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A gift from our Mother of Guadalupe for beaten Mexico. (Spanish) Regalo de la Guadalupana para nuestro México golpeado.

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No podría llegar en un momento más acertado este regalo de nuestra Madre a nuestro país que se encuentra más dividido que nunca. AdEmás de estar sitiado por los delincuentes y mafias que cobran vidas por doquier con una impunidad que alarma.
Hermano contra hermano en el camino que debe de seguir nuestro país para conseguir la paz y el desarrollo para todos.
Hermano que abusa del prójimo sin miramiento...

Y el mejor remedio lo viene a proponer y regalar María de Guadalupe que ha hecho suya esta Tierra desde que se apareció en 1531: la conversión de cada corazón a través del perdón de Dios.

Con ocasión de los 125 años de la coronación de nuetra Madre de Guadalupe, el Papa Francisco ha otorgado un Año Jubilar e Indulgencia Plenaria de perdón y conversión para la nación mexicana.

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Tired of the Lies? Seek Truthfulness!

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Anyone who knows me well, knows never to lie to me. When someone lies, and the truth comes out, trust is broken; sometimes irreparably so. For me, I cannot trust someone who I know is a liar. Habitual liars are the worst. I think they get to a point where they cannot discern Truth if they tried. Yet, these folks exist, and we must deal with them. It’s because of the habitual lies, that we must question everything that comes out of their mouths to discern objective truth. We must seek truthfulness. Since President Trump took office, he has told more than 12,000 documented lies! That’s more than 12 documented lies, per day, on average! Now, that’s a habitual liar. I do not trust him. His perpetual violation of the Eighth Commandment is something to be concerned about regarding our very safety, as his lies impact national security. His lies exhaust me; for every lie told, requires us to seek the objective truth to counter each lie.  I’m tired of the lies. Seek Truthfulness Living a life …

Pardon Me

I was reading about the pardoning of the sinful woman (Luke 7:36 +) recently. 
Are you familiar with it?
This story attributed to Jesus is so applicable to us today. Jesus describes a situation where there are two people who were in debt; one owed $500 and the other $50. The creditor to whom they were indebted forgave both of their debts; then Jesus asked Simon a question:
“Which of them will love him [the creditor] more?”Meaning, “Which will be most grateful?” 
Simon responds, “The one, I suppose, whose larger debt was forgiven” and Jesus tells him, “You have judged rightly.”
How is this story meaningful for us today?
Well, don’t think of it as a story about paying a financial debt, but a story that refers to the degree of gratitude one has for a kindness extended.
In our case, in particular, it raises the question, “How grateful am I that Jesus died so that my sins can be forgiven?”
If you do not realize that you sin, it is very likely that you are not especially grateful, but if y…

'You cannot serve God and wealth.’ Sunday Reflections, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vermeer [Web Gallery of Art]

Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelLuke 16:1-13 [or 16:10-13] (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to the disciples, [‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, “What is this that I hear about you? Give me an account of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.” Then the manager said to himself, “What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.” So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, “How much do you owe my m…

Living without Regret and Guilt

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your warm comments, expressions of love, and condolences on the passing of our mom. Our whole family was really lifted up this weekend by your prayers, support and visits. 
Don’t ever think the online condolences just disappear and nobody reads them, because we do. They are very comforting.
I have a few takeaways that I would like to share with you, as I try to get back into my writing.
One day I was sitting with my mom at the nursing home and the head of dietary was standing there talking to us about her mom who had passed years before. She said she still thinks, “I have to tell my mom . . .” until she remembers she is gone.
Moms are carried in our hearts and minds forever. It is good for us to continue conversing with them. I’ve already started talking to my mom, and I am really comforted when I do.
I know we often apply sainthood to those who have passed, but something I have come to realize is how truly selfless my mom was.What …

When Life Seems Unjust, Seek Justice

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I don’t know about you, but I think there is a lot of injustices occurring these days. Of the many concerns impacting our society, we must seek justice regarding: AbortionGovernment corruptionRacial profilingUnchecked prejudices against the vulnerableDestruction of environmental protectionsDisregard for the rule of law I’m sure that you could add many line items to this list. The onslaught of these affronts against justice can seem overwhelming for anyone. Therefore, what can we do about it? How can any one of us seek justice in an unjust society? How I Seek Justice It’s just little old me. I’m just one person. Yet, I can have some impact, and you can as well. Perhaps you might want to join me. I seek justice, and by that, I mean God’s Justice, by reciting the Divine Mercy Chapletdaily. This is a powerful prayer asking for God’s mercy and forgiveness (for all the injustices caused by man). With my daily intention, I seek the revelation of God’s truth and justice, and that, we, as a soc…

Magical Mexico deserves our daily efforts. (Spanish) México mágico merece nuestro esfuerzo diario.

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México tiene magia. México es un país maravilloso dotado de una gran variedad de climas, de frutos, de policromada e increíble artesanía con el sello característico de sus regions. De lugares de ensueño con playas de blanca o dorada arena únicas en el mundo, con impresionables desiertos, con las dos Sierras Madres que lo atraviesan como gigantescas murallas, con volcanes de nieves eternas y que en su deshielo forman caudalosos ríos. Litorales de mares azules y temperaturas deliciosas, un Golfo en el Océano Atlántico con puertos importantes que dan entrada y salida a grandes barcos que llegan o van a distantes partes del mundo. Y playas idílicas. El moderno y visitado Cancún y como el ya universalmente conocido y bello Acapulco en el Océano Pacifico.

   Petróleo, ciudades modernas con fuerte industria, templos con altares de retablos admirables verdaderas glorias del barroco y del churrigueresco, casonas blasonadas, pueblos con callejas llenas de leyendas, hermosas bugambilias, jacarand…

Receiving Jesus

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Only the Foolish Never Seek Wisdom

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I would like to think that I am not foolish, as I consistently seek Wisdom from on High. For it is with Wisdom that my path is lit and my journey toward God is set. Wisdom speaks: So now, O children, listen to me; instruction and wisdom do not reject! Happy the man who obeys me, and happy those who keep my ways. Happy the man watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts; For he who finds me finds life and wins favor from the Lord; But he who misses me harms himself; All who hate me love death (Wisdom 8:32-36). I welcome God’s guidance, and I feel called to obey Him. I consistently seek to know God’s Will for me, and when I discern it, I feel joy. How is it for you? Do you seek wisdom from on High, or do you try to go it alone? Those who think they can get though life all on their own, without the guidance and assistance of God, live a fool’s life. Seek Wisdom Whenever I need to make a big decision, I seek God’s Wisdom, as He knows what is best for me in accordance with His plan …

'This brother of yours was dead and has come to life.' Sunday Reflections, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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The Return of the Prodigal Son, Rembrandt [Web Gallery of Art]
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)
GospelLuke 15:1-32 [or 15:1-10] (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he told them this parable: ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbours, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinne…