Life is a game

that can be played well

by anyone

who knows its rules.

But what a shame,

for as we grow old

we forgot what we’ve  been told.

“Assuredly, I say to you,

unless you change

and become as little children,

you will by no means

enter the kingdom of heaven.”

(Matt:18:13)

 

When we were children,

wasn’t life a child’s play?

We believed, we trusted,

we loved, we obeyed.

We dreamt of better tomorrow.

We fought but harbored no hatred.

We forgave.

We did not doubt ourselves.

Oftentimes fearless,

We were happy.

We lived freely.

No worries, no pains,

No greed, no guilt.

No enemy.

 

Oh, I could go on and on

But really there’s no reason

For I am sure you’ll reckon

From hereon:

Life is a game to be played

Not a battlefield.

Believe, hope, love.

These are the rules.

And Love is the greatest.

For when we love,

Life is sweetest.

It becomes easiest.

Everything is ordained

from Above.

For as above,

So below.

“Thy Will be done

on Earth

as it is in Heaven.”

Amen.

 

 

 

Peter Nunez

"Fray Peter" heeded the call to the priesthood right after high school. Upon completion of his temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), he realized he had a different calling and so he ventured out into the world. At first, he made a lot of mistakes from which he learned. In 1992, he joined his wife Alicia in the U.S. They were blessed with two fine sons, Stephen and Michael and “adopted” two wonderful daughters Pau and Joni. From them, he has 4 grandchildren. He started his professional life in the U.S. as a part-time teller and after 6 years was promoted to Branch Manager of the Bank of New York in their two branches in New Jersey. He also joined the North Fork Bank as Branch Manager with the title of Assistant Vice-President. He was a member of the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) which authorized him to sell various investment products. As a side hustle, Peter is working on his photography skills and has co-founded "The Traveling Chefs." Peter enjoys reading, writing, cooking, travel, golf, photography and triathlon.

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