Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS

After dinner were sharing ideas with my pastor, Fr. Stephen about the things to share for our homilies on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, The Birthday of our savior JESUS CHRIST. Beautiful reflections came out until finally realized and admitted that for the celebration whatever beautiful words won't really matter and even what we say will not be that important for in the end  EVERYTHING really is about JESUS. HE is the Light, The Star, The Celebrant, The Heart and The Reason for this Season.
May we all have a MERRY CHRISTMAS. Amen

Sunday, December 7, 2014

I am Blessed




As the Filipino People wait eagerly for the visit of Pope Francis this January 2015
Great preparations are being done by the Church in the Philippines and the Faithful.
A Theme was chosen for the visit. I made some research of visits in the past in other countries and usually they came up with general theme like Unity, Peace and more of Joy and celebration.
COMPASSION AND MERCY is the theme given for the visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines,
I was really touched when Cardinal Tagle explaining the theme said; “The Visit of Pope Francis is like Christ coming to visit a troubled and a suffering people of the Philippines.
Come to think of it, this is the central reason of the coming of Christ, the real reason of Christmas. He comes to us, to visit us because he is aware of our troubles and our sufferings.
And for this we can truly say we are Blessed, Like Mary God has found favor with you and me and so god sent His only son for us as a  Gift.
And so no matter what our conditions, experiences are. This Christmas is a Blessing for you and me Amen.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

ADVENT

ADVENT
A new Year
A new Beginning, with new opportunities to love and to serve and do good.
A chance to start anew.


In the Gospel of the First Sunday of Advent, the Lord Jesus repeated many times the word "WATCH". Reminding you and me to watch for His coming, to be vigilant, to be attentive, to pay attention to what is essential in our preparation for Christmas.


For indeed there's so much to watch for...for our gifts to come, for celebrations, the beautiful decorations and lights, bonuses and more. But we should never forget the important things.


As a Filipino Priest once shared, Maybe we can watch attentively our:
W- WORDS Words of Kindness are important and be careful with words that hurt and destroy others. A- ACTIONS Acts of Goodness for others are important
T- THOUGHTS Good thought that produces good actions
C- CHARACTER Simplicity and Humility
H- HEART Getting rid of hatred, Envy, Hatred, Resentment.
This is a site of "Leaps of Faith" experiences and reflections. Be it Philosophical, Theological, Practical or Personal. It is also a site of Biblical reflections. But Above all, This is a site for YOU and ME.

"Leaps of Faith"

"LEAPS OF FAITH" Can be a religious movement of a person, an inner movement of belief, of trust on the greatest power of all, The Supreme being..Our Creator and Maker..Our God. They can be resolutions of a person everyday in his life to move forward, to be a better person, and to start a new life. They can be decisions of a person in times of great uncertainties, when he is not sure of what will come or happen and he makes a leap of faith. They can be steps, difficult steps that a person makes on his way to change or to start anew. Or they can simply be a persons resolve to fly, to travel..to widen his horizons, to learn more about life and to grow. These are Leaps of faith we make everyday and in great moments of our lives and they are worth considering and reflecting.