A reflection contributed by Emma Bridger of the United Society Partners in the Gospel – USPG in London, United Kingdom. She recently visited Philippines including the lumad communities in Mindanao particularly in Barangay Saad, Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur.
Suddenly, we are saddened by COVID-19 and realized that we still have so much to revolutionize.
February 9, 2020, Fifth Sunday of the Epiphany. A reflection about Matthew 5:13-20. “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (v13) “For centuries since the advent of Jesus, […]
Posting and sharing this presentation of the Philippine reality on Human Rights Situation taken from a document of the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines – ECUVOICE and the Philippine Universal Periodic Review Watch – UPRWatch. Very recently, January 28, 2020, another lawyer, Carlos M. Anselmo, is killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen […]
February 2, 2020, Fourth Sunday of Epiphany. A reflection on Matthew 5:1-12. “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.” (5:11) Have you ever thought why church people even if attacked and persecuted are still standing firm on their ground and […]
A short essay written and submitted in the year 2009 when I intended to be part of the list of candidates for the Episcopate to the National Search Committee. Introduction: Pastoring the flock is a very vital task in the Church but is mostly unattended to by our pastors, as our experience tells us. The […]
January 26, 2020, Third Sunday of Epiphany. A reflection on Matthew 4:12-23. “Immediately they left their nets, their boat and their father, and followed him.” (v20&22) How immediate was immediately? Brothers Simon and Andrew, James and John immediately left and followed Jesus. Why could this be? Can there be urgency? In her writing Fishing Economy […]
I was not there when you were born For I was away for a Church mission But I was connected with your mom by phone Today, I am again away and we’re only connected by phone Yes, I am away but connected, not alone I was not there when you were born For I was […]
January 19, 2020, Second Sunday of Epiphany. A reflection on John 1:29-42. “The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.” (v37) It is the second Sunday of the Epiphany and we are still discussing and reflecting on things about the introductions and proofs that Jesus who was born in the manger on […]
Let us pray… Dear Lord, We know that volcanic eruptions like that of Taal in the Philippines are neither man-made nor Your will but nature’s. But we know also that even if the natural calamities like this affects everyone nearby, the poor people are the most vulnerable and at the end suffers more than the […]