Monthly Archives: February 2015

Perfect Love

One of the thrills there is in loving is the give and take in the relationship. It is such a pleasure to be able to give and do things for a loved one. And there is even greater pleasure when … Continue reading

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Living by Higher Standards

It is easy to keep away from being a murderer; for it is the most difficult thing to take away another person’s life. But it is so easy and hard to avoid from killing other people little by little. Every … Continue reading

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My Prayers

Ima taught me how to pray. First, as a simple devotion on waking up and before going to sleep. Then as an answer to all the things that a little child could be worried or excited about. There were nights … Continue reading

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Signs @ EDSA

It is a beautiful world and we see but a small portion of the bigger picture, which is even more awesome in its beauty and its goodness. There are always abundant signs that point to a bigger and more magnificent … Continue reading

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Our Father

The Lord’s Prayer is probably the very first prayer I learned in childhood. And it has become even more precious to me over the years, specially more so now that I am in my twilight years. The first part is … Continue reading

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The Trinity in Love

If I were to fast without prayers, I am just going on a diet. If I were to donate to the poor and needy and not pray, I am a good NGO worker. If i were to pray without fasting … Continue reading

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My Temptations

The desert and the wilderness may speak to us of barrenness and desolation; but it is also a place for purification and transformation. In its silence and the emptiness, it can be a place of revelation and intimacy with God. … Continue reading

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Uncomplicating My Life

The world is hungry for love. And it seems the easiest thing to give. Yet there are many who’d rather deal in hatred. Can I make their numbers less And choose to deal in love rather than hatred? There are … Continue reading

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On Fasting

There is something about fasting that is liberating. We have a natural tendency, an instinct, to preen and look after ourselves. This often goes to extreme and people become too self-engrossed, thinking only of themselves. Fasting allows us to stop … Continue reading

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My Daily Cross

ISIS recently beheaded 21 Coptic Christians in Libya and declared war against People of the Cross. Against all that hatred and anger, Pope Francis continues to┬ácall for peace, mercy and compassion. In the blood of these modern-day martyrs, Christians have … Continue reading

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