Champspeak

“Fr. Armand’s Code of Champions seminar gifted me with thought-provoking words of wisdom that encouraged me take a closer look at how I live my life, set my priorities, and interact with the people around me. The seminar provided me with guiding principles on how to transform myself into a champion in my own life as well as the lives of others.”

Reynaldo L. Saludares, Assistant Solicitor General

Humbling Ourselves Like Little Children

These past few days, the Gospels have emphasized the need for us to become like little children. We hear of the story wherein after so much arguing by the Apostles on who is the greatest, Jesus sat down and called the Twelve around Him and said, “If anyone wishes to rank first, he must remain the last one of all and the servant of all” (St. Mark 9: 35, the New American Bible). Continue reading Humbling Ourselves Like Little Children

Courage Without Regrets

While preparing for this reflection, my Aunt Ciony (Mom’s youngest sister) posted a table on Facebook showing how the Apostles died. The table showed the name of the apostles, and on the opposite side, the manner of their deaths. It’s interesting to note that, except for St. John the Beloved, all of them died by execution and hence, martyrdom. From St. Peter, who asked to be crucified upside down, in respect to the Savior’s crucifixion, up to St. Thaddeus, who was stoned, all of them gladly gave up their lives for the faith. Their deaths were brutal, characteristic of the times they lived. They were not alone: many followed their footsteps, including our very own Filipino saints, St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Pedro Calungsod. Even up to now, my hair always stand on end, recalling the intense love our honored saints have for our Savior Jesus Christ, that their lives are worth giving up, to gain eternity. Moments after I shared that table on my wall, my nephew Ariel commented:

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Have A Heart: That Lasting Beauty

Be true to yourself and your principles. Remain humble in spite of your achievements in life. You are someone who people look up to and admire, someone of great influence to others. Having that genuine care for your constituents is a stepping stone in building strong connections with them. Give utmost unconditional love & care and these actions will reciprocate to you from your peers and loved ones. People will remember you for what you’ve done to them through your actions, just like the saying, “actions speak louder than words.”

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