Saranggola.

Please read God’s Silent Message: Mark 1: 12-15

Have you ever wondered how cool you could be “if you were a kite?”

May pising nagdudugtong sa atin pero tayo pa rin ang bahalang pumili kung saan tayo pupunta habang “Sya, na may hawak ng pisi”, hinahayaan Nya tayong pumili kung saan natin gusto. Niluluwagan “Nya” ang pisi para malaya tayong pumunta to that direction of our choice. Mahalaga sa Kanya na “hindi Nya mabitiwan ang pisi” kahit na piliin nating lumayo sa Kanya. And even if “He’s THE ONE HOLDing” that string which CONNECTS US to Him, binibigyan Nya pa din tayo ng pagkakataong pumili kung lalapit tayo or lalayo sa Kanya.

He rewarded us with the wind beneath, to give us “that push” which we need para tayo ay makalipad at para maabot natin ang tagumpay na gusto nating maabot …

BUT THEN minsan, naiiba ang ihip ng hangin at sa kung saan, dinadala nito ang saranggola hanggang sa lumayo na ito nang lumayo “sa Kanya!” … hindi halata, pero dahil sa nagpapadala tayo sa “masamang hangin pala” ay tuluyan na tayong napapalayo sa may hawak ng pisi.

Just the way we are in real life when that “gusty wind strikes” it would bring us to a situation na “parang ok lang naman ang mga decisions natin, parang everything is in its place naman, parang wala naman tayong ginagawang hindi maganda, parang wala naman tayong nasasabi at nagagawang nakakasakit ng kapwa; until such time na bigla na lang natin nararamdaman na “parang may kulang” habang inaakala natin na ‘yong may hawak pa din ng pisi ang may kagagawan sa mga nangyayari sa atin. We allow ourself na mapalayo tayo sa Kanya kasi feeling natin, dapat tayong magtampo dahil we thought na pinabayaan Nya tayong lumayo. Samantalang ang totoo, it has been our choice na hindi na lang lumapit sa Kanya kasi we allowed “temptation” to take advantage of our weaknesses.

As we are in the 1st Sunday of Lent, God is modelling to us how cool He is because for us to know, He intentionally spent 40 days “in prayer” so that He could “stand still” FOR US!

“Repent and believe in the good news of God’s kingdom.”

Isn’t it cool? … Sa dinami-dami ng mga “selfie” episodes natin, God has been HOLDing-on to that string which CONNECTS US to Him kasi mahalaga sa Kanya na “hindi Nya mabitiwan ang pisi” kaya sana mas piliin nating LUMAPIT — just as Jesus did, our REAL MODEL!#sunset

Published @ The Feast Bulletin, Issue #7, 22 February 2015, 1st Sunday of Lent
#LightofJesus'Talk Series: COOL CHURCH! Talk 2: Models

 

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