Look, are you Ready?

#gospelreflection, #gailmontero #

Sometimes we tend to “LIKE” something just because we “WANT” it! we want, just because we “NEED”; we need, just because we “MUST” Yet, we’re far too unmindful of our own READiNESS at what we’re eyeing for.

At some points in life, we tend to be like disciples James and John, when they came to Jesus and said to Him:

“Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” He replied, “What do you wish me to do for you?” They answered him, “Grant that in your glory we may sit — one at your right and the other at your left.”

On occasion, we tend to even demand to be “a somebody” in someone’s life, right? OR it may be the other way around: we tend to “prompt” someone to be “a somebody in our life”!

As in, BY HOOK OR BY CROOK? … kaya siguro na uso ang “PABEBE”! *tumbling kung tumbling, ang tagal sa harap ng salamin tapos mag po-post ng “selfiepic”; minsan “selfie gallery” pa, share ng emo-quotes, mga patama, hugot-lines at iba pang mga gimmick sa social media “baka sana mapansin” heheh…

…hanggang sa – — either nakuha natin ang ginusto natin or sakit ng kalooban lang ang inabot natin — kasi pala, we did not really understand what we’ve actually wanted. Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I drink?”

Come to think of it, For us to be a part of someone’s life OR for someone to be a part of our life “should not be an abrupt demand”! To get what we desire just the way we want, right there where we “wanna’be” is exactly a desperate act should we attempt to drink the cup that Jesus drinks! Along the line, we’ve got to do that “hard asking” of what we are getting into!

Analogy: Do we have that READiNESS? Are we able to READ or interpret signs and signals among people and scenarios? Do we take time to perceive the “NESS” ahead? – that FORECAST of possibilities along life’s journey? But most importantly, are we able to LOOK INTO that “i” at the middle — to a certain our “self-giving” inclinations into A LOVING RELATION- SHIP?

If only we can humbly understand our “i”– we can sacrifice our “self-centeredness” for the sake of allowing God’s love to transform US. In such way, we would never have to just need something because it’s “a must”; instead, we would settle it in our heart that it’s “a must” putting others’ interest on our care as if it were our own; because “many would want us to be there for them” – not just “that relationship that we’re eyeing for” – THEN IN THE END, GOD would reward us with THE RIGHT ONE! DC. #sunset

posted in #TheFeastSMStaRosa weekly Bulletin. Issue #40.18Oct2015

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