Sitting in the park, thinking of You
While sitting inside the car parked at the parking lot of the play ground near the Locale last Saturday morning, April 17, 2010, I was trying to sort out my thoughts about our Thanksgiving lesson the night before.
While inside the car, I was looking out to the kids playing and to the flowering trees around. The kids were as joyful as the flowering trees gave out its radiance to the sun. I shared the joy with the kids and the trees after I heard the thanksgiving lesson last night.
It was about the saving factor of the blood of Jesus Christ as compared to the blood of Abel. When Jesus Christ took the image of man, He and Abel were good in the eyes of the God Father. Both were killed without sin.
The week earlier I had a mixed feeling about my faith to the Lord. Human as I am, I erred. Again, I swayed to the temptation of Satan. One thing led to another, and it turned my spiritual life upside down.
As Brother Daniel and Brother Eli were trying to get to the specifics of the topic, I felt I was relieved of the confusion and guilt, and literally, I felt I was out of the chain of rebellion. Yes, I admit I felt rebellious. I was ashamed of myself.
While Jesus and Abel were killed without sin, their blood, brought different messages. While Abel cried for justice, Jesus was asking for forgiveness and mercy. And mercy prevailed in the end. And again, mercy was bestowed on me.
I was in my deep thought, when from my rear view mirror, I saw a van parked directly behind me, a very familiar one. It belonged to one of the brother in the Church.
Last night, after two weeks of absence from our Thanksgiving Services, I wanted to cry when somebody said, “Sis Celine, I missed your breakfast eggs in the morning of Saturdays.”
Yes, after two weeks of absence, I missed cooking breakfast in the Locale. As the seven KNC’s were starting to run to the park, I called out for one. “Did you have breakfast? I said, Yes, she said. “What did you have?” Oh, we have ” pandesal” or a small bread. And she saw the remnants of my Mc Donald’s breakfast. Oh, is that Mc Donald’s? she said. And I said, “Yes, would you like one?
And the seven of them said Yes, yes.
Once again, forgiveness, justice and mercy were on me.
Thanks be to God for His unspeakable gift.
On the occasion of my 11th birthday in the Spirit this coming April 23, 2010, I would like to thank the Lord Almighty for giving me another chance to serve Him with righteousness, justice and mercy.
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