Category Archives: Suffering

In a Snap of a Finger

There is one thing that I know from the start is that everything changes. A seemingly good life can turn into a bad one in a snap of a finger. This is the sad reality of life on this planet. … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Christmas Season

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 26 August – 1 September 2018 “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” – Matthew 2:10 This week the world’s longest Christmas season will begin on Saturday. In the Philippines, the Christmas season begins from … Continue reading

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Pained from Experience

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 22 – 28 July 2018 “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” – 2 Corinthians 4:7 A popular meme for Filipinos on the Internet is … Continue reading

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Pain and Struggle

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 1 – 7 July 2018 “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in … Continue reading

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Proving Love

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 15 – 21 April 2018 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4 On the homily of our parish priest, he … Continue reading

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Tests and Trials

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 4 – 10 February 2018 “The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1 Our priests … Continue reading

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Lazarus

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 2 – 8 July 2017 “When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” John 11:43 A friend of mine has his grandmother died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Seeing … Continue reading

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Highest Form of Life

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 4 – 10 June 2017 “And he said, ‘My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.’” Exodus 33:14 I was told that human beings are the highest form of life here on Earth: … Continue reading

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Heavy Rainfall

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 14 – 20 August 2016 “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 In my country here in the Philippines, specifically in Manila, … Continue reading

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One year ago…

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 1 – 7 May 2016 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 It was April of last year, … Continue reading

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