A year ago, I was sitting in my office cube chatting with Aloy about random things and his plan to turn The Daily Aloy into something else. Actually, since we met in 2014 through the Foundation where we volunteered in, our conversations have turned mostly non-stop and a throw-in-the-air kind. We discuss about anything and (almost) …
The late Caitlyn Lucas, or Courageous Caitie, and her family showed us what death truly is: It is neither a monster nor the end, but a celebration of our loved one’s reunion with God in heaven, and their marriage to Christ.
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a Christian devotion started by a Polish Catholic nun who experienced visions of Christ. Pray it every morning to trust in God’s mercy throughout the day!
Mercy is the very essence of love. Though we as human beings have the power to harm others, we also have the power and the choice to be compassionate towards them – simply by not ignoring them and hearing them out. That is mercy, and by opening yourself up truly, you love.
The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy commenced last 8 December 2015. To partake in this celebration, TDY brings you a week on mercy, beginning today with Pope Francis’s jubilee prayer.
This song returns to the true meaning and purpose of Christmas by describing a much more mature and wise wish list that is not just for ourselves, but is also for others. I invite you to imbibe the spirit of the Grown-Up Christmas List and fulfill not just our own Grown-Up Christmas Lists, but those of others as well.
Fr. James J. Martin, S.J.’s book, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, is a great read for anyone across all walks of life – not just Roman Catholics or Christians – wishing to explore spirituality more deeply. The truths taught by the Jesuit founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, are universal, timeless, practical, and flexible: a recipe for reaching out to the entire world.
I firmly believe that all religions are simply different cultures’ ways to commune with the One God. But more importantly, I also believe that these different systems should not serve as barriers, but rather as opportunities for dialogue, mutual support, cooperation, and moving forward together in the name of higher purpose.
For the purposeful liver who is Christian (or simply theist), this song is our anthem of anthems, our morning call, our daily prayer. We are called to go beyond ourselves, to leave our comfort zones, and to grow – to grow in, and rooted in, God’s love.
True love involves effort on our part – even if it is not reciprocated or appreciated. Love anyway. Have faith that we will eventually get to our promised land via the vehicle of love. Let love be your anchor. Let it be your guide. Let love lead the way.