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Christ’s prescription for happiness

Christ’s prescription for happiness

  JOHNNY has been a charitable, God-fearing man so on Valen­tine’s Day, the Lord told him, “As a fitting reward, ask three wishes and I’ll grant you.” “First, I want one million dol­lars.” Poof! There’s a flash, and a paper from the Central Bank with a bank account number appears in Johnny’s hand. * * […]

Called to be ‘fisher of men’

    THREE classmates in high school met in a class reunion. “In our town,” said the first, “peo­ple call me ‘Monsignor’ because I am a lay minister.” The second bragged: “Well, I’m a charismatic elder. I give spiri­tual talks so everybody calls me ‘Cardinal’.” * * * Unimpressed, the third said: “I’m higher than […]

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Jesus’ familiarity bred contempt

    THERE was once a professor in theology at a Catholic university. On his first day, he asked the students to write down what their notion of Je­sus was. While going over the papers later, the professor was amused by the many curious answers. * * * There was one that particularly caught his […]

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Bible not to be read only but lived

  A MAN once bragged that he read the Bible from cover to cover sev­eral times. But someone said, “People who talk of knowing the Bible from cover to cover, know only the cover.” Just reading the Bible for infor­mation or for historical value is not enough. It may even be boring since many stories […]

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Living our Sto. Niño devotion

  A POLITICIAN has a strong de­votion to the Sto. Niño. After an election, he won again through cheating and irregularities. Grateful to the Sto. Niño, he asked a priest to say a Thanksgiving Mass! To have a devotion to the Sto. Niño is good but it doesn’t jibe with the politician’s cheating. According to […]

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Lessons from Magi

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Lessons from Magi

    A STORY is told about a Franciscan, a Jesuit, and an SVD who paid hom­age to the Christ Child in Bethlehem. The Franciscan was interested in the manger to serve as reminder of the poverty and simplicity their Order professed. * * * The Jesuit was more interested to have Jesus enrolled at […]

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