Author Archives: Spirit Moments

To Be Is To Love

“I think therefore I am.” With one simple statement, Descartes has spawned a new school of Philosophy and the rationalistic and scientific culture we see dominant in the West today. It also explains the intense individualism (“I am.”) we see … Continue reading

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Pueblo Amante de Maria

This morning we joined the Spanish Community in our Parish in las mañanitas for our Lady of Guadalupe whose feast day it is today. And at the end of this week, the Filipino community will have their turn with the start … Continue reading

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Forgiveness In The Time Of Advent

Autumn leaves can be breathtaking in their explosion of wild colors. Somehow, falling leaves in Autumn remind me of the Advent hymn Rorate Coeli: Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down the Just One. … Continue reading

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The First Disciple

Mary was the first disciple. She is also the model of perfect discipleship. I have learned the three essentials of discipleship from her. When the angel Gabriel told Mary of God’s plan for her, she asked, “How can this be … Continue reading

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A Miracle

Today I witnessed a miracle. A good friend, Lambert, was ordained a deacon. And God willing, he will be ordained a priest in June next year. Nothing really miraculous there. Lambert was my contemporary in San Carlos Seminary. He was, … Continue reading

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The Full Moon And The Fullness Of Time

This weekend saw the biggest super moon for 2017 and the beginning of Advent. This serendipitous convergence is kairos time. Life is unfolding and attaining it fullness in time. The other weekend, after Thanksgiving, was mostly chronos time. Thanksgiving, the … Continue reading

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Advent Is Kairos Time

There are two kinds of time: kairos and chronos. Each day we count is counted in chronos time. We have used up twenty four hours and 1,440 minutes of our life are gone. It is past and done. It will never … Continue reading

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