Soldier of God

by Lt. Col. Vicky Blancaflor For some time, my profile description in Facebook reads “Soldier of God -- Working and Fighting for His Agenda.” In the catechism seminar given before administering the Sacrament of Confirmation, I can only distinctly remember (I was in 5th grade elementary) that after being confirmed, we will become ‘soldiers’ of... Continue Reading →

Something New!

Matthew 11: 25-30Deuteronomy 7: 6-11, Psalm 103: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 10, 1 John 4:7-16 What amazes me with children is that they they can learn new – specifically new – things quicker and sometimes better than adults. Adults, on the other hand, have a tendency have a selective or sometimes functional learning attitude. “Will... Continue Reading →

When You’re Ready

by Joseph Vincent Borres When you’re ready I’ll take you farFor you I’m waiting patientlyIt is I you long to seeWhen you go astray, let it beBut know that when you call on meI will rush like wind silentlyWhen you’re afraid don’t be unfreeFind your courage and be at peaceIt is I your Lord and... Continue Reading →

Of Promises and Uncertainties

by Francis Miguel Panday When confronted with a great amount of uncertainty, we could barely think of anything, or we could barely think, at all. When the threat brought about by the pandemic spread all over the news, who among us did not experience this profound disorientation? Despair? “How, then?” “What now?” “How will I... Continue Reading →

Who Art Thou, Holy Spirit?

by Lt. Col. Vicky Blancaflor John 14: 16-17“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always – the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in... Continue Reading →

A “New Normal” Prayer

by Ethiel Roxas, AA Never did it cross my fragile and restless mind, O Jesus,Even in my dreams and horizon of my understanding,What is happening in my world today, the virus, and the challenges I am facing. Nevertheless, O my Lord, I know You are almighty,Our Victor over death, pain, uncertainty and calumny.Resurrection, love and... Continue Reading →

Christ is Our Light

by: Br. Eddienel Villa, SSS It seems that the world is enveloped with darkness because of the pandemic called COVID-19. We can see in the news the increasing number of cases which grows exponentially every day. We hear of stories of deaths including those we call frontliners, those in the medical field, in our battle... Continue Reading →

On Empty Stomach (Reflection on JN 6:44-51)

by Johanne Arceo When the lockdown was announced, I found it quite interesting to witness how we are quick to differentiate our basic needs from our excesses. It has become common to hear the terms “essential” and “non-essential” in describing our purchases and activities. Faced with the looming uncertainty of this lockdown’s extent and the... Continue Reading →

Alaala

by Cielo Sarno Nabalot ng dilim, may sikat man ng araw.Maalab kong puso, nilamon ng ginaw.Bakal na kasuotan, sa takot ay nalusaw.Pangakong paghayo, ‘di maaninag, ‘di matanaw. Diwa ko’y nalunod sa hapdi ng Iyong paglisan.Nananaghoy ang pusong balot sa kalungkutan.Saysay ng aking Pagsunod naglaho ang kahulugan.Galak ng alala Mo’y tinangay ng kamatayan. Tumalikod sa Iyo,... Continue Reading →

Tita Jenny’s Trust in God

As a frontliner...as a nurse working in the intensive care unit...I have fears...I feel anxoius...I struggle to go to work...I struggle to wear and work with PPE for many hours BUT today I was reminded that instead of Looking down...I need to LOOK up and PRAY MORE and TRUST GOD🙏❤️ To be:  T-thankful and grateful... Continue Reading →

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