Category Archives: Generosity

The God of Abundance

At this time and at my age, I should have learned my lesson already.  But I have not. The Lord is a joyful giver. He gives out of his bounty and abundance. And then, like a doting father, watches us … Continue reading

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Poverty as a Choice

Two days ago, Jesus declared: “Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?  No, I tell you, but rather division.”  Yesterday, he told the young man: “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what … Continue reading

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And Who Is my Neighbor?

The neighbor is not he who passed by on the opposite side, in order not to be bothered in one self-busy-ness, Not to have to attend to someone in distress, Not to lose time and money to help another person. … Continue reading

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Cheap Grace

I follow Christ because of his Gospel of joy, love and forgiveness. It is sad and ironic that so many wars and acts of violence, so much inquisition and persecutions, the subjugation and domination of peoples, so much pain and … Continue reading

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In Life’s Final Exam, Love is the Answer

Of late, the daily Gospel readings have been taken from Christ’s Farewell Discourse  in John’s Gospel, mainly about his new commandment of love. Aside from LOVE, which is mentioned 179 times in the Gospels, there are a few other recurring … Continue reading

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Shunning the Prosperity Gospel

In my life journey, I have made the conscious and deliberate effort to follow the way of Christ. I have found strength, inspiration and deep meaning in doing so. In time of difficulties, I found guidance in his words and … Continue reading

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Panyong Paras, Rest In Peace, My Brother

We were friends and brothers even before we actually met. Our years in the seminary, while not contemporaries, created bonds that would last a lifetime. And now that he is gone, I realize the bonds last even unto eternity. In … Continue reading

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