We Can Heal our Own Pain! by: Gail S. Montero
Feel God’s Message in Today’s Gospel: John 3:13-17
What about some “self-talk” at this point?
Galit ka kasi nagtatampo ka? … since when? At bakit ka naman po nagtampo? – “tampo lang” ba or “galit na” kasi nagtagal na?
How many times did you have such kind of feeling? UNTIL WHEN do you plan to hold on to that “grudge” within you?
‘yong totoo … how many times na ‘yong sama ng loob mo, inalagaan mo …Pero what about ‘yong sakit ng damdamin na na-create mo sa iba dahil di mo sila napakinggan dyan sa puso mo?
Sabi mo “GUSTO MO NA MAGING MASAYA!”??? Eh what did you do? What part did you take? — MAKE-UP? or BREAK-UP?
“Lord, sana they will understand me!” – OR – “Lord, sana I will understand them!” – alin dito ang prayer mo?
Ang maintindihan tayo, at ang tayo ang umintindi; ‘yong magpatawad tayo, at tayo ‘yong humingi ng tawad kasi nagpakumbaba tayo – this, supposedly will HEAL WHATEVER PAIN! – pero ‘still difficult if one or the other does not want to go down to the level of reconciliation dahil mas binigyan ng focus ang sariling paniniwala: “self-inflicted pains”!
What hinders the PAIN from healing is because “WE KEEP ON KEEPING THE TRUTH”. We don’t tell stories to each other; we don’t listen to each other’s hurts; we find it korny lifting one another’s spirit & we are not there for another’s triumphs – because we’d rather be with somebody else. We make ourselves “strangers” from one another INSIDE OUR FAMILY – and the remnants, as well as unsettled issues in the past have its way of “haunting us”!
Happiness is A DECISION! One can never be … if we keep on demanding things to be perfectly at our favor.
If we want to be happy, we’ve also got to give our amount of understanding to the imperfect person from whom we expect that much!
With the “lifting of the Cross” to put Jesus to death in our commemoration of today’s Gospel, God hopes to make us realize na minsan, hindi na ang mga pagkukulang ng kung sino man sa pamilya ang dapat nating titigan.
If we can only open our heart to the pureness of intention, we would realize that those agony & “sacrifices” na pinagdaanan ng mga taong nagmamahal sa atin should be “more than enough” to give us “HEALING RELATIONSHIPS”.
‘yong sabi nating “GUSTO NATING MAGING MASAYA”… sana hindi natin iasa sa iba kung paano — kasi TAYO ANG DAPAT MAG-WORK OUT NITO SA SARILI NATIN!
What we prefer doing shows how much we love. God gave His only begotten Son just to prove to us that LOVE is beyond the material things which we mostly prefer to get – a miracle that we can perform to HEAL OUR PAIN! #sunset