HINTS AND TRACES
Forgive and move on
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 26, 2018 - 12:00am
This is what we should do if ever we become a victim of some offense by someone.
Cheerful giving
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 24, 2018 - 12:00am
This is what St. Paul encourages to do and to be. His words: “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
The art of killing birds
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
O blessed times, how complicated and complex you have become.
To be truly Christ-like
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Knowing that as a human person we are patterned after Christ, we should aim at making ourselves more like him.
Some indices of personal growth
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
No matter how imperfect and non-conclusive, it is always helpful that priests, or anybody who has the duty to take care of others, like parents and teachers, avail themselves of measurements or indices that can show...
The priest as mediator
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 19, 2018 - 12:00am
We have to understand well the role of a mediator. He is like a bridge that connects two ends.
Let’s always purify our intentions
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
In anything that we do, let’s see to it that our intentions are pure.
When we reach our human limits
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
We cannot doubt that we have our human and worldly limits. And yet despite that, neither can we doubt that deep within us is, at least, the desire to go beyond our limitations.
Repeating and varying
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
I SUPPOSE this is what we observe in life in general, especially when, as priests, we have to preach.
A healthy sense of shamelessness
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 12, 2018 - 12:00am
In our public discourse, we should always observe proper decorum and tact, respectful of others’ views and opinions, no matter how different or even in conflict with ours.
Is God’s love inclusive or exclusive?
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The answer is both. God’s love is both inclusive and exclusive. It’s not an either-or affair.
The passion for excellence
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
We need to be concerned about this matter. If we really want to be truly human and Christian, we need to develop a passion for excellence in everything that we do.
A reminder on communion
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Before we get carried away by the dynamics of our present life, it is good to remind ourselves that whatever we do or whatever situation we may find ourselves in any given moment, we are meant for communion with...
Hijacking the truth about humanity, Christianity
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
We have to be wary of this possibility.
Time to love the Church more
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Now that the Church is buffeted by an ugly crisis of clerical sexual abuse and other related issues, we have to realize that now is also the time to love it even more.
Let’s always be merciful
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Christ has told us clearly: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” (Lk 6,36) There are no ifs and buts in these words. In fact, Christ continued to say: “Do not judge, and you will not...
Over all, through all, in all
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 2, 2018 - 11:51pm
These are words used by St. Paul to describe our relation with God. It is in his Letter to the Ephesians where he says: “One God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (4,6)
Profiling is both good and bad
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
The word, “profiling,” has a bad connotation in the US that is torn by conflicts due to issues of race, gender, reproductive rights, politics, ideology, etc.
From different angles
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
We have to see to it that considering a particular issue, opinion or position by some people, we should look first into the different angles from which these things spring, and listen to all sides.
Variety, diversity, and tolerance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 29, 2018 - 12:00am
This issue of variety and tolerance is most relevant nowadays because we cannot deny that we are experiencing today a growing variety and diversity of mentalities, cultures, lifestyles, ideologies, beliefs, etcetera....
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