Category Archives: Generosity

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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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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Gratitude And Generosity

Thanksgiving is all about gratitude for all our blessings. So much to be thankful for. Generosity is the natural companion and complement to gratitude. Life is indeed a great blessing we should be thankful for. Unmerited, unexpected, unasked for. To … Continue reading

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The Jesus Paradox

Following Jesus often sounds foolish and foolhardy in the face of the self-serving pragmatism of the world today. And yet, his way seems to me the only way the world can save itself from self-destruction. The world has never seen … Continue reading

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Something Small

Sometimes, all it takes is something small to make something big happen. A smile can lead to a lifetime together. A handshake can seal a deal. A reaching across can heal divisions. In his book “Small is Beautiful”, E.F. Schumacher … 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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Heroes

  “Age quod agis.” (Do what you are doing.) This was the advice drilled into us by Fr. Basilio David during our formative years in the seminary. These are perilous times we live in and we need heores. But not … Continue reading

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