Tag Archives: Service

Touching Hearts and Changing Lives

The famous Manila Bay sunset signals the end for Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines. There has been a great outpouring of grace and popular piety among the Filipinos in the past four days. Hundreds of thousands followed him everywhere … Continue reading

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A Career In Teaching And Healing

Two activities occupied much of the public ministry of Jesus: the preaching and teaching of the Gospel, and the healing of the sick and making whole those afflicted with illnesses. The teaching part can also be seen as a form … Continue reading

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What I Do Not Pray For

I do not pray that God takes away the pain and sorrow when these afflictions happen in my life. Instead, I pray for courage and strength to face them. I pray for sight, like the blind men crying out to … Continue reading

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Witnessing

In my youth, I loved reading the lives of Christian martyrs, often imagining myself to be among their ranks. Today, I am not so sure if I would have the courage to face such a fate. I read about all … Continue reading

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Elections

I am up and off early this morning to serve at the polls. I am inspired to do this civic and Christian ¬†duty where the voiceless get to be heard, the powerless get to exert some power and those in … Continue reading

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The Law of Love

Everything I do, good or bad, eventually comes back to me. That is the Law of the Harvest. I reap what I sow. It is the Law of Karma. What goes around comes around. But there is a higher law … Continue reading

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Life is a Spiral and an Echo

One of the reasons Facebook can become so addicting is that it gives you more of what you want, or of sites you visit often, or things you write¬†about most of the time. So, if you like sports or the … Continue reading

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Three Movements in Prayer

I always pray in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. And in there are the three movements in my every encounter with God. In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light” … Continue reading

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Being a Neighbor

There are many instances where a situation would tug at my heart strings and move me to reach out and do something. Often, I do. But there are occasions I find all sorts of reasons not to help. Like the … Continue reading

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Hypocrites

There is often a great disconnect between what people say and what they do. There is a lot of doublespeak, where people say one thing and then do another. People go for politically correct expressions and terminologies, whereby they dissimulate … Continue reading

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