Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 14 – 20 August 2016
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
In my country here in the Philippines, specifically in Manila, we are experiencing heavy rainfall since last week. The weather may be daunting for some of us (we even had a tornado last Sunday in the middle of the city) but it is even more daunting to the authorities to forecast.
One surprising thing we have in this weather phenomenon is when the actual weather didn’t agree with the suspension of classes due to bad weather. On days when the authorities issued early warnings on classes, the sun actually showed up. When the authorities decided to wait for development before giving warnings, the students are already on their way by the time they decided to cancel school. In fact, I was able to write this entry because they cancelled classes this morning and I was already in school!
As confusing the situation maybe we have learned to live by it. The resilience everybody has developed came from our experiences of similar situations. We have learned to get used to it.
Somehow this experience is related to the way God is polishing us on the challenges ahead. God gives us the seeds of our deeds to them to grow. There may be challenges in our life to strengthen us. As we move in life, we learn to accept them and get used to them. We find that our past experiences helped us in becoming a stronger and better person. The crosses that we carry have become a bridge for us to pass through the greatest struggles in our lives.
Today, let us ask God to make our struggles a way to strengthen our relationship with Him and make us a better person?
“You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but
you’ll need it to become a better pencil.” – Anonymous