What is the purpose of suffering?

2017 ended on a high. We attended Christmas Eve mass with friends (our first family mass where children enacted the Nativity scene). On Christmas day, we partied with close friends. Soon after, my sister and niece visited and it is always a blessing to have family over :’). On New Year’s Eve, my friends threw…

Suffering well

I have a goddaughter who has a limited lifespan and I recently learned that a relative has Stage 4 cancer. To the world, it seems that any suffering is a tragedy and such news would be met with pity and horror. Without downplaying the gravity of such life situations, I would like to add that…

Discernment to be a priest

Takeaways from a farewell dinner with a dear friend who is completing his Ph.D. and embarking on priesthood: (1) the importance of a Marian devotion as a way to Jesus; (2) when you ask God for direction, He’ll give you clear signals but you must exercise fortitude to follow His will; (3) fast when discerning…

Why we should aim for perfection

Perfectionism… appears to be a negative thing in general. But in Christianity, we are called to be perfect and strive towards sainthood.