Lately, I have been very busy. Even though I have two assistants helping in my office, two days of the week, I am behind with many things. My desk is full of pending items. I asked one of the parishioners to help me with an article about Apologetics. She came up with a great reflection … Continue reading A Shared Reflection about Apologetics: Images or Idols?
I have been trying to lose weight. Last month, after a while inactive, I started playing soccer, basketball, and tennis. I also, committed myself to ride my bike more often... I was not inspired by reality shows, but I have watched these shows in which people who struggle with overweight and obesity try to lose some … Continue reading Loosing to Win the Prize
A little more than 5 months ago, I was ordained as a priest. Since then, virtually every single day family members, friends and people that I have met occasionally want from me a favor or something to do for them. I receive many requests People's expectations are very high. Some people want to take me … Continue reading Priesthood, the Saints, People-Pleasers and the Sin of Human Respect
May be you are wondering why when you start following Christ seriously you find yourself in a difficult situation. When we get through a religious experience, we usually feel in awe. We start communicating and being vocal about particular experiences with the Lord that are changing our life. But sometimes following Christ is problematic when … Continue reading Following Christ as a Sign of Contradiction
A few days ago I was celebrating my birthday and while I was reflecting about my own journey, I realized that I am full of blessings. A few years ago, I was so insecure about what was the next step to take in my life. I had many excuses to avoid listening God's calling. I … Continue reading Unpacking the Gift of Friendship
Most of the time we do not include God in our daily decisions. If we are hungry, we eat; if we are thirsty, we drink; if we are sleepy, we sleep; if we are tired, we rest... We can go on and on with different decisions we make in our daily lives, and we can … Continue reading Decision-making, Discernment and our Relationship with God
In the wake of a new tragedy that is shaking America, Las Vegas shooting is just the tip of the iceberg that shows the hidden face of American culture that emphasizes privacy over transparency and the needs of the individual over the needs of the community. We live in a selfish society that have certain … Continue reading Having Trouble Understanding Suffering?
When I was a seminarian, I had to study Philosophy for two years. I had conflicting thoughts about almost everything. Philosophy helped me to be more structured and it was a tool that helped me along the years to resolve complicated puzzles in my own life. Most of the time I asked myself the question: Why … Continue reading The Real Presence of the Lord in the Eucharist from a Priest’s perspective
At the moment that I am writing this article, I am thinking of all my friends I have in Mexico City because just a few hours ago a powerful earthquake (7.1) shook the Mexican capital. Just couple of weeks after the earthquake in southern Mexico and about a week after hurricane Irma hit the U.S. … Continue reading What we can learn about Natural Disasters?
On September 11 2001, I was living in Costa Rica when the terrorist attacks happened in U.S. soil. I was a seminarian in the missions and I did not know at the time what the terrorist attacks meant for a superpower. In my country, Venezuela, imperialistic ideas were prevalent when I was little and became … Continue reading On the Occasion of the Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks