Sunday, April 4, 2010

Resurrection

Happy Easter!

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Earlier today, I attended the Easter Mass. I don’t attend Sunday Mass that often but I always see to it that I join the Easter Eucharistic Celebration. During the homily, the priest raised one question, who among you is afraid of the future? Some raised their hands, some didn’t, including me. Actually I am not really afraid of the future instead I worry more about death.

Just when I am thinking about death, the priest concluded his homily saying, life doesn’t end when you die. You still have another life with God. The concept of resurrection, which I think is the essence of Easter. As a Catholic, I have this belief in mind since childhood and it is not changing until this very moment. I am not really familiar with the practices of other religion but I still believe do they celebrate Easter too. I may be wrong though. :-)

awareness of faith
with or without religion
a life-taught knowledge

When I was in high school, I was a catechist to kids. I serve as a mentor to them basing on what I have since living this life. Experience is a great mentor and it will continue to be one as long as I keep on breathing. I am honest enough to admit that I am not spiritually mature but I think I did a good job in teaching these kids about religion.

And maybe these kids, if we meet in the future, can teach me too about life, religion and faith.

/totomai
04/04/10

18 comments:

  1. nice one mai...nakalimutan m lng isama ung ibang part ng homily..wakeke...anyway, it's still the faith that matters-suzie

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  2. Happy Easter. Years ago, we used to do the full Catholic Church thing Good Friday - Easter Monday - and more...
    In Thai - you might know - Buddhists don't have Easter but they do have Lent, quite unlke the Lent we know.
    In 2 weeks it will be Songkhran - you must remember that!

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  3. SUzie, yun na lahat ang homily uy haha

    @Stan, yes my friend reminded me again of Songkran. Hope I can have a holiday and will return to Thailand again

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  4. agree ako kay first anonymous haha.."those who rarely go to church"..ahihi..congrats na touch ka s homily..dati kc tulog ka bwahaha...-sheila

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  5. mga adik kayo lang kaya ang tulog "Ang tanging alay ko sa iyo aking Ama" bwahaha

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  6. Exactly. Beautifully so. Wonderful poem. Happy Easter.

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  7. Happy Easter to you too Sandy

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  8. Happy Easter :)

    wonderfully written and expressed

    Merciless Mentor

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  9. Thanks AA, happy easter to you too :-)

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  10. What a wise post -- Happy Easter to you, and I agree, experience is a great mentor.

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  11. Someone who fancies himself occasionally wise once said:
    "dharm aur vishwas do bahut alag bat hain| Aur ek dusre zaroor nahin|"
    (Religion and faith are two very different matters. And one does not require the other.")

    Your poem (as I read it anyway) echoes that sentiment. Well turned sir. Well turned indeed.

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  12. Nice - I think we are always mentoring and being mentored. There's much to learn and teach.

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  13. Truly being cognizant of your faith!

    I am a Baptist and so we don't celebrate anything like what Catholics do...but religion is not an issue here!

    I appreciate you sharing the message!

    Magandang umaga Kabayan!

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  14. Thanks Thomma, TW, Kabayan and Mojo. Happy Easter to each one of you

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  15. parehas pala tayong me magandang easter sunday mass

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  16. wonderful poem
    life teaches us
    many things

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