IT IS THE LORD!

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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. God is mysteriously at work […]

Knowing Jesus

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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 friend and defender if you […]

The Gift of Life

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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 me that my life is […]

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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 friend and defender if you […]

All Roads Lead to Jesus

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Everyday is an invitation to genuine change of heart and conversion to Christ. He always makes a way for us to remember that He is just waiting constantly for us to turn to Him. He is patient and He will never leave us even if we always run away from Him because of the shame […]

All Roads Lead to Jesus

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Everyday is an invitation to genuine change of heart and conversion to Christ. He always makes a way for us to remember that He is just waiting constantly for us to turn to Him. He is patient and He will never leave us even if we always run away from Him because of the shame […]

Offer of forgiveness

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“Do you want to be well?” This question was asked by Jesus to a sick man for years. I got curious, why did Jesus had to ask this question. The answer of course would be a big yes from that sick man. In the context of the sick man, no doubt that he wanted to […]

SPECK OF LIGHT

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In one of the seminary hallways, the darkness of the night is illuminated by a speck of pale red light that comes from a Himalayan rock salt lamp. As I pondered on this, I remembered an instance when the light went out and the salt crystal slowly melted. This led me to go back to […]

To Be a Role Model

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One of the things I often hear from my parents, teachers, and elders is that I should be a good role model to others. I must be a good example to others. As a kid then, I thought it was an easy task to do. I just have to do my daily tasks and accomplish […]

Love Until it Hurts

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17 March 2020. Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent Reflection (Sem. Renz Marion C. Cunanan) Peter asked Jesus how many times he must forgive his brother who sins against him. Jesus answered, “not seven times but seventy-seven times.”  Jesus invites me to reflect– the love He teaches and the acceptance that we are a […]