About ReiVi dela Cruz

ReiVi has almost 20 years of experience in the IT Industry with an expertise on iSeries (AS/400) programming as well as systems analysis and design. He is a Catholic who is in constant need of God's mercy as he struggles to try and live out his faith faithfully. Despite having Neurofibromatosis NF1, he does not let the condition affect his way of life.
23 09, 2018

Overcoming Feelings of Jealousy and Envy

By |2018-09-23T21:30:04+08:00September 23rd, 2018|Catholicism, Personal Reflection, Reflection on Readings|0 Comments

Have you ever been in this situation? You are working on this project together with a group of colleagues be it at school, office, or church. You feel that you are giving it your all, even more than your colleagues combined. However, the end of the project another member of the group was recognized and [...]

11 09, 2018

Be Opened

By |2018-09-11T13:12:55+08:00September 11th, 2018|Catholicism, Personal Reflection, Reflection on Readings|0 Comments

"Ephphatha!" -- "Be opened!". This was the command Jesus made to the deaf and mute man brought to him according to the Gospel Reading for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. That person's disability was physical and by opening him up, Jesus cured the man of this deafness and speech impediment. However, there are those [...]

6 09, 2018

Tradition and Disposition

By |2018-09-05T22:08:52+08:00September 6th, 2018|Catholicism, Personal Reflection|0 Comments

Last Sunday's (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time) Gospel tells the story of Jesus having a meal with his disciples who apparently did not wash their hands properly based on the customs at the time. When the Pharisees mentioned this, Jesus couldn't help but call out the Pharisees and said to them: 6 He responded, “Well [...]

31 01, 2018

In the Silence

By |2018-09-05T22:02:15+08:00January 31st, 2018|Personal Reflection|0 Comments

This was originally a presentation for the opening remarks I did during the 6th NFF (Neurofibromatosis Friends) Philippines Christmas Party last December 2017. The presentation was entitled "In the Silence: Hearing God in the Midst of Life's Noise". I hoped to encourage my fellow NF family members that God is present and often speaks to [...]

30 04, 2016

A Crowd in the Midst of Loneliness

By |2018-08-17T08:23:38+08:00April 30th, 2016|Personal Reflection|0 Comments

Despite being with friends a coworkers throughout the day or being in the middle of the weekend crowd at mall, or being with members of my church ministries, I cannot help but at times feel alone. Naturally, when I am actually alone -- like in my room, my car, in church -- the feeling of [...]

8 01, 2016

The Baptism of the Lord (Year C)

By |2018-08-17T07:50:52+08:00January 8th, 2016|Catholicism, Feasts and Seasons, Reflection on Readings|0 Comments

READINGS 1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1–5, 9–11 2nd Reading: Titus 2:11–14; 3:4–7 Gospel: Luke 3:15–16, 21–22   January 10, 2016 is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It marks the last day of the Christmas season for the Catholic Church. Our Lord's baptism is an announcement of both God's mercy and His glory. For [...]