Tag Archives: Suffering

I Will Stay To See the End of This Story

So when he had washed their feet and put his garments back on and reclined at table again, he said to them, “Do you realize what I have done for you? You call me ‘teacher’ and ‘master,’ and rightly so, … Continue reading

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Betrayals

When it was evening, he reclined at table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” ~ Matthew 26:20-21 There is so much betrayal in the world today. I … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. ~ Luke 9:29 These are the waters of Lake Kiyangan in Coron, Palawan – calm, clear, cool. So clear, I can see the clouds and the sky … Continue reading

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Standing Up To Go Home

He said to the paralytic – “I say to you, stand up, take your mat and go to your home.” Mark 2:11 During my recent cardiac operation, I was beset by fears and anxieties post-surgery. I felt alone and struggling. The … Continue reading

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Authentic Generosity

I am not really a selfish person. When asked to give, I usually give rather freely of my time, talent and treasure. When there is something meaningful or an important task to be done, I am usually among the first … Continue reading

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Generosity And Pain

I became very selfish and self-preoccupied in my pain. I became fixated on my suffering and on my needs. I became very grasping and wanting things for myself, done my way and in my time. I wanted God to do … Continue reading

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Pain and Prayers

Emotions and feelings, whether good (like joy) or bad (like sorrow), can be shared. In fact, in there lies the power of emotions. Good emotions, when shared, are multiplied. Bad emotions, when shared, are divided. Pain is not for sharing. … Continue reading

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Crystal

The pain of my operations was not only physical. The more difficult to handle was the emotional and spiritual pain that came with the physical. It was the physical that pushed me over the edge of despondency and helplessness. But … Continue reading

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The Pain

I went into surgery praying for an uneventful procedure and an expeditious recovery. Then, I offered whatever pain I would experience as a sacrifice in atonement for my sins and as a sacrifice for the relief of the pain in the world … Continue reading

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The Bypass

I had a CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft) operation last August 19. I was a bit apprehensive about the procedure but I was not afraid as I had confidence in the skills and competence of my doctors. As I was lying … Continue reading

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