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IN his book, “Life Is For Living,” religious philosopher Eric Butterworth tells the story of an expedition of scientists who set out to capture a particular species of monkey in the jungles of Africa. It was important that the monkeys be caught alive and unharmed.

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Missionaries at home

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One Sunday morning after saying Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Kamuning some years ago, a couple approached me, their baby cuddled by the wife. “Father, we’re from this parish,” they greeted.

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Keep praying

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Gloria had no money to buy her food supply. After she had eaten the last slice of bread, she knelt down again and prayed in a loud voice, “Oh Lord, please let there be food for tomorrow, even if it’s just a loaf of bread.”

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Are you grateful?

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I remember a young man who entered the seminary. He went through high school and college but found after much discernment that he was not cut out for the priesthood.

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Did you know that long before Coke was produced, the Bible had already a commercial on it? The “ad” goes: “Have a Coke.” In Hebrew, Habakkuk!

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Both the rich man and Lazarus die. Their fortunes are completely reversed. Lazarus is now enjoying the higher position. He is in the “bosom of Abraham” while the rich man is suffering in eternal torment in Hades (hell).

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