco-Roman culture and civilization. Pope Benedict, then still Cardinal Ratzinger, lobbied that Europe also … Continue reading

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Living and Loving in the Light

In Pope Francis, I see a man truly being moved by the Spirit, the Advocate that Jesus promised to send to His disciples. In his present trip to the Holy Land, I see him again being inspired by the Spirit … Continue reading

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Quests

People often fear what they do not know nor understand. And what they fear, because they cannot handle it, they usually end up hating. Ignorance and uncertainty breed fear and insecurity. Fear and insecurity give rise to hatred. I used … Continue reading

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Languages of Love

I can be very dense sometimes. I often miss what others are telling me specially when I fail to see or read between the lines. I am disappointed when I don’t feel loved just because the other does not love … Continue reading

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Circles of Love

Our wedding anniversary yesterday was quiet. It was just another ordinary day. Like, we spent most of the afternoon catching up on sleep. But it was loud and busy on social media. Throughout the day and through out the world, … Continue reading

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