Friday, September 5, 2008

REFLECTION - BROKENNESS

When we look into ourselves, we discover one thing in particular, our brokenness. Something in us tells us that we are not meant to live and die in that brokenness. Something in us tells us that somewhere in our growing up we would reach the experience of wholeness, of unity, and above all, of communion with life itself and with the rest of all living things. Something in us tells us that all our miseries are not meant to last forever; that all enmities will cease, and that peace will settle and become permanent.

3 comments:

Bingkee said...

It's true that the suffering and pain we experience should not lead us to brokenness. The Bible says,"I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength."
Your post reminds me also of the following verses that St. Paul said to the Corinthians;"We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed… Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18 ).

Bay Martin said...

I say, amen to that, Lady Bingkee!

If today there are Christians who do not take their faith that seriously, one reason could be that not much thought is given to heaven. It is strange that our Lord Jesus Christ did not speak of heaven in terms of delights and pleasures. Instead, He spoke of heaven in terms of relationship and communion with the Father, whose love is forever and is all-merciful and forgiving. Faith, work, and sacrifice should always go together in order to obtain the kingdom of God.

monchetito said...

Ang lalim, di ko maintindihan. If you are with the Lord, we are always whole in spirit.