A tale of two (holy)days

Feb 13, 2024, 12:26 AM
Ray L. Junia

Ray L. Junia


This year, Valentine’s Day on February 14 falls on another very solemn holiday in the Catholic Church: Ash Wednesday, which signals the beginning of the Lenten season.

Expect your local church to be filled with couples and lovers.

Also, I believe there is an important lesson to be learned from these two holidays (read: holy days): love means sacrifice, just as God sent his only begotten Son as a sacrifice to save mankind from sin.

I believe this message should resonate with men more – sooner or later, they’ll realize that they’ll have to sacrifice a LOT to keep their partners happy.


There was a kid who once asked his dad, “Dad, how much does it cost to get married?” The father replied, “I don’t know, son. Up to now, I’m still paying.”


Speaking of lovers, there is a very real possibility that two married couples will fight it out in a city here in my home province of Laguna. I am talking about the local elections next year.

One couple is a newbie in politics, while the other has had considerable experience, being in the forefront and background of local politics for years.

Expect the 2025 race to be as dirty as ever. I’ve heard both sides are now preparing the mud to be slung to their rivals come campaign period.

May God help that city. When will it ever get away from dirty traditional politics?


Statistics have shown that married men do live longer than single men. The question is, do those married men want to live longer?


Advice to wives: if you see a prescription for Viagra among your husband's things, better look under the hood.

A man goes to his doctors and, twitching his fingers and stuttering, finally manages to say, "Doctor, I have a sexual performance problem. Can you help me?"

"Oh, that's not a problem for us men anymore!" announces a proud physician,

"They just came out with this new wonder drug, Viagra, that does the trick! You take some pills, and your problems are history."

So the doctor gives the man a prescription and sends him on his merry way.

A couple of months later, the doctor runs into his patient on the street.

"Doctor, Doctor!" exclaims the man excitedly, "I've got to thank you! This drug is a miracle! It's wonderful!"

"Well, I'm glad to hear that," says the pleased physician. "What does your wife think about it?"

"Wife?" asks the man, "I haven't been home yet."

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