Articles in Category: Living Faith

Identity Crisis?

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Living Faith

by Fr. Ogie Magbanua, SSP

The jeep leisurely picked up passengers as I started to doze off in it while enjoying the cool December morning going to Tagaytay. All of a sudden, I suddenly woke up from the noise of three “boys” getting in as they seemed to be arguing but were actually having a normal conversation, which earned the scorn of other jeepney passengers.

Dear Heart, Come Home

on Saturday, 18 March 2017. Posted in Living Faith

by Fr. Ogie Magbanua, SSP

He steps out of a jeep and walks towards home. He carries a big bag and a guitar which hangs on his shoulder. He follows the dusty, small road along the rice fields. He looks out of place because of his young and fair-complexioned skin, and he wears a formal polo shirt and shoes. 

A Moment that Lasts a Lifetime

on Sunday, 16 October 2016. Posted in Living Faith

Fr. Ogie Magbanua, SSP

He gasped for air like a fish out of the water. His hands trembled like a warning bell of irrepressible danger. After ten long years of suffering from stroke and paralysis, he finally came to terms with his mortality.

From Superstition to Liberation

on Friday, 29 July 2016. Posted in Living Faith

by Fr. Ogie Magbanua, SSP

She blew at the piece of ginger on her hand while, with her eyes closed, she muttered a mantric formula that was handed down to her from her ancestors. A small crowd waited in expectation at the next thing that would happen. The sick child was lying on the bed with his head wrapped with kasla leaves, which were believed to heal high fever.

Growing Up with Grown-ups

on Friday, 03 June 2016. Posted in Living Faith

by Fr. Ogie Magbanua, SSP

Ablazing hot summer vacation has passed and another academic year begins once again. That feeling of nostalgia goes back without warning once we step on the school ground with a certain mix of apprehension for test papers and school projects. We look forward to piles of challenging assignments as we reminisce the joys of the past most especially the fiery heat of El Nińo as we soaked in the cold sea water. One thing is for sure as we are flooded by these different sorts of experiences: we grow old.


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