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Be humble

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A Japanese tourist was riding a taxi cab around Manila. He said: “This Toyota you’re driving…made in Japan. Very fast.” Seeing a car pass by, he remarked, “Ah, that’s Mitsubishi. Made in Japan. Very fast.”

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The narrow door

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Some years ago, I served as a chaplain to a group of pilgrims to the Holy Land. Among the destinations we visited was the tomb of King David in Jerusalem.

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The gospel message of this 20th Sunday is puzzling. In one part of the Scriptures, Jesus Christ promises peace: “I leave you peace, my peace I give to you.”

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An American SVD missionary who worked for many years in Abra then transferred to the Divine Word College of Laoag had passed away. Upon request of his religious confreres and numerous former parishioners, his remains were brought to Abra so they could pay their last respects to a much loved and dedicated priest.

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