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Being a Father

Today is the feast day of St. Joseph. Today should be the ‘Catholic’ celebration of Fathers’ Day. One of the names by which Jesus was known is “the son of the carpenter”. There are a number of things about being … Continue reading

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The God of the Impossible

My God is the God of the impossible. Abraham and Sarah were advanced in age when he was promised a son and that he would become the father of a great nation. And yet, it came to pass as promised … Continue reading

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Praying For Priests and Pastors

Today is the feast day of St. john Vianney, the┬áCure d’ Ars and the patron saint of parish priests. He was a simple man, who barely made it through his priestly studies because he had difficulties with Latin. He would … Continue reading

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I Remember Tatang

Sometimes, it seems, that the people who are closest to us are the same people we know the least. People would often first trust a complete stranger who impresses rather than a neighbor who has been helping them out over … Continue reading

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The Lord in the Tomb

They say it is darkest just before the dawn. I imagine lying there in the dark, recalling the brutal and humiliating events of Friday, with the no glimmer of what comes next. How fast the events had unfolded from the … Continue reading

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The Layers in My Life

Today is the feast day of St. Joseph. Jesus, as a grown-up man, was referred to as the son of the carpenter – a testimonial to his being a father. But I often associate Joseph with sleep and dreams. He … Continue reading

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Being Like Joseph

I often think about Joseph, the husband of Mary. There is very little written about him in the gospels. And most of what is written about him is not very comforting nor comfortable. He marries and virgin and then he … Continue reading

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Children of a Loving God

As children, we live in┬álove way before we discover reason. No baby is born hating or being angry. The first conscious act of an infant is to reciprocate its mother’s love, naturally seeking the warmth and comfort of her loving … Continue reading

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Relishing My Relationship With God

For most of the Old Testament, God was known and addressed as ‘Lord’. The Lord of Creation. The Lord of History. The One Lord God of Israel. He evoked images of power and majesty. With mighty deeds, He saves His … Continue reading

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The Fog in San Francisco Bay

I love the fog specially as it comes in from San Francisco Bay. I find it a refreshing sight and an invigorating experience as it breezes by me. It may seem a very ordinary thing but it is an essential … Continue reading

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