Orchestrating the different gifts

Posted by watchmen
May 12, 2021
Posted in OPINION

While each gift and charism has its distinctive character and purpose, and those involved with it should be faithful to it, it has to be understood also that no gift and charism can stand on its own alone. It has to refer itself to the hierarchy of the Church and to the other gifts and …

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Death by COVID-19

Posted by watchmen
May 12, 2021
Posted in OPINION

That news was really heartbreaking but I was not surprised. Many of our relatives, friends, partners, clients and colleagues have passed on because of COVID. These deaths are really getting close to home and we are very lucky we are alive! As much as one might be prepared for the death of a dear friend …

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When it’s easier to get children to do homework

Posted by watchmen
May 11, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Most of the parents (78 percent) in the survey confess that their child’s oral health isn’t as good as it could be, with 64 percent disclosing that their child currently has oral health issues, including cavities (31 percent). So you think getting children to do their homework is difficult? Try getting them to brush their …

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Reaching out

Posted by watchmen
May 11, 2021
Posted in OPINION

We should try our best to adapt this same attitude of Christ. Like him we should be willing to make sacrifices just to reach out to those who are lost. We should not be afraid to get dirty, and more importantly, we should find new ways to be able to reach out to them. If …

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No credible explanation

Posted by watchmen
May 10, 2021
Posted in OPINION

“Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.” – Eugene Ionesco Unless they can provide a clear and logical excuse, Ilonggos will continue to demand for a no-holds-barred and truthful explanation from minions of the Duterte administration why the $1-billion Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge project bursted like bubbles in the blink …

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Little Society of Motherhood

Posted by watchmen
May 10, 2021
Posted in OPINION

In this ever-changing world, there is no other arm ever open to welcome us back than our mothers. From the first day of our lives until we weave our thread of experiences in this world, they had been with us, and for always. They infuse the kind of richness and immeasurable treasure in our lives …

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NEDA: ‘Walang kadala-dala’ sa COVID-19 restrictions

Posted by watchmen
May 8, 2021
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “…Huwag kayong makiayon sa takbo ng mundong ito. Sa halip, hayaan ninyong baguhin ng Diyos ang inyong pag-iisip upang maunawaan ninyo ang kanyang kalooban. Sa gayon, magagawa ninyo kung ano ang mabuti, kalugud-lugod at ganap na kalooban ng Diyos…” (Roma 12:2, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).  *** NEDA ‘WALANG KADALA-DALA’ SA PANUKALA NITONG …

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We live in an imperfect world

Posted by watchmen
May 8, 2021
Posted in OPINION

This should be no surprise to us, no breaking news. We just have to acknowledge this very obvious fact and avoid falling into two extremes. One is that of perfectionism, when we think everything will just be rigidly perfect, and anything that stains and distorts it should be rejected at all costs. The other is …

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Blame sugar, not coffee

Posted by watchmen
May 5, 2021
Posted in OPINION

On the upside, the polyphenols in coffee make the teeth strong by reducing the acid and plaque output of oral bacteria. Better yet, omitting the sugar, creamer or extra pumps of syrup prevents bacterial formation and decay. While we are in the subject of imbibing, it’s been said that Filipinos drink a lot of coffee. …

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God and truthfulness

Posted by watchmen
May 5, 2021
Posted in OPINION

Charity may make truth appear as going against reason, common sense, the evidence of facts and data, but that should be expected. There is a certain madness in charity because charity involves not only natural things, but also spiritual and supernatural realities that can overwhelm our human ways of understanding things. Once again we need …

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