As Catholics enter the somber days of the Triduum and we mark the death of Jesus, our thoughts turn to the pain, rejection, and suffering Christ went through during his Passion. And we think of the anxiety of the Apostles as they waited, wondering what to do next now that their teacher was gone. But as we know, and as the...Read More →
Editor's Note:The following Palm Sunday reflection is an excerpt from The Life's Healing Journey Lenten Prayer and Reflection Guide.
Palm Sunday is a day of both celebration and sadness, when we mark Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem and recognize the painful road to the Cross and redemption. Times of change can be...Read More →
My introduction to Life’s Healing Journey was through family; I learned about it from my mom, since she was involved in the Church. And quite honestly, I wasn’t interested in it at all! I was way younger and at that age where I rebelled against everything my parents told me to do. I guess in a way I needed guidance and my...Read More →
A three-legged stool requires the presence of all three legs to prevent it from falling over. The season of Lent can be compared to a three-legged stool. On Ash Wednesday, Jesus tells us in the Gospel from Matthew (6:1-6; 16-18) that Lent has three pillars—like the stool. They are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Prayer...Read More →
When I attended Life’s Healing Journey, I was stuck at a point where I could only pay attention to my brokenness. I had been growing closer to the Lord over the past couple of years and I’d been realizing how important spirituality and belief in the Lord are to me. I wasn’t satisfied with the life I was living but I didn’t...Read More →
Out with the old and in with the new! Now that 2016 has made its way out, it’s time to reflect upon how far we’ve come. Time never stops ticking, how well did you manage yours this year? Did you struggle to find peace of mind between your personal and your professional life? Nonetheless, it’s time to count your blessings and...Read More →
It’s the first week of the New Year, holiday decorations are coming down (or in grocery stores and malls, shifting to red and pink Valentine hearts and roses), and we are all settling into our old routines, or for the idealists, our new routines of a brand new year, full of possibility and positive changes. Did you make a...Read More →
There is no right way to live your life. Where do you find yourself living right now, are you present? Sometimes we are so damaged, we fool ourselves to think we are perfectly okay at all times. We get so ridiculously good at it that we start believing all of our lies, avoiding reality, living in the past, or even in a future...Read More →
Remember when you first learned to ride a bike? If you were like me, it probably didn’t go too well. I fell, had scrapes, I was embarrassed, and I was angry at my dad for letting go of me. He had broken my trust. That hurt the most.
It doesn’t matter how the hurt happen, what matters is how it affected us and how we cope with...Read More →