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Are You A Selfless Person?

One day, Benjie went to a horse race in San Lazaro. 

Before the race began, something odd happened: He saw a priest walk up to one of the horses, laid his hand on its head and blessed it.

And sure thing, when the race begun, that horse pulled away and won the race.

Benjie was very impressed.

Before the next race, he saw the priest go to one horse again and blessed it. And that horse won the race too.

Benjie couldn’t believe his eyes!

Before the next race, he saw the priest walk up to another horse, put his hand on his forehead, and even touched all four hoofs.

Benjie knew what to do. He ran to the nearest ATM, withdrew all his money, borrowed more money from everyone he knew, and emptied his wallet. And he ran to the betting window and bet on that horse all he had.

       But when the race began, that horse was the last to go out.

       And in the middle of the race, it stopped on its tracks and dropped dead!

       Benjie almost died with it.

       He went to the priest and said, “Father, what happened? Why did that horse die? I saw you bless it!”

       The priest shook his head. “That’s the problem with people like you who don’t know their religion. I didn’t bless him. I gave him the sacrament of the last rites.”

Are You Betting On The Right Horse?

Life is like a horserace.

And like Benjie, people are betting on the wrong horse.

Because in life, there’s a winning horse and a dying horse.

The dying horse is called collection.

Have you noticed? Human beings have a tendency to collect things. We surround ourselves with things, thinking that they will make us happy.

Oh yes, we love things.

But things will never love us.

Your cars will never love you back.

Your clothes will never love you back.

Your jewels will never love you back.

Like Benjie, we think that God is blessing the horse named collections. Actually, God is just giving collections the last rites. 

One of these days, collections will drop dead. 

Your clothes will be eaten by moths.

Your house will be eaten by termites. 

Your car will be eaten by rust.

Your body will be eaten by worms.

But because people forget about that, they bet all their life, all their time, and all their energy, on collections.  On things. On stuff. Believe me, things will make them happy.

Friends, don’t be like Benjie.

Don’t bet on the horse of Collections.

Instead, bet on the winning horse.

The name of the winning horse is Connections.

Give your life to your connection with God, with others, and with yourself. Only connections can make you happy.

Connections Are Created By Character

       Do you want to be happy?

Focus on connections.

Focus on relationships, not things.

Focus on people, not money.

For the next 4 issues of my Soulfood Letter, I’ll be talking about how you can have strong connections in your life. 

How?

Connections can only be created by Character.

       By character, I mean a person who follows God’s old-fashioned values. For the next 4 weeks, I’ll talk to you about 4 powerful values that will bless your relationships—and your entire life:

o   Week 1 is about Selflessness

o   Week 2 is about Kindness

o   Week 3 is about Humility

o   Week 4 is about Faithfulness

I Miss The Old Fashioned Values

       I thank God for modern life.

I can write my books in my laptop; I can call my wife in my cell phone; I can fly on an airplane. I repeat: I thank God for modern life.

But I encourage you to be old-fashioned when it comes to your character. Be old fashioned when it comes to your values.

       It’s the only way you can create strong relationships.

       Let me now talk about the first old-fashioned virtue: Are you selfless?

“Me First!”

       Let me tell you a story.

One day, while Mommy was cooking pancakes, her two small boys were fighting over who would eat the first pancake Mommy would cook.

       Both of them said, “Me first! Me first!”

       Their mother shook her head and said, “Boys, boys, if Jesus were here, he would say, ‘Mommy, let my brother eat the pancake first.’

       Paolo, the 5-year old, told his younger brother, “Michael, you be Jesus.”

Are You A Go-Getter? 

       Let me ask you a question:

Are you a Go-Getter?

The world admires Go-Getters. 

In our materialistic world today, no one wants to be Jesus—because He’s not a Go-Getter. He’s a Go-Giver.

In other words, He’s selfless.

Because if you become Jesus, that means you let others eat the pancakes first. 

“Oh no!” the selfish person says. The disturbing question in his mind is, “What if others eat ALL the pancakes? Then there’ll be none left for me? Then I’ll be hungry!”

You see, the selfish person trusts only himself.

The selfish person is ruled by the spirit of fear.

But here’s a spiritual principle you can take to the bank: Real abundance can never be based on fear. Never!

Fear can only produce scarcity.

It is selflessness that will produce abundance in your life.

To be selfless, to be a Go-Giver, requires a profound, radical, deep trust in God. That as you allow others to eat the pancakes first, God will see to it that there’ll be an infinite number of pancakes for you!

The selfless person doesn’t seek for reward or even gratitude from the people he serves.

Instead, the selfless person seeks his reward from God.

Let’s make this selflessness practical…

Are You A Selfless Person?

The Bible says, And look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own. (Philippians 2:4)

In other words, God wants you to be selfless.

You want a model? 

Look at God.

God is selfless.

Every single moment of our lives, God doesn’t think of Himself. 

Instead, He thinks of you. His mind is consumed of thinking of ways how to bless you, anoint you, equip you, encourage you, enlarge your territories, and commission you.

You’re the apple of His eye.

You’re name is written on the palm of His hand.

I repeat: God is selfless.

Today, ask God to teach you how to be selfless.

Why God Is Great

      

       God is great.

       But why is He great?

Some people say that God is great because He is omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipresent (He is everywhere). All that is true.

But if you ask God, I believe He’ll tell you that He’s great because He is a servant.

How did I get this idea?

Jesus said, “If you want to be great, learn to be the servant of all.” (Mark 9:35)

God is a servant.

Everyday of your life, God is there, feeding you, protecting you, providing you, guiding you, teaching you, saving you… The King has become your servant!

That is why God is great.

The Crazy Path To Greatness

Jesus said, “if you want to be great…”

I find that statement amazing.

       Hey, it’s not wrong to want to be great after all!

       It’s not only not wrong, it’s good to have holy ambition in your soul. That means you love yourself. And that’s important because you cannot love anyone else if you don’t love yourself.

Friend, selflessness doesn’t mean you hate yourself. Selflessness doesn’t mean you don’t esteem yourself.

       Yes, it’s good that you want true greatness.

But get ready to be shocked, because Jesus says the way to greatness is through service. 

The more people you serve, the greater you will be!

One day, my wife asked me, “Bo, why do you want your business to grow? Aren’t you content with what you earn?” I answered, “It’s not just about the money. I want to serve more people. I have a fantastic product and I want to share it to the world.”

God Is Carrying Your Burdens

Many years ago, I wanted to dispose of a wooden cabinet.

It was huge, tall, and heavy.

So I asked my friend, Jodean Sola, to help me carry it out of the house. (FYI, Jodean heads He Cares streetkids ministry.)

Now Jodean is one of the strongest men I know.

I told him that I’ll carry one end and he’ll carry the other end.

I said, “One, two, three…” and we lifted it up together.

He was able to lift his side. I, on the other hand, managed to produce a lot of noise. “Arrrggghhhh…” 

It was so heavy, I couldn’t lift it up an inch off the floor!

That was when Jodean said, “Bo, let’s do it another way.”

With his back towards the huge cabinet, he bent down, and he said, “Push the cabinet towards me.” His idea was to make that humongous thing his backpack.

I pushed it towards him, and the cabinet was now leaning on his back. Using his arms and legs, he lifted the entire cabinet all by himself. 

Well actually, I was carrying it with him. 

He was carrying 99% of the weight.

I was carrying 1% of the weight.

But that was the only way we were able to carry that cabinet out of my house.

       Friend, let me give you a message today.

Don’t try to carry your burdens by yourself.

God is there beside you.

God will carry 99% of your burdens.

Just carry the 1% that you need to carry.

Believe me, it’s the only way to carry a burden out of your house and out of your life.

       But that’s not all.

       God wants you to learn from Him.

       He too wants you to help others carry their burdens.

The Bible says, Help to carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will obeythe law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

Sometimes, in our own burdens, we forget that the person beside us has burdens too. We’re so focused on our own problems, we become insensitive to the problems of others.

So here’s the key: Give your burdens to God so that you can help carry the burdens of others!

God wants you to be selfless. 

Selflessness means carrying other’s burdens.

      

What Happens When You Don’t Care

A dear friend sent this story to me.

It’s such a powerful tale that mirrors reality so well.

One day, a mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package.  “What food might this contain?”  The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.

       Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning: “There is a mousetrap in the house!  There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, “Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it.” 

The mouse turned to the pig and told him, “There is a mousetrap in the house!  There is a mousetrap in the house!”

       The pig sympathized, but said, “I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it

but pray.  Be assured you are in my prayers.”

       The mouse turned to the cow and said, “There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!”

The cow said, “Wow, Mr. Mouse. I’m sorry for you, but it’s no skin off my nose.”

So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer’s mousetrap. Alone. . .

That very night a sound was heard throughout the house – the sound Of a mousetrap catching its prey.

       The farmer’s wife rushed to see what was caught.  In the darkness, she did not see it.  It was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap. The snake bit the farmer’s wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital. When she returned home she still had a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup. So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup’s main ingredient: Chicken! 

But his wife’s sickness continued.  Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock.  To feed them, the farmer butchered (who else?) the pig.

But, alas, the farmer’s wife did not get well… She died.

        So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.

And the mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall with great sadness.

       So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and you think it doesn’t concern you, remember–When one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.

Each of us is a vital thread in another person’s tapestry. Our lives are woven together for a reason.

The Only Thing That

No One Can Take Away From You

Five years ago, I talked to a woman who was very wealthy.

At that time, she was running a huge business. 

At that time, she was working on multi-billion deals.

Last week, I met her again. 

I was shocked. 

She told me she lost everything. Nothing was left. Even her house was gone. In fact, she was living with a relative.

I couldn’t believe it.

Money can disappear from you in a snap.

The horse named Collections is really a dying horse.

Don’t bet on it.

There’s only one thing that no one in this world can take away from you: The love that you have given away.

       May your dreams come true,

       Bo Sanchez

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149 Responses to “Are You A Selfless Person?”

  1. am excited for week 4. =]

    i love reading your blogs brother Bo..! :) it really motivates me to be very optimitic. :) continue inspiring! :)

    Leoglen

  2. thank you bro. Bo!

  3. t hank you, bro. bo for another inspiring message… God bless you always!

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts bo. It feels like listening to you while reading.

  5. […] Sanchez wrote a beautiful piece which I read this morning. Are you a selfless person? is a good reminder for us who always want to get the best in life at an […]

  6. Dear Bro. Bo, of all the messages from you that I have received in my inbox, this I think would be in the top 10 ‘Best Reminders from Bro. Bo.’

    Early this year, I came across two big disappointments in my life that changed me little by little into such a bitter, tense, and untrusting person. I have tried to fight this regression, but it up until now, it seems only that I am getting worse.

    Your blog couldn’t be more timely. Thank you for reminding me that the reason we are all here is to be like Jesus - to be selfless and to serve, unconditionally (stress on unconditionally). I will bookmark this blog entry. It has helped me to refocus my principles and values.

    Thank you Bro. Bo and God bless you and your staff always! Have a wonderful week ahead everyone!

  7. thank you bro bo…you continue to inspire us everyday. God bless you and your family always!

  8. Thanks brother Bo for reminding us to be selfless and value “connections.”

  9. Thank you Bro Bo for another inspiring article. :)

  10. Thank you bo for this inspiring article :)

  11. Thanks Bo!

    Now I’m getting the true meaning of burden.

    Lift it up to God and he will carry your burdens.

    Have a happy week and looking forward to your next entry.

  12. thanx for the reminder bro bo

  13. Thanks bo…to be honest, i bet on collection horse…..but i know with God’s grace, i’ll be betting on connection horse…..I admire your Bo…Thank God, he gave your talent to write and connect to us!….More power!

  14. dearest bo,

    long ago ganito ako, selfish..i,me, mine…kya lang prang walang sense of happiness, ung fulfillment meron pero temporary lang, ex.lng, ilang days lang after ma acquire ko ung lv bag n wallet ko, ok na ulit, normal lang feeling…dahil totoong if you only serve and please yourself, may feeling of emptiness,ung may kulang pa rin.siguro nga happiness lies in giving and sharing yourself to others especially to those in need, emotionally, spiritually and financially na rin kung kaya rin lang, di ba.

  15. very nice article… Thanks Bro. Bo…

  16. Thank God for sending Bo on earth!!! This article is a great reminder that everyone should share and give love unselflessly…

  17. Thanks Bro. Bo for the wonderful soulfood letter.God Bless u and your family always…

  18. Thank you Bro. Bo..such a great reminder for us,, to be a selfless person..thank you for inspiring us..God bless.

  19. Thanks Bo. We’re continually blessed through your messages.

  20. It’s great to be reminded that God carries our burdens.

  21. ..thanks Bro. Bo.. :)

  22. thanks bro. bo..
    such is just a typical picture of man longing to be one who will have everything to make him happy. unfortunately, nothing can complete the happiness he wanted. it’s only through God that man can find real happiness in life… be dependent on Him and He will fulfill the desires, the needs of your heart., be focused on him always… thanks so much bro. godbless.

  23. Dear Bro. Bo,

    First of all let me tell you that I am not a catholic. I am a born again Christian. But that does not stop me from admiring you. I read and enjoy your articles. God has blessed you with so much wisdom and thanks to Him you are also selfless. Thank you for sharing your thoughts especially on being selfless. Nowadays people tend to be self-centered that’s why our world has become a not so pleasant place to live in. Good that it is just temporary. We are all transients here on earth. Our final destination is in Heaven where we can enjoy more of God’s goodness and glory. Thanks again because through your writings, we are reminded of how we should live our lives - that our goal is to become Christ-like - selfless, kind, humble and ever faithful.

    God bless you and more power

  24. bro. bo

    thank you very much for such an inspiring messages

    jenilyn

  25. Dear Bo and team,

    Thank you for the nice article. But may I kindly ask how can one person become selfless without allowing others to abuse their kindness and selflessness. Again thank you.

    God bless you all!

  26. dec. 4, youll be in davao at central bank. am sure ill be there..

  27. Blessed you for the beautiful articles!

  28. Dear Bro. Bo,

    Last month was full of trials for my family. And while we closed around one another for support, the burden on most of the things that needed to be taken cared of fell on me. Many times I was tired physically and emotionally. Add to that the medical expenses were exacting on our finances.

    The one thing I never forgot through it all was to say thank you God for every day that we were able to hurdle. And when things seemed to be so difficult, it dawned on me that I managed to do what needed doing because it was a step of love as I did it. God loves me, and by serving my loved ones I showed my love for them and it goes right back to God.

    Your article today just sealed everything I was thinking about the entire experience.

    Thank you!!

  29. Really inspiring! Can I used those stories in some of my t CLP talks? I’m a member of CFC Handmaids of the Lord.
    Thanks and God Bless.

  30. very inspiring. thank you so much. when will be bo sanchez talk in cebu ? :)

  31. Thanks Bo. This is a snug-fit for drivers too who dont seem to care about other drivers. Looks like a “dog-eats-dog” scenario when you get into the streets of metro manila. Not a very nice way to welcome friends from abroad really. Might be nice to put billboards and posters on SELFLESSNESS. Again, thanks for the reminder.

  32. Great article…

  33. many thanks again Bo! I’m glad I discovered your blog at this time in my life. I can say my spiritual life is improving greatly by the challenge God has given me AND reading your articles and messages (GodWhispers) on how to respond to this challenge. I’m one of those people who do consider you our spiritual adviser, a messenger of God’s Word.

    Sadly, I wont be able to attend the Kergyma conference this year, but in God’s perfect time, maybe next year I can. =D

    More power. God bless!

  34. Thanks Bo. God bless!!!

  35. this message makes you realize that we will never be greater than god, but we oursel;ves can be great too by not being selffish in our lives good day!

  36. Thank you Bro Bo for sharing of what God has Given to you. His Selfless Love … God bless and Loved Ones.!

  37. this is one of those blogs where you really read from top to bottom, with lots of pauses in between coz you tend to reflect on your own life and how you deal with other people.

    it has made me realize a lot of things, that’s for sure. a real eye-opener!

    thanks for this brother bo!

  38. Dear Bro. Bo,

    Thanks for your message today. I am so happy to realize that I for awhile became unselfish by listening to someone air out her problems and concerns early morning today (though my eyes keeo checking our wall clock coz I might be late for work… : ) . I was able to encourage her and wished her the best. I feel blessed and inspired after reading your messages.

    Thanks again!

    Mylene

  39. hi bro.bo, this is another enlightening article from, i made some realizations on the mistakes that i made at present, thank you very much for this article which reminds me the importance of human relationships than focusing on the material things…go!go! more power to you and your ministry! God bless you always!!!!!

  40. thank you Bro Bo for remiding us not to become selfish…and rather to be a servant like Jesus our Lord…

    GOD bless…

  41. Hi Brother Bo! i hope you can put up a Feast in Calamba Laguna ; )

  42. Bro. Bo,

    Thank you for your ever inspiring articles. i have heard this topic in your first talk in WIRED. I always feel God’s Love and Mercy every time i attend the Feast. Thank you again for being the channel of God’s Grace. You are one of my mentors. I love reading your books. I know God blesses you more because you are God’s messenger. May God use and mold me too.

    To God be the glory! ^_^

  43. Dear bro. Bo,

    Wow, praise God…He speaks again today though you..You are really God’s gift to us…God is really great & so you are..Why? because you bet on the “Winning Horse”..I salute you for being “Unselfish”..a Go-Giver”..You look out not only for your own interest but for others too, like me..& we are blessed..You are a true example of having the quality of being a “Servant”, with the LOVE of the LORD…ONE thing is SURE, as what you said, NO ONE in this world can ever take it away from you…I hope i can be like that too, by God’s grace! May God continue to shower His blessings to you & your love ones!

    P.S.
    I’m excited & looking forward for the other 3 old fashioned values.. thanks so much.

  44. Wow! So Inspiring! Thank you Bro. Bo! God bless you to continue to touch people & change lives for God’s greater Glory! God bless you and your family always! :)

  45. thank you Bo…this line really move me…There’s only one thing that no one in this world can take away from you: The love that you have given away….

  46. Thanks Bro. Bo for another inspiring article..

  47. “…Sometimes, in our own burdens, we forget that the person beside us has burdens too. We’re so focused on our own problems, we become insensitive to the problems of others.”
    This is actually a reality check for me. When i am facing a whatever kind of problem, i self-pitied. I feel i have the heaviest problem at the moment. But as what other people say, “di lang ikaw ang may problema, marami tayo”. It makes my problem a little lighter. Kapag may problema kasi ako, naghahanap ako ng taong pareho kami ng pinagdadaanan or mas mabigat ang problem nya compared to mine. I know this is not the proper and healthy way of solving the problem pero ito na ang nakasanayan ko. But most of the time, im reiterating again, kinakaawaan ko sarili ko. Sometimes, i use defense mechanism in order for me to feel a little better.

    Do you know this feeling that whenever you experience a whatever kind of problem, you want to escape? and you think that escaping is the best way to solve it. That’s the only thing i ever wanted to do when im in difficult position. i want to literally escape and go to a place that no one knows me. Pero di ko magawa. Ang nasa isip ko ay wag dapat tumakas. Kailangan kong harapin tong challenge na ito kundi di ako matututo sa buhay. This is what I always think. But I feel im always suffering. Feeling kong favorite Nya akong bigyan ng problema at challenges.

    I don’t know how to exactly face my problems. Can anyone be a good samaritan to help me, please? Im only 20yrs old pero parang lahat na ng klase ng problema nararanasan ko. i don’t know if im just exaggerating this, but i really don’t know.

    P.S Sana Mr. Bo, you can help me. Thanks much!

  48. Bro Bo

    Bow ako sayo sir ang galing galing mo.

    God bless

  49. thank you very much for this inspiring article. Godspeed!!!

  50. Hi brother Bo.

    Hey I am here in school writing my teaching portfolio, how wonderful are your blogs it really inspired me. i have that overwhelmed feelings everyday. I’ll share this to my friends

    thank you po,

    in christ,

    Angie

  51. ” there’s only one thing that no one in this world can take away from you: The LOVE that you given away.”

    I absulotely agree with this, it never fades and never ends. it keeps on remind me that life is not perfect without love. thanks again Bro.Bo. good day.

  52. very inspiring. i love to read more your stories.

    thanks for your wonderful messeges.

  53. Thank you Bro. Bo for reminding me to be selfless..inspite of the fact that at the time i was down and lost everything..no one from those i have helped,cared and loved turned their back for me..i told myself, one day, when i get back on my feet again, i will solely focus on “myself” and never will i lift my finger for someone else..i was traumatized and severely wounded…but bec of the kindness and goodness that is inate of me…i still help and share…i realized that its not me…actually, but its the spirit , the divine spirit that grew on me…that i need to share….with your stories and wisdom, i open my heart now and claim that inspite of the adversities, the pain people caused me, the selfishness of others…i should not stop to be of service to others in my own simple ways…from the tiniest gesture i cld do and give…i will continously be a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a provider when i can….and all this i offer to Jesus who saved me, to God who gave me a second chance to reform my life….You are a blessing to me Bro. Bo..thank you

  54. I feel the article is for me… i know God planted in me the desire to help others by carrying other’s burden… I am an encouarger by nature and learned the basic counseling. It is hard to start if you only have the desire but dont have resources and divine intervention.

    Please help me pray that i may be able to continue what God has started and fulfill my mission.

    God bless you Bro. Bo!

    B-ann

  55. Thank you so much Bro Bo for reminding me that God is with me carrying my burdens now. I’m a bit relieved. Pls continue to inspire us on the goodness of God. God bless

  56. thank you Bo. your blog is very timely on the situation I have now… I got my lesson. Thank you… God Bless you and more power.

  57. hi bo,
    thanks for your words of wisdom! i will use it for my team. more power and God Bless you!

  58. bro. bo
    Beautiful and moving. .You are God’s gift to us your followers. .I Praise Him.

  59. Thank you again Bro. Bo for a very inspiring message. I am one of those blessed persons who benefited from your teachings during Sunday Feasts at PICC and it is good that it is extended here in the net.

    I was once a selfish person. The one who thinks of only me, I, myself. Before extending help to others, I should have enough for myself. But, that was a long time ago. God transformed me and still transforming me from being a selfish person to a generous giver. That’s because of my previous catholic community before and now, LOJ, my new community. In my experience, I can say that we need a community to nourish us and transform us to someone better. We also need a service to become a selfless servant. And, we need spiritual leaders and mentors to feed us with God’s Word. That three: community, service, and mentors will make the flame of faith burning.

    God highly utilize a spiritual community to change people. And, because of that, I would like to thank you for LOJ. Thank you for its various ministries. Thank you for its elders and leaders. And, thank God for YOU.

  60. Thank you, bro. Bo for a very inspiring message. God bless! :)

  61. Bro Bo,

    Its so wonderful to re-visit these “values”. Thanks for reminding us once again that despite our modern technology, we should always practice these values. Yes, no amount of material possession can make someone truly happy and complete.
    More Power!

  62. thank you so much Bro. Bo! wow this message give more energy to challenge my present job.

    God Bless you always & more power!!!!!!

  63. another very inspiring article Mr. Bo Sanchez! well done! I very particularly liked the story about the mouse and the teachings about collections and connections. Thank You. You serve as my inspirational food for the soul every weekends. ^_^

  64. Hi Brother Bo !

    Indeed a very inspiring message that really captured my attention. It enlightens my everday living and also for my family. Thank you very much>…….

  65. super galing! God bless you brother bo!

  66. gud day Bo. i just want to know..is God a jealous God?
    One of my friend told me that he was…is this true?

  67. Great message. There is only one Bo Sanchez.

    To: Rowena Mandilag - there is a Feast in Laguna at SM Sta Rosa.

  68. thank you so much bo for not failing to provide inspirations. may God continue to bless you with more success and good health.

  69. yes, you do make such fantastic products! please continue to do so as much as you can! hehe thanks Bro. Bo!

  70. So inspiring.!
    Thanks a lot..
    No time is wasted on reading..

    God Bless us all.!

  71. thank you for all your inspiring messages. God blessyou more!!

  72. So inspiring, thanks a lot.

    Let me just tell you a little about my story or a lot maybe. Few months ago, we went through a marital problem,so I prayed and I prayed that everything will turn out to be okay,that my husband would realize my worth,faithful to me,be kind to me all the time , but went otherwise,,so finally I gave in, I told God, whatever He thinks would be best for my husband, Thy Will be done,then to my shocked, my husband died,it was a sudden death. I couldnt even believed it ,then all of a sudden, God reminded me of the last prayer i made intentionally for my husband, it was a prayer no longer for my benefit,but an answered prayer, because God already gave the best to my husband,A HOME he’s been longing for all his life.

  73. Why are people so greedy, even if they already have everything?

    Simple.

    “Ang pinakakinatatakutan na marahil ng isang mayaman ay ang bumalik sa wala.” (Ed Lapiz)

    They are afraid that they are nobody if they lose their wealth, power, prestige, etc.

  74. I’m blessed to be in this era and be a witness to the life of a saint and be inspired by it. Since last month, I decided to call you St. Bo. I pray many of us will be saints too…

  75. Sir Bo your message was indeed very inspiring may the good Lord continue to bless you more as you continue to be a blessing to other people like us…to God be the glory….

  76. thank u bro bo 4 another inspiring stories..

  77. I am 72 yrs old and have been out of the Catholic Church for many decades and have lived in Canada more than half of my life. Life has been good and I cannot ask for more.

    Yesterday, Sunday, I went to a church study the Bible and members of the congregation express their thoughts about its teachings for an hour after the readings. The subject was unity, faith, and jealousy.

    The experience filled my thoughts about things other than material things, problems, etc. Then I opened your e-mail Monday morning (which I have subscription for but seldom read).

    Your words are so inspiring and taught soul searching, that it made me cry.

    Thank you.

  78. bro bo,
    thank you so much for this article.
    being selfless is so hard.
    your article is so inspiring and it gives us the encouragement that we need to keep going, in loving and serving the Lord.
    God bless

  79. Dear Bo,
    Thank you very much for sharing to us your wisdom to us. I thank God because my youngest son attended last Sunday The Feast, I pray that my other 2 children and their love ones will attend too. God bless you.

  80. In the paragraph:

    “But because people forget about that, they bet all their life, all their time, and all their energy, on collections. On things. On stuff. Believe me, things will make them happy.”

    I think the last sentence should be “Believe me, things will not make them happy.”

    Bless you.

  81. very well said. I was blessed God’s message through you bro. Bo. Bless u and your family. thank u

  82. ok lng po bang nakikishare akong problems kay God? Isn’t it embarrasing in a way kasi po di nya naman po yun concern pero ako po, todo hingi ng tulong? …

  83. thank you Brother Bo! I am deeply mesmerized by your words. I am always amazed with people who can maintain the balance in this life.
    I always wanted to be like Jesus. But it’s too difficult. But it doesn’t stop me from wanting to be like Him. So I could make amends even in little way for all the sins I’ve done.
    I hope and I pray that one day I will be able to reach my goal. To be a better Christian, by word and deed.
    Thank you for setting as an example Brother Bo. May you continue to inspire more lives. God bless you and all the people you love!

  84. This is an eye opener for me, Bro. Bo, with regards to wanting to be great. I thought you have to go down to the pit .. for God blessed the poor…but as you have told us, God wanted us to be great to serve others or blessed other people. I want to get rich and stay for good in the Philippines and connect again with family. I have invested my life to them and so it will be. But this is not the only thing I wanted, I want to serve the Lord in the ministry on my own little way. Selflessness is to get rich to and live abundantly so I could bless my family, other people and most importantly to bless God!

  85. This is so inspirationa book l and thank you for sharing with

    us your WISDOM and full of enlightenment reading of the day…

    May God gives you more blessings and good health and also your family

    Thank you for the prayers too Bro. Bo.

    May God bless everyone who read this Soulfood book ….

  86. Thanks for all of the wonderful stories!
    Robert in USA

  87. Every week I’m looking forward to your articles coz it never fails to inspire me… Thanks a lot Brother Bo.

  88. Bro. Bo,
    Very enlightening and truly awakening, thank you very much Bro. Bo. May God bless you always.

  89. Bro Bo,

    Before, I cannot imagine how simple stories and words sent through emails can change my life. It’s only been 2 months since I joined trulyrich club and subscribed to your God’s whispers…. I’m not rich yet, but now, I wake up every morning with a lot of hope, positive energy in me. I know God’s blessing will reach me and my family.

    I share with my friends your work so they can have the same experience.

    God bless you!!!!

    PS I never mind it when you start sounding like a broken record. I appreciate being reminded how great God wants me to be.

  90. thanks a lot bro. bo.

  91. Dear Brother Bo,
    Thank you for those stories, each day we can reflect from it…I back to work now and a bit sad since i cant attend in PICC again yet in the on other side im happy cause i can still read like this form you in facebook..More power bo

  92. Bo, you are heaven sent to us… thanks for being so selfless, for your great example!

  93. dear bro.bo,
    To God be the glory for making you as an instrument to inspire so many people.He is so good for feeding you the extra odinary perseverance in continuing u mission.God bless you more.Thank you again for another meaningfull topic.May the LORD who owns everything in us,supplies u more all the necessary things u need to be more usefull.

  94. dear bro bo,

    i do have collections but these are collections of all your articles and inspiring thoughts…:) may God always give you the wisdom to be an inspiration to others!!! God bless you bro!

  95. Dearest Bro. Bo;

    Thank you for another inspiring story/msg..Everyweek I’m excited to open my email & read your blog. Through reading your blog & my fervent prayer to God, there’s a lot of changes not only in my family but also in myself..God showered me abundance of blessings.I learned how to become a humble person and burden the problem of others. I like to counsel my family & friends and shared your Gospel and love to us.
    I pray to have you good health and more more blessings so that you may serve us in more years…
    God is really great!!! God bless us all! ! Praise you LORD!!!!!! :)

  96. Thanks Bro Bo for another inspiring message to live on God bless you and the ministry

  97. I am not.

  98. I am really inspired by your blogs Brother Bo. May God bless you and all of us more!

  99. Thank you so much for this wonderful and inspiring story. It is really a great help for me to change my way of life. May God gave you good health for you to continue your selfless way of reminding me and all of us how Jesus loves and provide us.

  100. another good one from Bro Bo! God bless! Can’t wait for the next blogs!

  101. Thank you so much. Bro. Bo sobrang inspired na po ako sa mga writings mo. sobrang salamat po.

    More power po and God bless.

  102. Thank you Lord for giving us Bro Bo. You are an inspiration to all.

  103. Thanks a lot po Bro Bo for the very inspiring message.

  104. thank you GOD for giving us brother Bo as an instrument of wisdom to every aspect of life it may be financial, relationship, personal development, business, family, etc… he is one of my many inspiration who walk his talk & i could feel his writings out from personal experience which turns out very great and inspiring, truly alive and exciting! keep it up!!! blessings…

  105. Very inspiring Brother Bo..
    Thanks.. ^_^

  106. i’m just happy to read your article, it helps me to have my faith back again after what happened in my life..it’s
    giving me new hope..thanks for inspiring people!!

  107. Dear Bo,

    this is my first time to post a comment on your blog, but I’ve read a lot last october so i’m so excited to read your new postings…IT’S AWESOME! A REAL NEEDED MSG TO SHARE TO THE WORLD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH 4 BEING A GREAT BLESSINGS TO US

  108. THANK YOU VERY MUCH…AN AWESOME MSG TO SHARE TO THE WORLD!

  109. As I read GOD IS CARRYING BURDENS it really openes up my mind that to this minute i have to stand up ang go straight forward to the person beside me who really have a big burden in her life. HER HEALTH. thank you JESUS for giving me BRO. BO s messages. IT MAKES ME PROUD OF MYSELF that i ve done it. THOUGH I M HESITATING TO approach her., MY SISTER N LAW

  110. Tito Bo!!!!
    i’m so glad to recieve your soulfood news letter!! :)
    yeepppieee!!! You are always in my prayers tito…

  111. Your right.. The love i have given away. It was quite a painful experience but every second was worth it.
    Please continue inspiring us, Bro. Bo!
    God bless!

  112. Salamat Bro. Bo, maraming salamat!

  113. Guys,

    I encourage you also to download these Heavenly messages, from this website:

    http://www.directionforourtimes.com/volumes.html

    Please download the pdf portion and read the Volumes (8 in all) . These are truly heavens messages from God the Father, Jesus, Mary and many Saints. Read and you knows that heaven is talking to us and what’s the entire humanity to be renewed from Age of Disobedience to Age of Obedience.

  114. Thanks Bro Bo. I hope to meet you personally one day. Your stories and approach to preaching is old fashioned but very effective in catching my attention.
    I’m sorry we can’t attend the Kerygma conference because we have the Marriage Encounter weekend seminar that same time and we need to attend it. Anyway, I know God will find us a way to meet with you. God bless you and your family.
    Please find time to check my Bible Sharing Online at edlucena.blogspot.com.

  115. Thanks Bro Bo. I hope to meet you personally one day. Your stories and approach to preaching is old fashioned but very effective in catching my attention.

    I’m sorry we can’t attend the Kerygma conference because we have the Marriage Encounter weekend seminar that same time and we need to attend it. Anyway, I know God will find us a way to meet with you.

    God bless you and your family.

    P.S.Please find time to check my Bible Sharing Online at edlucena.blogspot.com.

  116. wow. very inspiring! tnx bo!

  117. i love you, bro. bo! you inspires me alot! you are blessing to all of us…may God bless you with a long life together with your family…keep on sending inspiring stories and please pray for all of us…take care! :)

  118. Very true Bord. Bo. Thank you this is one of the greatest topic. Because most Filipinos/people now are “COLLECTIONS”.
    They don’t care for others as long as they are living in abudance.

  119. It is true… It inspires us a lot… I hope you continue to send inspirational stories to us.. It reflects the realia of life.. Thank you very much, Kuya Bo!!! : ) God bless us all!! And He is always with us!!!

  120. Every morning before i started to do work , i used to reading your articles , God whispers and anything you are sending via email. I can feel the changes happening to my very self. My fears and all the negativities within me started to fade. My faith and trust to Almighty is growing. Im happy with the transformation i am experiencing , i am feeling more alive and living. The purpose of living here on earth seems for me an interesting and adventurous- it whatever you are up to.
    Your words simply stop my world worthwhile and am absorbing it every detail.
    I thank “him” for letting me know you..I do hope “he” come to meet you once again , because as of this very moment “he” just slightly heading a different journey in life. My dreams of getting him back on track is one of my soulfully, heartfully WISH from the LORD…
    More words of power…God I TRUST in you.I lifted
    my life to you!!!Amen.

  121. Good day !
    True, time well spent are those times used wisely not of earthly but heavenly pursuits, not of ” collections ” but of “connections ” .
    The Love of God and neighbor are intangibles that are lasting.
    Reminds me of last Sunday’s homily by a priest. A musician in a concert was asked — ” What’s your secret for performing amidst a thousand audience without being nervous ? ” To which he replied, ” When i perform in a crowd, am in euphoria ! (extremely elated with joy ) , but when i go home, i go back to being alone. ”
    Not so at the end of our life on this earth said the priest. We go from one euphoric state to another , amongst the Angels and the Saints, with Mother Mary, our loving Father and God in His Glorious Heavenly Kingdom ! We won’t be left alone .
    ” Love one another as I have loved you. ” Says our Lord Jesus.
    Be happy all !
    Thanks Bro. Bo and family !

  122. the article for the week “are you selfless?” makes me know better about God.. Thanks for the very inspiring words Sir Bo.. I am excited for the week 4:kindness..

    God Bless Sir Bo together with your family..
    Thank You!

  123. wow,,, thank you Brother Bo. it’s an awakening…. God bless.,

  124. thank you so much bro.bo for again u have help me enlighten my thoughts and my soul…Being SELFLESS i must say that iam experiencing it in the last few weeks…that God teach me to be selfless and want me to be one>>>i must say that its about the first man in my life whom i love and share my life with for almost 6years of a happy relationship til i work abroad and end up into a happy long distance relationship thats what iam thinking…only to find out when i went for vacation last month that he will be having a baby to his new girlfriend …Iam so shocked about it and couldnt believe that he just throw away everything that we have shared with I almost think that he’s the God’s answered prayer for me for our love is so real and for real…..for he tell me that He still love me and make me feel his love and his sincere apology ….at first im in denial i cannot accept the fact that our dreams will be washed away just like that iam so very devastated with my life i almost lost my will to survive I feel so down and the pain is so unbearable for me…Until i decided to Pray and lift it all up onto Him Im afraid to face life ahead of me ..then i learn to accept things that i have to move on with my life that i need to focus my life again even without him Until the day that i have to return for work even if its hurt and its killing me I need to decide and maybe God’s Will he give me courage to travel back here where i could start my life again away from them where I know that iam giving him chance to face his responsibility and completely love and accept the new obligation and the consequences of his action…I know that i love him so much and i will always will …alam ko nman n kloob ng Diyos ang lhat at ibang usapan n pag may baby n involve hindi m iwasan im still crying and have doubts with my decision dhil pwede ko namn ipaglaban ang tama at ang krapatan ko s kanya …til i read this article …..in tyms that i will be facing fear and doubts i knew that God’s want me to be Selfless as he do for us…thank you for taking tym to read this maybe its my way of pouring my heart out of letting my emotion flows thru ur blogs Bro.Bo thank you and may you continue to help and enlighten me to be a better person after all the pain…may the will of our GOD be DONE….More Power and looking forward for more inspiring story from you Bro.Bo and the rest your team Thank you very much!!!!

  125. i love every line of it. thanks for sharing your thoughts about God’s selflessness. very refreshing to the soul. i don’t feel sad now. thanks and God bless you more! =)

  126. thank you very much Bro Bo, for the blogs. It really inspires us. I hope that someday we could also be like you. We also want to serve God and share to the world His love…
    God bless you Bro Bo : )

  127. Dear Bo,

    Have a good day. I really appreciate your story regarding a selfless person, I myself can relate into your stories. Its really true that those material things cannot love us but only God can do that. It’s my second time to read a story of yours in the internet and I’m really inspired on the thought that we must not focus on the material things that surrounds us but instead we must focus our attention on our religion and faith to God.
    Again, thank you Bro. Bo and continue to share your thoughts and knowledge about God…

    God bless you always…

  128. Dear Bo,

    Your words keep on inspring me throughout the years.
    You never became old. That’s because of the great love from our GOD and your love to the people.
    I am your regular attendee in Quezon City prayes meetings way back 1988. It means 22 years had been passed but when u came to Dubai this year or last year I am not very sure you are still that Bo Sanchez who never grow old (physically).
    Thank you for inspring people and hopefully you will come again to Dubai. God bless

  129. another inspiring blog..^_^

    may all your dreams come true, Bro.Bo.

    may godbless you, your family, your ministry and all your intentions more.

  130. Bro. Bo,
    How do you deal with those people who abuse a selfless person..

  131. dear kuya,

    a million thanks!!! keep it up. :D

  132. bo, maraming salamat kapatid!

  133. Dear Bro. Bo.,

    Wonderful and really deep article! Thank you so much may the Lord continue to sprinkle you more blessings because you are a such a great person! God Bless!

  134. Dear Bro. Bo,

    The article about the mouse struck a chord to me. I pray to become selfless. God bless!

  135. Hello Bro. Bo,

    It’s a very inspiring blog. I loved the play of words between collections and connections. I hope that many of us will thrive on the latter more to make this world a better place to live as we journey through life.

  136. i want to buy nice things for myself and eat in fancy restaurant.
    pero kapag naiisip ko na ung realtives ko na namomroblema kung saan kukuha ng pera para sa araw-araw na panggastos,sinasabi ko sa sarili ko na huwag na lng.they need it more that i need to buy good things.
    selfelss ba yon?or just depriving ones self lang?nalilito talaga ako.sabi nila treat yourself minsan.haaaayyyysss..
    very inspiring blog bro.bo
    thanks and more power.
    God Bless.

  137. Bo

    Thanks for all your wonderful messages..Hope you will continue enlighten our minds.

    It is really a great topic for us to meditate.

    Evez

  138. eye opener , i am not alone… there’s somebody who would be taking charge of my 99%… Now i am praying to be big not for myself but for others…. i thought it would be impossible… yet your words are much powerful…. thanks for inspiring us again…

  139. Bro. Bo., thank u for making us richer and richer again… richer of love and kindness for selfless us!

  140. thank you bro. bo for the story of the mouse….

    it surely is a great story to tell to my team mates.

    I Love You Lord, Thank you Lord for bringing to us people like bro. bo…

  141. very inspring message bro. bo..u truly r a blessing..keep inspiring milions of people. u r one of the many faces of Jesus in the world.we love u.God bless!

  142. Thanks bro. Bo… you we’re really sent by God to inspire & enlighten the hearts & minds of the many… God bless u always & more power…

  143. Nice article bro. Bo,

    Hindi ako nagtataka kung bakit love na love ka ni lola neneng.

    Keep up the good job. =)

  144. thank you for sharing your thoughts bro bo! May the good Lord bless you always and more power!

  145. Hi Bo,

    I love the story about horses and the bet. It reminded me about how I bet on the stock market.

  146. thank you once again bro bo..keep inspiring many of us..God bless and more more power.. :-)

  147. What if all people are selfless for God? Wow!! thanks for an inspiring message..

    God Bless…

  148. The selfish person is ruled by the spirit of fear…

    thanks for making me realized that in times i am a selfish person who fears to lose something…. may this inspiration bless me to become a selfless, a Go-Giver, a connections…

    thanks bo for making me laugh today… :) making my soul happy :)

    God bless us all!

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