Thursday, January 15, 2009
Yesterday, the regular tempting catalog from Macy's had arrived and there they had featured their for-the-home products such as the bedroom furniture collection, the living room furniture collection and many more. My mom told me to throw the catalog because we are not planning to buy anything especially nowadays but I joked and said that I would just like to look at it so I can start planning for my own home and that I can save earlier.
As I was looking at it and expressing my admiration to the things that I have seen, my mom joined me in my "planning". Then she said, "Lord, these things are really nice. Are you going to give us a chance to be able to buy these? Please Lord give us a chance...". Then she continued with a "Oh shut up Jocelyn! There are even people who doesn't have electricity in their homes." pretending to be God answering her cries. Then mommy answered herself, "Yes Lord. I understand.".
She then said to me, "Isn't it shameful to ask for something big when you know there are other people who are less fortunate than us?". We laughed and then she proceed to make her lesson plan and then I finally threw the catalog.
My mom would always remind us not to compare our selves to people who we think are greater than us but rather we should try to look at the situation of the less fortunate so that we can see how lucky we are for having things that they don't have. Not only that, my mom would always remind us to remember the sufferings of Jesus when we start to complain about certain things. When we start to complain about long walks she would tell us to remember how far did Jesus walked while He was carrying the heavy cross.
When I was suffering pains and had to undergo 2 operations, I just tried to imagine the pains that Jesus had to suffer for me and then I was able to endure it-yes, I cried but I didn't said I would give up.
Now, with the crisis that we are experiencing, with the challenge that my family have to face and with the situation that I am in, I know that we can only make it through Jesus. We should be thankful that we are still breathing and that we should never lose hope (talking to myself). I really pray that 2009 will be a good year for my family.
Moreover, we should also pray for President Obama that he may be able to find a solution for the crisis that America is facing. I really pray that he would be able to keep his promises because a lot of us are definitely depending on this country. I can't wait for the Inauguration Day. I can't wait for the change.
God bless President Obama. God bless America. God bless the Philippines. God bless all the leaders of every country. May God bless us all.
Posted by penlighted at 8:51 AM