Preaching In the West Coast For 10 Days
With a subtitle like that, you may be wondering if I’m talking about beautiful blonds with curvaceous bodies in tiny red bikinis sunbathing in the beaches of
Yes, I write this from
Yesterday, someone asked me, “Bo, where do you get all the energy? Don’t you get tired?”
It’s so glib for me to say “God”.
So cliché. So corny. So expected.
But I guess it’s a cliché because it’s so true.
I breathe in God and He’s my energy.
Oh, I also breathe in God in the phenomenal people around me. Everywhere I go, I meet the greatest specimens of humanity.
First, we’re travelling as a team. I’m travelling with five gorgeous people: Light of Jesus Foreign Missions Director Roy Pasimio and his wife Rorie, Kerygma Preacher Arun Gogna, and our preacherinblujeans.com videographer Edwin Marcelo.
Second, my local team who help organize things and welcome me in their homes is just 100% fantastic. Angie, Dawn, Em, Cris and Alfe, Bobot and Merle, Norie, Cora and Ed, Louie, Aunt Eunice and family, Mario and Tessie… They’re my family here and I feel God’s love through them.
One day, one woman complained to me, “Bo, whenever you talk of someone, I also hear words like fantastic, phenomenal, awesome… Don’t you ever meet people who are obnoxious, rude, and selfish?”
Oh, I have.
But I don’t focus on them.
You see, I insist on seeing the best in people.
Other people like looking (focusing, meditating, contemplating) on the bad sides of people.
My gosh, why do that? You’ll end up miserable.
What you focus on grows!
Long ago, I’ve made a decision that whenever I meet a human being, I’ll check out their inner beauty. Their divine goodness. Their core innocence. And it’s just been glorious so far.
Oh yes, because of this attitude, I get mugged sometimes. Cheated. Abused.
But I have now developed enough self-respect to walk out on the first sign of abuse. (Took a long time to learn that lesson.) But even at those times when I have to end a friendship, I don’t condemn or nurture bitter feelings inside me.
Even as I walk out, I inwardly bless that person, whishing only the best. Because deep inside that (%&#*^@!!!) person, God is there. The same God that dwells in me too.
So I walk out not only because I’m getting hurt, but also because the “hurter” is getting more hurt if I allow him to continue to hurt me. Ultimately, it is love for self and love for the other that makes me walk out on a friendship.
I’ll email again on what’s happening here.
In the meantime, keep seeing beauty
I remain your friend,
PS. Our weekly Feast is now at Valle Verde Country Club, beside the ULTRA, every Sunday at 9am, complete with Holy Mass, lively worship, and preaching. I hope to see you in our new home!
PS2. Are you already a KerygmaFamily member? 12,000 people have now joined! If you’re not yet a member, you don’t know what you’re missing! We give a ton of stuff for FREE for your personal growth. Log onto http://www.kerygamfamily.com/ now!
Filed under: Blogs by bosanchez