Ravi Zacharias was one of the leading voices in the field of Christian apologetics, and an author of many significant books in this genre. RZIM, his organization is based in Atlanta, Georgia; and his daily radio program has been heard throughout Canada and the United States. With the announcing of his passing this week, it seemed an appropriate time to repeat this set of quotations which first appeared here in 2011.
“We experience emptiness not when we are wearied by our trials, but when we are wearied by our happiness.”
“A man rejects God neither because of intellectual demands nor because of the scarcity of evidence. A man rejects God because of a moral resistance that refuses to admit his need for God.”
“One of the most staggering truths of the Scriptures is to understand that we do not earn our way to heaven. …works have a place–but as…
THE DARK SIDE Once in a while we all grope in the dark. Some are used to it and find the light themselves. Some succumb to it and need a hand to find their way. Others bask in darkness for they haven't known what light can bring. Extreme loneliness, an unbearable challenge, hopelessness, sin - … Continue reading THE DARK SIDE
WAY TO GO! How fast we get to our destination depends on how well we take directions. Easy? Nope! On my way to answer an emergency medical call, I was detoured to another direction due to a marathon around the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex early Sunday morning. I thought the new route … Continue reading WAY TO GO! (Where Ninang?)
MORE! We don't have enough. We can't be content with enough. Enough is not enough. We need more. Spouses separate. Friendship ends. A child leaves home. Trainees quit. A person takes his life. An employee steals. Lovers elope. A mother curses. Unforgiveness. Enough!!! They need more. More effort to show appreciation. More patience. More understanding. … Continue reading MORE!
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The Path of Lesser Resistance (Least Ninang!) Who doesn't want life to be easy? But life wasn't meant to be easy. In fairy tales, in blockbuster movies, in biographies of famous personalities, in the Bible itself, difficulties are essential to life and living well. But people would most often do what is easy. And get … Continue reading The Path of Lesser Resistance (Least Ninang!)
DISPARATE HOUSEWIVES "Will you be willing to give up your practice for family?" I remember Eric asking me. I'm not sure if it was during the time he was courting me (hmmm.. was that a test?), or after committing to a "boyfriend-girlfriend" relationship. I said "yes" without hesitation, with a condition of course, "if you … Continue reading DISPARATE HOUSEWIVES
THE PERFECT ONE (there is Ninang? 🤔) "I can't be perfect mommy!" I suddenly felt pity more than anger or frustration for my child who did not do as I instructed. I did not expect that my "why did you's" and "why didn't you's" would be received as instruction for perfection. That it will be … Continue reading THE PERFECT ONE (there is Ninang? 🤔)