LEARN TO LIVE, LIVE TO LEARN
“To know much and taste nothing-of what use is that?” ―St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio
"Kuya Jeff, with reference to the third commandment, we grew up believing that Sunday "replaced" the day of the Sabbath after Jesus' resurrection. Could you please provide additional discussion on this? Initially, related results that I got from the web either (a) refutes Sunday as the day that Jesus rose from the dead or (b) states that the Bible did not explicitly intend such replacement. Thank you for understanding." ~Erwin B.
"And with Mary, our Mother, we sing our song!"
Faced with absence of leadership and membership decline in 2014, remnant members of New Life Children's Choir and Our Lady of Fatima Youth Choir continued to provide musical leadership and support for the weekend liturgical services in the Our Lady of Fatima community chapel in Mauban Street, Manresa, Quezon City. During its forming stage, the group had nine members namely, Angielo Gargante, Ace Gutierrez Nini Labagril, Charina Leona, Lulu Baclayo, Marriane Gacuma, Evelyn Salagubang and siblings Princess and Rench Ladrillo. In the following year, vissionary youth leader Angielo Gargante assumed leaderhip of the group and sought seeking assistance from different mentors for the group's spiritual formation and various conductors for its choral training.
"Kuya Jeff, my purpose for writing is to ask about Mary Magdalene. Was she Jesus' love interest? Was she a reformed prostitute? If so, is there biblical support for this persistent view? Talk to you soon Kuya." - R. Mendoza
Over the past decades, tattooing has vastly grown in popularity. The question for some still remains: Is it wrong for me to get a tattoo? We’re going to answer this question below, and give a thorough explanation. Whether the info you’ll read below will encourage you to take that important step in life and ink a part of your body is on you.
"Good morning po, kuya! May I ask something po? Ano po bang sinasabi ng Bible about sa tattoos and piercing? I was recently asked by friends and I’m afraid that I cannot explain—either with simple, or complex words. I want to be ready with an answer whenever my friends ask for my insight about this." <Bea V.>
"Hello Bro Jeff, May I ask...I have encountered about two priests who interpreted the multiplication of loaves as people sharing their food with others. It was a miracle of sharing, not really multiplication. Is this another acceptable explanation?" - Scarlet
Were the disciples expecting something to happen that Sunday morning? Or were they downhearted, discouraged and depressed?
Jesus' body was taken away and laid in the tomb where it was guarded by Roman soldiers throughout the day on Saturday, which was the Sabbath to make sure that the disciples did not steal Jesus' body.
This terrible Friday has been called Good. Obviously, the suffering Jesus went through on Good Friday was not good. He was whipped, beaten, mocked, and killed in a very violent way. How can that be good?
Holy Thursday is one of the most pivotal days in the life of Jesus Christ.
Jeff Jacinto, PhD, DHum