Friday, March 24, 2006

Ooops! Still Passing Through

You, yes you.
Still passing through?
Mahirap ba?
Okey lang yan. Kaya mo yan.
It's normal na malito.

Sana sa pagkalito,
May natututunan tayo.
Sana sa paghahanap,
May paglagong naipalalaganap.

You're in the context (or sana nasa context parin),
Do not worry, do not be afraid.
Take your time, wag magpapressure.
Do not let anyone bring you down.

You have an extraordinary gift,
A gift far beyond what the mind can think.
A present deeper than the heart can dig,
A world bigger, wider and greater than the ordinary.

Kaya congrats sa'yo!
Congrats, dahil pinili mo na.
Pinili mo nang maging totoo,
Pinili mong yakapin ang isang mundong nakahihigit sa'yo.

Lord, grant us
Eyes that longs to see the truth,
Ears that yearns to hear your call,
Lips that proclaims your glory,
Hands that are ready to help,
Feet that defies distance only to follow you,
That as we pass through this stage of adolecense, we may keep you in our company.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Goggles' Struggles

Life is equated to struggle.
You have yours, I have mine.

Different people, different struggles and different dreams.
I struggle to be good and to be holy.
But, pondering upon my struggle, I realized that:

I can only but try,
I can only but struggle, and
I can only but trust.

Try to achieve my dreams,
Struggle with my intentions, and
Trust only to my God.

How about you?
What's your struggle?

"We can only try. And when we reached our extent, then we've already fulfilled God's mission for us. Rest in God. Trust that he will continue our struggles. May God grant us his peace; a peace the world cannot give."

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Servant-leaders: Born for Greater Things

What does the word servant-leader speaks about? In grammar, this is a compound noun, a paradox particularly; two words joined as one so that another word may arise; a new word, a new identity and a new and better purpose.

A servant is defined as a person working in the service of another. It is also synonymous to the word “slave,” a person that is in obedience of another individual. A leader is distinct as the one who is in charge or in command of others. He may also be a guide and a director of his subject (the one under his authority).

It is quite paradoxical and unconvincing to see a word exists such as “servant-leader.” It contradicts the meaning and the purpose of both words. Well it’s already given. So believe because there is such term and such people! Or? Are there really such people? Hmmm?

Oh! I know one person, or may I say, “one who had become a person”. He is the pride of the human race, no one else but God himself trough Christ. Jesus is the perfect epitome of servant-leadership. And he says; "whoever would be greatest among you must be servant of all." Mk 10:43-44, understand that no one can surpass nor attain God’s servant-leadership, but we can always “Try.”

Are you in to be a servant-leader? Then you must learn how to serve, how to be a servant, how to be a person that submits to the will of God, how to be a man committed to his duty and how to be a man of great purpose. “For in great service comes great responsibility and in great responsibility comes a great leader.”

As the motto of the seminarians and bosconians in Don Bosco Canlubang goes, “Ad majore Natus” which means; born for greater things. Leaders of today, you are challenged to choose the better things for you are bearers of Christ’s example of perfect servant-leadership.

*To the newly elected student leaders of Don Bosco Mandaluyong, you are channels of God’s love for the young, you are born for greater things, may you choose the better things. God gave you the opportunity to serve your fellow youth, make him proud!