01 August 2016

Who Am I, Lord?

Who Am I, Lord?
By: John B. Juat

Who am I, Lord, that you have called me?
Your creature that is sinful, weak and lowly
Am I capable to minister to the Church, your family?
Can I efficiently shepherd your flock? I feel unworthy

Who am I, Lord, that you have called me Son?
I have been unfaithful, evil things I have done
Yet you tirelessly seek me, and then to me you run
Then embrace me no matter how far from you i’ve gone

Who am I, Lord, that you’ve shown me mercy?
Despite my ungrateful heart and my iniquity
Why did you choose to suffer and die in Calvary?
Am I really worth redeeming? What’s so great about me?

Who am I, Lord, that you have called me friend?
Despite the countless times your heart I offend
Who am I that my body is a temple of the Spirit You sent
The Paraclete, the Helper who’ll guide me ‘til the end

Who am I, Lord, that you desire with me one-flesh union
As You give your body, blood, soul and divinity in Communion?
Who am I, that you love me with intense passion
And always hear my prayers and provides for my supplication?

Who am I, Lord, that you’ve given me great dignity?
From your own image and likeness, you formed me.
Who am I, that my end is to be with You for eternity?
Participating in the overflowing love of the Trinity

20 March 2016

Patakaran sa Responsableng Pagboto

Patakaran sa Responsableng Pagboto
ni: John B. Juat

palapit nanaman ang panahon ng halalan
kung saan mamimili tayo ng pinuno ng ating bayan
bumoto tayo sa mayo, ito'y ating karapatan
dahil sa ating pinuno nakasalalay ang ating kaunlaran

kapag tayo'y boboto, sana ay talagang pagisipan
ano ba ang platapormang kanyang ipinaglalaban?
ang mga programa ba ay makatutulong sa karamihan?
ang kandidato ba ay mayroong matinding paninindigan?

para sa aking pagpili, ito ang ating patakaran
una sa lahat, dapat siya ay tunay na makabayan
tinutugunan niya ang mga problema ng ating lipunan
hindi yung kokopyahin lang anumang ginagawa sa Kanluran

ugali ng pinuno natin, dapat maaaring tularan
hindi yung sumusunod ka dahil takot kang maparusahan
dapat may respeto, hindi yung minumura pinuno ng simbahan
dahil lamang sa trapik na kanyang naranasan

dapat rin maraming programa sa pag angat sa kabataan
pagandahin ang kalidad ng edukasyon sa paaralan
ito'y magsisilbing pundasyon ng kanilang kinabukasan
at paraan upang sila'y maging mabuting mamamayan

importante rin na kanyang magawan ng paraan
ang matinding korupsyon lalo na sa pamahalaan
kung magamit sa tama ang buwis na ating binabayaran
tiyak makakamit natin ang gusto nating kaunlaran

pamilyang pilipino, dapat rin tunay na pahalagahan
diborsyo, rh law, same sex marriage dapat 'di suportahan
kung ang pagwasak ng pamilya patuloy natin pabayaan
baka hindi na natin maiwasto ang matindini nitong kahihinatnan

maging maingat at matalino sa ating pagboto
para sa kapakanan ng bawat mamamayang Pilipino

18 March 2016

Eucharist: Source and Summit of God's Love and Mercy

It is saddening when we Catholics fail to see
That the Eucharist is one great mystery
Are we punctual? Do we participate actively?
Do we make it a point to dress appropriately?

We have to understand that the mass is truly a celebration
Of the supreme sacrifice of Jesus which merited our salvation
When as a community, we pray to God in adoration
We are actually in the company of Angels who glorify God in exultation

In the mass, we relive the very passion of Jesus in Calvary
In essence, the same, though the sacrifice unbloody
Unfathomable to men, but God makes it a reality
That in consecration, the piece of bread becomes Christ's body

The Eucharist is indeed the source and summit of God's love and mercy
Wherein we can receive Jesus fully: body, blood, soul and divinity
Whenever we receive Him, we are truly united with Jesus momentarily
Do we come to treasure this great gift of God to humanity?

So the next time we receive communion, let's make sure we are worthy
That we are there on time, that from mortal sin our soul is free
Let us try to receive Jesus next time with a lot more reverence and piety
So that one day we see Jesus' true face in Heaven for all eternity

08 September 2015

mensahe sa kapwa ko kabataan

MENSAHE SA KAPWA KO KABATAAN
ni: John Walter B. Juat

Isang leksyon na aking natutunan
Sa aking pagtatapos sa UP Diliman
Ay ang maging matapang at ipaglaban
Ano man ang iyong pinaniniwalaan

Kung papansinin ninyo mabuti, may natatanging tema
Mapa-teleserye, mapa-sine, sayaw o musika
Imoralidad, pangangaliwa, pagwasak ng pamilya
Kung tayo ay tumahimik, wala tayong mapapala

Maging malikhain, masipag at mapamaraan
Huwag sayangin ang mga natatanging katangian
Kung hindi tayo umaksyon baka matuluyan
Mawala ang moralidad ng ating mga kabataan

Gamitin natin ang kakayahan, ang ating mga talento
Gumawa ng awitin, tula, o magsulat ng artikulo
Kapag tayo'y nasa tama, huwag natin ito isarili't itago
Kahit pa hindi sumangayon ang maraming mga tao

Huwag sabihin na tayo'y walang magagawa
Dahil tayo ay nagaaral at bata pa
May responsibilidad parin tayo sa ating kapwa
Mga pagbabago sa lipunan, sa atin dapat magsimula

Huwag na tayo magsayang pa ng panahon
Dahil tayo, tayo ang tunay na solusyon
Maging matapang, kabataan, at umaksyon
Dahil nakasalalay sa atin ang susunod na henerasyon

19 July 2015

Guro: Ang Dakilang Propesyon

Guro: Ang Dakilang Propesyon
ni: John B. Juat

Sa aking pagtatapos ng kursong Edukasyon
Nais ko pasalamatan mga gurong nagbigay inspirasyon
Sabi ng marami, ang guro ang dakilang propesyon
Ngunit para sa akin, ito'y isang bokasyon

Bilang guro, ikaw ay natututong maging responsable
Tungo sa bayan, sa kapwa, hindi lamang iyong sarili
Hawak mo ang kinabukasan ng iyong mga estudyante
Kung anong ituro mo, iyon sila kapag lumaki

Ang guro ay di lamang eksperto sa karunungan
Sila rin ay modelong dapat tularan
Ginagabayan ang mga mag-aaral sa katotohanan
Upang maging maganda ang kanilang kinabukasan

Ang guro ay taong punong-puno ng pagmamahal
Handog niya sa klase ay dunong at moral
Hindi lamang matutunan ang mag-aral ng mag-aral
Ngunit mas mahalaga, tinuturo ang kagandahang-asal

Ang guro rin ay nagsisilbing isang gabay
Upang mailabas sa mga mag-aaral ang kanilang husay
Tungo sa magandang kinabukasan, sila ang tulay
Dahil tinuturo rin niya mga karanasan sa buhay

Ating ipagmalaki ang mga guro, mga dakilang tao
Dahil sa kanila, patuloy tayong natututo

07 July 2015

Kasal

KASAL

Ang kasal ay sakramentong dapat pahalagahan
Isang institusyong buong buhay na pagsasamahan
Mga anak, bunga ng kanilang pagmamahalan
Palalakihin ng magulang bilang mabuting mamamayan

Sa panahon ngayon, tila naiiba ang kasal
Mabilis nawawala ang aspetong banal
Pag-iisang dibdib ng parehong kasarian, sa US ay legal
Paghihiwalay ng magulang, ngayon ay nagiging normal

Sa patuloy na pagkawasak ng pamilya sa kasalukuyan
Ang mga anak ay tila nawawasak ang kinabukasan
Wala ang pag-gabay ng magulang, tila pinababayaan
Paglaki ng mga anak ay matinding naaapektuhan

Pababayaan ba natin na maging normal ang diborsyo?
O kaya naman relasyon ng parehong kasarian ay matanggap ng tao?
May pag-asa pa kayang mapahalagahan muli ang sakramentong ito?
O tuluyan na natin pagwawalang-bisa ang utos ni Kristo?

Magising tayo, mamulat tayo, lalo na ang mga kabataan
Huwag tayo tumunganga at tanggapin nalang ang kaisapang Kanluran
Tayong mga Pilipinong malapit sa Diyos at pamilya, ating ipaglaban
Kasagraduhan ng kasal at pamilya, ating protektahan

06 April 2015

Response to "a retreatant's prayer"

Response to A Retreatant's Prayer
by: John Walter B. Juat

Thank you my child for answering My call
I long to lavish my love on you and give you my all 
I'm here to strengthen you each time you fall
So that one day you'll be able to stand up tall

I love you unconditionally; I want you to be happy
I want you to choose to love me freely
trust in Me my child; trust in me fully
For I love you, child, as my one and only

Soar high like an eagle above the sky
I long for you to freely fly
Let go of the rotten meat, with it you'll die
It may be difficult, but I'll help as long as you try

I know sometimes you feel like a failure
But don't be discouraged; I love you, that's for sure
To love and to save will always be my nature
Love me, my child, and I'll give you a fruitful future

Carry on with your struggles and persevere
Be assured that your prayers, I truly hear
I am not a distant God, for I am right here
I am also a Loving Father, there's nothing to fear

Though you are blinded by sin, I can regain your sight
Just learn to be humble, don't rely on your own might
Ask for help humbly and you'll win the spiritual fight
Turn to Me, my son, I'll lead you to the light

Love Confession, my child, experience my mercy
For I will never stop forgiving you, no matter the gravity
Just always be sincere, ask for the grace humbly
And I will surely give you joy, peace and serenity

I love you and you are so dear to me
My beloved child, you always will be

a retreatant's prayer

A Retreatant's Prayer
by: John Walter B. Juat

My Lord and my God, my Perfect Father,
I wish to spend these days in silent prayer
I want to know you more, divine teacher
Intercede for me, my Blessed Mother

I come to you, Lord God, full of humility
I offer you everything; I want to be empty
I lay down my entire being, even what pleases me
So You can change my heart completely

I come to you Lord, wanting to know your will
Your divine mission, o God, I want to fulfill
Teach me to ponder; teach me to be still
That I may come to understand Your will

For the sins I've committed, Lord I'm heartily sorry
Never allow me again to take sin lightly
Let my contrition be full of sincerity
So You can pour your grace on me abundantly

Increase in me Lord my faith, hope and charity
Cast away my fears, doubts and anxiety
Strengthen my will; deepen my piety
That I may be the best person I can be

There is one thing, Lord, I hope and pray
That I may love You more each day
Make me always imitate your way
And in your presence, make me always stay

In this retreat, Lord, I ask for the special grace
That my life will give you glory and praise
Make me love You until the end of my days
So that I may gaze at You forever face to face

AMEN.

28 March 2015

Tunay na Banal na Linggo

Tunay na Banal na Linggo
ni: John B. Juat

Magdiriwang nanaman tayo ng pangyayaring napakahalaga
ang pagdiwang ng ating misteryo ng pananampalataya
Kung saan ang Panginoong Hesus ay sadyang nagdusa,
namatay sa krus at muling ibinalik sa buhay ng Ama

Madalas nagkakaroon ng kumpisalang bayan
pang mapatawad ang ating mga kasalanan
Isa itong napakaganda at mahalagang paraan
na ang Banal na Linggo'y tunay natin mapaghandaan

Bawat simbahan ay pinaghahandaan mabuti ang pagdagsa
sa mga gumagawa ng "Via Crucis" at Bisita Iglesia
Isang napakagandang gawaing sumisimbulo ng ating paghahanda
sa Pasko ng Muling Pagkabuhay, ang kasukdulan ng ating paniniwala

Bilang mga Kristyano, dapat ay ating susundan
ang yapak ng ating Panginoon, ang kanyang pinagdaanan
Ang masaktan at mamatay sa ating sariling gusto ay kailangan
upang ang panibagong buhay ay ating maranasan

Isabuhay natin ang pasyon, pagkamatay at pagkabuhay ni Hesukristo
para ang mahalagang okasyong ipagdiriwang ay hindi lamang isang linggo
Paano natin ito mapapagpatuloy? sa pamamagitan ng pagsakripisyo,
pangungumpisal, pagtanggap ng komunyon, pagdasal at pagbigay ng ayuno

17 February 2015

Kuwaresma

KUWARESMA
ni: John B. Juat

Muling ipinagdiriwang ng Simbahang Katolika
Ang panahon na tinatawag na Kuwaresma
Apatnapung araw ng panalangin at pagpapakumbaba,
Pag-aayuno't mabuting paggawa sa ating kapwa

Sa paglagay ng pari ng abo sa ating noo
Talikuran natin ang kasalanan at maniwala sa ebanghelyo
Paalala ito na sa dulo ng buhay tayo'y babalik sa abo
Kaya dapat nating seryosohin ang ating buhay Kristyano

Tayo'y magrosaryo, magumpisal at magsimba
Magsakripisyo tayo at basahin ang bibliya
Seryosohin natin ito; Bigyan natin ito ng halaga
Upang mapasa-atin ang napakaraming biyaya

Ating ipagdasal na sa Kuwaresma, ating mapagtanto
Na mabilis lamang ang ating buhay dito sa mundo
Buhay ay ating pahalagahan dahil buhay ay regalo
Para sa katapusan nito, makasama natin si Hesukristo

11 January 2015

WAGING WAR

WAGING WAR
(a poem inspired by SAFE)
by: John B. Juat

prepare yourselves, soldiers, the enemy is near
put on your armor, your shield, and your gear
march toward the front line, there is nothing to fear
for we fight with our Master and King, He's right here

participate in Mass, go to Confession, spend time in prayer
read His Word and have a devotion to our Blessed Mother
fast and offer sacrifices, show your love to one another
for we need to be equipped, we need to be stronger

once you are equipped, go and spread the word
fear not what others think or say, let your voice be heard
call out for reinforcements, though we may be outnumbered
for there are a lot of souls out there waiting to be gathered

swing the sword against value-free sex education and pornography
be on the offensive against relativism and the new age ideology
shoot the arrow against abortion and the contraceptive mentality
strike the spear against divorce and the others that threatens the family

stand your ground and defend life from the moment of conception
be steadfast and fight for marriage as a sacred institution
be watchful and defend the truth that sex is for union and procreation
be on guard and spread that the people is the true wealth of the nation

be brave, Christian soldier, for this battle may be long
because the enemy is real and the enemy is very strong
but persevere, for this battle is between right and wrong
and since we fight with Him, in the end we'll sing our victory song

08 January 2015

Born God's Way

BORN GOD’S WAY
A message of hope to people who struggle to accept their sexuality
John B. Juat

On the 6th day of creation, God made man and woman
To go forth and multiply and to toil the land
God gave them freedom to do what they can
Except to eat the fruit of the tree, which he banned

Just like Adam and Eve, we are born God’s way
One woman, one man, complementary and made for one other
This perfect design for sexuality, we ought to obey
For He cannot make a mistake – our perfect Creator and Father

In this society filled with sin and confusion,
We forget who we are, our person, our sexuality
We brand ourselves as LGBT, based on our attraction
We can only be man or woman, we have no other identity.

No matter how strong the attraction gets, remember to be pure
And always ask for the grace to be guided by His loving hand
Do this and you won’t be judged, that I can assure
He’ll even bless you for trying to fight. He will understand.

Just as people say, God has given us the power to be free
To choose to fall to our weaknesses or to overcome it
Do not accept your struggles as your destiny, have some humility
And for sure, He will help you and give you merit.

Be not afraid to fight and struggle for you can persevere
Just remember who you are. Your identity and dignity
To those who say you cannot fight it, don’t lend them your ear
For you, friend, with God’s grace will appreciate your sexuality

02 January 2015

CITY OF JESUS 2014, Tanay, Rizal

JESU POLIS 2014
Gawa ni: John Walter B. Juat

Bago pa man kami sa EPIC PARC pumunta
Dumaan muna kami sa Regina Rica
Kay payapa sa loob ng SULOD ng aming Ina
Sigurado binigyan kami ng maraming grasya

Pag dating namin sa EPIC PARC, tinuruan kami ng SOFA
Bago sarili ang isipin, maglingkod muna sa iba
Pagkalipas ng ilang sandali, ang pagtitipon ay nagsimula na
Kami’y nagdasal, nagsulat, at namahagi ng sagot sa isa’t isa

Upang mas mapalalim ang aming pananampalataya
Kami ay nagdiwang ng Banal na Misa
Nag Benediksyon rin kami ng Banal na Eukaristiya
Habang kami’y nagdasal, kumanta at nagbigay pugay sa Kanya

Sa ikalawang araw naman, kami’y inutusan na lumikom ng pera
Nagtipon muna kami at nag isip, bago tuluyan mag harana
Ang gawain na ito pala ay mahirap ngunit masaya
Ang pagkakaroon ng pera ay aming nabigyang halaga

Ilan sa pinagawa ay mag hohoho ng walang tatawa
Magtampisaw at ibalanse ang mga napulot na barya
Mag selfie sa unggoy, bilangin ang ngipin at ihagis ang bola
Gayahin ang larawan, hanapin si Fr Jojo, ang paring aming kasama

Pagkatapos ng lahat ng pagod, kami’y nagpahinga
Bago pumunta sa EPIC house na napakaganda
Doon kami naghapunan, nagsaya at nag selfie sa may lawa ng Laguna
Pati ang tumingin sa langit na puno ng bituin na tila paraiso sa mata

Nung ikatlong araw, kami ay ipinagdepensa
Tungkol sa aming proyektong fundraising para sa aming parokya
Nagtipon ang lahat, piniga ang utak at nakilahok ang bawat isa
Hanggang sa aming mga ideya ay pinagsama-sama

Nung hapon naman, ang bawat komunidad ay naghanda
Para sa aming munting presentasyon na isasagawa
Mga sayaw, biro at galaw na lahat ay kamangha-mangha
Ang iba ay dilikado kaya tila circus ang aming nakita

Sa huling araw kami ay nagkaroon ng brigada eskwela
Ang iba ay nagwalis, ang iba naman ay nagpintura
Tunay ngang masaya tumulong kahit di namin kilala
Dahil ang eskwelahan nila na papasukan nila ay lilinis at gaganda

Kaya naman sa lahat ng naging aming Facis
Pati narin mismo kay Fr. Jojo Monis
Kundi dahil sa inyo, imposible magkaroon ng Jesu Polis
Dahil ito ay naging masaya, makabuluhan at nakaka miss!

01 January 2015

A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER

A NEW YEAR'S PRAYER
by: John B. Juat

Walk with me, O God, and lead me
As I put my trust in You completely
For my past sins, make me truly sorry
and make me choose to love You freely

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, that I may see
And understand exactly what is Your will for me
May my actions, words and thoughts give you glory
Make my Yes to Your will be just like that of Mary

Do what you will, O God, and let it be
Empty me, Lord, and increase my humility
Increase my faith, increase my charity
Increase my hope, and me grow closer to Thee

I turn to you to intercede for me, my Mother and Lady
Take me by the hand and lead the way for me
Teach me, my Mother, how to love and how to be Holy
Until the time I gaze upon your Son's face for eternity

21 December 2014

Tungkol Saan nga Ba ang Pasko?

Tungkol Saan nga Ba ang Pasko?
Ni: John B. Juat

Mga kapatid, tungkol nga ba saan ang Pasko?

Ito ba'y tungkol sa pagdating ni Santa na maghahatid ng regalo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa mga batang nanghihingi ng Aguinaldo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa masasarap na bibingka't puto?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa mga kumikislap na ilaw sa bawat kanto?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa mga dami ng nakahandang pagkaing magarbo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa karoling ng mga iba't ibang grupo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa pagbili at pagbigay mo ng pamasko?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa simbang gabi na siyang pilit ikumpleto?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa pagtipon nina tito't tita,ninong at ninang,lola't lolo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa dami ng regalong matatanggap mo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa bonus at dagdag na perang natatanggap sa trabaho?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa bakasyon sa eskwelahang ilang linggo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa mga kaliwa't kanang selebrasyong marami ang dumadalo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa ating ginagawang mga sakripisyo?

Ito ba'y tungkol sa mga palamuting nakasabit sa puno?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa mga parol na siyang kita sa malayo?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa kabutihang nagpapataba ng ating puso?
Ito ba'y tungkol sa pagpunta sa mga pamilihan na punong puno?

Lahat ng mga ito'y hindi maling gawain kapag panahon ng Pasko
Karamihan dito ay kaugalian natin bilang mga Pilipino
Ngunit lahat ng ito ay hindi bumubuo
Sa tunay na halaga ng selebrasyon ng Pasko
Dahil ang pinakamahalaga sa lahat ay ang pagsilang ni Kristo
Di lamang pag-alala sa nangyari nung unang Pasko...

Ngunit ang kanyang pagsilang muli sa ating isipan at puso

10 December 2014

MERCY AND COMPASSION

MERCY AND COMPASSION
by: John Juat

Do you ever feel down, depressed and lonely?
Is your heart filled with heaviness and anxiety?
Are you discouraged by the sins you do repetitively?
Then it's about time you reflect on God's mercy

Recall once again the poor woman caught it adultery
Jesus came to her side and treated her with mercy
Instead of being stoned, Jesus forgave her completely
It is truly great to ponder on this mystery

Let us also take advantage of Jesus' love for humanity
By loving and going to Confession frequently
For in every time we confess our sins sincerely
We are embraced by Jesus, forgiven and accepted wholeheartedly

How then do we minister to the weak and the needy?
The abandoned, the sick, the poor and the lonely
Console them, spend time with them and see their dignity
For in the eyes of our Lord Jesus, we are but one family

Let us obey Jesus' words on how to show mercy
By clothing the naked and feeding the hungry
Visiting the sick and imprisoned, showing them charity
For whatsoever you do to the least, you do to Me

Let us show love to the last, least and lost of society
By empathizing with them, by entering into their misery
No matter how little we think we have, choose to give freely
Without seeking anything in return, and in humility

14 August 2014

MODESTY

MODESTY
By: John Walter B. Juat

One way to live the virtue of Chastity
Is by practicing a similar virtue: Modesty
It seems it’s losing its meaning in society
Everything seems to be so earthly

Modesty is when one dresses up appropriately
Avoiding wearing skimpy shorts or spaghetti
It is not at all wrong to dress comfortably
But remember to do so with decency

In practicing modesty, you can still dress fashionably
It’s not something limiting, you can still choose freely
It’s not essential that the skirt is below the knee
But be wise, don’t be revealing and dress responsibly

Practicing modesty, one no longer needs to worry
How people will treat you, what they will see
‘Coz once you’re covered, what is emphasized is beauty
Your true inner beauty and not your body

Modesty is also a training ground for fidelity
Because it allows you to see the other with clarity
Though it takes a lot of sacrifice and self-mastery
It trains yourself and the other to love purely

If you want others to treat you respectfully
To accept you as you are, not only your sexuality
Make a choice to struggle to live modestly
It’s a right choice. For sure you won’t feel sorry

Finally, modesty is a virtue that protects purity
And about seeing yourself with great dignity

10 August 2014

Prayer for Peace for the Persecuted Christians

Prayer for Peace for the Persecuted Christians
by: John B. Juat

Father God, King of peace, hear my prayer
To stop this systematic Christian massacre
Hear my plea, my perfect Heavenly Father
Intercede for me, my loving Blessed Mother

Look upon us with Mercy, my dear Mama Mary
Put an end to so much crimes against humanity
Protect the Christians, mother, those who chose to flee
Give them food, shelter, love and security

I beg you, dear Jesus, stop this persecution
Men, women, even children experienced execution
Raped, beheaded, hung, a continuous annihilation
Lord Jesus, please, have mercy and give us a solution

Asking the intercession of all the saints, hear my cry
I don’t understand this persecution, I can only ask why
Whisper my intentions to my Father, God on High
That this will soon end and nobody else has to die

Father God, accept this prayer for peace I offer you
I trust that in your great love, my prayer will come true


AMEN

03 August 2014

Chastity

Chastity
By: John B. Juat

In this day and age, how can one practice Chastity?
Is it even possible to live purely?
Yes. Go against the dictates of society
Go and struggle to be chaste, though it's not easy

Is it possible to overcome masturbation
Especially if it has become an addiction?
Yes. Be brave and go often to Confession
And receive our Lord frequently in Communion

What about pornography, is it okay?
What about to read the book 50 Shades of Grey?
No. Go against it in every possible way
Ask help from Mary. She won't allow us to stray

For young couples deeply in love, can sex wait?
If they wait for marriage, it might be too late
No. Trust God and in His plans cooperate
Save your body and soul for that sacred date

Struggle young people, bravely put up this fight
Don't take it lightly. See it as black and white
Be strong. Be strong. We will be guided by the Light
To carefully guard our thoughts, hearts, words and our sight

Go against the flow and feel no sense of shame
Run away from temptation and call on His Name
Make an effort to make our sexual tendencies tame
And allow us to be consumed by His loving flame

Do not ever forget chastity is a choice
Possible only if we listen to His voice

02 August 2014

The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity
by: John B. Juat

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one great mystery
One God in three persons, equal in majesty
Together sharing in the fullness of glory
Bounded perfectly by love to form the Trinity

Who is God the Father? He is the Maker
And of all our needs, He's the Great Provider
He's all knowing, all present and the God of Power
Though He's also the loving, caring, forgiving Father

The Son is Jesus, the Savior of humanity
He came to us to break the bonds of slavery
He spilled His precious blood so that we could be free
To be with Him someday for all eternity

The Spirit is the Paraclete and the Helper
His fruits and gifts are given to make us better
From the stains of sin, He's known to be the Cleanser
He's responsible to prepare us to meet the Father

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one great mystery
One God in three persons, equal in majesty
Together sharing in the fullness of glory
Bounded perfectly by love to form the Trinity

23 July 2014

THANK YOU

THANK YOU
by: John B. Juat

I thank the Lord for giving me

Thousands of reasons to be happy
Hundreds of little miracles which i ought to see
A trustworthy friend that brings out the best in me
New opportunities to prove how much I love Thee
Knowing people who are examples of real charity

You're the one I'm especially thankful for
One big miracle; now I can't ask for more
Understanding and patient even when I close my door

Seventeen years have already been through
Only have I been truly happy the moment I found you

Many are the things i wish to say
Under the protection of God, may you always stay
Continue being who you are; love and serve day to day
Happiness for you, I shall always pray

Thank you, Gabbie

Thank you, Gabbie
(a poem in honor of Gabriella P. Jose) +
By: John Walter Brown Juat


Thank you Lord for the gift of our dear Gabbie
For giving her a loving and wonderful family
Mitch, John, Matthew, you are truly blessed greatly
Because you have raised her to be the best that she could be

Gabbie, you have blessed us with your simplicity
Your strength and perseverance during your agony
Thank you Gabbie, for accepting this cross lovingly
Because through it, you have truly inspired many

Though we miss you beyond words, Gabbie,
We are comforted by the fact that you are now happy
Face to face with God, for all eternity
Forever praising Him; sharing in His glory

With the guidance and love of our Mama Mary,
From all pain and suffering, you are now free.
Gabbie, pray for us as we continue life’s journey;
Watch over us and lead us Home, where you are, safely

As much as we miss you, Gabbie, we miss you terribly
You will forever be alive in our heart and in our memory

Tribute to Fr. Francisco Bernardo

Fr. Francisco Bernardo
 ni: John B. Juat

Aking mahal na si Fr. Bernardo
Na siya rin tinatawag na Father Lolo
Isa ka sa pinaka mabuting taong nakilala ko
Sapagkat pinakita mo si Hesus sa buhay mo

Masakit sa akin ang pagkawala mo sa mundo
Ngunit… nagsasaya ka na sa maraming mga palasyo
Dahil pinaglingkuran mo ang napakaraming tao
At pinaramdam mo sa amin ang pagmamahal ni Kristo

Ang natutunan ko sa iyo ay kabutihang asal
Ako ri’y natutong kumapit at magtiwala sa Maykapal
Naranasan ko rin ang iyong matinding pagmamahal
Iilan ito sa mga natutunan kong aral

Napalapit ako sa iyo ng dalawang taon
Sa iyo ko todong naramdaman ang pag-ibig ng Panginoon
Dahil sa salita mo, nalagpasan ko ang ilang hamon
Pati narin sa pagtawag ng Diyos ay lagi tumugon

Kahit ikaw ay wala na sa mundong ito
Parati ka parin nabubuhay sa aking puso
Ikaw, lo, para sakin ay isa sa mga santo
Sana ay sa lahat ng paghihirap ay gabayan niyo ako

Habang ikaw, lo, ay nagsasaya kapiling ni Maria
Wala ka ng hirap! Puro na lang ginhawa
Buong buhay mong inialay sa paglingkod sa kapwa
Kaya parati ka naming maaalala sa aming puso’t diwa

Napakarami mong ginawang kabutihan sa iyong buhay
Para lamang sa ngalan ng Diyos, ang sarili mo ay inialay
Ang mga aral na mula sa iyo ay parati nasa aming malay
Ibang klase ka lo, wala kang kapantay!!!

Hanggang sa muling pagkikita natin diyan sa Langit, lo…
                                           Mananatili ka sa puso ko. Mahal na mahal ko kayo

Nature

NATURE
John B. Juat

Have you ever asked why the grass is green?
Or why the rainbows are filled with beauty?
All things on earth is a romantic scene
For God made us part of His love story

Our planet is truly a pleasant place
Birds that chirp and the chilly breeze gives peace
The beauty of nature is part of His grace
I pray that this beauty will never cease

However, our resources do not last
Before we know, all things will be consumed
Will our children see the beauty so vast?
Or will they live on earth already doomed?

Let us all do our part to save this earth
So our kids can see the world in its worth!



Isang Daang Milyon

Isang Daang Milyon
Ni: John B. Juat

Aabot na raw sa isang daang milyon
Ang dami ng ating populasyon
Paano na? Paano na tayo ngayon?
Ano nga ba ang tamang aksyon?

Paano na ang mahihirap na walang makain?
Kaya pa ba natin sila palakihin?
Paano ang mga bata? Kaya ba natin sila paaralin?
Isang daang milyon na tayo. Ano ang ating gagawin?

Isang daang milyon nga tayo, e ano ngayon?
Hindi ito ang problemang kailangan ng solusyon
Kurapsyon ang tunay na salarin, hindi ating populasyon
Na siyang tunay na yaman ng ating mahal na nasyon

Hindi lamang dami ng populasyon ang ating dapat suriin
Napakaraming malalaking isyu ang dapat lutasin
Kapakanan ng bayan, ating bigyan pansin
Huwag lang ang ating sarili ang asikasunin

Sa aking puso’t isipan, ang Pilipinas ay kaya bumangon
Sa kahit anong pagsubok, kahit anong hamon
Bayanihan ay ipakita, tayo na at umaksyon
Para tapusin na ang tunay na problema, ang kurapsyon

Maging bukas, kababayan, sa tunay na salarin

Huwag gawing rason ang dami ng populasyon natin

22 July 2014

My Everything

MY EVERYTHING
John B. Juat


I
Everytime I see your face
time seems to skip a pace
I hope to be with you 'till the end of days
For you always inspire me to run life's race

II
I do love thee my little queen
your beauty is the best the eye has seen
though imperfect, for me perfect you have been
all of these things I really mean

III
among all I've met, you have the heart of gold
so much is your love, it will never run cold
when you correct me you are always bold
it is your hands I always long to hold

IV
I can never seem to forget your smile
your charming face and your great style
for you I will go the extra mile
If only assured you'll walk with me down the aisle

V
Let me stay in your arms, my dear
I’ll never leave you. I’ll always be here

WISH FOR A FRIEND

WISH FOR A FRIEND
By: John B. Juat

You are someone very blessed
I know you can succeed whatever test
Just go to Him, and you’ll have rest
Before you know it, you’ll be at your best

Stand up, be strong, and have no fear
Just call on me and immediately I’ll be near
When you have things to say, I’ll lend my ear
And for sure I’ll wipe away every drop of tear

You have made me happy and strong
So I’ll be here even when things go wrong
Whatever happens, just thank God in prayer and in song
And you can bet a million angels will be singing along

I hope that you will be happy everyday
For you and your family I will always pray
Follow and love Christ for He is the way
For Joy and peace to be experienced day by day

I will always be here for you
I will be myself, I will be true
You are one of the best friends I ever knew
I will make it a point never to leave you sad and blue

What I wish for you is good health and success
Peace, love, and a lot of happiness
Even though we have our carelessness
Remain brave and show them all you’ve got, no less

Be careful in choosing the path you take
And most especially the friends you make
It’s not only for my joy, but for your sake
So that peace of mind of yours will never be fake

Always be humble and learn from the wise
Some of them may be angels in disguise
Keep in mind that you were bought at a great price
One which needed our Christ’s supreme sacrifice

You really mean a lot to me
I want you to be the best you can be
There is one thing in you that I can clearly see
The love of Jesus in your heart, burning brightly

SUNRISE

SUNRISE

John Walter B. Juat


I woke up and the sky was black
Everything was but a painting

            I waited
And soon the sun greeted me
Its orange rays pampered my skin
Like dew drops drizzling
The chorale of birds began their chants
The bees danced to the music of the wind
The apple-colored bud bloomed to an adult rose
The trees waved its hello to me
The grass bowed down before me
Like a servant to a Chinese emperor
Rainbow butterflies whispered me a love note
The mantis clapped its hands and found its way to play sack race
The fresh breeze kissed me
And the little bushes wiggled their hair

I was sitting all alone
When I heard a voice
He was my dear friend clothed in the sun
He was the boy child Jesus, the master gardener
Along with Him were seven white doves.
He embraced me and said, “Welcome.”
“Welcome to a new day.”

21 July 2014

Nightmare


NIGHTMARE
by John B. Juat

All kinds of suffering storming me
like a giant tsunami battering the coast
            broken families
            babies screaming within pleading for their lives
            street vendors eating only once a day

Meteorites are plunging down
crushing my hopes
            of a usual ending in a fairy tale
to a drop of water against the vast ocean.

Daggers are flying at the speed of light
finding its way to my heart

air turns to poison
the breeze touches me like a hurricane
a drizzle comes crushing me like a hundred elephants
and the heavens disintigrate into a dark abyss

I woke up          suddenly
pupils dilated
heart beating ever so quickly
catching my breath
sweat were flowing flooding the floor

i sat
quenched my thirst and screamed

"this is just a nightmare"

15 November 2012

Carry on, pro-life warriors


CARRY ON, PRO-LIFE WARRIORS
by: John B. Juat

Get up, pro-life warriors, and stay awake
The enemy is advancing at such a quick pace
Arise, warrior, the future is at stake
Quickly put on your armor of God's grace

Take courage, fellow warriors, and feel no sense of shame
What we are fighting for is definitely worth it
We are fighting for the unborn, the family, and God's Holy Name
Carry on, pro-life warriors. Don't be disheartened. Don't ever quit.

In this war between the darkness and the light
We find ourselves among those in the frontline
It is true we will definitely be wounded in the fight
But let us put our trust in Him and allow His power to shine

Carry on, pro-life warriors, stand true to our mission
Even if our enemies surround us at every side
We will suffer and we will fall, but rise and carry on
The Holy Spirit is our Helper, our Strength and our Guide.

Against the evil forces that bring confusion, fear and destruction
Fear not, warriors of Christ, we will claim our victory
Even if we should suffer discouragement and persecution
Let us all stand firm, all for His greater glory