14 August 2018
My dearest relatives and friends:
This is the worst rainy season I think I ever have. And it seems more rains are still coming. What saddens me most is the fact that in the midst of these rains and floods, I know many of you are also battling at the same time other storms in life like sickness or death in the family or among friends.
You are all remembered and prayed for especially when heavy rains are pouring. In 1995, I went through serious trials in life and vocation while in the seminary during the entire rainy season. Every time I would pray in the afternoon, I would always look at the trees and plants outside our seminary chapel. And that was when I realized that it is always after the rains and storms when leaves are greenest.
Here are some photos I have taken from the Malagos Garden Resort in Davao City last Friday, August 11, 2018.
Hope they soothe your hearts. God bless you always!
In Christ Jesus,
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