HINTS AND TRACES
Mental case or demonic possession?
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
THERE seems to be a sharp surge of disturbed people around these days.
Our freedom needs temperance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 16, 2019 - 12:00am
The reason is simple. Freedom is such a tricky thing to handle. It can easily be abused and ruin us.
Be practical also
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
WHILE it is true that to be prudent in our actuations, we need to come up with some theories and hypothesis, we also need to realize that we should not stop only in the speculative level.
An apt description of today’s troubles?
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
SOME words of St. Paul in his letter to the Romans appear to be a good description of today’s trouble in the world. In that letter, he describes the troubles and identifies the cause.
Virtues most needed today
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Far from falling into irrelevance or obsolescence, as some people claim, virtues are actually most needed today.
Connecting with the people
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a big challenge for public speakers, especially to preachers who are charged to transmit nothing less than the living word of God.
Time a transit to eternity
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
We need to be clear about this point. Our time here on earth is a time of transit toward eternity, from where we came and to where we are heading.
Let’s plan and strategize
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
We cannot overemphasize the basic to make plans and strategies.
A little revolutionary book
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
It is entitled, “The Way”. It’s the first book written by Opus Dei founder, St. Josemaria Escriva, dubbed as the precursor of the lay spirituality in the Church.
Judge not to judge
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
JUDGING, of course, is basic and indispensable to us. It is the first step we do to know things.
Handle with extreme care
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
That’s how we should handle ourselves. Let’s remember that, as St. Paul said, we have a treasure in vessels of clay.
The good vs. the best
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Aside from being able to distinguish between what is clearly good and what is clearly bad, we need to learn to distinguish the different levels and nuances of what is good, since we have to choose the right good...
Be concerned about unity always
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Whatever may be our differences and conflicts, which are unavoidable in our life and some of which may even be very serious, we should always be concerned about unity, not only trying to keep it but also trying to...
Guarded, protected but on the go
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
In this life, with all the bad elements we have to contend with, we really need to be properly guarded, protected, but also keeping ourselves always on the go. We shouldn’t just be on the defensive all the...
Homecoming
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s always a happy occasion or, at least, one that is full of emotions. And even if we have mixed feelings about it, we would still look forward to a homecoming, since it reminds us of the past, of a sense...
“A cross without a cross”
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
An intriguing statement, indeed! It’s part of the spiritual consideration that Opus Dei founder, St. Josemaria Escriva, made on the fourth sorrowful mystery of the holy rosary. The pertinent point goes as...
It’s God’s work, folks
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 26, 2019 - 12:00am
I mean it’s God’s work, first of all, before it is ours.
Stepping into the supernatural world
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
We need to realize more deeply that every time we participate in any liturgical act, we are actually stepping into the supernatural world of God. We are made contemporaries with Christ as he continues his work of...
Our be-all and end-all
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
What is the ultimate and constant purpose of our life? It is to be like God as God wants us to be. We have been created in his image and likeness. He wants us to be like him, full of love. We are meant to share his...
The Spirit of truth
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
We need to be familiar with the Spirit of truth. He is the one who will show us the whole truth and not just some aspects of it. If we really want to be in the truth and not confused and lost in the many appearances...
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