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The Lenten Grind

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Time passes quickly. Here at the Mother of Good Counsel Parish time passes quicker. Just a few days ago, I was marking everyone’s forehead with an ashen cross. Now, I find that the first week of Lent is about to come to an end.

Work at Res Biblica has been continuous. I don’t have to type something into it everyday. All I have to do is to continually update any of my bible-patristic-cum-spiritual-theology blogs and get their contents in Res Biblica via an aggregator. Practically, this means that I should update Otium Sanctum daily, the WebFriar blogs every two or three days and the AgustinongPinoy Journal, Friar Talk once a week, and refresh the aggregator at Res Biblica, and voila! Instant content! Somehow, that also simplifies things for my regular viewers: they only need to visit one site to see how I’ve been updating my materials.

Quite recently I began doing a translation of a page of the Bible. My first is found at Ulat Pinoy on Psalm 138. Keeping watch over the ADD-INC mud slinging on TV is getting tiresome. There isn’t anything new except the fact that now the INC’s Bularan and Co. have begun talking about the “Tagumpay at luwalhati ng Iglesya” in contrast to the miserly, disorderly, poor condition of ADD coordinating centers and conference hall.

My Tagalog translation of Psalm 138 came out after I realized that the new Tagalog Popular Version is still not based on the original languages. They only corrected some phrases based — I think — on a comparison with other existing Filipino and English versions.

Work on Otium Sanctum takes a lot of my time. Parish work isn’t that boring once one has related activities that fill the hours and makes one feel that one has earned the right to rest at the end of the day. Since work at the Mother of Good Counsel parish really begins on Friday afternoon until Sunday evening, one has the rest of the week to read and do other stuff. The short commentaries I write for Otium Sanctum fill up the hours gracefully. These also help me prepare myself for the Bible apostolate I am carrying out in the parish.

Originally posted 2006-03-09 18:42:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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