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 [...]

7 01, 2016

When God Tells You to Listen

By |2018-08-18T06:51:35+08:00January 7th, 2016|Personal Reflection|0 Comments

Last December 19, 2015 (Saturday in the 3rd Week in Advent), the Gospel reading was about the story of the annuoncement of the birth of John the Baptist. After the Angel Gabriel told him of the good news, Zechariah, for some reason or another, did not believe the angel's words. Hence, Gabriel told him:   [...]

31 12, 2015

A Rough Road in 2015

By |2018-08-17T19:06:33+08:00December 31st, 2015|Personal Reflection|2 Comments

I admit that 2015 was not a very good year for me. It has been a struggle emotionally. However, there are still good memories and I will cherish them despite the fact that those good memories nearly have an associated bad memory. For now, I wish to refrain from publicly sharing what the details of [...]