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Let Go and Love

“Take nothing for the journey but a walking stick.” In the Gospel today, as the disciples were about to begin their journey, Jesus asked them to bring nothing but a walking stick. No food, no sack, and even money. They…

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Sent

In today’s Gospel, Jesus called his disciples and authorized them to drive out unclean spirits and cure every disease and illness. He freely chose the twelve and called them by name! When I meditated on the reading, I cannot help…

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Finding Good in Others

In the Gospel, people were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.” But the Pharisees said, “He drives out demons by the prince of demons.” It is very true that people would have different views…

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Peace rather than Fear

In the seminary, there are processes given that touch on the human dimension of the seminarians. Following the new Ratio Fundamentalis Institutionis Sacerdotalis, a seminarian must develop his personality to be configured to Christ, the perfect man, the model and…

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The Call

The Gospel reading for today is about the call of Matthew. Jesus saw Matthew as He walked by the customs post. Jesus simply said to Matthew, “Follow me,” and immediately, he got up and followed Jesus. While reading the gospel,…

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Healed, Forgiven, Called

While reading today’s Gospel for reflection, I was intrigued by the words Jesus said to the paralytic: “Courage, son, your sins are forgiven.”. The paralytic, not uttering a single word to Jesus, was forgiven and healed by the Lord. The…

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Stuck/Unstuck

When I returned to the seminary after the summer vacation, the first thing I noticed when I entered my room was my wall clock. The minute hand of the clock was ticking but it does not move forward because the…

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Through Grace and By Grace

Who is God to you? Each of us has a distinct image of God we cling to ever since we were children. I remember viewing God as a supernatural being who is constantly watching what I am doing and is…

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Becoming Like Christ

I remember the first time I journeyed this road to the priesthood, my foster parent told me, “Remember this: the poorest among us are not those who do not have money, but those who do not have ambitions.” As they…

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Sacraments of Healing

Part of the things we bring up with patients when we had our hospital apostolate program before the pandemic was if they wanted to avail of the sacraments. Usually, Catholic patients assent to receive Holy Communion, but most refuse Confession…

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