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Don’t just read the Bible. Live it

Don’t just read the Bible. Live it

  A MAN once bragged that he read the Bible from cover to cover several times. But someone remarked, “People who read the Bible from cover to cover, know only the cover.” * * * Just reading the Bible is not enough. It may even be boring since the stories and passages are read and […]

Show the best in us; help volcano victims

  THE devastating Taal Volcano eruption and typhoons that left our country reeling show that there are terrible sufferings beyond our control. * * * This reminds me about an old lady who was riding on a plane seated beside a priest. The weather was stormy and the ride tur­bulent. The terrified wom­an said to […]

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Baptism needs follow-up

  THERE was once a woman who brought her child to church for baptism. “What’s the baby’s name?” asked the parish priest. “Toyota,” said the mother. Taken aback the priest said, “Why that name?” “Kasi po Father,” she replied, “iyong panganay ko ay nagngangalang ‘Ford,’ yong ikalawa naman ay ‘Mercedes’ at yong pinakamaliit ay ‘Beetle.’” […]

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Lessons from New Year, Magi

  A MAN prays: “Dear God, all I ask for the New Year is a FAT wallet and a THIN body. And please, don’t mix them up because last year, you gave me a thin wallet and a fat body!” * * * As we begin a brand New Year, let’s THANK the good Lord […]

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Family not just human but divine

  ONCE, I met a husband and wife whose marriage I solemnized. “How’s your marriage going?” I asked. The husband smiled and said: “Father, I’ve discovered there are three rings in marriage: the engage­ment ring, wedding ring, suffe-ring!” “There’s a fourth ring, Father,” the wife added. “Kung ang asawa ay may ‘tiri-ring’.” (If the spouse […]

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Christmas will always be happy

  A MAN, who had a serious financial problem, moaned: “I’ve never realized how bad the economy was until I spoke to Sta. Claus on the phone. During our chat, I asked: ‘How’s Ru­dolph, the reindeer?’” He said, “Delicious!” * * * Many of us have different perceptions about this year’s Christmas celebration. Like the […]

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