Category Archives: The Good News

Idealism

I have always been a dreamer, an idealist. I sometimes imagine myself as one little candle trying to dispel as much darkness as I can. Humbly, I acknowledge that I have received this light as a gift, freely and unmerited. … Continue reading

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The Colors Of Grace

Today is the great feast of Mary, she whom the angel hailed as full of grace so full of grace Elizabeth declared her as blessed among all women. I am doing my morning prayers and I am asking for my … Continue reading

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God’s Ways

It is appalling how the love triangle of a young matinee idol with two pretty young actresses is getting more media mileage that the sedition charges against the bishops, the VP and other opposition figures. There is definitely something amiss … Continue reading

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Waiting For Another Dawn

The 1986 EDSA Revolution started at the start of the weekend. And I remember clearly that the Gospel reading for that Sunday was the story of the Transfiguration. And those four days in February were for me a Transfiguration experience … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes and the Commandments

The recent spate of shootings in the US, happening now almost daily, have been so heart-breaking and senseless. Gilroy. El Paso. Dayton. Lives and communities are being devastated by the grief and senselessness of it all. People are at a … Continue reading

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Triumphant Defeat

Everyone wants to be happy and useful. But life is often punctuated by crisis and problems that distract people from being happy and useful. The great memorial Christ left us is not about being happy and useful but about how … Continue reading

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Pentecost

Come, Holy Spirit, come! And from your celestial home      Shed a ray of light divine! Come, Father of the poor! Come, source of all our store!      Come, within our bosoms shine. You, of comforters the best; … Continue reading

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What Compels Me

A friend commented to me yesterday, “I am amused by your daily scriptural postings. What do you hope to accomplish?” I could see where she was coming from. Given how things are going these days when lies are peddled as … Continue reading

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Created For Greatness, Born For Eternity

I come from the same spark that has spawned all the light and goodness there in this world. I carry in me this spark of the divine and infinite that suffuses the whole universe. And yet, I sometimes act as … Continue reading

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The Greatest Commandment

  “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one … Continue reading

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