The Three Levels of Empathy in Jesus’ Healing

This is a transcript of the video below. Paano ba natin aalagaan ang ating kapwa? Bakit daw itinanggi ni Simon Pedro si Hesus bilang kanyang kasama? Dahil pinagaling nito ang kanyang biyenan! Lagi itong ginagawang biro kapag ang ebanghelio ay ukol sa paggaling ng biyenan ni Simon sa kanyang lagnat. Ayon kay San Marcos, itoContinue reading “The Three Levels of Empathy in Jesus’ Healing”

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Has the Christian Faith Transformed Philippine Society?

This is my take on the question about how deep has the Catholic faith taken root in the lives of Filipinos that it transformed Philippine society. This is a transcription of the video below: Inako ba natin ang pananampalatayang Kristiyano hanggang sa binago nito tayo? Ginugunita natin ngayon ang ika-limang daang annibersaryo ng pagdating ngContinue reading “Has the Christian Faith Transformed Philippine Society?”

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How To Build Self-Confidence based on Mark 1: 21-28

This is the transcript of my homily on Mark 1: 21-28. Jesus returns from his baptism in the Jorden to Capernaum where he begins his ministry. His strategy is to start preaching where people are– at the synagogue. There he preached with authority and power. Inspired by this, how can we preach as Jesus preached?Continue reading “How To Build Self-Confidence based on Mark 1: 21-28”

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What Are Your Foundational Stories?

This is a transcription of the video below. Subscribe to my channel for more videos like this. You’ll get a fresh new video every week. Thank you. May mga kuwento ka bang binabalik-balikan sa iyong nakaraan na hanggang ngayon nagiging parte siya o nakaka-impluensiya sa inyong mga desisyon sa buhay? Binabalikan ko lagi ang unaContinue reading “What Are Your Foundational Stories?”

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Advent: A Deeper Joy

This is a transcription of the video below. Subscribe to my Youtube channel. Thank you. Makisayaw ka! Kailan ka huling nagalak at napasayaw ka sa kaligayahan? When was the last time you felt an overflowing deeper joy that it moved you to dance? Isaiah said, I rejoice heartily in the Lord, the joy of myContinue reading “Advent: A Deeper Joy”

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Why the Season of Advent is Relevant To Us Now

This is a transcription of the video below. Bakit may katuturan ang Panahon ng Adbiyento sa ating buhay? Parte ng buhay ang paghihintay sa katuparan ng ating mga hangarin. Ito ang tinututukan sa panahon ng Adbiyento. Nang itinapon sa Babylonia ang mga Hudyo, inaasam-asam nila ang pagdating ng Mesiyas na pangako ng mga propeta. AngContinue reading “Why the Season of Advent is Relevant To Us Now”

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Prayer for Teachers

Note: This is a transcription of a video I published in Youtube, “Prayer for Teachers” to celebrate World Teachers Day. Here’s the link to follow. Dear Lord, We praise you as our greatest teacher. You taught as God’s ways so that we may be able to become as children of God, which we are. AsContinue reading “Prayer for Teachers”

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Blessing for Students, Teachers, Parents

Note: I was requested by Mr. and Mrs. Louie and Tonette Climaco of the CFC St. Jude Community, Jacksonville, Florida to give some words of wisdom for many of their household members who are about to enter a new school year in the midst of the pandemic. This video was what I sent them. However,Continue reading “Blessing for Students, Teachers, Parents”

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Matuto Sa Bawat Pamamasyal

Kayo po ba ay nakapagbakasyon na? Marahil marami na sa atin ang nakapaggala na. Sinasamantala kasi natin magandang panahon para mamasyal. Nanginginayang lang po ako na hindi natin nasusulit ang ating pag-iikot. Nahuhuli ko rin po ang aking sarili na mas binibigyan ko ng oras ang mga photoshoots para may supply akong pang post saContinue reading “Matuto Sa Bawat Pamamasyal”

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Makinig Upang Makaunawa

Pinasasalamatan natin sa Panginoon ang mga ugnayang labis na nagbibigay inspirasyon sa ating buhay. Sobrang masaya ka sa iyong pamilya dahil magkakasama kayo sa kainan at pamamasyal. At pinopost mo sila sa Facebook. May boyfriend or girlfriend ka at fine-flex mo sila sa Twitter at Instagram. May hashtag ka pang #blessed at inaabangan mo angContinue reading “Makinig Upang Makaunawa”

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Easter in the Eyes of Two Marys

There are two Marys who are highlighted in the celebration of Easter: Mary, the Mother of Jesus and Mary Magdalene to whom Jesus appeared at the tomb. The former is based on tradition; the latter, is based on Scripture.  The First Appearance of the Resurrection based on Tradition. St. Ignatius of Loyola writes in theContinue reading “Easter in the Eyes of Two Marys”

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I Kissed My Holding Cross Instead

We cling to someone when afraid. In my younger days, I would cling to the arms of my parents when threatened. Or, I would ask permission to sleep with them when I had a bad dream. Somehow, having someone to hold allays my fears.  I began to hold on to anything sacred when I startedContinue reading “I Kissed My Holding Cross Instead”

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Lent: Pray, Fast, Give

Pray. Ginugugol natin sa pagdadasal ang buong linggong ito, bilang pagbibigay-pugay sa pagpapakasakit sa krus ni Hesus para sa ating kaligtasan. Ito ang linggo ng maraming Stations of the Cross, bisita Iglesia, prusisyon, sunod-sunod na pagsamba, at ang iba naman ang pagsasagawa sa kanilang mga panata. Ang anumang uri ng pag-aayuno, kasama ang abstinence, ayContinue reading “Lent: Pray, Fast, Give”

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How to Celebrate the Holy Week Triduum When Quarantined

There are many restrictions when we have to be quarantined during the Holy Week. We won’t be at the mass with the washing of the feet, or the Visita Iglesia when parishes decorate their altar of repose lavishly (which they shouldn’t liturgically, but they do anyway).  We will not be able to participate in GoodContinue reading “How to Celebrate the Holy Week Triduum When Quarantined”

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Way of the Cross when in Quarantine

We are in an unusual time. With the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), we cannot trek mountains with trails marked by the Stations of the Cross, like that in Kawa-Kawa in Ligao, Albay, Mt. Hibok-Hibok in Camiguin Island, or Mt. Bandilaan in Siquijor which culminates in a 360-degree view of the island; orContinue reading “Way of the Cross when in Quarantine”

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