Boldness in Doing Good

Nowadays it seems that those who are doing sinful things are very bold. What are the headlines? The lies, the scandals, pornography, killings, and decadent lifestyle. Have we really changed our values system?  I remember the older generation saying, “Nevermind if we live a simple lifestyle, nevermind if the food that we eat is simple,…

The Truth Will Set You Free

John 8: 31-42 One program that is very successful in treating alcoholism is the program Alcoholics Anonymous. It is said that for a person who wants to be healed, the most basic requirement for the alcoholic is to admit that he or she needs help. No denial, no justification, no blaming. Just plain and simple,…

Mary Mother of The Church

There is a saying, “without a mother, there is no life”. It is the mother’s womb that takes care of us for nine months and throughout our lives, the mother continues to care for us. Even if we reach 50, 60, or even 70 years old, in the eyes of a mother, we are still…

Holier Than Thou

Matthew 13: 24-30 How often have we heard comments such as: “Why go to Mass when the people there are no different from the people who do not go to Mass?” “Look at her…she prays so fervently but look how she mistreats her household help.” “I heard that even within the different organizations and ministries,…

Love Your Enemies

Once a family friend requested prayers because she was going to undergo a hip replacement. Thank God that the procedure was successful. When I finally got to meet up with her and I asked how she was doing, her response made me reflect. She said, “The procedure was so painful that you are not even…

The Truly Blessed

Once I blessed a new office that was beautiful, modern and one could sense, prosperous. What was truly inspiring though, was the story behind the office. Five years earlier the owners had a business partner who embezzled corporate funds. Not only did the owners lose it all, but they were also already deep in debt…

Who Are the Blessed?

When we see people with a nice house, nice car, prestigious job, and frequently traveling,  we tell ourselves that person is blessed. When a person has a powerful position, is popular, or has social connections, we tell ourselves that the person is blessed. When a person is having a nice and charmed life, we say…

Christ Will Come Again

In the old profession of faith, we professed:  Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again Today we are still in the Christmas season. Remember that Christmas is not a day, it is a season. The season that we celebrate the birth of Christ. Why did Christ have to be born to us?…

Always Be Prepared

How many times have we wondered what is happening to the world? There is no more sense of right or wrong The good is persecuted and the evil is bold There is so much anxiety, fear, worry, and depression People do things that others do not expect them to do In fact, the next question…

Apathy and Indifference

A sociologist named Tom Corley studied the lifestyle of the rich and the poor. His study showed a lot of differences between the two: The rich love to read, not the poor The poor love reality TV, not the rich The poor love junk food, not the rich The rich exercise at least four times…