Overcoming Evil

In the world that we live in, remember to look at everything that is happening not only economically, not only politically but also in the spiritual realm. Remember that St. Paul said that the greatest battle is happening in the realm of the unseen – good versus evil. The Gospel reminds us that good will…

Truth

Who would ever think that we would come to a generation wherein false news would become an industry. On the other hand, when you speak the truth, either you will be bashed or your character maligned. False news will be spread against the person, and in the worst cases, the person is killed. No wonder,…

Prayer is Persistence

The Jews, for the longest time, had this impression that God was an angry God. Hence, to appease his anger, there were many offerings: money, animal, and crop offerings. However, the apostles saw the impact of prayer in the life of Jesus. Good times or difficult times, Jesus would always be in prayer. Hence when…

Finished or Not Finished

During the exams we would always hear the words of our professor, “Finished or not finished, pass your prayers.” If we did well, we were happy, but if we feel we did not do well, those words were such a dread.  Perhaps these words too are the words of Jesus about our journey on earth,…

Truly Rich

Many times we have this misconception that our religion does not want us to be rich. We have the misconception that it is better to be poor.   On one hand, Jesus tells us to go sell all our possessions, give them to the poor and follow him. On the other hand, he told Peter, anyone…

Discipleship

During his time on earth, many people travelled with Jesus. Most likely they wanted to hear something, they wanted to ask for something, they wanted material blessings, or they were curious or amazed by his fame, and power to heal and do miracles and blessings. True to form and in a very straightforward way, Jesus…

Hypocrisy

A survey was once made and the one thing that people hated the most when it came to public servants was hypocrisy.  If there is one thing people hate, it is definitely hypocrisy. Further, if there is one thing Jesus hates, it is also hypocrisy. He always lambasted the Scribes, the Pharisees, and the Elders…

Suffering

As human beings, we all want to avoid suffering. We do not want to see our loved ones suffer. In fact, there is this story of a person who entered into counseling with the illusion of alleviating the suffering of people. Eventually, she realized that whether we want it or not, whether we are reading…

Warfare

According to The Economic Times, the five countries that spend the most when it comes to building their military are: With all the chaos in the world, it is very important to them to have strong militaries. In fact, many observers are saying that World War III has already begun. St. Paul, on the other…

Saints

Two years ago, a visitor to the country was Jack Ma. He is the richest man in China and the founder of Alibaba. He is such a success that when he talks, people listen. Wherever he goes, news about him comes out. In fact, so many people follow his life. For those who are into…