Guys, It’s 2018 what can I say, we all moving so fast, we are growing, learning under one sky. It just really kills me the fact that I am getting older and my daughter shoes are already size 7 and I am size 8. They are growing so fast!
Really, what is about this post? It says it’s not about me. It’s not about me, but about the world outside the “me” word. What is about being selfless? What is about service? These are the things I think about lately, things that are not really “me”. What can I do to others and given a situation would I do what needs to do for the people around me?
It came to me the realization during a mass, the priest preached,
“we are measured not to the good things we do but the things that we don’t”.
These words by the priest struck me that doing good is not enough. Given a situation that we did not do something about the people around us, then we are also committing something bad if not a sin.
Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Hate is not the opposite of love, it’s indifference. Sharing and service are the once I need to improve this year. I think more and more people need care and understanding. It is really a challenge to every individual, not just on those people active in religious community, but really it’s like a cancer in the society that we do not care anymore for our brothers and sisters.
This year, I pray to our Lord to have enough strength to extend more of my gifts to my brothers and sisters that are in need.
Have a blessed day to all.