White Rose

An arrangement of white roses drew my attention. I got sucked into the world of the white rose. Its symbols and meanings came alive and started speaking to my heart. The white rose said, “Your sins are forgiven. You are as white as a white rose, the queen of the flowers. White lilies have nothing…

Prayers for Suffering Souls

Suicide violates the fifth commandment of God “Thou shall not kill.”┬áTo kill is a mortal sin. Life comes from God, and it is a grave act of rebellion to take one’s own life, voluntarily rejecting the very gift God gave every human person. But the mentally ill people do not have the knowledge of the…

For Those who died by Suicide

* * * St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks. She was known for her intense corporal mortification. * * * My mom has a friend who runs a hair salon in the basement of her house. On our way out, she gave mom some old Korean magazines from her magazine stack. I ended up…

Change of Heart

* * * “Change my heart.” was my request in the darkness. I was laying in my bed, trying to fall asleep, and as it happens almost every night, my past memories were resurfacing again, attacking me at the most vulnerable moment. I made my request, so desperately wanting to ditch my filthy heart in…

Father, Forgive Me

  Like a dead soul, I did not want to feel anything– Father, forgive me.   I have feared, when with my mouth I proclaimed my perfect trust in You, I filled my heart with fear– Father, forgive me.   I complained for not getting what I desired. I got frustrated for things that didn’t…

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…

Morning Coffee with Jesus

I’ve hurt many people along the way. It was never my intention but nonetheless, I’ve hurt them. And now, I am left with guilt, and I cannot forgive myself. But who am I to forgive? Few nights ago, I laid down in bed, ready to sleep, but sleep won’t come. so I was staring at…

When the World Gives You a Lightening

  “A good poet is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightening five or six times.” The word of wisdom from Randall Jarrell. But I thought, a good human being is someone who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by…