Tag Archives: Humility

On Fasting

There is something about fasting that is liberating. We have a natural tendency, an instinct, to preen and look after ourselves. This often goes to extreme and people become too self-engrossed, thinking only of themselves. Fasting allows us to stop … Continue reading

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Dust To Dust

Today is the beginning of the lenten Season, not only for Catholics but for all peoples of the Cross. I know that there but for the grace of God, I would have remained but a clump of dust and mud, … Continue reading

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Be. Gentle.

It is a chaotic and violent universe out there: new stars continuously exploding into existence even as old ones implode into black holes, galaxies spinning forward at breakneck speed and colliding forcefully with one another. And in one little corner … Continue reading

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Believing Is a Gift and a Decision

Today science and technology has created so many marvels that have life more enjoyable and easier all around. But it has also bred a culture of cynicism and utilitarianism. What cannot be observed and measured cannot be managed and often … Continue reading

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“Harden Not Your Hearts”

I wish I were in Manila right now and join the Filipino nation in welcoming Pope Francis to our country where he will bring Christ’s message of love, mercy and compassion. The same love, mercy and compassion that moved Christ … Continue reading

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The Quiet In The Land

History is often written around the lives and accomplishments of great men. But history unfolds and happens because of the simple and humble lives of ordinary people. The Philippine EDSA Revolution is often written around the likesĀ of Cory Aquino, Cardinal … Continue reading

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Sinning and Forgiveness

Mistakes, errors, shortcomings. Sin. They are all part and parcel of the human lot. That is the tragedy of being human. But because man possesses reason and freewill, mistakes can be corrected; errors can be rectified, shortcomings can be set … Continue reading

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Harsh Words that Hurt

For all His tenderness, comforting words and inspiring stories, Jesus also had some scathing words and choice epithets for the authorities, specially the High Priests, the Scribes and the Pharisees. Like “You whitened sepulchers!” “Hypocrites!” “Fools!” “You brood of vipers!” … Continue reading

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Agere Contra

I often notice that the things I hate and find offensive in other people are the very same things I hate most in myself. Sometimes, I am not even aware that the things I would correct in others are the … Continue reading

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Remembering 9/11

9/11 is forever etched in the collective consciousness not only of Americans but of the entire world. What kind of hatred so strong would drive people to do something so utterly vicious? As the world watched in total disbelief as … Continue reading

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