Papa John

I was elected as a youth Leader in the community way back in the 80’s. One speaker told us to build a legacy, a good name that will make your children be proud of you. As years went by, I became aware of the meaning of my existence. I am here to serve the community and my country. To be an agent of change, be an inspiration of the youth and lastly to work to protect and conserved Nature which became one of my Advocacy. John4Nature. Magkapit Kamay para sa Kalikasan. Let Us Join Our Hands for Nature.   Service is a part of my life and been enjoying to be in a community. In 2000 I left the philipines and migrated to the United States. This is a new world for me and there is something I am thankfu for, it gave me more time for my family. Let us all treasure the quality time for the family. Life is different here in America it is a unending work. So greatful that I am part of couples for Christ with my family knowing in any time I will be called by the Lord, there is somebody that they can hold on. The greatest Father in this world. Our Father in heaven, He is the reason for Living. To know Him, Love Him and to serve HIm. salute all father’s they deserved to be honored, it is my prayer may they continue to be the priest of their families. 

Confession

It amazes me to see families go to confession. There were about 50 because there are parents, siblings and children getting in line. Reflecting on this. Maybe we need to do the same, next time we go together as a family so that each one of us will experience peace and happiness within. It is a good way to receive grace from our Lord. When was the last time you went to confession. It’s about time. It’s hard but fulfilling. Posted a lot of pictures of my past. It’s about helping the youth, doing something about the community and the environment. Life is not just about helping and doing good. We are all called to evangelized. It should start from us. God is alive and he talks us in a lot of ways. A lot of people knows when they listen. It start in our hearts.

Growing our Kids with Christ.

My daughter attended a retreat this weekend that made me so happy.  This time as one of the servants youth volunteer catechist that helped this year’s confirmation class at St. Catherine. Indeed, my baby has grown up with a life with Jesus in her heart. It humbles me.  For me that would be one of an achievement that any parent should have.  Bringing their children to God. To know Him, Love Him and to serve Him.  Children are such hope and gift to the world.

As she grew up, she always prayed and knowing that, makes me feel so blessed. Believing that in any time She has God to lean on in all her trials, failings, and success. I just wish she would continue to be responsible as she is. She told me last night after the weekly confirmation meeting  that when parents go home from work so tire, we rest. In her case, after school, she play her sports, she have this,  then still have to do some homework.  She was not complaining. Maybe she was just wondering how she has been able to do this all this time.  In silence, only with Jesus who comforts her.

She has her own world. I cannot push something that I wanted all the time. She has her ways.  Just happy she choose Jesus as one of her priorities.

There are lot of avenue for our children to grow spiritually, Christian Youth Ministry in our parishes, we have Youth for Christ and  Kids for Christ Ministry in our Couples for Christ Ministry.

Start  them young. This opportunity should open up starting from uszgui5eii5om7u5u7c5aiagmeobxbhszj.

Parents.  Let us give some rest in the arms of Jesus. Our greatest Achievement is living ourselves as a better parent, better husband and wife. We can’t really do this without God in the center of everything.

War or peace.

Ewan ko bakit tayong Filipino ay dapat magpatayan dahil sa ating iba’t ibang paniniwala. Ideological, kaisipan o relihiyon. Can we embrace oneness for our love to our country. We have seen what is happening in Iraq. They are killing each other because of Isis. With the recent encounter between PNP SAF officers and men with our muslim brothers. It just bleed my heart so with the families of those wounded and killed on both sides. When will this end the Ambush, retaliation, evacuation, bombing, kidnapping, murder. mass murder. We need to deeply reflect on what we want. War or peace. Wanting to inflict pain among our brother filipinos. What does our school need to teach us. That we should love one another. What does our church, our leaders, our priest our muslim elders must teach our youth. Love one another. What happen in Zamboanga can happen again elsewhere. Until now people there are suffering. Christian and Muslim alike. Are there winners in this war. Yes the maker of our weapons. The leaders on both sides who get support monetarily to wage this war. Who are the losers. Those children who lost their father, mother, brother and other members of the family. They will never be complete. Looking at the profile of our Muslim youth fighters. They are the same Juan de la cruz who go to school and colleges. They have their dream to raise their own families. They have their own babies. Girlfriends and families. I saw their arms. On my, it’s different, more powerful than what our SAF have. What do they have in their fight. The Koran. This is a reality. We have an extremist jihad that is a killing machine. Win them back or loose our country. That should be the mindset of each one in the peace process panel. If we continue to allow the extremist to thrive in our communities we need to think again. This will not work. To end this war. We need to embrace political, ideological and spiritual oneness. We need to change our mindset on what we see among our Filipino brothers. Who are the enemies. Sila bang katulad mo Juan de la cruz, mga classmates mo. Kapitbahay mo na may ibang relihiyon at paniniwala o kaya ang pamahalaan at ang sambayan na dyan kadamay natin pag may kalamidad. You are in you own community, you work, you go to school like every other kids. That is freedom. kalaban mo ay ang sarile mo na nagsasabing ako ay Tama. Tamang pumatay sa ating kapwang filipino. Learn from the experience in Syria, Iraq, their land is full of blood. Have mercy on them. As what the Pope said let us pray for one another. Be an instrument of peace

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Doing Good

Let's Join Our Hands for Nature

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How could you give something what you do not have. This is very important in getting your self involve in a cause of sharing yourself to others. By saying I am. It is a answering to the call of the Lord. You are blessed in your heart.

heart

Generosity, compassion, sacrifice and love are all rooted in a pure heart. Let us all work taking off the pains, the hurts, anger that is still within us. it may be hard, but then we should pray harder to seek inner peace by praying for forgiveness  and for healing. It is without saying if truly wants to have a good relationship with our husband or wife, friends, family and neighbors  it should start from us. investing Love in our hearts. Pure heart.  Putting Jesus in our hearts.  Knowing Him and sharing His goodness to others.

Early this year, I found a post that is very inspiring it says,  write your blessing in…

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Doing Good

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How could you give something what you do not have. This is very important in getting your self involve in a cause of sharing yourself to others. By saying I am. It is a answering to the call of the Lord. You are blessed in your heart.

heart

Generosity, compassion, sacrifice and love are all rooted in a pure heart. How could we love at the same time hate. Let us all work taking off the pains, the hurts, anger that is still within us. it may be hard, but then we should pray harder to seek inner peace by praying for forgiveness  and for healing. How could we pray for others when we don’t pray at all.  It is without saying if truly wants to have a good relationship with our husband or wife, friends, family and neighbors  it should start from us. investing Love in our hearts. Pure heart.  Putting Jesus in our hearts.  Knowing Him and sharing His goodness to others.

FROM THE BOOK COMMUNION OF SAINTS. To be human is to hear God’s call in the depths of our being in what scripture calls our Heart.  He call us in a vocation to cooperate more progressively by the power of HIs Son and the Holy Spirit . For anyone who has Christ, there is a new creation, the Old one has gone and now the new one is here.  Its all in Gods  works. As we Love one another, Christ is more completely being risen in power and glory.

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Early this year, I found a post that is very inspiring it says,  write your blessing in a small paper and put it all together in a jar and at the end of the years reflect on it and be thankful for all of your blessing.

Doing good is something we need to do everyday. Its a healthy way of life. With almost the same concept, I started to write note of the things I did good for others in my phone calendar, Its so rewarding.  As time goes by it will be part of your being.  I don’t need to write it anymore.  The RULES OF DOING GOOD.

St Vincent Charismatic Community.,

Just happy to have joined St Vincent Charismatic community. They are my answered prayer. Five years after migrating to the US in year 2000 . I prayed hard to God asking Him to give me a community to served. One day as I look around to buy some plants for my garden I stop by at a garage sale and as I walk around two ladies were talking about Santo Nino. It really caught my attention as Santo Nino has been close to my heart. As They talk about it i inquired about their program, little did I Know that they are the head servant leaders of the St Vincent Charismatic Community Sister Virgie and Sister Frances. They invited me to their group and the rest is History.

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. They had helped me in my journey.

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. If other would say they have no time for this nor too tired to join prayer meetings. Meet our active member Sister Gloria. Still doing her part to serve the Lord. I seldom attend their meeting every Tuesday due to my work but has taking time to support their Programs. Yes God is good and He answers prayers.

2015/01/img_3433.jpg. Salamat Po Mahal nA Santo Nino.