Author Archives: Spirit Moments

A Special Child

  At Christmas, the child born in the manger is special. Thus, Christmas is a special time for children. During Christmas, children are the focus and center of our special attention. This Christmas, I think of special children. Or children … Continue reading

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On Sleep And Dreams

    Sleep in heavenly peace . . . .    The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream . . . .     The Gospel readings during the Christmas season are replete on stories about … Continue reading

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Hail, Mary!

  Our usual image of Mary is that of a calm and collected lady. But I would imagine her otherwise during those days surrounding the birth of Jesus. Here was a young maiden betrothed to a man who was probably … Continue reading

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What Child Is This?

The Infancy narratives are among the most beautiful and moving of the stories in the Gospels. One can actually feel the peace, joy and love while reading them. These stories serve as the reason for the joy and happiness we … Continue reading

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Thinking of St. Joseph and Tatang

Today is the birthday of my father. It is strange that I have grown closer to him now in my old age. I often think about him and have felt myself be closer to him than ever. I have come … Continue reading

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What We Seek And Hope For

The world today is like a wilderness. There are wars in many parts of the world. In places not visited by wars or violence, there is the ever present threat of terrorism. There is constant fear and panic in financial … Continue reading

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We Love; Therefore, We Are.

“I think; therefore, I am.” Thus, Descartes has spawned the rationalistic and scientific culture we see dominant in the West today. It also explains the intense individualism (“I am.”) we see. A more realistic philosophy, I believe, is “I co-exist; … Continue reading

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Prepare The Way, 2

Like a light piercing the darkness, Like the sun peeking through the leaves. God’s grace breaks into our lives This is what happens when one believes. He comes to be like one of us To share in our joys and … Continue reading

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Prepare The Way

Our lives today are cluttered with so many things; and yet emptiness reigns in many hearts. There are so many lights we fail to see the Light. There is so much noise we cannot hear the Word. There is so … Continue reading

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A Day Of Gratitude And Generosity

Today, Anabelle and I attended the Christmas Party of the retired teachers and staff members of Xavier School. The party was simple and pretty modest by local standards for Christmas parties. But it was fun and well attended. The food … Continue reading

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