I made my confession. The start is usually hard. It is like drawing tiny thorns out of my heart until one final long knife is taken off me. I finally managed to say the greatest sin (I think) I committed. After which, I almost ran to the Blessed Sacrament, took off my shoes, sat on the brown floor and stared at Jesus whose hands are outstretched, inviting a hug. And I wept. Nothing else.
Paeskwela ni San Andres students learn about love: The Ultimate Gift
In February 1, 2014, Ms. Karen Phoa took the students into a deeper knowledge on knowing how and why we are tasked to love ourselves before we can love others. It is established that sometimes the reason why sometimes our actions do not reflect the things we are inside is because there is something within us that is painfully broken. We sometimes put ourselves to the point where we are just being too hard on ourselves, pushing and trying too hard to be and to have something we cannot obtain. We are not created to focus on the weaknesses that usually bring us to our knees, we are here to focus on the strengths, on the gifts that God had blessed us with to become blessings and instruments of His glory for the people around us. We should start our first courageous step in fulfilling our responsibility to be faithful children of God by accepting; developing and loving ourselves so that we can be the best version of what God wanted us to be.
The Villain And The Hero
People mock the weak and unable. They laugh at others’ mistakes. They point out the wrong in all the right; they seek for ugliness in perfection. People pull others down to get their way. They frown on others’ success, and smile on their failures. Yes, people can reach extremes of being unjust and inhumane - sometimes, even to people they are dearly close with. Individuals have this sad capacity to stab the people around them on their backs, yet show fraud kindness up front. Sometimes there are moments in our lives where we complain on how hard it is to be nice when the world itself is filled with people who don’t even try to be one. Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to spread benevolence and joy, there would always be a “villain” and a hindrance, effortlessly stopping us from being igniters of hope and change on humanity and faith. Nevertheless, regardless of life’s oddity and injustice, God instructed us to follow one very difficult command: To love others despite the possibility of frustration and pain they could unguardedly bring upon us.
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