Fr. Rodel Balagtas

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God and his mercy

GOD knows those of us who work so hard and who patiently fulfill our responsibilities and obligations. God knows our fidelity and our persistence, despite our struggles, pains, dilemmas, heartaches, and disappointments. God knows our generosity, kindness, and compassion to … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

A revolution of love

“God so loved the world that he gave his  only son, so that everyone who believes in  him might not perish but might have eternal life.” - John 3:16 I PREACHED about love last Pentecost Sunday—a revolution of love that the world urgently … Continue reading

June 10, 2017

The journey of the heart

MANY years ago when I was an associate pastor, there was a young man named Nick who spoke boldly in front of hundreds of his fellow youth about his Christian faith. He was filled joy, passion and courage as he … Continue reading

June 03, 2017

On critiquing our Christian faith

“Worshiped, but they doubted.” “DOUBT isn’t the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith…Sometimes I think it is my mission to bring faith to the faithless, and doubt to the faithful.” –Paul Tillich It’s good to be critical … Continue reading

June 01, 2017

We preach Christ, not ourselves

THE rooms of the dormitories are now clean and empty, and the seminary is quiet, for the academic year has ended and the seminarians have left for summer vacation. Some of them finished their long years of seminary formation — … Continue reading

May 21, 2017

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