I usually grab the opportunity to go home to Bataan to visit my family when i don’t have mission scheds on weekends. But today, i stayed here in Manila.
For one, i needed to be in the Senior’s assembly which is a requirement for all the fulltime workers to attend. So i was there and really felt how the Lord was talking to me. He started to talk to me during the mass. Our mass celebrant was a missionary priest to Papua New Guinea. How awesome when he started to share his mission experiences in PNG. It reminded me so much of my mission experiences too in the many mission areas i was sent to. Truly, it is MISSION AND FAITH altogether! And as i recall, all those amazing and challenging experiences, all i can is that, those are totally beautiful gifts from the Lord!
After SA, i visited the mom of my brother’s girlfriend. I don’t usually do this if i won’t need to bring or get anything from their place. But, since it’s a “different Sunday” i went…we chatted about my mission, they shared their prayer intentions, we ate and we watched TV. So like the same of my usual “Sunday” back home. I had this wanting of praying with them. Told myself i’ll grab any opportunity to pray with them. So, when the food was served, i soundly told them “Dasal po tayo!” [Let’s pray!]
Then my next stop was my household! :))
It’s a complete Sunday even if i didn’t spend it with my biological family!
My thoughts are these:
1. That today, God reminded me of that love for mission through the SVD missionary priest who celebrated the mass for us. That more than my love for Him through the mission, HE LOVED ME FIRST!
2. That God wants me live the “real Christ” by receiving Him through the sacraments and community. He allowed me to received Him through the Holy Eucharist and Communion and made me live Him by sharing His joy and greatness in my household!
3. Lastly, that God wants me be “ever ready” in sharing HIM, anywhere and anytime!
I love this day…this is my different Sunday with God! :))