When We Pray

Dear Reader,

Praised be Jesus and Mary now and forever!

I was reading some of the Reflection on the Word by Msgr. Philip Heng, S.J. for Lent Wk 4th (Tuesday, April 1, 2014) using DGems app and I found what he said very striking. He said,

“When we are ill and in need, our prayer of faith in Jesus should also mean living a Christ-like life. If we live a self-centered life, our prayers would not likely be answered.”

And I thought, “Oooooh~ That makes a lot of sense.”

Well, I often hear people say “I wanna have this and that if I win the lottery.” It is very seldom to hear the “I want to donate here and there in Christ’s name” if I win the lottery. Don’t you think so?

Let us reflect more on this. Have a blessed Lent.


Kristine G. Veneracion


edit 2017.03.14: A friend reminded me that gambling is a sin. Okay. So, is joining Lotto or Toto or similar lotteries a sin? hmmm…

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