Wednesday, December 5, 2007

World Youth Day 2008




Theme Song for WYD 2008 in Sydney, Australia



Sunday, December 2, 2007

Medical Mission with the Aetas of Porac



It was a nice experience to be with the Aetas of Pampanga. I used to dream of becoming a medical doctor. Actually, i never thought of becoming a priest. It never came into my mind until the last year of high school when my classmates were attending search-ins. Anyway...

I felt touched and blessed by these people. As I hold their arms and hands while getting their blood pressure, i can't hold myself from looking onto their faces and deep within i kept on asking myself... the Lord is with this woman/man?.. hehehe. I just felt so at ease with them. I felt pity that some were not accommodated.

I felt drained with positive energies when I got home. I hope God would forgive me coz I was not able to attend the mass because I took a 2-hour sleep.


May God bless those who have helped us in the medical mission specially those dentists and volunteers who were not sure of their faith. May God also protect the Air Force who patrolled during the event. May God continue to use us and the LST community in showing that He the Lord is the God of love and mercy, who comes not just on Christmas day but at any time of the day to his people.

Friday, November 16, 2007

WHY SO HARD?

I was always wondering why it is so hard to realize the ideals of Jesus of the Kingdom of God. Was it because it was just an ideal or because it is not just really practical and feasible? And unfortunately it is the religious/church leaders who get the hardest, the most difficult way to live it out.


Claret Novitiate House
Brgy. Milagro, Ormoc City

I really miss this place now that the climate here in Quezon City starts to get colder than the usual. I miss the 12 to 14 degree cold weather of the novitiate house and the "fogs" as we fondly call it because the whole house is always covered with the clouds.

That was Mt Tabor experience. oh how i wish i could visit there again. if only its not forbidden to visit the novitiate unless assigned or requested.

PEOPLE COME INTO YOUR LIFE FOR A REASON

People come into your life for a REASON, a SEASON or a LIFETIME. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled,
their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.


Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come
to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Friends

TWO FRIENDS WERE WALKING
THROUGH THE DESERT.
DURING SOME POINT OF THE
JOURNEY, THEY HAD AN
ARGUMENT; AND ONE FRIEND
SLAPPED THE OTHER ONE
IN THE FACE.

THE ONE WHO GOT SLAPPED
WAS HURT, BUT WITHOUT
SAYING ANYTHING,
WROTE IN THE SAND:

TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.

THEY KEPT ON WALKING,
UNTIL THEY FOUND AN OASIS,
WHERE THEY DECIDED
TO TAKE A BATH
THE ONE WHO HAD BEEN
SLAPPED GOT STUCK IN THE
MIRE AND STARTED DROWNING,
BUT THE FRIEND SAVED HIM.

AFTER HE RECOVERED FROM
THE NEAR DROWNING,
HE WROTE ON A STONE:

"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND
SAVED MY LIFE ".

THE FRIEND WHO HAD SLAPPED
AND SAVED HIS BEST FRIEND
ASKED HIM, "AFTER I HURT YOU,
YOU WROTE IN THE SAND AND NOW,
YOU WRITE ON A STONE, WHY?"

THE FRIEND REPLIED
"WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US
WE SHOULD WRITE IT DOWN
IN SAND, WHERE WINDS OF
FORGIVENESS CAN ERASE IT AWAY.
BUT, WHEN SOMEONE DOES
SOMETHING GOOD FOR US,
WE MUST ENGRAVE IT IN STONE
WHERE NO WIND
CAN EVER ERASE IT."

LEARN TO WRITE
YOUR HURTS IN
THE SAND AND TO
CRAVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.

THEY SAY IT TAKES A
MINUTE TO FIND A SPECIAL
PERSON, AN HOUR TO
APPRECIATE THEM, A DAY
TO LOVE THEM, BUT THEN
AN ENTIRE LIFE
TO FORGET THEM.