Tag Archives: Grace

Life, Intentional not Accidental

I am intentional, not accidental. I refuse to accept or to believe that I am an accident. There may not be any compelling reason why I should exist. Yet, there is Someone who intended that I should. In the vast … Continue reading

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I believe I have been a generous person; although I am sure that there would be some who would think otherwise. I have given out of my blessings and fullness. I have also believed that one cannot give what one … Continue reading

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Promise And Fulfillment

It is a beautiful world. We only need to look at nature to realize what a great gift it is that has been given to us. It could only have come from the Source of Beauty. Deep inside us, we … Continue reading

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Pueblo Amante de Maria

This morning we joined the Spanish Community in our Parish in las mañanitas for our Lady of Guadalupe whose feast day it is today. And at the end of this week, the Filipino community will have their turn with the start … Continue reading

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The First Disciple

Mary was the first disciple. She is also the model of perfect discipleship. I have learned the three essentials of discipleship from her. When the angel Gabriel told Mary of God’s plan for her, she asked, “How can this be … Continue reading

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A Miracle

Today I witnessed a miracle. A good friend, Lambert, was ordained a deacon. And God willing, he will be ordained a priest in June next year. Nothing really miraculous there. Lambert was my contemporary in San Carlos Seminary. He was, … 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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