There's a popular advise going on around the Net. It says we should see only the good in people, never the bad. Then we'll live happily ever after. If this were true, I can't imagine how Jesus had lived. He saw a lot of bad things in Pharisees and law teachers. He called them blind … Continue reading See Only the Good in People? Really?
We miss people when we don't see them quite as often. In my case that used to be true before my FB days. Not anymore. I have friends I don't personally see but also never miss. Neither do I chat with them, though they're my FB friends. But I see their posts almost daily and … Continue reading Real Reason We Miss People
"You think you know everything," my dear wife said when I tried to predict how a TV soap drama would end. And it did so. Exactly, it ended with the antagonist discovering that the guy he wanted to kill was the cousin of the uncle of the aunt of the relative of his bastard brother … Continue reading How Sometimes We Think We Know Everything–When in Fact We Do
More years in school? Really? Is that the solution to the worsening educational crisis in the Philippines? If you'd hear it from "education experts" here, it's the very thing that will end all our educational woes. Just prolong the school years and our kids will come out competitive with their Asian counterparts. We're terribly lagging … Continue reading Educational Trends and Policies that Ruin Our Kids
In my time as teenager and adolescent, discos and dancing parties were the in thing. During summer especially, the youth would cook up evening parties where there'd be lots of dancing and food and lots of good-looking young people. You must be good-looking to be invited to such parties. Omer was never invited. All his … Continue reading The Sociable Who Always Felt Left Out and the Loner Who Never Felt Alone
Jake looked me in the eye like I was to blame for it all and asked: "Why do I get what I never prayed for?" I was caught off guard and was speechless for a moment. No, I think it was a long moment before I managed to say something to him. In fact, I … Continue reading “Why Do I Get What I Never Prayed For?”
Jesus said something that kind of bothered me a bit: "Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father." Nothing happens in this world (fact, in this universe) without his approval, without his own hand in it somewhere, somehow. Nothing. It's like … Continue reading There’s a Problem When You Know Who God Really Is