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How much love do you get?

Being on the receiving end of love most of my life, I rarely thought about the sacrifices my parents and loved ones made for me. I know that God loves me through my family and friends, and I do my be...
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How alive is Jesus to you?

It was an ordinary afternoon. While I was waiting for my mom to finish her duties as an ophthalmologist, I went to the older chapel of the Philippine Heart Center hospital to do a bit of spiritual re...
Nativity scene at Quiapo Church. (Photo: Shirley Paynor)

The Journey to the Manger

“The Advent and Christmas season, let us not allow the flurry of events around us to disturb our inner peace and joy. Let us keep our hearts and mind focused on the scene of the first Christmas in Be...
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When beauty is hidden…

While wrapping Christmas gifts for several special people, such a feeling of joy overcame me. I imagined my loved ones anticipating opening these gifts at the right time – on Christmas day. I c...
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What are you waiting for?

I used to be a very impatient person. My family and friends could attest to this. But when I reached my 20s, I made a resolve to be patient and participate in God’s mysteries instead of just anticipa...
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 Mary, the Immaculate One

God comes to us not only to make us feel good. He comes to make us good. And it is only after being good, that we shall genuinely feel good about ourselves
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Why ‘love you’ isn’t enough

Guess what, I had the profoundest realization while taking a bath: It’s important to complete the phrase “I love you” and not just to say “love you!” or “luv yah!” Those three words...
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Why the heart never forgets

(a medical-theological themed hugot) In school, I always thought the most important skill is to have good memory. To learn the ways of the world and to remember them, to memorize facts, theories, equ...