Author: Fr. Francis Ongkingco


“Father, when will Lent end?” The student took a big bite off his sandwich. “Why do you ask?” “‘Coz I don’t want to celebrate my birthday during Lent!” He said swallowing quickly, trying not to talk with his mouth full. “What’s bad about that?” I asked. “‘Coz meat and chicken aren’t allowed during Lent, right?” When I understood his motive for asking, I replied, “In that case, we can say Lent ends when that which has been borrowed is finally returned!” “Huh?!!!” He stopped chewing and gave me a very puzzled look. His classmates quickly got the joke and...

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