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LORD, I WANT TO SEE!

LORD, I WANT TO SEE!

I remember after September 11, many people asked: Where was God? And in all my travels to third- world countries on missionary work, very often I also have the temptation to ask: Where’s God in the mist of so much suffering? When you see...

The Star

The Star

“For each of us there is a desert to travel, a star to discover, and a being within ourselves to bring to life.” If as Herod, we fill our lives with things and again with things; If we consider ourselves so important that we must fill every moment...

Are You a King?

Are You a King?

Looking down at a Christmas manger and looking upon the quiet, little baby lying there, I can’t help but question, “Are you really a king?” He doesn’t seem to fit my concept of one. Aren’t kings conquerors? Mighty, powerful lords, surrounded by...

Babies and Love

Babies and Love

Love: no matter how cute or ugly a baby is, he always inspires love. All babies are lovable because they are weak. No matter if you are rich or poor, king or queen, businessman or businesswoman, student, athlete, shepherd or magi… all of them...

On Angel Wings

On Angel Wings

“Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings.” – Zuzu Bailey DISCLAIMER: I am not a theologian. I read the Bible and the Catechism. Sometimes I understand them (with hard work, reflection and help from wise people). Some of the debates Catholics...

Purity of heart

Purity of heart

“Chastity, or cleanness of heart, holds a glorious and distinguished place among the virtues, because she, alone, enables man to see God; hence Truth itself said, ‘Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.’” — Saint Augustine One...

Awake, My Soul

Awake, My Soul

Have you ever wondered why the Church places four weeks of Advent before Christmas? Isn’t Christmas majesty and exciting enough by itself? Doesn’t the season of Advent distract us from celebrating Christ’s birth? Of course not!!! The purpose of...