What is our real treasure?

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June 14, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala We need to be clear about what our real treasure is. It’s God. It’s when we achieve the fullness of our humanity. And that can only happen when we ultimately become God’s image and likeness, which is how God wants us to be. Thus, in the Gospel of St. Matthew, we …

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God’s mysterious providence

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June 12, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala It’s interesting to note that, as the Gospel of St. Matthew narrates, Christ somehow had to make some drastic changes in his plans when he learned that John the Baptist was imprisoned. (cfr. Matthew 4:17-23) He left Nazareth and withdrew to Galilee to live in Capernaum. And yet such change of …

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The pursuit for truth

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June 10, 2024

By Fr. Roy Cimagala We have to realize that the pursuit for truth is a very tricky one. To be sure, truth is not just a matter of citing facts and data. Though these are important and even indispensable, they are useless unless they are animated by the true spirit of truth. We need to be …

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We need to be ‘salted with fire’

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June 7, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala Those are very intriguing words of Christ found in the Gospel of St. Mark. “Everyone will be salted with fire,” he said. “Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavour? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.” (Mark 9:49-50) …

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Setting our heart right

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June 5, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala How important to really set our heart right! And that’s because the heart in the end is where the true condition of our life can be found. Are we good or not so good? Are we properly focused or are we already going astray? These questions can be answered if we …

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Gradual ways of God

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June 3, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala It’s interesting to note that while most miracles performed by Christ had instant effects, there was at least one miracle that took time and stages before the final effect took place. This was when a blind man was brought to him, begging for a cure. (cfr. Mark 8:22-26) As the gospel …

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The real righteousness

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May 29, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala “Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:20) With these words, Christ is telling us how our righteousness should be. And that is we have to have the righteousness that truly comes from God. It should not be …

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