Category Archives: Character

It’s So Hard To Be Generous

There are moments in my life when selfishness really hits me hard. I would wallow in extreme self-centeredness, wondering why and what I’d gotten in return for all the goodness, sharing and loving that I do. It is not that … Continue reading

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On Being A Teacher

Often, at night, when sleep is hard to come by, one of my favorite ways of lulling myself to sleep is to remember students who have been in my classes. I am happy that quite a number of them have … Continue reading

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There Is Innate Goodness In Us

Maia just recently turned one year old. She does not speak yet except through a few syllables, like ‘mah mah’, ‘dah dah’, ‘tah’. And yet she is very good at communicating. She knows how to tell us how she feels … Continue reading

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On Being Mediocre

I have always been wary and afraid of being tagged or labeled as mediocre. At work, in my career, as a professional, and in my personal life, I have always avoided being contented with “Puede na yan.” And I kinda … Continue reading

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Feeling Like the Dutiful Son, Behaving Like the Prodigal One

I have lost count of the many time I have heard or read the story of the prodigal son. And I must admit there are quite a number of times, I end up feeling like the dutiful son. I would … Continue reading

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The Cross

There can be no salvation with the cross. There can be no resurrection without the crucifixion. Christianity without the cross in not Christianity. Yet, there are many who would take the cross out of Christianity, preaching a blatant and selfish … Continue reading

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Regaining a Paradise Lost

When God created Adam and Eve, he gave them the earth as home. Untouched yet by human hands, I could imagine Earth then for the Paradise that it was: fresh, clean, virginal, pristine in her beauty. Ever since, we have … Continue reading

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