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Faith in God, in ourselves too

  THERE’S a joke that Jesus Christ had to rise from the dead because the grave was borrowed. The wealthy owner, Joseph of Arimathea, was getting it back on the third day! Of course, that’s not the reason why Jesus rose from the dead. He wanted to prove that what he predicted and promised about […]

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Earthquakes turn us to God

  THE day after the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Luzon, as I entered to celebrate Mass in our church, I was surprised to see so many people showing up in the church! When we are in mortal danger, we turn to God. But as a spiritual writer once said, “God is not a fire […]

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Christ is the answer. What’s the question?

  ONCE a young man visited a seminary. On the bulletin board was a big poster which read: “Christ is the answer.” Wondering what it all meant, the puzzled visitor scribbled the following below the poster: “What is the question?” * * * If “Christ is the answer,” what question is he answering? The glorious […]

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The crosses we carry

  ONE Sunday morning, a couple had a quarrel. To cool off, the husband went to church and on returning home, he looked for his wife who was cooking at the kitchen. He suddenly embraced her from behind and carried her around. Startled, the wife retorted, “Why did you that? Did the priest tell to […]

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Go, sin no more

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Go, sin no more

  THERE’S an amusing story in the episode of the adulterous woman in today’s gospel. When Jesus said in defence of the woman against her accusers: “He who has no sin among you let him cast the first stone,” there was a cold silence. The silence was broken when a stone was thrown in the […]

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Transfiguration, life’s ups & downs

  A PATIENT, who was being wheeled into the operating room, pleaded with the young doctor: “Doc, ple…please be gentle with me; this…this is my first time to be operated on!” * * * The surgeon, who also looked nervous, glanced at her and blurted out: “Do…don’t worry, madam, this…this is also my first time […]

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