Little Ponderings

Lectio, life, and thoughts that come to my mind.

Watching John Wick before Holy Week

After years of “exile” from the cinema, I got to watch in a movie house again thanks to some generous friends ;). I wouldn’t have guessed the first film I’d see would be John Wick 4 as I’m not fond… Continue Reading →

Lenten Fast and Jeepney Rides

I discovered something I could fast from this Lent: Maxim rides. The dawn of habal-habal apps has truly been one of the better things that happened to commuters like me. Motorbikes may be a traffic soar but to ordinary citizens… Continue Reading →

Waiting II

I wonder if we truly know the taste of such a mystery as waiting. Often, waiting is only thought as idle inaction and the world never does that. We often pass the time from one minute to another with much… Continue Reading →

Season of Darkness

There are different seasons of life. We may be in a season of beginnings or challenges or transitions. And sometimes we are in the season of darkness. It is a period of time that is not at all easy to… Continue Reading →


Nothing like the Parables of the Seed (and the Trees and the Fields), usher me into Ordinary Time! With its agricultural mood, I can almost see the vastness of foliage, smell the freshness of the grass, and feel the simplicity… Continue Reading →


Are we not constantly in the disposition of waiting? During the course of a day, waiting for the water to boil, waiting for people’s replies, waiting for a ride. In a lifetime, waiting to begin, waiting to figure out things,… Continue Reading →

Your Hand in Mine

I had a little retreat, the Ignatian way, that finished yesterday, and I am delightfully surprised how beautiful it was for something so short. I even received a precious gift from the Father with this verse, “Though the mountains leave… Continue Reading →

The Heroism of Men

“Joseph, her husband, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly.” – Mt. 1, 19 A man’s heart has an immense capacity to love, manifested in his strength, courage, and… Continue Reading →

The Glory of all His Faithful

Reflection on Today’s Scripture Readings Our Father displays His great love for us so plainly in the readings of today. In the Gospel (Lk 6, 12-19), He calls each of the apostles by name. The Father knows us so personally… Continue Reading →

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