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The Cross: The School of Life

THE CROSS: THE SCHOOL OF LIFE

upon a dead tapioca cross

grew 7 green buds
what sign is this?
let me see...
Triumph of the Cross
the CROSS! 
beam, thorns, nails
crushed, pain, torment
Mother, can it be more sorrowful?
-- Go, follow him!
for a good while you abandoned me
for a long moment you hid your face from me
the shame of my youth…
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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on September 15, 2016 at 5:01pm — No Comments

EPIPHANY 2014

EPIPHANY 2014

 

Was it not 

when the reputation of the honourable Joseph 

was most vulnerable

that his response to God was most just?

 

Was it not

when Mary's virginity 

was evidently questionable

that she was most true?

 

Was it not 

when the Holy Family had left home, 

found no place for birthing, 

turned refugees, 

that they could home…

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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on January 5, 2014 at 10:02am — 1 Comment

What God is this?

What God is this?

Fed by a woman's blood

Cradled in her placenta
Struggled out of her womb
insignificantly among the lowly
just like any baby
Fed thousands by Providence
Cared for by women friends
Struggled in the milieu of humanity
despicable among the condemned
just like any dissident
Fed his friends his flesh and blood
Embraced…
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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on August 18, 2013 at 3:33pm — No Comments

Mary, Mother of God

Has God-consciousness been born yet?

 
How can it be I am a virgin?
How can it be I am an atheist, agnostic, humanistic, a sinner?
How can it be without evidence, without prove?
 
How can it be that my new born son would bring me hurt like a stabbed…
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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on January 1, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Tsunami

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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on December 25, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Christmas in Sabah 2012

Flowering junior sisters in Sabah

More fascinating than the Rafflesia is
Wisdom travelling from the rising East-within is
Star dust taking time to fashion...
Since novitiate, they have grown from
'What should I say?' to 'This is what I am saying.'
Faint belief now centring inward towards the core secure
Wrappings opening
Styrofoam protect discarding
Fragrance of the fruits of grace…
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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on December 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Happy Feast of God's Great Love

Wishing you peace and joy for 2012 with this sight:



Around the crib nudge the donkey, the lamb, the goat
"What is this unusual feed?"
Around the crib nudge the shamed, the rejected, the blamed
"Who is this amazing grace?"
Around the abandoned disgrace
the crib fed us with the dignity of God's precious child
Around our shame, our sufferings, our fears
cradles LOVE
"Be sure not to wonder…
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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on December 26, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

SOON IT WILL BE CHRISTMAS

SOON IT WILL BE CHRISTMAS

Just returned from Myanmar
a changing Myanmar
with higher traffic volume
with longer queues at the immigration
People wait and see
while more are eating out
cars are selling like hot cakes
property has increased 5 times
on a stronger Myanmar chad
than the US dollar
Yangon celebrated her 100 year old Cathedral
the one just next to the…
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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on December 12, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

Seeing Christmas

 

SEEING CHRISTMAS

 

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Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on December 24, 2010 at 11:32am — No Comments

JESUS CAME AS A PRECIOUS GIRL CHILD THIS EPIPHANY

JESUS CAME AS A PRECIOUS GIRL CHILD THIS EPIPHANY



I have a friend who was teaching in an all girls school.

She has been having difficulty with her class of girls.

She despised them for the problems they were giving her

so she kept consoling herself that God has given her sons and not daughters.

Her class grew to be more and more problematic over the 2 years,

confirming her conviction that girls are simply undesirable.



The focus of the problem was… Continue

Added by Sr. Julia Ong, ij on January 9, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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