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Sinkholes tend to form where limestone dominates the subsurface. The soft susceptible rock over time weathers and forms caverns underneath the surface of the Earth, which eventually may collapse.

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Quo vadis?

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Every now and then Congress comes under attack for some perceived excesses. Latest case in point was the House of Representatives’ investigation looking into alleged wrong-doings of Senator Leila de Lima.

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At the start of his administration on June 30, 2016, President Duterte said he would issue an executive order to implement Freedom of Information – at least in the Executive Department. The President made good on his pledge with Executive Order No. 2, Series of 2016, on July 23.

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One day as Jesus was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and Jerusalem, and the power of the Lord was with him for healing. And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set him in his presence. But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles into the middle in front of Jesus. When he saw their faith, he said, “As for you, your sins are forgiven.” Then the scribes and Pharisees began to ask themselves, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who but God alone can forgive sins?” Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in reply, “What are you thinking in your hearts? Which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the man who was paralyzed, “I say to you, rise, pick up your stretcher, and go home.” He stood up immediately before them, picked up what he had been lying on, and went home, glorifying God. Then astonishment seized them all and they glorified God, and, struck with awe, they said, “We have seen incredible things today.”

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In the gospel reading this 2nd Sunday of Advent, Jesus’ forerunner John the Baptist’s message to all creatures is: “Reform your lives. The reign of God is at hand.” Unless we change our course to God’s way, we are headed for destruction.

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Keep on keeping on

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In a marathon, you don’t hear spectators saying “Boo!” or “Ah, wala, wala, wala!” No taunting or teasing, only encouraging words.

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