a blessing or a lesson?

8612858076_47564f0217_zThere’s a quote that says, “We meet people for a reason. Either they’re a blessing or a lesson.” But it can also be both: That person’s a BLESSING because he/she has been a channel of God’s blessings, either tangible or not; that he/she becomes a blessing to you because of the love and care you receive from that person. Then, a LESSON also, for knowing someone who differs from you can make or break you; knowing and being with him/her can be God’s instrument of discipline and refinement.
We need each other. We aren’t perfect people. We are all broken people, but as one Casting Crowns’ song says, we can be broken together, that we may be whole by knowing more of God’s love through our relationships with other people.

You could be both a blessing and a lesson to somebody.

Unconditional love

I still don’t understand the concept of love, even though I’ve learned how to love, care, & value others more than myself..

Maybe it’s the very essence of love.. To give and show love unconditionally, even if you don’t receive the same amount in return..

I may not fully understand what love is, but I know the Author and God of love.. To know Him is to know what love truly is.

These were my tweets days ago…  Weeks ago I’ve been troubled by a Facebook comment to my post regarding love, and it still is making me ask deeper questions about love of all kinds. It’s as if my whole idea of God’s love wants to be diminished, because it’s been challenged by that comment. Basta yun na yun; mahirap i-explain, mahaba eh.. Hehe. (Maybe sometime later I will blog about it..)

Pero napansin ko sa sarili ko nitong mga nakaraan puro ganyan ang mga tanong ko, mga status or thoughts or realizations ko. Maybe it’s a romantic love, or brotherly one. Or just familial. Continue reading

ang pagiging babae…

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Sabi nila masarap maging babae, kasi tayo ang “hinahabol.” Ang lalaki ang gumagawa ng paraan para sa gusto or mahal nya. Ang babae ang naghihintay. Pero mahirap din maging babae, dahil hindi sya makapag-first move.

Sa kultura ng Pilipino, hindi maganda sa isang babae na unahan ang isang lalaki, kahit na sabihin pa nating we’re in the modern times na. Mas gusto ko pa rin ang kulturang Pilipino — ang babaing Pilipina. Yun nga lang para sa’ken may dilemma. Kasi hindi ako pwedeng magfirst move sa taong gusto ko. I really just have to wait. And that’s the strain of being a woman. Continue reading

self-check.. is there love?

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing…13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3, 13)

 

verse 8

verse 8

Still Checking

Still pondering about God’s revelation on kuya Randy (blog)… Still checking within myself the spirit of Pharisee, spirit of legalism. Kadalasan, dahil sa kagustuhan kong gawin ang tama, by the rules, ay nagiging legalistic na ako. Minsan wala ng love. But what will abide is LOVE. What will still remain LOVE. It is how we’ve connected to people through Christ’s LOVE that will remain in the hearts of others.

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