When things are rough and the mind is blurry, I am prone to say bad words, curse, fight, brag about the bad news, be happy that others are gloomy (because I’m not alone) and commit sin.
With all the dark stuff, there’s a light that shines in my heart. It’s the faith that glows, the faith in knowing that my God will pull me up and out of the pit of evilness.
Repentance then follows, it is the time to recognize and humble my self to the Lord and submit to him (even if I’m not proud of it) all my sins for his total forgiveness.
I would like to greet all fathers, the Papa, Daddy, Ama and Tatay in the WWW (Whole Wide World!) a very Happy Father’s Day!
To my own father, Papa, my uncles, my father-in-law and most especially to Papa God, for all the support and the love you have showered me. I would not be who and what I am right now, if not for the sacrifices and understanding you have been more than willing to give in times I need them the most.
May the good men become many in this world.
In each of my daily prayer these days, I always ask the Lord to give me Courage and Humility. Something that I lacked the last few months. These are the two traits or skills as I may say that I would want to deeply be embedded in my personality. Having Courage will push me outside of my comfort zone and do the things that should be done according to God’s will. Being humble will always remind me of my failures without being bitter about it, just to serve as a reminder that no matter how I try to avoid it, there will always be times that I will not succeed. So I must train myself to be more self-forgiving and use humor to overcome the pain.
In short, I need to always remind myself that everything in this world should not be about me but about my God!
Blessed and happy are those who have a good relationship with the Lord. Those who have deep trust and faith to hold on to him when things are at its worst because they will enjoy a different sense of satisfaction and peace. A Peaceful silence within that can’t be bought by money. The Lord is truly an Awesome God, because his greatness is so vast that it cannot be contained. if you also think the same way, you are blessed!
When I started doing some volunteer activity for some groups and organizations, even if it only started out online, I had a hard time stopping and didn’t have the will to forget all about it. It is addicting, truly addicting that you’ll end up looking for it and finding ways to satisfy the hunger.
I won’t tell or divulge yet some of my previous volunteer activities in this post but will just embed a video of Angelina Jolie’s when she was in Africa representing UN as their goodwill ambassador. Such an inspiration this girl is to me. Brave, feisty and so focused, but what I like the most is her affection for the underprivileged race.
Some say that there are no such things as Accidents in this World, all happenings are all well written down in some book, don’t know whose but others believe it that way. Although I try my very best to take to heart this mantra, I question it a lot, it baffles me in someway that I can’t explain.
If things go rough in my life, I always would say to myself, “Hey, don’t tell me this is no accident, ‘coz I surely don’t like the idea that the Lord knew that this would happen and he didn’t warn me at all?”
I still can’t comprehend it completely but when things get better, I surprisingly tell myself, that “Good thing, those not so good stuff happened, otherwise, I won’t realize this and that, it must have been a blessing in disguise” and so the acceptance begin, and am at peace once more.
I guess it takes some BAD things to happen for me to appreciate the GOOD, I need to learn how to distinguish which is which and to appreciate both more. One won’t exist without the other.
One current happening that I’d like to note is the reconciliation of Gabby and Sharon’s friendship. I empathize with KC since I too belong in a broken family, it takes a lot of guts for a victim of a broken family’s drama to come out in the open about her innate feelings and thoughts about her past. Sometimes, it’s just too hard to swallow.
We all have our own dreams and goals, I’ve learned recently that the best way to enjoy life is to look at our blessings differently, it should always be in a thankful way.
Homilies sometimes tend to be too boring and forgetful, I like it when a priest has charisma and is well prepared with his teachings. Yesterday, I remember something that the priest asked while preaching,
“When you hear the word Sinner, Who do you think first?”
Well, honestly the person that came into my mind was myself. I feel so humbled by the thoughts that I am being reminded by how many sins I’ve committed and how much pain I have inflicted the Lord and others. I am a sinner, am not proud of this tag, but it’s what keeps me grounded. I will forever seek the Lord my God for refuge and forgiveness, because whether I like it or not, I am prone to committing sins, no matter how much I avoid it. For every fall I have, I ask God for STRENGTH and HEALING!
I am always on the lookout for Christian Singers on Youtube, and I found one today! Take it away Jeremy Camp ~~~