Category Archives: Relationships

To Be Is To Love

“I think therefore I am.” With one simple statement, Descartes has spawned a new school of Philosophy and the rationalistic and scientific culture we see dominant in the West today. It also explains the intense individualism (“I am.”) we see … Continue reading

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A Happy And Blessed Thanksgiving Day

Life is the greatest gift of all. Unexpected. Undeserved. Unmerited. Given to us freely – in love, with love, for love. It is the wellspring of all the other gifts in our life. Today, I am specially thankful for the … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine?” Gratitude is a deeply spiritual virtue. In a culture of competitive individualism, I can easily lose sight of the others in my life. Gratitude is the awareness and appreciation … Continue reading

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Silence

I finally got to see the movie Silence. It disturbed me a lot. The movie was well done. The cinematography was simple awesome. The music very apropos. And it had a power cast of characters. Their acting was Oscar-excellent. What … Continue reading

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Justice, Peace and Forgiveness

The road to justice and peace is long and arduous. And the only one that will truly get us there is the road paved with forgiveness. When I am wronged, I want justice and retribution; but when I do wrong … 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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Total Surrender

In all my relationships, I have always kept a bit of myself just for myself. I have never given myself totally, always keeping my innermost being just for myself. But Christ demands total surrender of self from his disciples. There … Continue reading

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