Connecting people with God
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 20, 2020 - 12:00am
This is a tremendous challenge to priests especially when they --we, me included, of course-- give homilies during Mass which is a very privileged occasion for us to preach in Christ’s name as head of the...
Broad-minded, big-hearted
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
If we have to approximate our ideal of being Christ-like as much as possible, I imagine these are some of the qualities we have to develop. We need to be broad-minded and big-hearted.
Keep the Santo Niño devotion strong
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
We should consider ourselves lucky and blessed that we still have a vibrant spirit of popular piety as evidenced by the tremendous outpouring of devotees during the feasts of the Black Nazarene and Santo Ni&nti...
Connect the little to the big always
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
While it’s true that we have to take care of the little things in our life, we should not forget that we are not meant to get detained there.
Beware of elitism, tribalism, etc.
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 15, 2020 - 12:00am
We are supposed to love everyone. We are supposed to have a universal heart, meant to be concerned for all people, irrespective of how they are in themselves and how they are toward us.
Love as gold standard
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Just like in the financial world where the value of the different monetary units is determined in terms of gold, the quality and value of our spiritual life, our relation with God and with others and everything related...
The strong and the weak
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s good to be reminded by what St. Paul said about the proper relationship between the strong and the weak among us.
Sex should be taboo no more!
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
What I mean is that the open discussion of sex in public should not anymore be considered as taboo.
Keep the conversation going
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I am referring to our conversation with God.
Pursuing truth in charity
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 6, 2020 - 12:00am
In our pursuit for the truth, as when we do our best to update, refine, or polish what we already know about our faith and what are already defined as truths and doctrine of faith, we have to avoid getting so trapped...
As we enter the New Year
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Every new year reminds us of another opportunity to make a new beginning in our life.
Beware of self-seeking
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
We have to be wary of our common tendency to seek ourselves rather than to seek God, which is proper to us.
All things to all men
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 1, 2020 - 12:00am
These are words of St. Paul. The complete quote goes this way: “Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many people possible.
Treasure in vessels of clay
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The expression comes from St. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians (4,7).
The Holy Family and ours
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
With the Feast of the Holy Family, we should take time to examine how our own families conform to the model family of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. We should never take this occasion and duty for granted....
A New Year’s meditation
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
New Year’s Day, of course, liturgically coincides with the Solemnity of the divine maternity of our Lady.
The danger of self-righteousness
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 23, 2019 - 12:00am
This is the irony of ironies.
Chilling out before contradictions
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
That amusing episode about St. Joseph thinking of quietly separating from Our Lady because he found her already with child in her womb before they lived together is a good lesson and reminder that we just have to...
When we feel helpless in our prayer
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Feeling helpless in our prayer can come anytime. We can experience such dryness that we wouldn’t feel the slightest need for God or the need to pray.
When the body drags the spirit
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am
We should always be wary of the usual conflict between our body and soul, and be ready to resolve it as quickly as possible so that the ideal unity of life can be achieved even as we go through the different situations...
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