Category: Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSsR
THE EVERYDAY LAMENTATIONS OF MOTHER EARTH
Have you ever paused at some moment and hear the lamentations of Mother Earth? The sad whisper of the wind as it loses its coolness with the sweltering heat here in the tropics especially during summer? And the parched earth crying out for rain that sadly seem to abandon the usual seasons when the heaven’s…
WHEN A CONFRERE TOUCHES ETERNITY
An Elegy to a Brother who didn’t get a chance to say Goodbye – by Bro. Karl Gaspar, CSsR
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE RISEN LORD
Footsteps. When we walk, we hardly take cognizant of the footsteps we take unless – like the Buddhists – we are so mindful of the here and now, the precious present moment. It is only when one focuses on the movement of his feet while walking down a path, that one is struck with the…
KUMUSTA NA, MGA MILLENNIALS?
Who are the millennials of the world today? They are those born between 1981 and 1996 (ages 27 to 42 in 2023). Previous to this group is Generation X and on the other hand, those born in 1997 onward are now referred to as Gen-Z. Ordinarily the onset of a middle life crisis hits only after 50…
IN SEARCH OF THE TRUE MEANING OF THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
In this day and age, when there are still countries where different groups of believers – Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and others – are engaged in conflicts leading to the eruption of violence, the encounter of Jesus and the Magi provide the hope that a day will come when all faith traditions would learn…
THE MOST PRECIOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT!
For those who have the means, one cause of stress during the Christmas season is what gifts to give to one’s loved ones? This is especially so if they seem to have all that they need and are not wanting for anything else. We do not want to give gifts that will only end up…
IN GOD’S OWN TIME
As we approach the end of the Advent season and embrace the spirit of the Christmas season, let me offer this reflection. Because we Christians have regularly entered into the four-year period of Advent for a very long time through the centuries, there are times when we hardly give full attention to the significance…