During this weekend retreat, I had been amazed by my sharing partner's faith. Maricel Ritual is a 23 year old licensed teacher who became a catechist when she was only 19. For me she was an epitome of so much hope and promise. She is best symbolized by the season of spring when so much new life and beauty abound. In response to God's love, Maricel wrote a poem which she entitled "PAGMAMAHAL" or LOVE. I can't find words in English which best capture the picture and feelings she hope to convey so I thought it best to share it in its original Filipino form.
(Thank you to the LMLT for giving us LM staff opportunities for discovery , learnings and growth. Likewise, thank you to the Missionary Society of St. Columban and its benefactors for their generosity and kindness. )