Category Archives: Relationships

Let the Children Teach Us

I love children and there are times I’d rather be with them than with adults. I love how they look and see life and the world with eyes of unending wonder and amazement. They teach me everything I need to … Continue reading

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Love Without Limits Nor Conditions

Love, like a spring, is life giving. Love, like water, refreshes and rejuvenates. I love it when I can tell someone that I will make time for him or her. It is an act of the will, a choice, to … Continue reading

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Love Is the Only Real Choice

Love is the only real choice in our world gone mad and irrational over fortune, power and fame. There are three kinds of loves: love of God, love of neighbor and love of self. He who does not love God … Continue reading

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Roots

For most of my adult life, I have lived in cosmopolitan and urbanized areas in several places in the world. Yet I can still feel my peasant roots. My forebears were tillers, not owners, of the soil. During the off-season, … Continue reading

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Visitations

Today is the Feast of the Visitation: a cousin visits her cousin to assist her in the final months of her pregnancy before going home herself to give birth to her own child. It is a poignant story of loved … Continue reading

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Is This the Philippines or What?

I was awestruck when I first saw the renovated Podium Mall over the weekend. Its escalator ramps spiral upward so imposingly, they seem to lift me up as I gazed agape to the glass roof. It is an impressive expression … Continue reading

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The Annunciation

Men know the horrors of wars and the violence attendant to them. And yet much of human history has been written in blood with conquering armies: the conquests of Alexander, the legions of Caesar, the elephant-mounted warriors of Hannibal, the … Continue reading

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