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Are you prepared for Master’s coming?

Are you prepared for Master’s coming?

  ONE day, a father bought lot­to tickets on his way home and distributed them to his fam­ily members, including their lolo (grandfather). When the winning numbers were published the next day, lo and behold, the ticket given to the grandfather won the jackpot prize of P20 million. * * * The son was afraid […]

Why the rich was a ‘fool’

  ONCE there was a chronic gam­bler who said: “I would do any­thing, even the devil’s work, to see the lotto winning numbers ahead of the draw. I would become the rich­est man in the world.” Well, he got his wish. A messen­ger came to his door and handed him a newspaper dated one week […]

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Prayer: Weakness of God

  A SMALL boy praying in church said loudly: “Lord, bigyan ako…cheeseburger, French fries, apple pie, strawberry shake, diet coke…” Priest passing by, said: “Iho, nanalangin ka ba sa Diyos o nag-oorder?” (Son, are you pray­ing to God or ordering?) When we pray, we don’t order God. As the saying goes: “Man proposes; God disposes.” […]

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We don’t live by ‘rice’ alone

  IN the gospel of this 16th Sun­day, we can discern two forms of spirituality as symbolized by the two sisters Martha and Mary. The busybody Martha sym­bolizes action or work, while Mary represents contemplation or prayer. Martha is the “activ­ist,” Mary the “contemplative” and their brother Lazarus? Well, he died and was raised to […]

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How can I enter heaven?

  WOMAN was badly injured in an accident. A man came to the scene but had difficulty getting answers to his questions about her condition. The Good Samaritan called up an ambulance on his cell phone, saying, “A woman has been in­jured. She’s about 38 and ap­pears to be in pain.” Whereupon the woman looked […]

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Lay people are priests, too

  THE gospel message for this Sunday recalls the Lord choosing his twelve apostles. He says, “The harvest is great but the laborers are few.” Someone confided to me that there will always be “few labor­ers” if the Catholic Church does not abolish it’s rule of celibacy. To which I replied: “But there’s already a […]

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