Monthly Archives: August 2019

Idealism

I have always been a dreamer, an idealist. I sometimes imagine myself as one little candle trying to dispel as much darkness as I can. Humbly, I acknowledge that I have received this light as a gift, freely and unmerited. … Continue reading

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Death, Be Not Proud

I have always sought to live a life with meaning. And these days, I also think a lot about dying a death with meaning. Ninoy Aquino, whose death – murder – we remembered yesterday, lived a life full of meaning. … Continue reading

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Jeremiads Over A Failed Revolution

On August 21, 1983, many of the streets of Manila were festooned with yellow ribbons to welcome back Ninoy Aquino from his exile in the US. History was made that day when he was assassinated while getting off the plane … Continue reading

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Poverty as a Choice

Two days ago, Jesus declared: “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.”  Yesterday, he told the young man: “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what … Continue reading

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Sell What You Have And Follow

There can be three levels of defining our relationship with others and the world. There is ownership: I have possessions, I can even have a family and children. Ownership is good but it can give way to selfishness and acquisitiveness. … Continue reading

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Making Space

Even a barren desert can be full of life. There is reason for hope even in the wilderness. If I were so full of myself, how could there be space for anybody else in my life? If I were filled … Continue reading

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Families As Oases Of Love

We live in a secular and open society. Everything is up for questioning and subject to challenge. Because nothing is sacred anymore. No more absolute values or norms. On the one hand, I welcome this for it has meant freedom … Continue reading

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