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


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


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


03 August 2014


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


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


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

John B. Juat

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

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

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

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

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


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



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


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"