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By Pastor Jonathan S. Ferriol “Evil visited this community today,” thus, sums up the horrific tragedy yesterday in Sandy Hook in Newton, Connecticut. It was like Columbine all over again, but this time, it was more wrenching. Twenty kids, most of them still in kindergarten, massacred in broad daylight. Six more adults were also gunned down in cold blood. All throughout yesterday, I ...
The adage, “cometh the moment, cometh the man,” struck me the first time I came across it, while reading a story about leadership weeks ago. It means that before the right man could come, the right moment must come first. This moment could be a crisis, an opportunity, an era whose time has come, or a new dispensation critical to a generation. Pondering about it, I couldn’t help ...
by Pastor Jonathan S. Ferriol I love religion and boxing. And the aftermath of Manny Pacquiao’s stunning 6th round knockout from his arch rival, Juan Manuel Marquez, provided me an opportunity to address both. Well, it was actually Mommy D’s rant on tv and the subsequent chorus of responses by my fellow kababayan in the Philippines and here in the U.S that drove me to write a blog ...
A savior is man’s universal longing. It is a longing that is deeply ingrained in us. Since the dawning of human civilization, we have been looking and searching for a messiah or a deliverer who would defend and rescue us from dangers that often threaten our survival. The book of Genesis records that as early as the Adamic period, man has been calling out to God for salvation (Genesis ...