Browsing All posts tagged under »love«

True love is 3-way

June 3, 2012


What is love? God is love (1 Jn 4: 8). And who is God? God is the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit — a Trinity that shows love is neither one-way nor two-way, but always three-way. We celebrate this dogma of the Triune God today, Trinity Sunday, as the central mystery of […]

Do we love anyone or anything, and why?

May 30, 2011


To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all […]

Because love is more than a feeling

February 14, 2011


Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what […]

Faith that’s not ‘user-friendly’

December 3, 2010


“Pagkabighani” (A prayer of St. Francis Xavier, the Jesuit co-founder and missionary whose feast we celebrate today, as translated by Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ) Hindi sa langit Mong pangako sa akin Ako naaakit na Kita’y mahalin, At hindi sa apoy–kahit anong lagim– Ako mapipilit nginig Kang sambahin. Naaakit ako na Ika’y mamalas Nakapako sa krus, hinahamak-hamak. […]

The book that I often cannot stand

September 5, 2010


Whenever I scan my book shelves, I often try to play blind to that book on the quotes of Mother Teresa. The book disturbs me. Mother Teresa’s words and deeds are radical examples of self-denial, love for God and solidarity with the poor, which are so difficult to reason against because she was, after all, […]