Category Archives: Encounter

One Chance Encounter

We worked together one summer at a Summer Leadership Camp for Youth Leaders from the local depressed areas some fifty years ago. It was a two-month program. I had a great time. But did not think much about it later. … Continue reading

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How Can One Not Believe?

It takes the light of the sun eight minutes to reach us on earth. We are looking at some galaxies and stars whose light left some 15 billions years ago and we are seeing them only now. Imagine the magnitude … Continue reading

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We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” With these stirring words, the … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storms of Life

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, “Lord, save … Continue reading

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My Here and Now

Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the … Continue reading

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The Fool on the Hill

I love the Beatles. They somehow wrote the soundtrack of my growing up years. And even today, their songs still resonate strongly with me. They were the children of our age: the sexual revolution, the shedding off of long-held traditions, … Continue reading

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The Morning After

The morning after the elections felt like Black Saturday: dejected, bitterly disappointed, feeling defeated. Like the two disciples on their way to Emmaus, I was feeling lost and disbelieving how things has turned out they way they did, hoping that … Continue reading

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