Letters on “Fire” by Emilymohar

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									Letters on “Fire”!
Dear Chibu,                             ng pamunuan ng kathedral na           mahapdi pa ang sugat na dinulot
                                        manguna      sa   formation   at      ng pagkawala ng Ateneo. After
We had a nice sharing at our            pagtuturo sa Parish council of        30 years in exile ika nga heto
Prayer workshop at the Cathedral        the Laity, sinasabi ni Lord           kami at nakabalik na rin sa
Parish of St. Paul. Ate Aida            ngayon pa lang na ito talaga ang      kathedral. Bagong lakas, bagong
facilitated in today's session. Very    direksiyon na dapat tahakin at        pag-asa patungo kay Kristo.
fruitful yung experience namin          ito naman ay buong puso
with the Ignatian Contemplation.        naming niyapos at tinanggap ng        Salamat sa inyo na aming naging
We       realized    na     talagang    walang alinlangan.                    gabay at inspirasyon, salamat sa
kailangan         natin         lahat                                         kapatirang ipinadarama nyo sa
ang community na makakasama             Sa kasalukuyan ang kathedral ay       amin. Marami akong naging
natin sa ating paglalakbay.             sumailalim     ng     restoration,    pagkukulang .maraming mga
Maraming insights, maraming             naparaming       fund     raising,    pagbabago         sa       trabaho,
realizations.                           contribution. Kasabay ng pisikal      sitwasyon sa ospital, mga bigla-
                                        na pagbabago ng Kathedral ng          bigla      biglang      sitwasyon.
Ano ba ang formation ng                 San Pablo, tayo naman ay              Physically hindi ko natugunan
Sunflower, Cadena de Amor at            binigyan     ng     pagkakataong      ang     laging    makaluwas      at
Seagulls ngayon?                        tumulong       sa panloob       na    makasama kayo dyan sa LC.
                                        pagbabago (spiritual renewal) ng      pero dito sa puso ko at puso
Sa mga susunod na buwan                 mga miyambro ng ppc. Heto             namin dito sa sunflower, buo ang
itutuon namin ang aming mga             kami ready to serve.                  aming       pag      suporta     at
activities sa pagtugon sa mga                                                 pagmamahal sa inyong lahat.
modules na inilahad ng LC.              Marahil, nagtataka kayo kung          Wala kaming hinangad kundi ang
Kahapon tinalakay namin ang             bakit sobra ang galak sa aming        success at mayabong pag-unlad
module 1 - tungkol sa pagiging          puso     kahit   napakaraming         ng CLCP. Dito sa aming maliit na
lay, apostolic and prophetic            trabaho ang nasa harap namin          piraso ng mundo, buong galak
community nating mga clc.               ngayon.                               naming tinutugunan ang tawag
                                                                              ng Diyos para sa ating lahat. Muli
 Natanto namin na ang tawag       ng    Malalim at mahirap and aming          parati       lamang         kaming
Diyos sa CLC San Pablo            ay    pinagdaanan bago kami muling          naririto……nagmamahal             at
tumpak na tumpak sa Hamon         sa    nakabalik     sa       Parokya.       nagdarasal.
CLC bilang isang pambansa         at    Pagkatapos mawala ang Ateneo
pangmundong comunidad.                  de San Pablo sa aming bayan,          gumagalang,
                                        ang CLC ay namuhay sa tabi.
Dahil nga bigla kaming naatasan         Hirap kaming makabalik dahil          teto at sunflower 6/13/2009



Dear Friends,                           and their parents, and told them      That afternoon, I was proven
                                        Jollibee was visiting, I admittedly   wrong,
Thanks for spending an afternoon        didn’t know how to comport            After sensing
with us and the indigent kids, at       myself. Would this be just                o the bewilderment of the
NCH!                                    another case of some yuppies                  kids – Maribel, Fernando,
                                        doling out some extra resources,          o the playful Kristel….
Gian and I arrived at the wards a
                                        or perhaps - some people on               o the happy tension as we
few    minutes     earlier   than
                                        charity randomly blessed with a               figured out what games
everyone. We poked our heads
                                        fast food meal for merienda, I                to play…
into the rooms,         somewhat
                                        even thought darkly.                      o the food…
awkwardly, chatted with the kids
    o the waiting for the our           We don’t know who got the               Again, thanks for sharing. Hoping
dream visitor (not Heart or Piolo       better deal: the kids or us,            you have a sunny week up
but Jollibee)…                          we were able to put new faces           ahead.
    o the warmth of smiles of           to the people we may sometimes          Wow, God is good.
         the mag-inas and mag-          inadvertently end up one-upping         We     are   truly       blessed!
         amas                           with our actions at work…or,
    o the challenges of poverty         more positively, the very people        Cheers,
         and      sicknesses    -       for whom, we strive to build a          Doods.
         leukemia, hydrocephalus        more just society.                      22 March 2009
         and heart-disease,
 and we were actually having a               THE FIRST PRINCIPLE AND
good time! I knew that it wasn’t             FOUNDATION OF THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
just a case of random semi-
structured charity. This was                 The purpose of our life is to live with God forever
something more-                              God, who loves us, gave us life,
The moment was graced!                       Our own response of love allows God’s life
                                             To flow into us without limit.
Could happiness be bought?                   All things in this world are gifts of God,
If it could, it would seem that the          Presented to us so that we can know God more easily
price of the pair of shoes (or bag,          And make a return of love more readily.
or fancy dinner) could actually go           As a result, we appreciate and use all these gifts of God
a long way, in buying snapshots              Insofar as they help us develop as loving persons.
of a fat red guy (wasn’t referring           But if any of these gifts become the center of our lives,
                                             They displace God
to you, Gian) making his way
                                             And so hinder our growth toward our goal.
around the beds and giving kids
the memory of a bright little                In everyday life, then, we must hold ourselves in balance
afternoon at the hospital.                   Before all created gifts insofar as we have a choice.
                                             And are not bound by some obligation.
Photos that, for the kids who’ll             We should not fix our desires on health or sickness,
receive them by next weekend,                Wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or short one
would be worth perhaps a slight              For everything has the potential of calling forth in us
bit more than what a passing                 A deeper response to our life in God.
Facebook album post is to us.                Our one desire and our one choice should be this:
                                             I want and I choose what better leads
As Gian and Amity both                       To God’s deepening his life in me.
mentioned…it’s the paradox of
                                             Paraphrased by David Fleming, SJ
giving and receiving.

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