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How to be perfect
It must be clear that holiness is and will always be in relation to an “other,” and never exclusively in relation to one’s self
Pagpapakabanal at pagmamahal
Malaking bahagi ng pagpapakabanal ay ang ating pagmamahal sa ating kapwa – lahat ng kapwa, kahit na kaaway
Holiness has never been meant to be sustained without a struggle.
A misplaced spiritual pride
How then can we expect to serve the kingdom of God by curing the pride of the world, if we cannot control the pride of our own churches?
On the undeserved gifts of faith and holiness
Holiness is an undeserved gift rather than the object of an “exchange between the human and the divine”
The centrality of the heart
A totality surrendered for the sake of, and in gratitude for the graces of infinity; this is the essence of holiness
A new divine relationship
Holiness therefore does not consist of actions meant for mere compliance to ecclesiastical dictates
Have we Filipinos responded effectively to the call to holiness, and to the mission to bring others to the same holiness?
On holiness (Second of Two Parts)
Holiness need not be set on a grand stage of earth-shattering events in which so many people have been converted or were brought to the faith.
On holiness (First of Two Parts)
As Christians, we must be mindful not only of our obligations to God for ourselves, but also of our obligations to God insofar as being responsible for others is concerned.