HINTS AND TRACES
Christ in the making
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 23, 2019 - 12:00am
That’s what we all are in this life. We are still a work in progress. We as a creature of God are still under construction.
Leveling down, leveling up
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
In our relationships, given all the differences we have among ourselves, we need to learn the art of leveling down and leveling up. We have to learn how to adapt ourselves to how each one is, so a good connection...
Catching God’s voice
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 20, 2019 - 12:00am
This is an art and skill we need acquire.
Focus on our ultimate goal
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
“Teach us how to live in this passing world with our heart set on the world that will never end.” This is part of a Eucharistic Preface for Lent which reminds us we should focus on the ultimate goal of...
Living with Christ
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
We have to understand that our life here on earth is meant to be a life with Christ. And that’s simply because, as Christ himself said, he is “the way, the truth and the life.” (Jn 14,6) He said...
Generosity and prodigality
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We have to learn to distinguish between the two since both can look the same and can involve more or less the same amount of money, time, effort, etc. Generosity is, of course, not prodigality, though it is never...
Hunger and thirst for God
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
We need to see to it that we develop a real hunger and thirst for God to such an extent that we would really feel the corresponding urges. Our yearning for God should not just be a spiritual or intellectual aff...
We are not just ‘dust in the wind’
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 13, 2019 - 12:00am
It was the ‘70s. I was still in my early professional life and in the middle of some gripping spiritual discovery.
Keep the music playing
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 11, 2019 - 12:00am
I am referring to our relationship with God. We always have to find ways of how to keep that relationship strong, vibrant, and abiding, one that would truly bring us in such an intimate contact with God, our Father...
Touch base with God always
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
This is what we should do every day, even if we give it only a few minutes. That short period of prayer and meditation will surely give us the proper tone and color for the day, whatever may happen along the wa...
If only we knew...
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 6, 2019 - 12:00am
That is, if we only knew what God has given us, for sure we would freeze in astonishment, and once recovered, would spring to action to correspond generously to his great tremendous gift to us!
Adapting to everyone’s mentality
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a big challenge to anyone who takes his duty of helping in the evangelization of people seriously.
The passions of ignorance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The expression is referred to in one of the passages in the first letter of St. Peter. The complete passage says: “As obedient children, do not conform to the passions of your former ignorance…”...
Loving God by loving others
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
We sometimes wonder how we can truly know and love God who is so supernatural and mysterious as to make us doubt whether we can have that possibility.
Even Christ “failed”…
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
We have to acknowledge this truth and learn some precious lessons from it. We cannot deny that Christ is God made man to save us. As God, he is supposed to be all powerful and nothing is impossible with him.
The joy and peace from God
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 29, 2019 - 12:00am
If we are truly with God, we will always have peace whatever the situation in our earthly life would be.
Teaching piety to today’s youth
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
This may indeed sound like a pipe dream or an illusion, but given the way many young people nowadays are, this simply has to be done. We know that without piety, we would be like branches detached from the vine....
When the legitimate becomes immoral
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 27, 2019 - 12:00am
We have to be careful with this possibility that, sad to say, has become rampant nowadays.
The Easter joy
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 25, 2019 - 12:00am
The Easter joy, which is earned for us by Christ, should go way beyond feelings. It should enter deep into our soul, transforming us into Easter persons, completely identified with the risen Christ who identifies...
The challenge of today’s youth
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
With the holding of the National Youth Day celebration here in Cebu this week, we are again given a chance to take a long and serious look at the situation of today’s youth not only in our country but also...
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