I just got home from a hectic day of 29th CFC FFL Anniversary
activities. Had the morning with the Mindanao delegates
at the Renewal Center. Dad gave a mini-talk, and I spoke
on our being for Family and Life. Had lunch with Bishop
Lodonu of Ho, Ghana. Had to leave right away to meet for
last minute fixer-uppers for the Family Ministries Congress.
And then, the Family Ministries Congress at Lay Force.
a Congress. We were expecting 150 people, and so we got
the 3rd floor hall, which we usually get. More than 350
people came. After opening worship, it was so humid and
stiflingly hot, we moved to the Chapel. Which, surprisingly,
was airconditioned! It was a refreshing surprise, and it
made the night go smoothly. Just like what Cocoi said in
his closing exhortation - in the end, we are brought back
to the Church / back to Christ.
the whole night, at the last song, I felt something I hadn't
felt for quite some time. PASSION FOUND ME AGAIN. I have
been doing a lot. And I can say I have been giving my 100%
in everything. But tonight, it was like there was a light
that was re-energized. I felt my passion to go out into
the world and evangelize re-ignited.
for the past few months I have been sidelined with so many
issues, petty things. That this driving force was slowed
down a bit. Maybe I started to think that I should slow
myself down, now that there are so many other considerations.
Maybe... I was just looking for excuses.
I felt it again. And I decided to take it on again. And
the PASSION is driving me again. I realize it is a lot like
a marriage. You learn to love your wife everyday. Because
more than the feeling, love is a decision.
also with being a missionary. It is a decision to abandon
it all for the sake of the call EVERYDAY. To abandon thoughts
of a comfortable life. Yearnings of big bank accounts, nice
cars, big houses. And just focusing and deciding to love
God so much you have to proclaim it to other people.
decision was renewed tonight. And the fire in me has not
been brighter than this!