Category Archives: Generosity


I believe I have been a generous person; although I am sure that there would be some who would think otherwise. I have given out of my blessings and fullness. I have also believed that one cannot give what one … Continue reading

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What Have We Done To Christmas?

As I try to insert myself into this calm and tranquil scene and soak the peace and serenity, the world around me is about to explode into a frenzy of shopping, feasting and merry-making. It is the end of the … Continue reading

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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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