Tag Archives: Sadness

Holy Thursday

There is nothing like a shared meal that binds family and friends together. Memories and stories shared around the table are the glue that cement relationships. Often, when we share a meal, we love to recall all our past meals … Continue reading

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Musings on MLKJr Day

Last Monday was MLK Day in the US. His message and work for freedom, justice and equality remain relevant to this day. The bias and prejudices he opposed are still around even today. Many of them are deeply embedded in … Continue reading

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The Jesus Paradox

Following Jesus often sounds foolish and foolhardy in the face of the self-serving pragmatism of the world today. And yet, his way seems to me the only way the world can save itself from self-destruction. The world has never seen … Continue reading

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Thorny Flowers

It has been a weekend of pain and suffering, brought about by anger, violence and hatred. Las Vegas. Edmonton. Marseille. Before those, Charlottesville. London. Barcelona. How can we keep on inflicting pain and suffering on one another? We humans are … Continue reading

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My Father Is Here

Today is the death anniversary of Tatang. It is uncanny how the years has only made his presence in my life even stronger. I can feel my father alive in me and my own sons. His spirit. His moods. His … Continue reading

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A Day Of Peace

Today marks the date that martial law was declared in the Philippines in 1972. It was a dark period in our history. It was a time of fear, repression and oppression. In its later years, it was a reign of … Continue reading

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How Many More Deaths Till The Guns Are Silenced?

I watch with great sadness the endless cycle of violence throughout the world: from open conflicts over territory and borders, to simmering low-level conflicts waged against minorities and the marginalized, to terrorist attacks meant to sow fear and terror against … Continue reading

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Down In The Dumps @ New Year

Amidst all the Christmas and New Year festivities this year, I have been feeling rather down in the dumps. There were disagreements and misunderstandings in the family that caused a lot of hurts among us. I am missing those who are … Continue reading

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A Melancholy Christmas

In those days, there were shepherds watching their flocks at night. When all at once they heard a voice from an angle in shimmering light: “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy. … Continue reading

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A Humble And Simple Christmas

It is just two days to Christmas and Jonathan and Jane are all excited, already counting the gifts they are expecting to receive. Facebook is experiencing an overload of posts on Christmas parties, holiday greetings and photos of the exchanging … Continue reading

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