He Must Really Love Me

The wind was blowing mercilessly outside the Chapel where I had spent the last hour at the Eucharistic Adoration. Such a contrast compared to the gentle Mercy and Love of God that I have just experienced. Once I was out the door, I started running to the car, hearing the quiet, yet assuring Voice. It…

For You, for me

  I lay down my life before You and walk the path you have gone before me. Suffering pain and sharing gladness with You, the spirit of your divine presence is always with me. Until the world finds home in You, help me to carry Your people in me. I walk this path for You,…

Twilight Love

  At twilight, there’s something about this town that reminds me of Seoul. There are lights everywhere– street lights, building lights, traffic lights. It’s a different intensity of brightness that does not overwhelm me. It’s soothing, even. It reminds me of home. I see the buses heading to the destinations, commuting cars heading back home…

Two Voices

  The Lake Isle Of Innisfree I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee, And live alone in the bee-loud glade. And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes…

How Do I Proclaim This Unseen Love?

  How do I proclaim this unseen Love? What words or images do I have equivalent to express Your unutterable Love for me? No severe poets produced the right Word. No strong lovers replicated the intensity of this Love of Yours. Only Death revealed the Truth of your Love. The very death that haunts all…

House of God

  When the house we rented was sold, we had to find a place to move quickly. It was the first house I lived in Seoul where I moved to go to the university. Mom moved with me, leaving my dad. I was her excuse for moving to Seoul, her plan to execute her separation…

Create in Me a Pure Heart

  For my sin is only too clear to me, my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, what is evil in your eyes, this I have done… Purify me: I shall be cleaner than spring water. Wash me: I shall be whiter than snow… O God, create in me…

It’s a Dangerous Thing, Being Conceived

“It’s a dangerous thing, being born. Dangerous for the mother, dangerous for the child.” – The Kite Runner, Rahim Khan Now, it’s a dangerous thing, being conceived. Dangerous for the mother, dangerous for the child. 40 years after Roe V. Wade, it is reported that 77% of Americans believe that abortion should be legal(2012 Gallup Poll). I share two articles from catholic.org that moved me this…

Even the Water in the Swamp…

These are the words I heard on my chilly run this morning at the sight of a swamp near by. It gave me such peace. I post this still shivering from the shock of the freezing winter morning. May all my readers have a peaceful day today. I thank you for visiting me here. Love,…

Did You Love Yesterday?

  Did you love yesterday? That’s a good question to ask in the morning. Of course, you can ask that before you go to bed. Most will think it’s more proper to ask at the end of the day in the form of “Did I love today?” You are still intact with the raw memories of…

Nice Knowing You

I saw Korea in my dream. I was driving to Uljiro 1ga(을지로 1가) braving the busy traffic. In real life, I will never be able to work up that much courage to drive in the Seoul traffic. Only in my dream. Then I saw myself walking on the streets of Seoul, all corners and back…