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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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“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?” I don’t know if it is the same for all widows, but I find the second year as the hardest. First year is ...

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“John worked no miracles, but he spoke about you, and everything he said was true.” And many in that place became believers. One of the ways in which we can live out our faith is to do some quiet apostolate like John in the gospel. By showing others how we ...

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“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Just before Bianca fell asleep, she texted to remind me to think positive and never give up. She knows how frustrated I am the past few days and how disappointed I am that things aren’t working out the way ...

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“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” For the past two weeks, I’ve been working at making this thing happen. I have actually given it a lot of thought and have invested a lot of energy to make it work. But then, everytime it ...

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“Who are you?” Ask yourself this question and my guess is that you will end up enumerating your labels and titles in your family, relationship, or work like me. Sometimes we are so caught up in our roles that we tend to forget our true identity. We are first and ...

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