Mary’s Visit is God’s Presence

Feast of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (St. Clement’s Church-Redemptorist, Iloilo City) First Reading : Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!            Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart,            O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,            he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD,Continue reading Mary’s Visit is God’s Presence

Attachments and Conditions in Commitments

Today, Jesus also calls us to follow him freely and without conditions. Each of us is being invited, wherever we are and whoever we are. Whether you are working and married or single, unemployed or a simple vendor, a professional or a laborer, well and healthy or sick, a religious or a government official, young or old – the Lord calls us to commit ourselves to Him. When we commit ourselves, then, we too are challenged to let go of our attachments that may prevent us from fully following Jesus.Continue reading Attachments and Conditions in Commitments

To live brings out pain, yet it bears fruit joy

To experience pain in life can become devastating and even maddening. Having a toothache can completely destroy your day. Having a headache can affect your daily activities. Indeed, when pain becomes unbearable and frustrating, it affects our daily routine and activities, our work, even our sleep and relationship with friends and family.

Who would really want to be in pain? As much as possible, we avoid pain. Consequently, the medical science developed pain relievers that would take away slowly or instantly the aches and pains we feel in our body. In fact, a particular field among doctors has been developed to assist patients who will undergo surgeries through the use of anesthesia. Through its use, the patient will have a painless surgery so that he or she will be able to have a quality life.Continue reading To live brings out pain, yet it bears fruit joy