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The Joy of Responding

In today’s Gospel, we are given the story of how Jesus called Matthew while he was at his post doing his job. This led me to remember my own vocation story. I worked at a construction firm after graduating from…

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The Light of Faith

Today’s Gospel reading reminded me of my vacation six years ago. My sister went to Vietnam for a business trip and she decided to bring me along. I was so excited to go there, mainly because I would have the…

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The Center Seat

In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus asking His disciples what they were quarreling about as they traveled to Capernaum. During the journey, Jesus told them of the things which were to happen to Him soon. However, his followers were not…

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Sow The Good News

Pope Francis, in his encyclical Laudato Si’, says “When people become self-centered and self-enclosed, their greed increases. The emptier a person’s heart is, the more he or she needs things to buy, own, and consume.” Because of the pandemic, more…

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Love and Forgiveness

It has been months since our batch finished the 30-day Ignatian retreat, and yet even now, I can still recognize many blessings and graces of the retreat happening in my life and vocation journey. I continue to experience God truly…

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A Perfect Love

When I was in high school, I was too shy and quiet. It was primarily because I was a victim of bullying due to my physical appearance. It was a four-year journey of survival during my high school years. Entering…

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The Cross is God’s Love

Today, the Church commemorates the discovery of the true cross by St. Helena. In today’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of being lifted up for the world to believe through the cross. The Gospel reminds me of God’s infinite love through giving…

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A sinner called by God

“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” We always hear this being said during the Mass. This is a very sincere prayer for someone…

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Friendship with Jesus

During my younger years, I used to dream and plan for my future. Together with my siblings, we dreamt of reconstructing our bungalow house into an apartment. I imagined myself working in my dream job, enjoying my desired salary, and…

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A Good Fruit

When I entered the seminary, I thought I was well-equipped with the knowledge and experiences from my work and parish involvement. As days passed by, however, I realized that I was wrong. There are so many things, events, and activities…

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