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Bloody 711

It was early morning, around 6:35 a.m., just right after the parishioners and well-wishers who sang joyful songs on the occasion of the 32nd birthday of Fr. Julius left the convent, a series of gunfire were heard. The sound of the gunfire was very near. Then there was silence. A few minutes later, mothers, wives, children and the rest of people of Tumahubong started shouting, crying, rushing everywhere, calling through their mobile phones, running here and there. All eyes and heads are geared towards the hill, as if they see what is behind that small hill called the “high ground.”

We went out to see what was the commotion was all about. Different stories came rushing as we pass by the neighborhood. But when we reached a certain point in zone 7, people, started running very fast and rushing towards us. All were wearing fear in their faces, shouting and crying “the Abu Sayaf are stationed at Block O. Run! They are coming and have entered the camp.” We knew that it wasn’t true because we…


For today's reflection, I just would like you to remember 3 words that starts with "F": FOOD, FOLLOW, and FORGIVE. Three words that may help you reflect on the Gospel or the readings of the day. I have written once in my blog that the fastest way to gain a man's heart is through his belly and I have compared it with Jesus' style in dealing with us when he was still on earth. You can find the English version of that HERE. He dealt much with FOOD. He ate here and there, drink here and there. He ate with tax collectors, with sinners, with different people of different status in life. The Eucharist is a living memory of this "FOOD TRIP" of Jesus to gain man's heart, the heart of the lost ones, the sinners, the outcast. So that they may feel part and loved by God.

Through "FOOD" he invited them to "FOLLOW" Him, to follow the right path, to follow the precepts of the Lord. He invited them to follow the way of love. Everybody is invite…