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 →

May Awa Ang Diyos

by Kenan Clark. B. Gawaran "𝘈𝘸𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘋𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘴, 𝘮𝘢𝘣𝘶𝘵𝘪 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯..." "𝘏𝘦𝘵𝘰, 𝘢𝘸𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘋𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘴, 𝘣𝘶𝘩𝘢𝘺 𝘱𝘢 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯..." "𝘈𝘸𝘢 𝘯𝘨 𝘋𝘪𝘺𝘰𝘴, 𝘬𝘢𝘩𝘪𝘵 𝘨𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘩 𝘯𝘢𝘬𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘳𝘢𝘰𝘴 𝘯𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘯..." Parati akong hinahatid sa napakalalim na pagninilay ng mga katagang ito na nakaugalian nang isagot ng mga Filipino sa tuwing sila'y kinukumusta. Nakalulungkot lang na hindi ko na gaano naririnig... Continue Reading →

“Father, why have you forsaken me?”

Photo by Noel Celis/AFP Reflection written by Johanne Arceo It still baffles me why they wanted to kill Jesus so much. Why would they go as far as torturing him? What could have possibly caused such outrageous hatred? All these unsettling questions lead me to a more unsettling realization: Evil is real. Evil -- the... Continue Reading →

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