Pained from Experience

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 22 – 28 July 2018


“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

– 2 Corinthians 4:7

A popular meme for Filipinos on the Internet is the so-called “hugot lines” or in English, “pulled-out quotes” in which a statement is made that is related to his/her experience in love, hence the word “hugot.” It literally meant “pulled-out from experience statements.”

Every bad experiences may turn us around in our lives and change us. In the world were nothing is perfect, there is always a chance that something will go wrong. To make matters worse, those mistakes will haunt us in the long run.

I have a statement that only God can give the perfect love. In this world, His love may be the only sanctuary that we have when things go south.

His presence, despite us not being able to physically see Him, is a reminder of His guidance for us during the storms of life; His Word is the light in the darkest nights of our journey and His sacrifice is the Salvation when the sea of our sinfulness rocks our boats.

In the moment that a heartbreak, sinfulness or mistake is clouding your vision and outlook in life, look up, to see the bright sun shining from the sky, reminding the light that God is giving us even on the darkest days of our lives.

Light shines brightest in the darkest day.


About Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Malolos City, Bulacan. It is renowned for its significance in the Philippine History during the late Spanish and early American periods. Today, it is a silent witness of present different from its past but staying resilient in the challenges lying ahead.
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