Monthly Archives: August 2019

The God of Abundance

At this time and at my age, I should have learned my lesson already.  But I have not. The Lord is a joyful giver. He gives out of his bounty and abundance. And then, like a doting father, watches us … Continue reading

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Be Awake. Be Aware.

Age quod agis. (Do what you are doing.) This was the advice drilled into us by Fr. Basilio David during our formation years in the seminary. Not everyone can be a Ninoy Aquino or a Jesse Robredo but everyone can be … Continue reading

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Masks And Reality

There is no one so blind as one who refuses to see; and no one harder to wake up as one who pretends to sleep. Often, I live my life with different masks on and with a lot of pretensions. … Continue reading

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Be Not Like Whitened Sepulchres

Jesus said, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitened sepulchres, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. Even so, on the outside you … Continue reading

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Be Not a Hypocrite

There is a lot of doublespeak in the world today. People say one thing to hide what they really mean, sometimes saying one thing to signify the exact opposite of what they are saying. There is a lot of politically … Continue reading

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Being True to One’s Deepest Self

In this weary world we live in, full of restless lives and fervent hopes and dreams, I need to constantly affirm what I believe in. I believe that light is stronger than darkness, that love always triumphs over anger and … Continue reading

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Discipleship and Discipline

Life is the greatest gift I have received. Because I am alive, everything and anything is possible for me. If I have everything, what else can I ask for from the Lord except to be eternally grateful for the precious … Continue reading

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