Hosea

Come back to me with all your heart, DON'T LET FEAR KEEP US APART. Trees do bend, though straight and tall; so must we to others call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

The wilderness will lead you to your HEART WHERE I WILL SPEAK. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know.

Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

-A song inspired by second chapter of the Old Testament book, Hosea.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The city on a hill

Can darkness penetrate light? Only light can penetrate darkness! But when light is covered by "those" entrusted with it, darkness comes in and evils of all kinds are at play in the dark, for evils are attracted to darkness.

Jesus Christ is "the light of the world" -John 8:12 and has left His Living Presence to the world via consecrated Wafer and Wine in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. 

However, when the Church (say, the local Church) does not exercise its Faith in the Holy Eucharist, the Presence of Jesus-Light is extinguished in that area.

Evils, spiritual, physical and man-made like cataclysms, calamities, so-called "climate change" and "UFOs," terrorism, prostitution, crimes and the likes abound -- even murders in the name of "peace and prosperity."

It is "we" who have invited these evils to come in by our indifference, faithlessness and sacrileges committed against the Holy Eucharist.

So no matter how "we" make noise barrage in the pulpits, if the root cause of the problem were not addressed upon, we just wonder why the perpetrators still linger on in our place of jurisdiction.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Lucia Duhaylungsod

"Loo-chi-yah-doo-hai-loong-sod!" I dreamed I was speaking in tongues. The syllables of the whole piece were indistinct -- except that which was set in the middle. "Luci," in Latin, is "light;" "yah," in Hebrew, "God." "Duhaylungsod," in the vernacular, is "two cities." Thus, Lucia Duhaylungsod means "Divine Light shining forth to the two cities." Where, then, in the world are the "two cities"? In my spirit, I was led to understand these are the Island Garden City of Samal and Davao City which, among others, comprise the Archdiocese of Davao. What does it mean to us? It is an event that is about to happen in the Archdiocese in the days ahead. And it is VERY, VERY GOOD.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A choir of lizards

House lizards do understand the things of the spirit.

Especially, "tongues."

The gift of tongues like speaking, praying, or singing in tongues, is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

I had a mystical experience with lizards during one of the dawn prayers I had back in the nineties.

As a habit, I'd wake up every dawn to pray; and, one particular dawn, I prayed in tongues.

It happened outside the kitchen door of the house.

I was sitting almost in the middle of the stair, myself facing a vacant lot, a swamp of grasses which were surrounded by houses of the neighborhood including the back of the house we were renting.

A young tree was fronting me.

As I began to pray in tongues (a few syllables, at first), a lizard, which was probably on the nearby tree, chirped successively.

In my spirit, I understood it as saying "Amen!" "Amen!" "Amen!" to the meaning of the language I uttered, the language that I knew not.

I continued on with more syllables than the first utterance; and two or three lizards chirped in sequence.

Tongue-prayers, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, went on incessantly for a minute or two in the quiet of the dawn so that a multitude of lizards that seemed to be coming from every house of the neighborhood and outside, far and near, faint and loud, chirped in chorus!