HINTS AND TRACES
Deriving good from evil
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
We have to strengthen our belief in this truth of our faith. God is always in control of things no matter how much we mess up.
The word of eternal life
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 2, 2020 - 12:00am
“Whoever keeps my word will never see death.” (Jn 8,51)
Banish anger quickly
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 1, 2020 - 12:00am
We get angry sometimes. Hopefully, not very often. It’s not a pleasant state to be in.
There’s life after death
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
We need to strengthen our faith in our life after death. We need to reinforce that belief especially because nowadays there is clearly an ebbing away from that truth of our Christian faith. We tend to get distracted...
Channeling Christ
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
If we are to be authentic Christians, we have to know how to channel Christ to everyone in every situation.
Back to the dark ages?
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Of course, not! If at all, this extraordinary time we are having these days because of the coronavirus pandemic is a clear invitation for us to learn to live for the future.
Go slow to go far
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 25, 2020 - 12:00am
With all the restrictive measures we now have due to this coronavirus pandemic, it might be good to re-appreciate and relearn the precious lessons we can get from one of Aesop’s fables about the race between...
See as God sees
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 23, 2020 - 12:00am
This is the ideal meant for us. We have to learn how to see things the way God sees them.
Lessons from St. Joseph
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
We have celebrated just recently the Solemnity of St. Joseph (March 19).
When in a crisis
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
When we are in some especially difficult situation like what we are having nowadays with the coronavirus pandemic, we should band together, close ranks, and help one another any way we can.
Order more than ever
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 19, 2020 - 12:00am
With all the rapid pace of the developments and the multiplying number of things grabbing our attention today, we really need to get hold of a stable foundation, something that offers an anchor or at least a rudder...
When forced indoors
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 18, 2020 - 12:00am
With all this talk about lockdown, quarantine, and voluntary self-isolation for about a month or so due to this coronavirus, we need to learn how to make good use of our time when we are forced to be indoors.
Time for intense penance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Penance is actually what we have to do all the time. It’s quite clear that we need it, given our weakened, wounded, and sinful condition.
Living with a saintly man
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
March can be considered a special month for Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, the first successor and close collaborator of Opus Dei founder, St. Josemaria Escriva.
Fear, panic, paranoia
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Fear, of course, is one of our emotions. It is our natural reaction when we perceive something to be a danger to us or is so incomprehensible that we feel helpless.
Let’s persevere in prayer
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Chatting with young people, the complaint I usually hear is that they find it difficult to pray, let alone, to persevere in praying.
God’s providence and life’s uncertainties
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
We cannot deny that our life will always be marked by all kinds of mysteries and uncertainties.
Repentance, renewal, conversion
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
We are now in the season of Lent, an ideal time for us to go through repentance, renewal, and conversion. Given the temper of the times, we should feel this need deeply.
On the gender issue
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Someone asked me what my views are regarding the gender issue.
Only Christ should shine out
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - March 4, 2020 - 12:00am
This was a point strongly and repeatedly pounded on me and my batch during our pre-ordination seminar years ago.
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