You might be able to think that it is impossible for all Christians to be united in faith. That is not the way Christian thinks. You are considering yourself as a non-Christian. How it is possible for all Christians to be united in One Faith? The formula is simple. We participate and be in communion to the One Body of Christ. Christ himself prayed for this unity.
"They are not of the world, as I also am not of the world. Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me; That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou hast given me, I have given to them; that they may be one, as we also are one. (St. John 17:16-22)"
Interestingly, even during the time of the apostles, Saint Paul’s appealed to the Corinthians to preserve unity in the church.
Ang salitang penitensya ay galing sa salitang Spanish na ‘penitencia’. Sa Latin, ang tawag ay ‘poenitentia’. Ang tawag sa English naman ay ‘Penance’. Ito ay nangangahulugang ‘pagsisisi’. Saan nga ba galing ito at kapag narinig natin ang salitang penitensya ay naiisip natin yung mga nananakit ng sarili sa panahon ng Kwaresma.
I was at the Finance Department giving instructions to a user when I overheard a group behind me discussing about vegetarianism. The topic seems be rooted from a religious observation as believed by some while the others argue that it is just a plain health issue. Being a vegetation once (for a year), I jumped into the discussion and defended a lone vegan who happened to be a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Nakatuwang maglaro ng ‘relay’ games lalo na kapag may party. Iba ibang klase ng laro kada party pero madalas pare-preho lang ang tema at objective: Kung sinong pinaka mabilis na matapos sa relay, siya ang panalo.
Our busy days as a family can dull our senses. But God is present in every moment, and Lent can be the time to sharpen your awareness, through prayer, fasting and giving to others. Here are 40 personal invitations to awake to the mystery of God's love and presence in your life as a family this Lent.
I was in the wake of my friend Chona Dionisio who died after a 5 long years of fighting cancer last Jan 6, 2014. At 44, I barely saw her during the last 4 weeks of her life. I still remember Choleng (I used to call her) as a bubbly, energetic and a passionate woman in everything she does either at the workplace or at any private gatherings. Aside from the fact that I never looked at her or anyone who departed in their casket, I would prefer to write them in my memory as alive not dead. It is not that I am afraid of the dead but it feels good to reminisce in their happy moments.
Whenever you attend a bible study, watch a preaching session on television or hear a Christian evangelization program on radio, there is always references from the bible to support and validate what they are saying is true. In fact all the preachers, pastors and priests believe in full conviction and in their truest faith, agree that all written in the bible are true. However, notice that they do not agree with each other's own interpretation and yet pointing to the same verse of the sacred text.