Love Prepares

This is a transcription of the video below.

Bakit mahalaga sa pag-ibig ang paghahanda? Tunay na nakakagambala ang pagdating ng isang bisita. Maglalaan ka ng pera. Magfa-file ka ng leave sa trabaho upang mabigyan mo sila ng quality time. Ipagluluto mo sila ng paborito nilang ulam. Kung wala kang guest room, ibibigay mo ang kuwarto mo upang maging maginhawa ang kanilang pamamalagi. May pagpapakumbaba sa paghahanda: nagiging mas mahalaga sa puso’t isipan natin ang darating na bisita kaysa ang ating kaginhawaan.

Sa salita ni San Juan Bautista, “That joy is mine and it is now complete. He must increase, and I must decrease.” John 3:30

Isang karangalan ang paghahanda. Isang karangalang bigay ng Diyos kay San Juan Bautista ang maging kanyang sugo upang ihanda ang daanan ng Panginoong Hesus (Mark 1:1-5). There are people who are like St. John the Baptist in our lives. These are the people who prepare a straight path for our well-being and our future. They can be our parents, teachers and life-mentors. They can be advocates of climate change, equality and justice. And may I assert: a community symbolized by a place can also prepare us. To me, the Parish of St. John the Baptist in my hometown in Camalig, Albay paved the way for my vocation.

Who are the John the Baptists of your lives?

Ang paghahandang nanggagaling sa labis na pagmamahal ang mensahe ng Panahon ng Adbiyento. If God prepares us, how much more should we value preparation time, like study time. If John the Baptist is known for his message of repentance, what would be our life’s messages to others? I remember one of my mom’s life message: “Kumain man tayo ng tuyo, basta ayusin ninyo ang pag-aaral.”

Manalangin tayo: O Diyos, linisin po ninyo ang aming puso’t isipan, tuwirin ang aming mga landas, upang maging karapatdapat ang aming buhay sa pagdating ng Mesiyas. Amen.

Published by Jboy Gonzales SJ

TV/Digital host: Kape't Pandasal. Vlog: YT On the Line. Environment, Youth Formation. Music. Leadership. Always dancing to a different drum.

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