Friday, September 23, 2011


Today, we commemorate the Memorial of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Priest.

"Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!"

"The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain."

"Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer."

Saint Padre Pio, pray for us!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Quiet the day.

As we start another week, let us first take a moment and reflect on the Gospel today... 

Peter approached Jesus and asked him,
"Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive?As many as seven times?" 
Jesus answered, "I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times." (Mt 18:21-22)

Today, we can see in the Gospel, how Peter asks Jesus about a very concrete theme that is still to be found in the heart of many persons: he asks the question about the limit of forgiveness. The reply is that this limit simply does not exist. " I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times." (Mt 18:22) And to explain this reality, Jesus uses a parable. The king's question centers the theme of the parable: "Weren't you bound to have pity on your companion as I had pity on you?" (Mt 18:33)

Forgiveness is a gift, a grace flowing out of God's love and mercy. For Jesus' forgiveness has no limits, provided repentance is true and sincere. But it requires opening our heart to conversion, that is, do with others as God requests us to.

As St. Thomas Aquinas explains, "Man becomes God's debtor in two ways; first, by reason of favors received, secondly, by reason of sin committed: and just as thanksgiving or worship or the like regard the debt for favors received, so satisfaction regards the debt for sin committed." 

Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday everyone!

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Plan on an improved tomorrow.

Make sure that today is better
than yesterday and tomorrow is even
better than today.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Offer the best of yourself to others.

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I have been giving out all my best since we started rehearsing for our upcoming charity concert but I just realized now that some of my choir members have not been doing the same. My mentor once told me that in able to achieve a little perfection, you have to put your heart and soul in every aspect of what you do. And then I asked myself,  is it already too late for me to take out those whose hearts and souls are not into it? With only three weeks left of preparation, I think it's best that I just keep them and let everything go according to plan. Kaya ko pa namang magtiis.