Category Archives: Character

Magi And Epiphanies

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. Traditionally, this is the Christmas celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church. In many countries in the West, this is the Feast of the Three Kings, when children, specially in Spain, get to receive … 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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Forbearance

Goodness and kindness are not the monopoly of Christians nor of believers. A sense of the sacred has been with man since he first stood awe-struck in wonderment at the presence of some ineffable mystery. I try to imbibe all … Continue reading

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Seeking Happiness and Perfection in Beauty

There is a lot of beauty and order in nature for me not to believe in a loving and almighty Creator. There is a lot of goodness and happiness in my life for me not to be always filled with … Continue reading

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Some Random Acts of Kindness

Life is not easy. It is, in fact, difficult. There are enough heartaches, sorrows and pain in the world for me to add any more to the sadness and suffering. While pain and suffering may be an essential ingredient to … Continue reading

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God Is In The Nature Of Things

It is the nature of the sun to burn and to shine. In the process, it gives light and energy to everything around it for millions of miles. It is the nature of the planets to revolve around the sun. … Continue reading

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Use It or Lose It

Use it or lose it. This physical law is as much a principle in the spiritual life. A given talent, if not used, is taken away. A talent shared, unlike a physical possession, when given away, increases and becomes stronger. … Continue reading

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