Monthly Archives: July 2019

No, We Never Travel Alone

It was a hot and dusty afternoon and we were walking back to San Carlos from our catechism classes at the Guadalupe Nuevo Elementary School when we noticed a young girl, rather shy but also rather forward enthusiastically waving at … Continue reading

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Evil Is Real

There is a tendency among religious people to minimize or even romanticize evil away. I myself would sometimes see sin as being part of the human condition, being weak or being incomplete or being imperfect. But there is real evil … Continue reading

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Being in Control

Today is the feast day of Martha, the typical OC person, the patron saint of people who love to be in control. I have experienced what it is like to be in control, to be followed and obeyed, to be … Continue reading

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What Should I Ask For?

“And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, … Continue reading

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The Wheat and the Weeds

The weeds among the wheat. There seems to be a lot these days. The sower did sow good seeds And yet there those who’ve gone astray. We pray the Lord of the Harvest To still recreate these into good To … Continue reading

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The Reality of Ageing

I have always loved the songs of Simon and Garfunkel. They have the uncanny ability of capturing my thoughts and feelings and beautifully expressing these in words and music. They express in very personal terms what seem to be very … Continue reading

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A Wet Dream

This is not about what most people would think. But I could not think a more appropriate title than this. Early this morning, I had the weirdest of dreams. Anabelle and I have a very dear friend whom we have … Continue reading

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