Monthly Archives: January 2015

Spiritual Blindness

Often, I see but do not understand; I hear but I do not listen. I am blinded by scales in my eyes. The scales of my pride and prejudices, of my weakness and sinfulness, of my biases and banality. I … Continue reading

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The God of Surprises and Simplicity

God is not only a God of surprises but also a God of simplicity. He surprised me with the gift of life. And then sent His only Son to show me how to live that life to the fullest. He … Continue reading

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Papal Afterglow

They were five days of feasting and celebrations. It was one great feast for the senses and the spirit. Everywhere he went, the people were there and it was always a joyful celebration – on his arrival at the airport, … Continue reading

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Touching Hearts and Changing Lives

The famous Manila Bay sunset signals the end for Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. There has been a great outpouring of grace and popular piety among the Filipinos in the past four days. Hundreds of thousands followed him everywhere … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in Tacloban

He came. He saw. He compassioned with them. They came in droves, by the thousands, braving winds and rain. They came to see him, hear his words, and perchance to touch him. And how serendipitous that there would be a … Continue reading

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Musings on the Pope’s Philippine Visit

Like the many who gathered together to see Jesus as he returned to Capernaum, millions have come out to meet Pope Francis as he visits the Philippines. They have come to be blessed by his presence, to hear his message … Continue reading

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“Harden Not Your Hearts”

I wish I were in Manila right now and join the Filipino nation in welcoming Pope Francis to our country where he will bring Christ’s message of love, mercy and compassion. The same love, mercy and compassion that moved Christ … Continue reading

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Welcome Pope Francis to the Philippines!

Pope Francis begins his Philippines visit today. Millions will come out to meet and greet him. They will be happy just to catch a glimpse of him, or hear his voice, or listen to his words. He will repeat his … Continue reading

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What Will Bring Us Home

I read the Gospels everyday and pray about them and how to actualize them in my life. I try to live out their lessons and make these real in my daily activities. For me, they are the way to follow … Continue reading

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The Sacred in the Ordinary

He used everyday ordinary language.  Filipinos would have loved His love for puns, as when He called ordinary fishermen to be His disciples and become fishers of men. He talked of everyday, ordinary things and events like the lilies of … Continue reading

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