Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the state of Chiapas, Mexico. I crossed the whole state and visited several magical towns- Tuxtla, Chiapa de Corzo, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, and Lacondon jungle. Some of these places were visited by Pope Francis during his trip to Mexico. It was such a blessing being able to explore the Mayan ruins, the pyramids, cenotes (underground rivers), and the great river Grijalva- which divides Mexico from Guatemala.
Additional to the adventures and sight-seeing, this trip also served as an opportunity to step away from daily routines and allow time for refreshment and renewal for the mind and spirit. Upon returning to the parish to fulfill my duties as a priest, I feel refreshed to get back to work and look forward to celebrating another year of life. On April 24, I am celebrating thirty-three years of life that the Good Lord has granted me. I am grateful I get to spend this special day with this community. I thank the Lord for another year filled with blessings. And I thank all of you for your constant prayers and support in my journey as a priest.