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    Laughing After A Botched Baptism

    Resurrection Sunday, my first baptism service, and needless to say I botched up few words in my haste. I did the Lord’s prayer instead of the Apostle’s Creed and the congregation, thankfully, followed along. Midway through the Lord’s Prayer, I realized I was in the wrong page. I thought it best to admit the mistake through humor, and everyone laughed it off. Maybe my age gives me this room for error. Humor is not a time-filler. It can be a form of forgiveness, or at least a road towards it. It can even be subversive. Humor is the quickest disarming technique as it lodges the truth so inconspicuously that the recipient, laughing, will…

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    Neo and the Call

    I was filing through some of my old writings and came upon this little note I wrote few years ago for my church bulletin, right after my ordination and the cost of the call, themes not far from the thoughts of the cross during this passion week. November of 2003… Matrix Revolution came out the Wednesday before my ordination. As a Matrix-maniac, I was dying to see the first showing but I somehow managed self-control to focus on my coming ordination. The ordination went without a hitch. Tuesday night, my wife and I sped to the Collegepoint multiplex, leaving burn marks. After we parked, Suyun, my wife, teased me by sauntering to the theatre.…