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lastly, he appeared to me…

Without revelation, without God revealing himself to humankind in many ways: nature, literature and human experiences, we cannot talk about religions of Judaism and Christianity. Revelation is the first fact. This maybe the reason why we make our way to the church daily obviously because somewhere, somehow, God had shown himself to us. As a result of that religious experience, our lives were never the same again. They have been changed due to the power of the word. It doesn’t only feel good. God’s presence transforms. Daily Mass saves. I don’t know about you but until now, getting up from the solitary confines of my room and leaving my cozy bed at 5am entails a huge amount of sacrifice. I will not do it under normal circumtances knowing that my body needs rest. If ever I do, it’s faith. To say Mass is never a daily obligation to fulfill but a great opportunity to claim my identity again and thereby, deepen life’s perception. In today’s reading, Paul highlights the fact that he wouldn’t be able to do extraordinary things and labor so hard without God’s grace, which is beyond reasonable explanation. Amen. 

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A Filipino Catholic Priest, born and raised in Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines, ordained for the Diocese of Tucson, AZ, eleven years in ministry and counting, Pastor of St. Christopher Catholic Parish, Marana, AZ.

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