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Noel Ethan Tan

Captain America & Perseverance

What struck me the most about Captain America is his indomitable willpower. His insane and godly perseverance. When he was a scrawny kid getting beaten

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Noel Ethan Tan

Black Widow & Hope

Many people might think Black Widow is the weakest and most useless Avenger. That may be so in terms of physical strength. However, Black Widow

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Noel Ethan Tan

The Hulk & Peace

There are people who are upset that Hulk never got his rematch with Thanos. While I personally hoped to also see it, Endgame made it

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Noel Ethan Tan

Iron Man & Conversion

Only one word comes to mind when I think about Iron Man: Conversion. At the beginning, who was Iron Man? He was a self-absorbed, narcissistic

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Noel Ethan Tan

Hawkeye & Revenge

Thanos’ snap caused something in Hawkeye to snap as his family turned to dust. Hawkeye changed from a loving husband and father to a nihilistic

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Noel Ethan Tan

Thor & Mothers

Avengers: Endgame — spoiler alert. This man watched his own mother murdered, watched his own brother being choked to death, watched his best friend get

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Noel Ethan Tan

Mystical John 21

John 21 is one of my favorite chapters because it has so much mysticism behind its powerful symbolic references: Simon Peter said to them, “I

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Noel Ethan Tan

Paradoxes

A friend once shared his experience on the birth of his first child. What stood out most for him was a mysterious combination of pain

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Noel Ethan Tan

Jesus’ Last Words

There is something inescapably sacred about a person’s last words. When a dying person speaks, their last words reveal the true intentions of their hearts:

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Noel Ethan Tan

Death of the Son

Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This

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Parable of the Talents
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Noel Ethan Tan

An Accounting

There is an accounting that will happen at the end of our lives. The usage of our gifts and talents that we possess will be

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Noel Ethan Tan

Mornings and Forgiveness

There is a mysterious serenity and peace in the early hours of dawn, just before the sun rises. There are times where we feel tired

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Noel Ethan Tan

Commitment to Change

A friend of mine texted me last night. This was a friend who is quite intellectual, but he enjoys talking about conspiracy theories such as

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Noel Ethan Tan

Our Gifts Are On Loan

My family had our Chinese New Year reunion dinner this year at the Church of the Transfiguration. During the dinner, there was a lucky draw.

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Noel Ethan Tan

Rays of Truth

One verse struck me pretty hard today from the Gospel: And he said to them, “To you has been given the secret of the kingdom

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Noel Ethan Tan

Paradox of the Cross

I remember the very first time I saw my client’s medicine box, my heart shattered. Seeing especially the young ones (those in their 20s), eating

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nets catch vocation
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Noel Ethan Tan

Into the Deep

Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 Being a fisherman, Peter knew when to call it a day when there was no catch.

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Apologetics
Noel Ethan Tan

Traditions of Men

Genesis 1:20-2:4, Psalm 8, Mark 7:1-13 ‘You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions’ (Mk 7:8). The words of our Lord

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Noel Ethan Tan

Fever

We feel Jesus’s sense of urgency as the Gospel tells us how He ‘went immediately to the house of Simon and Andrew’ upon hearing that

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Judgment Day
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Noel Ethan Tan

Beatific Vision

All of us desire to be happy. To be precise, all our souls desire the greatest good. That greatest good however, can never be found

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Noel Ethan Tan

Only You, Lord

“Non Nise Ti Domine.” This was the hallmark phrase St. Thomas Aquinas said when Jesus asked him what he wanted in the world. Pretty similar

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