Faith: Assurance in Hope

What is the need for our faithfulness and loyalty in the face of an uncertain future? If the world is limited and time-bound, and the future of that temporality remains uncertain, what should be our best attitude? Should we choose a life of indifference and recklessness, or take the path of loyalty and discipline with…

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No Luggage, No Worries, Safe Journey

No Luggage, No Worries, Safe Journey

We are in summer, the season of going out to parks and pubs to catch the fun. It is also the holiday season, when we travel outside our comfort zone for a break and new experiences. This brings a certain sense of newness and freshness to our minds and bodies and helps us recharge our…

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Valued but Useless

Valued but Useless

Our gifts are nothing if they are not used, our wealth is worthless if it doesn’t serve. The value of what we have depends on how we use it, and the value of its use depends on the needs it serves. We often assign value to things because they are scarce and rare, but is…

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The Food for Eternal Memory

The Food for Eternal Memory

A middle-aged man went to a photo studio for a photo shoot. He showed the pictures to his friend and said to him: “I took my picture for my funeral, now I look handsome before it is too late. When will you have yours?” He encouraged his friend to leave something for himself as a…

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Keep My Word

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When someone says, “I promise” or “I give you my word,” we always expect that person to keep their word. This indicates that the person is talking about something that we hope to believe is true. The word of the promise giver is a bond, a covenant that binds him. If his word is true,…

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The Search for Perfection in Life

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One of the most exciting and interesting facts about this life is that nothing is perfect here, everything only gets better or worse. Our lives are conditioned by spacio-temporal factors. What we call the best today loses its importance tomorrow and gives way to something better. Records are set and broken. The best is always…

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A Covenant-Keeping God

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God’s covenant with David was not a temporary agreement. It was an eternal commitment that shows how God’s love and mercy remain active in the lives of people who seek Him. This love was manifested in the life of Solomon, who succeeded his father and continued the loving relationship he had with God by fulfilling…

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On the Side of Truth

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The Church’s experiences with heresies and conspiracies have been so intriguing and challenging. They have left both a sweet and a sour taste in the mouths of the chroniclers of Church history. The message of the good news of salvation invites us to know the truth that sets us free. But more often than not,…

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The Heart that Gives

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The adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s lives and livelihoods have been enormous. Yet one of the positive takes from these long painful months is that it manifested the beauty of human kindness. We did not only experience the sadness of shutting down our livelihoods and being separated from one another for safety…

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Trying God’s Patience

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Today is the memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. This celebration commemorates the central role of our mother Mary in the history of our salvation. The rosary summarizes the gospel and more. It presents the gospel message from the perspective of Mary, who was part of the entire redemption story. Hence, the rosary…

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