Infinitesimal moment of silence before the fireworks

Two months since my last blog entry. I’ve been finding it difficult to write, not for lack of things to talk about, but because sometimes I think the more compassionate thing to do is to keep quiet. When a friend and neighbor of mine loses a loved one, part of me wants to make the … Continue reading Infinitesimal moment of silence before the fireworks

Emmanuel

A good friend of mine knows that each time someone dear to me passes on to eternity, I put up my John 11:35 profile picture on Facebook. But this  friend asked me why I posted this profile at this time, when (thankfully) no one in my family passed away because of Typhoon Yolanda? This passage … Continue reading Emmanuel

Building the habit of love

"In times of extreme shock, one is carried along by reflexes. Crises reveals what one has been trained to do by habit." ~ Esther, daughter of Jonathan Edwards Last March 21, a good friend, churchmate, and brother in faith — died suddenly of heat stroke and dehydration during a basketball game hosted by his company. … Continue reading Building the habit of love

Psalm 28

This afternoon, our neighbor Nonie Samonte gave us really sad news. Kuya Nonie is an unsung hero who ministers to street children and their families in Cubao, LONG before Efren Penaflorida got that Hero award from CNN. Anyway, last week one of Kuya Nonie's "alaga" was admitted to the National Children's Hospital because of a … Continue reading Psalm 28