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On Faithfulness

Faithfulness is the code of a soldier.It is rooted from the ground, to life, to death.When you are faithful to someone you are thorough in the performance of a duty sealed like a covenant.In human terms it is like blood compact, a marriage vow, or an allegiance to a flag or a constitution.
Faithfulness does not waver like a stone that is untroubled by the wind, like a knight to his sword, like a duty to heaven.
“Peter, do you love me?”Jesus asked three times.Three times, Jesus asked, emphasizing Peter’s love and unswerving obedience to his Lord as necessary to Peter’s future ministry as leader of the church.
Job during his troubles was steadfastly devoted to God.He said that he came naked from his mother’s womb and he shall have nothing when he dies.“The Lord gave me everything I had and they were his to take away.Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Moses trusted his life on God’s promises and made stronger the faith of others like the miracle of the Red Sea where the Israelites walked on t…

On Humility

On HUmility
Saint Augustine says that it is humility that makes men angels.
Humility is one of the hardest virtues to obtain and practice. Yet once you have learned how to practice it, your cup of joy overflows as if you've been so empty and light and the Holy Spirit of God anoints you heart to heart.
Last year in December, I have received that gift of giving a small kid's party (with the help of family and some friends) in the province. One hundred kids and friends gathered in prayer and the spirit of oneness with spaghetti and fun. For me, it was so memorable and I thank the Lord for giving me and those who have helped that opportunity of doing little acts of kindness.
And then, that Christmas day in the province, I forgot there was no food on the table except bananas. I forgot there was no food because I was still full from the food and cooking for the children.
Moreover, in work, observe humility. Go the extra mile. It is working not only for money, but for love of work and ser…

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Fix It

Fix it. There is always a way. 

Growing older and getting older are almost two similar phrases, but different. The first is how our bodies develop as in height and size from babies to adults. The second is how we obtain age and become an elder. The first is how physically we become amazed with the wonders of our bodies, then later how every day we see spots, wrinkles, or the faults of aging. The second is how gracefully we establish character, dig up for lasting inspiration, and know the art of war and peace. 

There is time for everything. God gives us time for everything, if we listen to Him. There is always a way for everything, if we have faith. 

As I write this, I try to go back to the past and process how I survived troubles and trials just like the others. I found out that it is a matter of helping one another, correcting what is wrong, and being united for a good cause. It was not easy because nothing is easy, but if you do it with God's design, God will never permit you to sl…

Prayer for Pope Francis

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PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, look favorably on your servant Francis, whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd.  Grant, we pray, that by word and example he may be of service to those over whom he presides, so that together with the flock entrusted to his care, we may all come to everlasting life;  through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

My Journal Notes. On November 28, 2017

Life is a series of cobwebs

If you have woven well,

You could have woven magnificent designs

Like  shapely chocolates in a box

Like colorful  seashells on the shore

Heavenly creation thriving -

For all -

In God's wonderful  art of love.

/rosevoc

Book Analysis: Uses of Death

Masters of the world say communities have to be voracious readers for civilization to progress. As I came across this book, "Cities of the Dead," by Joseph Roach (1941), I thought there was something special about the topic, because we are the living and soon, we would all die. Of course, everyone must savor the life we have because life is a gift from God. Yet, life is a balanced equation. It comes complete with death. Birth is equal to death. That is why Jesus Christ came for us, to give us more, that we may be worthy and happy of the present. The present will be tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the next past. Such is the cycle of time. Death has many uses.

Cities of the Dead showcases murals, cemeteries, burials, festivals, historical monuments, art, and pictures of cities that convey no words but a heritage. Codes, symbols, and issues suggest functions to be deciphered by scholars. The forgotten dead but not gone opens a collective memory for the living.

Moreover, poets sing abo…