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Monday, December 31, 2012

How Did You End Your 2012?

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People were so busy two days before the year 2012 has ended. Busy for what? Busy for catching for good luck. How did you end your 2012?  Nothing unusual for me. I do  my routine at home, cleaning the surrounding and inside  the house. I spent my last 30 minutes  praying the Rosary with my sister. I thank and praise God for all the "whole year round" blessings received .

Monday, December 24, 2012

Giving Extra on Christmas

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Two years ago, I celebrated Christmas with a unique baby Jesus. To care a newly born baby  needs many extras. You need extra patient to care and wake up at the middle of the night just to change diapers. You give extra time to check if the child is  hungry. 

This was my experienced of a Christmas   two  years ago. Jesus came to us not a form of a baby but through an old woman. A bed ridden and dying woman.  I give so many extras of my time, patience, love and care. My Christmas at that time was so meaningful and fulfilling for I was able by God's Grace  accompany this old woman  until her death. Why? Not because I was inspired , but because of of the Love of Jesus . The love of Jesus who's birth we celebrates this time pushed me to sacrifice my comfort so I could give her the comfort before she died.

On the first Christmas, God sacrifice His comfort in living His throne, and became helpless child in the manger. It was  His great love that pushed Himself to be with us... Emmanuel .. " For God so love the world that He gave His only begotten Son".

Merry Christmas !

Saturday, December 22, 2012

What Do You Think After the Third Reading of the RH Bill?

Finally Philippine law makers passed the controversial RH Bill which the Church in the Philippines strongly opposed.  Is the Catholic Church losing? I don't think so. It is not a matter of losing and winning. Life has to go on. Faith in God and in the Church has to be more alive.

I believe God allows this to  happened. If the Anti-RH were not successful in opposing it, but the highest Law Maker was victorious. He won in the heart of every authentic believer who believe that life is sacred. That our body is sacred and it is the temple of the Holy Spirit. That sex is a gift from Him and it is power given to us by God to be exercised in the right context.

I feel today that I have to be bold on my faith. There is a call for mission to evangelize and witness the Kingdom of God in our midst. There is a call  to overcome evil with good. 
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Visit of Typhoon Pablo

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As we are in the Season of Advent ,  we the Mindanaoans visited by typhoon pablo.  Pablo is un  invited visitor who insisted to come whether we like it or not. Worse! He is not a friendly visitor. He brings devastation to the properties of many and even lives.  Shall we run after him? Who will pay for his damaged? 

Sad to accept, Typhoon Pablo will just say, bury  your  dead. Heal your sick. Take care of your own farms. Do make all the repairs. What does it mean?  It is not easy to rejoice when we are  in calamities.  In whatever situation , we are  advise to " to rejoice in the Lord always" Philippians 4:4 . Do not be anxious about anything. but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving , present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcend all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus ( Philippians 4:6-7 ).

Mindanao will stand as Mindanaoans will help each other after the visit of Typhoon Pablo. Yes, we ourselves  pay to what Pablo has done. God will restore our land. Mindanao as the promised land.