Category Archives: Presence

The Wonder of the Universe

Everything in the universe is in constant movement from the smallest quark to the biggest black hole. The movements may sometime seem random and chaotic. But there is a certain beat, a patent rhythm, almost a song or a melody … Continue reading

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Sensing the Unknowable

Isn’t it a thrilling thought that I am made in the image and likeness of God? Even more thrilling is the fact that I am unique and that there will never be another one quite like me. Every human is … Continue reading

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How Does God Look Like

Note: Yesterday, I shared my thoughts about God in my life. How I feel his presence in the beauty of nature, in the unfolding of history, and in the twists and turns of my own life. It reminded of a … Continue reading

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Reflections at Dusk

We have indeed seen a lot of changes in recent times,buffeted as we have been by a stormy darkness.While saddened by all the death and disease around us,I am not despondent. I do not look at the past with nostalgia,longing … Continue reading

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On Sleep And Dreams

    Sleep in heavenly peace . . . .    The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream . . . .     The Gospel readings during the Christmas season are replete on stories about … Continue reading

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What Child Is This?

The Infancy narratives are among the most beautiful and moving of the stories in the Gospels. One can actually feel the peace, joy and love while reading them. These stories serve as the reason for the joy and happiness we … Continue reading

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Why The Church Is Holy

This song is the theme of the movie “The Cardinal”, the story of a priest who faced temptations and challenges of moral dilemmas, the social issues of his times and the never-ending tests to his celibacy. He was not perfect … Continue reading

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The Sacrament Of The Here And Now

I enjoy recalling memories of events from the past, both happy and sad, how these have brought color into my life, how these have helped me become the person I that I am today. But memories are in the past … Continue reading

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A Sacred and Holy Place

Today, I was at the Apung Mamacalulu (Merciful Lord or Lord of Mercy) in Angeles City. We were invited by the current Rector of the Shrine, Fr. Raffy dela Cruz, to experience the place like we have never done before. … Continue reading

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A Sacred and Holy Place

Today, I was at the Apung Mamacalulu (Merciful Lord or Lord of Mercy) in Angeles City. We were invited by the current Rector of the Shrine, Fr. Raffy dela Cruz, to experience the place like we have never done before. … Continue reading

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