Monthly Archives: January 2015

Fools For And With Christ

The call of Pope Francis to go out to the peripheries and serve those who are living in the margins and fringes of society have made him a hero in the eyes of many. But there are also those who … Continue reading

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Called and Chosen

He chose twelve to be His apostles to preach and to drive out demons. They were simple, ordinary folks. Mostly fishermen. All with strong convictions and character born out of the common and tough existence of the struggling poor. Empowered … Continue reading

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Virtue Is in the Doing

In the Old Testament, God was often addressed as “Lord” and His covenant with His people was governed mostly by prohibitions, like “Thou shall not kill; thou shall not steal; thou shall not bear false witness; thou shall not covet.” … Continue reading

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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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