Monthly Archives: October 2014

Doing Good is Often a Lonely and Difficult Task

Rules and laws are meant to prevent us from doing bad. But I have found that they also prevent us from doing good, specially in a litigious society such as the US. People would sometimes hesitate to help others in … Continue reading

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Is the Good News Always Disruptive?

“When I gave food to the poor, people called me a saint. When I asked why are they poor, people called me a communist.” Dom Helder Paulo Câmara, Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil Since her earliest beginnings, the Church has … Continue reading

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The Narrow Gate

A piece of wood can serve as firewood. Or, in the hands of a talented sculptor, it can become a beautiful statue. If that wooden block had consciousness, it would probably refuse to submit itself to the chisel of the … Continue reading

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Listening to the Call

It was a simple and very ordinary story: He went up the mountain to pray; then he called is disciples; and then he chose twelve among them whom he named apostles. And, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Today, … Continue reading

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All It Takes Is a Tiny Spark

The best time to do good in now. The best place to do good is here. In today’s interconnected world, where the media bring news around the world instantaneously, there are so many issues demanding my attention. There is the … Continue reading

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Loving With All My Heart, Soul, and Mind.

Anabelle and I were gone for a week of vacation. And as we stirred up from our sleep yesterday morning, Jane came through our bedroom door, with a smile as radiant as the morning sun on her face. She went … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruits

The other day, we visited the Dole pineapple plantation along Kamehameha Highway, Wahiawa,Hawaii. I remember being shown once how integrated the operations are in such a place. Nothing of the fruit is ever wasted. The crowns are set aside to serve … Continue reading

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Microbiome

I came across and learned a new word yesterday – microbiome. A microbiome is “the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic, and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space.” My body and its organs are made up of millions of … Continue reading

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Making Sense Of It All

There are a lot of things that often do not make sense in life and in the world around me. At the smallest levels, sub-atomic particles are nothing but random beats of energy. Should one try to measure their mass, … Continue reading

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Keeping the Devil Away With a Simple Life

The devil is a very wily adversary. After all, he has had millennia of experience tempting people versus my few years of fighting it. But his common ruse is to present something bad as good, true, or beautiful. Hardly anyone will … Continue reading

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