Credits:  From the book “Enjoy Life! In the right sense” by Fr. Glenn Paul M. Gomez, SVD; Manila, 2007

On a cold harmattan morning, three palm fruit farmers were warming themselves by the fireside.  Soon, two of them, were engaged in a heated debate comparing their religions to decide which one was the true religion.

Okor, the oldest among them, sat quietly listening to the debate.  Suddenly, the two turned to him and asked, “Decide for us, Okor.  Which religion is the right one?”

Okor rubbed his white beard and said thoughtfully, “Well, you know there are three ways to get from here to the oil mill.  First, you can go right over the hill.  That is shorter, but, it is a steep climb.  Second, you can go around the hill on the right side.  That is not too far, but, the road is rough and full of potholes.  Or, third, you can go around the hill on the left side.  That is the longest way, but, it is also the easiest.”

Okor paused and then, added, “But, you know, when you get there, the mill man doesn’t ask you how you came.  ALL HE ASKS IS, ‘MAN, HOW GOOD IS YOUR FRUIT?'”

Let’s keep working on our fruits,

Brother Mo


“Existence is a strange bargain.  Life owes us little; we owe it everything.  The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.” – William Cowper

Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.  So, by their fruits, you will know them.” – Matthew 7: 19-20

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“He who loses wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses courage loses all.”

– Miguel De Cervantes



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“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”

-Elbert Hubbard




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Don’t live in the past.  Time can’t bring anything or anyone back. 

Don’t put your life on hold for possibly Mr. Right. 

Don’t throw your life away on absolutely Mr. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking.

Learn a new skill.  Find a new friend. Start a new career.

– Rick Warren



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“Your life today is a result of your thinking yesterday.  Your life tomorrow will be determined by what you think today.” – John Maxwell