Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 10 – 16 July 2016
“I will bless you so you will be a blessing.”
It was a tiring day at the office where John is working. After all, he is the chairman on the Physical Facilities Department in their company. He received a note from his supervisor to submit three forms at the same day. Unfortunately though, he only received the note that morning and he knows it cannot be completed within a week because of the size of his company but he did anyway.
To make sure that the job is done, he divided his department into teams. In just a span of 3 hours, they all rushed to complete the three forms they are required to submit. After the job has been done, one has asked him: “Did you went to a battlefield? You look so devastated!” He smiled, not because of the joke, but rather of the accomplishment of a seemingly impossible task.
We cannot always change the circumstances that we have in our lives. For instance, in our job our boss is as mean as it gets; our family members may also be a source of stress when they act up. Even our church mates can be a problem if they put us into battle.
In the cases of these unfortunate circumstances, we learn to cope up with them, we change to accommodate their weaknesses and we try our best to understand them. In the end, we grow up as better person through the imperfections and unexpected happenings that we face.
Today, God is changing us to be a gift for others. How would you respond to that calling?
God brings change to everyone: through others or through you.