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Sent-off by Christ

As a Christian, it is my duty to bring the good news of Christ to everyone I meet. Every morning when I wake up, the first thing I do is to thank God for blessing me with another day. I…

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On Top of the Least

When I was in high school, I was very competitive. As an achiever, I always strive to be the greatest in terms of academics and extra-curricular activities. One subject which I enjoyed and became good at was “Accounting,” which was…

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Obedience to the Will of God

I once visited an old parish in Cebu as part of our vocation campaign. When I arrived at the parish convent at around dusk, the parish priest introduced me to his staff and showed me around the vicinity. The area…

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Real Presence

I once read about a man who was asked if he really believed in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. The man said he did. His friend scoffed and said that he did not believe him because, if…

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Knowing more, Loving more.

“And he kept trying to see him…” In the Gospel today, Herod expressed his willingness to know more about Jesus because of what he has heard about Him. He was curious about Jesus because some say that He was John…

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God’s Providence

Years ago, my friends and I went on a climbing adventure, and to make it more meaningful, we agreed to pack food, clothing, medicines, lamps, and other things that we thought we could contribute to the mountain community. At first,…

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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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