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“Yes, I hear You, Lord”

Whenever a fellow servant in my community before would ask me if I was open to the possibility of entering the seminary, I would always reply “I can still serve the Lord even if I am not a priest.” But…

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Love is the Law

Living in a community entails following certain guidelines and norms laid down by the institution. Here in the seminary, we have our Mission-Vision, Core Values, a code of conduct called “Norms of Community Living,” the Pillars of Formation known as…

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Renewed Self: A New Wineskin

I was once assigned to a parish for pastoral exposure. There I met a devout altar server who was always early and served in almost all of the Masses. In one of our Bible sharing sessions, he openly shared about…

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Dancing in Formation

I do not like dancing. As a child, I always thought that they unnecessarily prolonged the movies I was watching. When I graduated from the university, I was glad that the companies I worked for did not have employee dance…

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Prayer and Solitude

“Jesus left and went to a deserted place.” In today’s Gospel, Jesus heals several sick individuals, including Simon’s mother-in-law. However, after an exhausting day, He traveled to a remote location for seclusion, most likely to spend time with God. When…

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Why is gossiping so tempting?

I once got into trouble because of gossiping. A friend shared with me some malicious information about one of our friends. Then he told me not to tell anyone else. But just a few seconds later, I realized I could…

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Unforgettable Homecoming

In the Gospel, Jesus returned to His hometown of Nazareth and spoke in the synagogue on the sabbath day. Unfortunately, His message was not believed and well received by the townsfolk. Their reception was very hurtful and offensive, but Jesus…

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Glorifying God

“This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.” Since Jesus spoke about lips that honored Him, I cannot help but think of the many incorruptible saints. When we say incorruptible, these are saints whose…

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The Unexpected

Every day is a new opportunity to live the best that I can. It is a great treasure to wake up every day and meet familiar faces again and live together with them joyfully. But one habit that I have…

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Servant Traits

The Gospel today invites me to deal with three important things a servant should do. First, one must be discerning to be able to seek the will of God in my life. I learned from my 30-day retreat that every…

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