Jesus to the People

by Sem. Richard Lim The news are often filled with violence, scandals, corruption, tragedies and the like. Apparently, these are what sells. These are what people like to read about or watch on television. There were times when I would browse through a newspaper and ask myself where God was…

Bounded by Love

By Sem. Jobert Gatmaitan When I was a child, whenever a friend asks me to believe what he saw, I always reply, “I will believe in you but on one condition”. This is how I usually look at things. There is always a condition before I believe something. The Gospel…

The Mission Continues

By Sem. Renz Marion Cunanan “We played the flute for you, you did not dance, we sang a dirge but you did not mourn.” This statement was how Jesus saw this generation, which is marked with unbelief.  And yet, even though he saw them as blind, it did not stop…

“For God Nothing is Impossible”

By Sem Roldan Baliano “I am not yet ready Father.” These were the words I articulated when I was chosen to be the youth coordinator in our parish youth ministry years ago. Honestly, I was afraid to accept the position because of the possible pressures and anxieties that it might…

Rest Secured with God

By Sem. Ryan Digan “My soul is restless until it finds rest in God” - St. Augustine. It is true indeed that my soul only finds rest in God and I can fully attest to that. I remember a time in 2008 when I experienced turmoil in my career because…

Unwavering

By Sem. Tristan Ralf Q. Pacheco I remembered what I had been through the months before my entrance in the seminary. During my application period, even though I was nervous of the possible consequences of what I was pursuing, I had never imagined what it was really like when I…

God Can Do It

By Sem. Keith R. Buenaventura Do you believe that God can do it? Yes! Everything is grace. And the more I look at my experiences in the seminary, the more I see that the call is through and through, a gift. And a gift that just continues to give good…

Anchored in Christ

By Sem. Justin G. Gatus I remember a good friend who shared with me her experience of a storm in her life. She was an active member of the youth ministry in her parish. She was also quite a character in the parish. There was one time that she felt…

Jesus Is Among Us!

By Sem. Carmelo V. Pocdol In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus  not just being with the ordinary people in the society but among the last, lost, and the least. A former altar server in our cathedral parish once approached me and shared his intentions and plans in helping the Badjao…
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