Christ the King, my King!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/20/2022

The story is told about a flight attendant who announced that there were only 40 dinner packs for the 140 passengers on board that evening flight. There was much grumbling and complaining, and even threats of lawsuits.…

I did it His way!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/13/2022

The story is told about two men who were holding a sign that said, “THE END IS NEAR!” A driver saw them and shouted: “Fanatics!” A few moments later, there was the sound of a large crash.…

Heaven today, and someday

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 11/06/2022

The story is told about a wife who asked her husband: “Honey, is it true that in Heaven, we will not recognize each other, and will not even meet each other there and then?” In jest, the…

Sign up!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/30/2022

The story is told about a grandmother who said: “Each year, I send each of my grandchildren a card with a generous cheque inside, but I never hear from them, not even a thank you message.” Her…

Stay humble

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/23/2022

Years ago, a lady approached me after my Holy Thursday recollection, telling me how happy she was that she attended it. I asked what touched her most from the talk. There were a lot of nice points…

Be grateful!

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/09/2022

Some years ago, during our annual 13-kilometer Walk with God to Manaoag, a couple asked me to bless their little baby who was very sick. They were carrying the child to the shrine to beg for his…

Faithful and humble

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 10/02/2022

Someone made this interesting observation: You feed a dog, and you become the dog’s master; you feed a cat, and the cat thinks he/she is your master. * * * In today’s Gospel (Lk. 17, 5-10), Jesus…

Rest in peace

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 09/25/2022

The story is told about an old man who made a “roll call” of his children from his deathbed. When the last one said: “Present,” he opened his eyes and shouted: “What? You are all here? Who…

Travel light

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 09/18/2022

The story is told about a priest who patiently waited at a gasoline station to have his car filled with gas. When his turn came, the gas station attendant said: “Sorry, Father, it seems that everyone waits…

Humility

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/28/2022

Ang taong mayabang, tinatamaan; ang taong mapagkumbaba, pinagpapala.” (The proud gets hit; the humble gets blessed.) —————— In today’s Gospel, (Lk. 14:1, 7-14), Jesus reminds us to remain humble. “For every one who exalts himself will be…

The narrow gate

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/21/2022

Remember this song? “Oh when the saints go marching in, oh when the saints go marching in. Oh Lord, I want to be in that number, oh when the saints go marching in!” Sing it! * *…

‘Beautiful eyes!’

Fr. Jerry M. Orbos SVD - @inquirerdotnet 08/07/2022

One of the first things that Filipino families teach their children at a very early age is to close and open their hands (“close open, close open”), and to smile and show their “beautiful eyes!” * *…

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