Humility: The Partner of Blessings

Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.

Proverbs 3:34

Humility is a trait that is pleasant to God. It is a selfless act of love to others, not thinking your personal gain. Here we will discover how humility is a partner of much larger positive outcome in life.

How to have humility?

Do an Honest round up of your personality.

Being honest is a chunk or a pre-requisite of being humble, so start with you. Having an honest evaluation of your personality is one way of claiming your strengths and weaknesses. Claiming of who you are and what you are is one hardest step of being humble. It’s hard but it is a very good start.

Evaluate Limitations

For me limitations are just there to challenge you on how you creatively overcome that limits. It brings out the artist in you. But do understand that there are just other things that are not meant for you, or really not made for you.

Recognize your weaknesses

Even superman has a weakness, or Achilles even your top student in the class sure there are things that others can’t do and so are you. So welcome those weaknesses and be friend with them. Look at yourself first before you do to others, it is the healthiest way to improve you self.

Appreciate Your Talents

Be thankful of who you are, you are not an accident, there are no accidents, just purpose. Feel good about yourself but not to be proud. Self-esteem is not pride, pride is rooted by jealousy, and humility is rooted by courtesy. Sharing the talents you have to others and not just showing it off is humility.

So where does blessing came in?

What you plant is what you reap? If you are humble and courteous enough to other people good karma comes in. If you are selfish to the world, world will be selfish to you also, if you are good to the world, the world will be good to you also.

 

Friends

Humility attracts other people and you gain friends. Having quality friends is truly a gift. If you show negative aura around you, most probably having quality friends is pretty tough.

Being humble is tough now days where everybody is lusting with bad traits. It is really dark times but in these dark times, we should step up and shine above the others through good. We shine to others to illuminate the positive attitude towards life.

From Dust, To Dust – The Ash Marks the Spot: Ash Wednesday

It is Ash Wednesday and I just got ashed in the forehead from a nearby church. It is really frustrating that I didn’t catch the homily and gospel on that day. It is just not complete when I go to church and I did not reflect on the gospel or homily.

Why do we celebrate Ash Wednesday?

It is the start of the “kwaresma”, Lenten season in english, it is the season when fasting and self sacrifices are made. Commemorating (if it is the right term to use) the death and being born again of Jesus Christ.

It is a 40 day observance of the Lenten season, we reflect on many things happening in our life. It is when we look at ourselves and what we have become.

I am not active on this season but I love to hear gospels from priests and have wisdom out of it. The thing here is to improve something on myself, to be a better person and learn what is still missing. We are not masters of our own life, and still we seek answers to some questions that it is hard to answer or maybe we know the answer but still because of our nature of being imperfect, we hesitate, we tend to seek a better answer or just want to confirm to other people the answer that we already have.

There is something going on right now in my life, maybe it is something good for the family or just preparation of a strong storm. I held my hands up and let the Lord be the guide on what is in store for me and for my family.

I pray for those answers.

The Book Review: Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong

Bob Ong

Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan

We bought two books of Bob Ong the latest and one and this “Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan”. What new book have you read lately? Well I support Filipino authors, they are many unsung writers around, I know they have really that quality in writing but this Bob Ong really hits the weakness of the Filipinos, humor. The magic of the writings of Bob Ong has done it again here in this book. The book talks about Filipino culture, our earth and faith. It is basically horror on its format but it is not its purpose why you need to read it.

The cover of the book is really intriguing since it has text all over then at the back a kid peeking. It is really hair rising at first but then the first parts are hilarious and dramatic. It talks about the life of Galo an engineering student that lived in his aunt that hates him. Actually they are just annoying characters of the story.

The book talks about Filipino culture on how they deal with scary stuff, on how they respond on the advancement of the times. Who is the master of who? Are we the master of this world or we mere gardeners of the earth. People want to have control of everything; they need to know everything to control everything. People think that we should be the master of the earth, but nature says it should be other way around, we should conform with the environment. As we gaining control we kill the natural flow of the earth, therefore the slow death of it. Which is true isn’t it?

It talks about culture of the Filipino that we are dependent on the gadgets, we are dependent on the new stuff that makes our life more complicated. There are a lot to watch and a lot to know. Technology is there to help us and not to teach us to be lazy.

The book talks about on how the catholic organization collapsed. We join the religion not to be accepted because we believe that there is a superior being, governing us all. We are there for the faith and forgiveness of our sins because we believe that there is God. In short we have a religion not for the organization but for the faith and teaching that God taught us to do.

It is all good read, I enjoyed  the last few parts. Then the chilling end…..

Happy Reading!