Fifty

Some years from now and I will be fifty. This did not occur to me, until now. I always felt young. I will now allow the number, fifty, to make me feel old. We are all too young to be of great service to the world. I was reading the post Walk the Last Mile….

Holy Place

Churches are sinner’s sanctuaries. In the Holy Place, we hope we get ourselves cleansed. Sundays are cleansing days. And the other six days are meant to be spent outside the Holy Place. Imagine how our lives will change if we start thinking of our bodies as sanctuaries too. We become more aware of our actions….

Tick Tock

Let the clock teach you to value your life. Each tick and tock must remind us that we are nearing our end. Make the most of each tick and tock for one day you’ll not hear them again.

When life throws you a curveball…

… keep your eye on the ball, and with all your might hit it. You’ve been to many curveballs before. You missed some. You hit some. Swing your bat and hit the ball. There is always something new, something that you’ll not be able to predict, something that you are not prepared. But that’s what…

Solitude

I used to go to mountains and beaches — to reflect about my life and my God. Nature serves as my bridge to my soul.  I forgot that my body is nature too. And my soul is not somewhere else. My soul is me. I can find solitude wherever I am — even in a…

Carpe Diem

Those are the words that I want to remember everyday. Seize the day! But I do not need a tatoo for that. And I do not have any intention to have any. I respect people who have tattoos. But that’s not for me; just like smoking which is not for me. Jef In response to…

Last Chance

It was a song I listened to when I was in high school. Last Chance was written by a seminarian. And this song inspired me to enter a Catholic seminary and study for priesthood. The song taught me that I will not live forever and that this could be my last day, my last chance…

I am not afraid to die…but not now.

Five people died that day. At around 1pm, barely two hours after the bus I was riding left Manila for Banawe, an explosion woke me up. I initially thought that the sound came from the glass windows. Before we left from Manila, the bus driver reminded us to cover the glass windows with curtains. There…

A child changes almost everything.

That’s true for me and JC. A friend said that I am still “the stubborn classmate” she knew when we were in high school. I always stick with my decisions. I don’t care what people say. I just do what I think is right. But no longer today. I cannot simply argue just to make…

Not Aiming for the Second Life

It does not matter whether reincarnation is true or not. Once is enough for me. And the once that I have, I must fully lived. I do not have time for idle chats. I will not waste my time thinking like a criminal. Or prostitute my time and skills to get pleasure that won’t last….

Be a good person

It is my responsibility to be a good person.– Jessica Rosario There are times when you want to get even and make others suffer for showing you disrespect. There will come a time that those people who ignore you today will find themselves begging for your help. There will come a time when those who…