Many years ago, I remember a kind, old priest warmly greeting me and my five-year-old daughter inside a center I would soon consider to be my second home at the Ateneo. The kind priest, it turned out, was none other than Fr. Ruben Tanseco, SJ, founder of the Center for Family Ministries, the Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines, and many other programs for building and strengthening families.
He has been a mentor and a guide for many of us in CEFAM. I learned many things on kindness and compassion from him and many others who I've journeyed with through the years, who have lived their lives in Magis, doing more for the least of their neighbors.