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Say Hello to 2015

Silence.

Many years did the debate of science and religion lasted in order to answer the mysterious origin of the BEGINNING. The former stating that it’s in a wide explosion of gas and matter while the latter was a rather deeper and inner reflection that it was made by God because He wills it to be done. In the beginning, what was really in it?

I’m not a lover of Science and I am a failure as a Christian. However, both sides are known to me and I have studied them in college and therefore I can say that I am the Jack who knew little of one and the other. And what I know, with respect to my own independent stand is that in the beginning – there was an absolute nothingness. But nothingness, no matter how absolute doesn’t really explain what’s in the beginning. I won’t be one who would try to deduce the topic. For me, in the beginning, there was SILENCE.

We spend new year with fireworks and yelling and celebration. But the silence that I meant is the peace inside of us. The feeling of new chances and hope calming inside our very soul. We are so silent in our own that we try to burst and let it all out to share it with everyone.

2015… silence… and we take a step and the music will begin. Our life shall continue after that moment of silence when we face a new phase that God has given us. Isn’t it nice? To realize that we first look to ourselves before trying to change for the better. We stay still in silence and it that peaceful moment, we understand our flaws and our strengths and the year has TRULY begun.

Have you taken that moment of silencing yourself? Well, you better do. Happy New Year 🙂

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Life Is

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Life is a cycle of repeated events. That’s why it’s commonly called: the circle of life. We get to experience this life in a short time, true. But in a very little moment, we experience numerous events which teach us different lessons. Life is complex and it surely is amazing.

Memories make life worth living. We live in order to grab opportunities which will later on be in a form of achievements, disappointments, or even random adventure we’ve encountered in the past. God gave us the ability to remember in order to realize how wonderful His gift is every time we recall the things we did yesterday. Though it’s true to say that yesterday is already a history but it wouldn’t be so without today. And in turn, today wouldn’t soon be a history without tomorrow. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow are three relevant things. Their importance is all equal to each other and we have to cherish these different times of our lives.

We don’t always have the spare to time to do all the things in just one instance. If you have to say sorry to someone or thank the person you wish to show gratitude to – do it now. Priorities don’t matter if you really mean every actions and decisions you make. Same goes with loving or hating someone: love and hate are co-existent with each other. You won’t know how to love when you don’t know how it is to hate. But surely, you can love the person you hate and hate the person you once loved. What’s important is you’ve come to love that person in the best way that you can. Showing efforts is much greater than saying promising words wherein some are only empty swears.

See life in a different view every day in order to experience the different sides of it. Life has many dimensions and it’s your choice to discover all of it. The most important thing is, always remember the essence of living because nobody knows how you interpret the beauty of life except you.

Behind the Tremors

Many historical churches were damaged during the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Central Visayas today.

At exactly 8:12 in the morning of the October 15, 2013, the entire residents of Bohol and Cebu (two big islands in the Visayan regions) were panicked when all of a sudden a quake came like a strong wave in the land. The earthquake freaked out everyone since it lasted for 35 seconds without even lessening its intensity.

Every person who experienced that accident had their different reactions that some eventually became a laughing stock after the incident. Many of my neighbors sighted their prayers while waiting for the tremor to stop. However, all I can do was to watch the swaying wires outside while I stood up below our doorstep. I didn’t even mention any prayer because I don’t know what to say then, I was afraid. Did I lose my faith at that instance? I think so, it feels so bad.

The quake was a different issue, what surprised me more was when I heard that four old churches in Bohol and Cebu collapsed during the calamity: one in Loon and Looc Bohol, one in Cebu city and one in Talisay city. I felt goose bumps all over when I saw the damages – the structures were torn into half. These churches were one of the oldest churches in the archipelago. They are the 16th and 17th century evidences of the long-lasting faith of the Filipinos. But what happened to them?

What happened to them was what’s happening to the people coming inside them to attend Mass – the faith believers. When I heard one reporter telling on-air that nobody got hurt when the Loon church collapsed because there were not much people inside – was I suppose to be happy? With the fact that nobody got hurt, yes I am thankful but because there were no people inside it is something I can’t accept. Why? We, people of God, had lessened doing our duties because we are becoming addicted to the material things we create. We are becoming obsessed with the temporary and expensive devices in this generation. We forgot the essence of life, to serve God.

This month is the Rosary month, are there many evidences that we are praying the rosary? It’s funny when we give messages to our loved ones telling them to pray after the incident but not because God has given us a new chance to live. Think people, THINK!

Now that these historical buildings were already fallen, does this mean that we are fallen as well? Folks, keep the faith. I hate to say this but isn’t it a coincidence that the Year of Faith is coming to an end and then this devastation happened? Let us not lose hope! Don’t make these churches a replica of the ruined spirit that each of us carry today. We can still change and correct our mistake. Make God the center of everything – of your family, your home, and most especially of yourself.

This isn’t about the earthquake that can possibly end our world. It’s all about keeping our faith to continue our journey even if the earth faces its end.

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Yay! I’m enrolled at last. The 2-month long wait is gone already. More challenges and experiences that I’m sure to gain. I’ll take every opportunity that’ll come my way and learn from each one of them. God bless my semester. Posted two days late since connection for the consecutive nights weren’t so good.