Originally written on June 20, 2008. All the excerpts used by this essay for reflection were taken from The Journals of Kierkegaard translated, selected and with an introduction by Alexander Dru, Harper and Brothers: New York, 1958. by Pat Nogoy SJ Payapang Daigdig Felipe de Leon, Sr. Ang gabi'y payapa Lahat ay tahimik Pati mga … Continue reading There is Something About the Night
The Gift Of All Gifts
Originally posted in BobbyQuitain.Com. Written for Christmas, but its message rings true, even for Valentines, so I'm reprinting this. by Bobby Quitain Here’s a delightful story that illustrates the importance of knowing the value of a gift… Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers. One evening, they chatted after … Continue reading The Gift Of All Gifts
What Would Jesus Do?
by Dr. Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury In an article for the Christmas edition of the Radio Times magazine, the Archbishop of Canterbury considers the slogan ‘What Would Jesus Do?’, with particular reference to those involved in the recent events at St Paul’s Cathedral. Written Dec, 2011. One of the slogans on the posters … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do?
God’s Greatest Counteroffensive
I just love this first reading for this Sunday’s mass. It is the story of Ahaz, King of Judea, whose Kingdom is about to be attacked by Syria and Israel. Isaiah tells the king to ask Yahweh for a sign to show His faithfulness to Israel. What we do not know is that Ahaz was about to make an alliance with Assyria; and so when Isaiah visits him to ask for a sign, he’s really asking Ahaz to trust Yahweh and not human alliances like the one with Assyria.