Saturday, April 30, 2011

Random Thoughts On A 30th

So, we're on the thirtieth.

And the only regret I have today is that I missed the pranks at the first.

Really, I cannot believe that a month has been over. Probably I am still on cloud nine? Well I guess I am. Things are getting better. Inspirations are finally being realized. Praise God, at last.. at last.

And what do I feel about that? I might be on a "cloud nine" but that doesn't mean I am levitating right now nor am I palpitating out of joy. But I have to admit I almost got a fever yesterday when I received a big news (no, not the royal wedding). What I am feeling right now is a kind of joy that is simple. I would like to worry about the simplicity, but I can't. This joy is too simple to be doubted.

(sips some coffee)

Well it is getting real hot here in the Philippines, and yet I am having my cup of hot coffee. But, just a while ago, it rained a little. Now it's getting warm again. 

(I've finished my coffee)

I do not have anymore thoughts for now. My brain stopped working (oh!).

Here's a big prayer for you:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

On Satan's Ways

Satan has a thousand ways of attacking our souls. He has a thousand ways of discouraging us, a thousand ways of telling lies that we may live in sin and despair. He wants to bring us down with him (how terrible!). He wants us to say no to God. He doesn't want us to imitate Jesus. He doesn't want us to adore the Holy Trinity.

It is always easy to fall down from the mountain than to climb, isn't it? Falling down requires no effort; you just let yourself be pulled by gravity, while climbing up requires a lot of strength. Satan is aware of this, and so we must be. We must learn to fight his lies and deceptions. We must learn to counter his attacks.

Yes we will be on a battle against him. Jesus will be with us. Saint Michael will fight with us. The Saints and all the angels will be with us. Although the battle would be very exhausting, we must not be discouraged. We must continue to fight the good fight.

The Rosary would be our weapon. It's our sword. We must learn to pray the rosary devoutly. We must become good swordsmen.

Satan would remind us of our exhaustion and tell us to give up and rest. Shall we listen to his voice? Never! If fighting him means no rest, then let it be. We must be assured, however, that in heaven, we would be in eternal rest.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come.
'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.

"My grace is sufficient for thee."
2 Corinthians 12:9

I am Back!

After 21 days, I am back, spiritually refreshed, renewed and excited!

Naga is a very nice place. I was able to visit the Penafrancia Basilica.

And the Naga Cathedral is a very beautiful place. Very neat and orderly.

I was able to visit too the parish church of San Francisco and the old shrine of Our Lady of Penafrancia.

From Batangas, to Bicol, to Bulacan.

I just came home from my 4 day Ignatian retreat and it is very powerful. Before going to retreat place, our vehicle's battery got broken (or ran out of charge... I don't know) then another vehicle bumped into our van. Obviously the enemy was trying to stop us from going to the Ignatian exercises. I think he is fuming in anger because all of us are renewed.

So I didn't notice that we're on the last week of April. I just cannot believe it's already May next week. It's starting to get warmer in my place, but compared to the places I've went to, it is cooler here.

See you later!

(Can't stop listening to this song)