I was waiting for my friend at a mall food court when my attention wandered again and again to a table next to mine wherein a family of 5 while having their dinner and nibbling food were preoccupied spending time with their individual technological gadgets (pardon for my kibitzing!). The couple (husband and wife) were busy with their cellphones while the 3 kids were likewise engrossed with their tech devices. The father was talking to someone over the phone, the wife was like enjoying watching something at her phone as she was smiling to herself while the kids were playing … Continue reading Eucharist And Family: The Real Deals!
For us Christians, Lent is the time of being quiet and reflective, stepping away from the “world’” to focus on the commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. It is during this season that we are encouraged to undertake small or big gesture of sacrifice (prayer, self-denial, service, etc.) which will hopefully lead us closer to God. It is also the season of the year where we prepare for Easter time….more joyful, more generous and encouraging! Regardless of how we formulate our Lenten discipline (or even if you don’t), I hope that it will help us turn towards … Continue reading My Useful Tips Holy Week Reflection
In certain places, the celebration of Holy Week is not strictly observed unless you are situated in a predominant catholic country. If you are a Christian, a Catholic for that matter, residing in a country such as the United States where Holy Week is not considered as an important non-working official holiday, there is a need to plan ahead on how to make the Holy Week a meaningful one, especially if with working engagements to attend to. U.S. employers typically would want minimum notice for vacation leave applications, otherwise, you may end up opting for a “sick call” or not … Continue reading How Can Working People Make Their Holy Week Holy: Tips and Thoughts
In observance of the Holy Week, myusefultips.com shall be giving you some personal reflections about this season. For us Christians, we have learned that Lent is the perfect time for being quiet, reflective, to be sorry for our sins, and meditate on the passion and death of Jesus Christ. We likewise undertake certain things such as praying and doing acts of mercy and love. However, do we know that Lent is the season of the year where we prepare for Easter time as well? Lent signifies the freshness of new life — we could be transformed … Continue reading A Moment of Reflection
Today is the culmination of the “Year for Priests” which is a once in a lifetime, one year of celebration. It started last June 2009 and was concluded with a gathering of priests in Rome. It is a one year privilege for the priests to rejoice in the Sacrament of Holy Orders and their affirmation to commit their lives to God and the Church thru the said Sacrament. It is also an opportunity for all Christians, particularly the Catholic congregation, to show their gratefulness thru sharing and prayers, and to affirm their love and support for their priests. Briefly, the … Continue reading Year for Priests – “Faithfulness of Christ, faithfulness of priests” – Tips and Thoughts