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 […]

It is Jesus whom I encounter!

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The Gospel reminds me of my daily encounter with God through prayer. I must admit that not all the time, when I am in the chapel, that I am serious with my prayer moments with God. There are times when I take that special moment for granted, especially when I am tired or sleepy. However, […]

The Fair Share

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We often see the parable of the prodigal son in the point of view of the son who went away freely spending everything he had inherited from his father. It has inappropriate for a son to claim his part of the estate while his father is still alive. In the Gospel, the father let his […]

The Kingdom and I

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I was struck by the words that Jesus told the chief priests and elders of the people: “Therefore, I say to you, the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” A speaker during one of our conferences about ecumenism and interreligious dialogue said […]

How Much Honor is Needed?

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Before, I tend to look for acknowledgments from people around me after any school program that I spearheaded. I was appeased when people would approach me and congratulate me for the good thing I had done. I used to count the many good works I have done for my community and my parish. When I […]