Monthly Archives: February 2018

My Family and Friends

I welcome each new day with abiding hope and great expectations. I often get us with a grateful heart for the gift of another day. The reason for this is that I have been blessed with a loving family and … Continue reading

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Deepening My Lenten Experience

Nature strips herself in the Fall Then she lays bare in the Winter As she prepare herself for the blooming in the Spring So she can celebrate gloriously in the Summer. That is cycle of life. We often forget it … Continue reading

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Reliving the Transfiguration Today

Today’s gospel is the story of the Transfiguration, one of my favorite gospel stories. Sometimes, I imagine myself one of the band of brothers that followed Jesus in the hamlets and hills of Galilee. The transfiguration must have been the … Continue reading

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Listening

It takes at least two persons to have a conversation. And it takes both speaking and listening to carry it on. Often, the listening part of a conversation is overlooked; yet it is even more important than talking for a … Continue reading

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At Break Of Dawn

I am an early riser and I love the break of every new day. I have made it a habit to spend my first waking moments being alone. I may be physically alone; but I can always choose not to … Continue reading

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Praying the Lord’s Prayers in Times of Desolation

It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.” “This is how you are to … Continue reading

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To Everything There Is a Season

Invariably, at the end of a successful mission, Col. Hannibal Smith would say to his A-Team “I love it when a plan comes together.” In today’s Gospel, one gets the feeling of a plan coming together, of things converging towards … Continue reading

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Another (Lunar) New Year

Today, February 16, much of Asia will be celebrating the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. In a span of less than two months, we have celebrated three New Years: the Church’s Liturgical Calendar last December 3, the Julian Calendar, followed in … Continue reading

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Love In The Time Of Ashes

In a rare serendipitous confluence of events, today we celebrate both Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and Valentine’s Day, the celebration of Hearts and Love. Lent is the spiritual preparation for the celebration of the greatest love story of … Continue reading

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A Daily Miracle

One of the deepest truth in my life is that fact that I am not a random event. I did not come into existence as a fortuitous confluence of atoms and molecules. I have been willed into existence deliberately and … Continue reading

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