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Erlinda C. Perlado Mertens MAPS's Blog (3)

Waiting For The Messiah

It's Advent again.

Waiting for parousia.

Waiting for the Savior, the anointed One.

A Savior came

Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ

2016 years ago

And left us a way of love

A way of life.



He said Love one another

He said our holiness must go

beyond that of the priests and Pharisees

He said not everyone who calls

God Lord is worthy of the Kingdom

He said Love one another.



Still we miss the point

Lost in… Continue

Added by Erlinda C. Perlado Mertens MAPS on December 11, 2016 at 4:08am — No Comments

Reclaiming My Babaylan Roots in Spirituality

I am a woman in search of my roots

Finding my ground in the call for integration of my mind body and spirit

I left the comfortable confines of Christian structures and churches

I ventured far out of the institution

I was called by Christ--- "duc in altum"

Go out into the deep.

Spirit is urging me to be

I am Asian with many bloods from east and west

Flowing in my veins

And I am Tagalog

I feel the Spirit's call rooting me in a tradition of… Continue

Added by Erlinda C. Perlado Mertens MAPS on May 11, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

THE WOMAN SUFFERING A HEMORRHAGE FOR 12 YEARS (Mark 5:21-43) A reflection by Erlincpm

Celebrating the International Women's Day with women from St. Louis, I wrote the following reflection.



“She said to herself, ‘If I only I could touch his cloak, I will be made well.’ [Mt 9:21, Mk 5:28] In the Gospel of Mark the voice of the woman is passive--- expressing a deep desire “if only.” The Gospel of Luke takes away the woman’s line, but the voice of the woman is a powerful tradition in Mark and Matthew, even if it is spoken only to herself. We hear her. The woman’s words… Continue

Added by Erlinda C. Perlado Mertens MAPS on March 17, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

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