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Is suffering the very purpose of our lives?

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“A word after a word after a word is power.” — Margaret Atwood

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What’s the legacy you’d leave behind?

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  1. Only God can make you truly happy.
  2. Even the best of people will fail you. Don’t expect people to be like God.
  3. Forgive yourself and get up quickly after each fall. Let not your mistake bring you to despair, but towards the path of humility.
  4. Things will not always happen as planned, learn to be resilient. Do your best and let God’s beautiful plan for you unfold in His time.
  5. Worry is useless. We can never know what will happen next. Even if your worry comes true, remember that your worry never helped you at all. It just took away…


A lesson on letting go

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There will always be a pain in saying “goodbye”

How do we know then when to say our goodbyes?


There are certain methods we can use to investigate the existence of God

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Is it really possible to love God like loving another person?


A Poem and a Brief Reflection

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“Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it.”

— Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom


The Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus

Henryk Siemiradzki (1843–1902), Christ and the Samaritan Woman. Public domain.

Could you imagine it, too?


The tests that fortify your soul

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When a Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick

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