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Some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Jesus, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet.

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Melissa G. is an ambitious, go-getting woman whose main preoccupation is academic achievement. She has two undergraduate degrees, two MA degrees and a Ph.D. As she pursues her second Ph.D., the stress and strain of concentrated study begins to show.

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Why simplify?

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IF more and more people are impatient and pleasure-seeking, do you blame it partly on the influence of advertisements or on adults who spoil the young ones? We hardly see commercials that tell people to simplify or to sacrifice for a while. Many advertisers tell people to buy more, indulge more, and get things quick.

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THE Philippines’ tourism industry has long suffered in comparison with those of some of our Asian neighbors, notably Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. The problem is not so much negative perception of the country as zero perception, according to the people behind the Department of Tourism’s “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” campaign.

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Martha and Mary

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Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.” The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.

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When I express the hurt I’m feeling, he becomes defensive and he accuses me of mothering him. How can I communicate my hurt and anger without becoming more hurt and angry? And what can I do to get him to listen to me?

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