Ang Kapayapaan ni Kristo 

Lumipas na ang Pasko ngunit di pa rin payapa ang mundo         Ang dalang pag-asa sa kapanganakan ni Kristo ay di pa rin tutoo sa napakaraming tao May digmaan pa rin sa Syria. Inaagaw pa rin lupa sa Palestina. Dinadahas pa rin ang magsasaka at pinagdadamutan ng mga panginoong may lupa Tinatamaan…

Peace and the Kingdom of God

About a year ago, I preached in one of the bigger United Methodist churches in Quezon City. It was on the Beatitudes text which begins with “Blessed are the poor…” The gist of my message was on how Jesus always takes the side of the poor and how the richest in the world must become…

Sa araw ni Bonifacio

Sa araw ng pag-alaala kay Andres Bonifacio Sana maunawaan natin ang diwa ng pagiging rebolusyonaryo Hindi lamang ito pagiging kampeon tulad ni Manny Pacquiao Dahil marami sa mga rebolusyonaryo ay nagbubuwis ng buhay  Hindi rin Ito tadhana na nakalaan para sa mga pinili Ang rebolusyonaryo ay iniluluwal ng kasaysayan at pangaapi Malamang ay saksi siya sa…

Ano ang halaga ng awit kung ang layon ay mapatingin ka lang sa alapaap? Ano ang saysay ng tula kung tahimik ito sa kapayapaan at katarungan ang hanap? Ano ang kahalagahan ng pagtatanghal kung binubura nito ang kasaysayan at panaghoy ng bayan? Ano ang pakinabang sa pagsamba kung sa Diyos lang nagpupuri at hiwalay sa…

Balloons and Girls

I have watched over babies while they sleep and I found myself whispering a prayerIn the peace and fullness of such a moment I am filled with some kind of reverence I have looked into the eyes of the suffering poor who labor but are never filled And I feel the torment in their barren…

I love the Church. It is such a vital part of my life since I was brought into the world. I can even say I was born into the United Methodist Church. Many of my happy and meaningful memories and milestones happened there. Central Church has been my home church since I was ten years…

Of Self-Deception, Justice and National Pride 

I asked my son, Noah, “If you knew that the wealth you have was stolen by your father, would you return it?” He answered, “But if I am poor, I need the money.” His Dad, Norman, said, “It does not matter if you are poor or rich. If the money was stolen, then it should…