Saturday, April 19, 2014

Let there be light!

The parish priest wanted to have some kind of a drama at the liturgy of the fire to prepare his faithful for the long Easter vigil rites. So he told Pedro his sacristan: tonight, when we light the fire outside the church, stay at the tower, and when I shout "Let there light, drop a ball of fire ...

Thursday, April 17, 2014


A farmer was driving along the road with a load of fertilizer. A little boy, playing in front of his house, saw him and called, "What've you got in your truck?"
      "Fertilizer," the farmer replied.
      "What are you going to do with it?" asked the little boy.
      "Put it on strawberries," answered the farmer.
      "You ought to live here," the little boy advised him. "We put sugar and cream on ours."

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two Friends

Two friends

Once two friends argued, and one of them slapped another. This man felt a pain, but telling nothing and wrote on the sand:
— Today my best friend slapped me.

They continued walking and found an oasis, in which wellspring decided to swim. The one who was slapped, started to sink, but his friend saved him.

When he regained consciousness, wrote on the stone: "Today my best friend saved my life."

Another friend, who slapped and saved his friend’s life, of asked him:
- When I hurt you, you wrote on the sand and now you are writing on the stone. Why?
His friend said:

- When someone hurts us, we should write it on the sand, so that the wind could erase it. But when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it on the stone, so that the wind could not erase it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Ship of Friendship

A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island.

The two survivors who have been a good friends, not knowing what else to do, agreed that they had no other recourse but to pray to God. However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island.

The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man’s parcel of land remained barren.
After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, another ship was wrecked, and the only survivor was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.

Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.
Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island.

He considered the other man unworthy to receive God’s blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming, “Why are you leaving your companion on the island?”

“My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them,” the first man answered. “His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything.”

“You are mistaken!” the voice rebuked him. “He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings.”

“Tell me,” the first man asked the voice, “What did he pray for that I should owe him anything?”
“He prayed that all your prayers be answered “

Moral: For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us (Congregational Prayer). Value your friends, don’t leave your loved ones behind.

Submitted By: Velma, USA

*Lumubog na lahat ng SHIP wag lang ang ating FRIENDSHIP

"Ang mga kaibigan ay parang mga prutas - may dalawang kalase yan SEASONAL at FOR ALL SEASONS."