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“Each of you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins maybe forgiven. Then, you will receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit” Whenever I am confused, in doubt, or in need of guidance, I find this prayer helpful, “Come holy spirit I ...

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“You have made known to me the paths of life, and your presence will fill me with joy.” The difference between joy and happiness is the source. Happiness comes from loving others and being loved back by others whereas joy comes from loving God and being loved back by God. ...

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“Brothers and sisters, if you are risen with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on the things that are above, not on earthly things.” I just realized today that the struggle to wait till Easter to ...

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Suddenly Jesus met them on the way and said, “Rejoice!” The women approached him, embraced his feet and worshipped him. I hope the Easter message isn’t lost to us. Easter is all about the risen Lord and not some Easter Bunny. Before throwing ourselves in the great Easter egg hunt, ...

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“Although he was Son, he learned through suffering, what obedience was, and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation, for those who obey Him.” May we learn to obey God’s commands and His will for us with the same humility and devotion as Jesus. May we learn ...

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“It was before the feast of the Passover. Jesus realized that this hour had come to pass from the world to the Father; and as he had loved those who were his own in the world, he would love them with perfect love.” And he did. Everytime we look at ...

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“I have not despaired, for the Lord Yahweh comes to my help. So, like a flint I set my face, knowing that I will not be disgraced.” Despite everything that happened, given the multitudes of miracles and blessings that came my way, I choose to believe that fate or rather ...

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Jesus answered, “Where I am going, you cannot follow me but afterward you will.” When Nan died, I became really serious in my intention to end up in heaven. Nan without a doubt has already earned his place there for having been a good man during his lifetime. Bianca might ...

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“Then Mary took a pound of costly perfume, made from genuine spikenard, and anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair. And the whole house was filled with the fragrance of her perfume.” Mama Mary’s tenacity always leaves me humbled. Based from my experience, being a widow is ...

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“Then Jesus cried out in a loud voice and gave up his spirit.” I remember one time when I went to see Fr. Reyes for spiritual direction, I asked him why it seems like God never wants me to be happy coz everytime I reached a certain level of happiness, ...

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