HINTS AND TRACES
A crisis, an opening
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
This is how we should react whenever we are into some crisis.
Year of St. Joseph
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Pope Francis has declared year 2021 as the Year of St. Joseph that spans from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. It is meant to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of the foster father of Christ...
Joy amid penance
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 20, 2021 - 12:00am
That’s the main message of the readings and prayers of the third Sunday of Advent, otherwise called the “Gaudete” Sunday.
Gradually, as on an inclined plane
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
This should be our approach as we propose to everyone that we aim at the ideals presented to us by Christ, and now by the Church.
Intimacy with God most important
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 18, 2021 - 12:00am
We have to do everything to have intimacy with God all the time because that is the best and proper condition for us to be in this life.
Focused but not rigid
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
The spirit of Advent is supposed to remind us that we have to be focused on our ultimate end while cruising in the shifting conditions of our earthly life.
The need for regular retreats
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
From time to time, we should withdraw from our usual activities and concerns, and go into what is called a spiritual retreat where we try to get a closer if also global picture of the current state of our life.
Promoting chastity
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
This should be an ongoing concern for all of us. We should do whatever we can to promote it, fighting it out to live it properly ourselves and helping others to do the same.
Developing a yearning for Christ
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 13, 2021 - 12:00am
We need to develop a certain yearning for Christ, a longing, an urge, a passionate desire, since this is a basic necessity for us, given the fact that Christ is everything to us.
Distinguishing the person and his acts
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Though there is a close relationship between the person and his acts, we should try our best just the same to distinguish between the two.
The willingness to suffer
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 11, 2021 - 12:00am
If we really want to truly love, we should be willing to suffer for the others out of love for God and for all souls.
Beware of the excesses of idealism
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
To pursue ideals is always good. In fact, we have to encourage everyone to do so.
Bridges and walls, unity in diversity
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
We are meant to love everyone, even including our enemies. Christ said so.
Developing the liturgical life
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 8, 2021 - 12:00am
With the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King followed by that of the first Sunday of Advent, we are marking both the end of a liturgical year and the beginning of another one.
Gifted to give
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
THAT’S the theme of the celebration of the 5th Centenary of Christianity in our country.
Order amid the clutter around
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 6, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s often a virtue that is taken for granted. We tend to go through our day guided solely by instincts and what we consider as “what comes naturally.
Closing the gap
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
We have to acknowledge this lifelong predicament of ours and do our best to do something about it.
When friendship is tested
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 4, 2021 - 12:00am
I suppose everyone wants to have friends.
Let’s never say enough
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
If we truly love God and everybody else, with a love that is nothing less than a participation of the love God has for us and as commanded by Christ to us, then we will never say enough in our self-giving.
Making the New Year a good year
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Unfortunately, we are still hearing that this COVID pandemic will still be with us for months and even for years.
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