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  1. Sir Bobby, thank you for your book “Choices.” It really touched my life. By the way, my name is Dan, 18 yrs. old, from Pasig City. I am a seminarian at San Carlos Seminary, currently 2nd yr AB Philosophy. I am discerning the will of God for me if he calls me to the priesthood. Well what I like most of the book is that it gave me a more vivid presentation of God. It helped me a lot to be more prayerful. Hope I could introduce your book to my fellow seminarians, striving too to follow the ways of the Lord.

  2. Your book Sir is very inspiring. Like Daniel of SCS, I am also a seminarian. I’m from Maria Assumpta Seminary Cabanatuan. Your book is not like any other books that I have read before. It has a great impact on me. I could say that only two books shook my life. One is the Purpose Driven Life of Purpose of Rick Warren and this is the second. I do not know what is in it that touched my heart. I believe that God sent this book to wake my sleeping soul, to make me realize that I must be a true Christian. .

    I realized that I must “Choose Christ first before choosing priesthood.” For me, that is the choice that matters most –choosing Jesus Christ to be the Lord of one’s life. Jesus is not a distant and imaginary “God.” He is a Friend who is always before me. I could trust in Him. I choose Jesus to lead me in my life. I choose Jesus Christ before choosing priesthood. I may not become a priest but I will always be a Christian, a follower and lover of Jesus.
    Now, I already have more courage to surrender myself to our Lord as I follow Him in Priesthood.

  3. Your book Sir is very inspiring. Like Daniel of SCS, I am also a seminarian, 2nd year Philo student. I’m from Maria Assumpta Seminary Cabanatuan. Your book is not like any other books that I have read before. It has a great impact on me. I could say that only two books shook my life. One is the Purpose Driven Life of Purpose of Rick Warren and this is the second. I do not know what is in it that touched my heart. I believe that God sent this book to wake my sleeping soul, to make me realize that I must be a true Christian. .

    I realized that I must “Choose Christ first before choosing priesthood.” For me, that is the choice that matters most –choosing Jesus Christ to be the Lord of one’s life. Jesus is not a distant and imaginary “God.” He is a Friend who is always before me. I could trust in Him. I choose Jesus to lead me in my life. I choose Jesus Christ before choosing priesthood. I may not become a priest but I will always be a Christian, a follower and lover of Jesus.
    Now, I already have more courage to surrender myself to our Lord as I follow Him in Priesthood.

  4. sir bobby,
    hello! im mimi. i heard you once in our cluster assembly in SFC WestB2. I need help. in my interior life. Have you ever been through a “spiritual dessert”? some people call it the “dark night of the soul”, sort of. I’m going through it.Nothing about God, about prayer appeals to me. In fact, I don’t feel anything at all. Yes, I sought help from St Escriva’s book, Friends of God, and I tried praying the rosary for Mama Mary’s intercession. But…

    Any realistic, step-by-step advice? Although, I know what to do like I should never give up..I don’t know how to do it now. I’ve been through this more than once since I was in college. And I was taken aback by what I read saying, I should not let myself fall apart because eventually it will become a habit, will happen again and again. And yes, I fell apart, many times that’s why it kept on happening again. How do you exactly not fall apart?

    Thanks! and God Bless.
    Mimi

    • HI Mimi,

      Thank you for opening yourself and sharing with me your struggle. To be honest, I don’t usually give advice by mail because there is a danger that the advice can be misunderstood or taken out of context. Also, it is difficult to give a sound advice unless I know in detail your circumstances. So let me just share with you what I can but I want to insist that you see a spiritual director like a priest to discuss your situation in more interactive way.

      Spiritual dryness is normal for any growing Christian. No serious Christian is spared from it including the saints. But I want to believe that “spiritual dryness” is something God allows to give us the opportunity to grow. For many, the period of spiritual dryness, if used properly, can be a doorway to tremendous spiritual growth. In a sense, it is a springboard to Christian maturity.

      Many, especially in the Charismatic Renewal where we are part of, often equate God’s presence with an emotional experience such that we tend to say that God is not present when we don’t feel an emotional and spiritual high. But I believe that is an opportunity to become a mature Christian. Mature Christians are not dependent on emotional highs in their spiritual life. Saints like Blessed Teresa of Calcutta who experienced spiritual dryness most of their life learned to keep praying, loving, serving and living righteously without any spiritual consolation from God. That is why they are called saints. They love and serve God regardless of how they feel.

      Not “falling apart” means keep on keeping on. Regardless of how you feel, continue to pray, love and serve the Lord. Sometimes, in order to ‘re-capture” the emotional high, we tend to do things out of the ordinary like go on retreat, fast or even do acts of “self-denial”. But one saint once said that the best way to combat spiritual dryness is to do little things with consistent love. Keep praying.. Keep reading the bible. Keep serving the poor. Keep speaking about the Lord.

      May I recommend that you read my book “Choices Part II:The Upward Call” where I think I discussed something about “spiritual dryness”. You can get a copy of the book at National Bookstore or St. Paul or to be sure, from C&E Bookshop in Quezon Ave or Recto.

      I hope this helped you a bit. God be with you Mimi!

      Bobby

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