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Pursuing Your Destiny

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During my childhood days, I disliked Lenten season because radio and TV stations were off the air (no cable yet during the 70’s) and food is limited to veggies and fish. Likewise, I was taught that holy week (1) is a time to be sad (at least in Manila), the elders then are singing the passion in a sad tune. (2) I was also told to “be careful” because God is “dead” (as if all forces of hell is turned loose during those days). And (3) People should act holy. I thought, people have the rest of the year to live like the devil. I even remember asking my mother, ‘why is God dying every year?’

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April 4th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

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Vacation Pilgrimage

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I heard recently on a Christian radio station somebody talking about turning a vacation into a pilgrimage or a sabbath time, an opportunity to get closer to God. The speaker said that there is no word in ancient languages equivalent to the word “vacation”. While I don’t think that’s true (the word has it’s origins in the Latin), I would agree if she had said that ancient people probably did not generally have time for vacationing since they were often more preocuppied with daily survival. The closest these people may have ever gotten to a vacation could have been a religious pilgrimage.

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December 12th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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