Tanong sa Katapusan ng Taon: Paanong Magbago? Ang Kuwento ng Batang Mainitin ang Ulo

May isang batang mainitin ang ulo. Nagdadabog siya kapag nagagalit. Nagbibitiw siya ng masasakit na salita. Binabasag niya ang mga kagamitan kapag nangingitngit. Isang araw, dinala siya ng kanyang ama sa bakuran. Sabi ng tatay, “Kapag nagagalit ka, magpako ka sa bakod, para alam mo kung gaano kadalas ang iyong pangingitngit.” Kaya sinubukan ng bataContinue reading “Tanong sa Katapusan ng Taon: Paanong Magbago? Ang Kuwento ng Batang Mainitin ang Ulo”

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What’s Keeping You from Changing?

17 January 2011. Memorial of St. Anthony, abbottHebrews 5: 1-10; Psalm 110; Mark 2: 18-22 St. Ignatius proposes to the one who makes the Spiritual Exercises to meditate on God continually creating us. To see that we are works of art in the making. To discover that our life is a process. And also toContinue reading “What’s Keeping You from Changing?”

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Do You Want To Change?

16 February 2010 Tuesday of the 6th Week in Ordinary TimeJames 1, 12-18; Psalm 94; Mark 8, 14-21 Do you want to change but find it difficult to do so? How many of us make a list of resolutions weekly, annually, or when we feel that our lives are going down the drain? One wayContinue reading “Do You Want To Change?”

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Condemning a Closed Mind

3 September 2009. Friday of the 22nd Week in Ordinary TimeCol 1, 15-20; Psalm 100; Luke 5, 33-39 We do get an impression that those who consider themselves pious and religious have a passion for the old. They latch onto traditional attitudes and values. They are conventional and thus are averse to changes or innovation.Continue reading “Condemning a Closed Mind”

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Constancy and Change

12 August 2009. Wednesday of the 19th Week in Ordinary TimeDeuteronomy 34, 1-12; Psalm 66; Matthew 18, 15-20 The death of Moses ends the Book of Deuteronomy. It consists of his final blessings on the twelve tribes of Israel before he takes his last breath. In the blessing, Moses gathers the tribes of Israel. ThoughContinue reading “Constancy and Change”

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Can You Transfigure like Jesus?

6 August 2009. Feast of the Transfiguration of Our LordDeuteronomy 7, 9-14; Psalm 97; 2 Peter 1, 16-19; Mark 9, 2-10 The Transfiguration was one of the greatest hinges in Jesus’ life. From this point, He went out to Jerusalem and thus straight to the cross. Before this event, He asked His disciples who HeContinue reading “Can You Transfigure like Jesus?”

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How to Move with the Spirit

28 April 2009 Tuesday of the 3rd Week of EasterActs 7, 51 – 8,1; Psalm 31; John 6, 30-35The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles is the story of Stephen, the first martyr of the Christian faith. And as first martyr, the way of his death is like a parallel to the deathContinue reading “How to Move with the Spirit”

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Change from a Temple to our Hearts

15 March 2009 3rd Sunday of LentExodus 20, 1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Cor 1, 22-25; John 2, 13-25 The Season of Lent has a running theme: the motif of change and transformation. The reason for all the mortifications such as fasting and abstinence, the rituals and liturgies of Holy Week, find its meaning in theContinue reading “Change from a Temple to our Hearts”

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What Makes Change Possible

10 March 2009. Tuesday of the 2nd Week of LentIsaiah 1, 10-20; Psalm 50; Matthew 23, 1-12 There are two types of people in the Gospel. The audience are Jesus’ disciples and the crowd. Jesus criticizes two groups of people, the Pharisees and the scribes. Not all Pharisees are scribes; and not all scribes areContinue reading “What Makes Change Possible”

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