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Lessons from Magi

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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.

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Once I solemnized the wedding of a friend. After that we didn’t see each other for some time. When I met the couple, I asked: “How’s your marriage going?”

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Mary’s crucial role

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ON the eve of the graduation of a senior class in high school, a dedicated, unassuming teacher was invited to a class farewell party.

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In a class on homiletics, the professor emphasized the importance of making the facial expression harmonize with the homily. “When you speak of Heaven,” he said, “let your face light up with a heavenly gleam; let your eyes shine with glory. But when you speak of Hell – your ordinary face will do.”

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The story is told about a commanding officer of a ship who saw, through a foggy night at sea, what appeared to be the lights of another ship heading directly toward him.

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Hoy gising!

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The story is told about a man who spends a good deal of his time in front of the TV. Once as he was watching the PBA championship, he dozed off.

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