Palms of Martyrdom

Today, we commemorate the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, a reminder for us on how his fellow Israelites welcomed Jesus. As we celebrate Palm Sunday today amidst the quarantine, we will be preparing palm branches to be blessed in a quite extraordinary way. But what do these palm branches…

Threat of Envy

When I was five years old, my cousin had a new toy car. As his playmate, I envied him because he had a fresh and amusing toy car and I really wanted to have the same. However, my parents could not afford it. So the next day, because I was…

Standing for the Truth

It is indeed difficult when one stands for the truth. This is what happened to Jesus when people were trying to pin him down because of the accusation that he was desecrating the holiness of God. But Jesus was on the side of truth and truth will always be truth.…

A DAILY DECISION

It is not just a one-time decision to follow Christ and live out this vocation to the priesthood. It has been three years since I entered the seminary and I realize that the formation ushers me to make daily a decision to follow Him and live out His call. As…

Words That Liberate

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus said: “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” I was struck by these words of Jesus and it made me remember the time when I started to…

IT IS THE LORD!

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM.” Perhaps, the invitation for me is to look upon the crucified-risen Christ and believe that I will also be lifted up along with Him both in suffering and in glory.…

Knowing Jesus

The Gospel for today reminds me of the instances in my life that made me reflect on my relationship with God. Even before entering the seminary, I have been addressing God in my prayers as Lord. I have this idea of God as a “police officer” who is your best…

The Gift of Life

I have no near-death experience, but I have dreamt of something in the past which made me realize how grateful I should be to the Lord for giving me life. Even before God called me to exist and be born, He has already written me in His palm. He shows…
The Gospel for today reminds me of the instances in my life that made me reflect on my relationship with God. Even before entering the seminary, I have been addressing God in my prayers as Lord. I have this idea of God as a “police officer” who is your best…
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