The help that never came…

Insight to my Soul1“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    nor are your ways my ways” (Is 55:8 NABRE)

In one homily I heard, kinuwento ng pari ang isang insidente nung bagyong “Ondoy” (Ketsana).  I know it was just a story to emphasize his message. 

So the story goes…

sa kalakasan ng ulan dala ni “Ondoy”, nagsimula ng bumaha.  Merong isang aleng nanalangin: ‘Lord, naniwala akong di mo ako pababayaan‘.

Maya-maya pa’y may dumating na patrol ng Barangay.  ‘Nay, halika na tumataas na ang tubig.‘  Sumagot ang ale: ‘okay lang ako, di ako pababayaan ni Lord.

Hanggang bewang na ang tubig ng dumating ang mga Army lulan ng 6×6 truck.  ‘Nay, sakay na, ga-bewang na ang tubig.‘ ‘Sige lang, di ako pababayaan ni Lord,‘ sagot uli ng ale.

Tumaas na ang tubig, napilitang umakyat ang ale sa bubong.  Maya-maya’y dumating ang Air Force na naka-chopper.  ‘Nay, halika na. Kumapit ka sa akin para mailikas ka na sa evacuation center’.  Hindi pa rin, sumama ang matanda at sabi nya: ‘mahal ako ni Lord, sagot N’ya ako.

Tumaas ang tubig hanggang sa nalunod ang ale.

Sa kanyang pagharap sa Panginoon, tinanong nya eto.  ‘Lord sabi mo ‘pag nanampalataya sa ‘Yo, di  mo pabayaan.  Tapat naman ako sa ‘Yo a, ba’t hinayaan mo akong malunod.‘  Sumagot ang Panginoon: ‘narinig ko ang iyong panalangin, at tatlong beses kitang sinagip ngunit di ka tumugon.‘  ‘Kelan Lord?‘, ang tanung ng ale.

Pinadalhan kita ng patrol ng barangay di ka sumakay.  Kaya, pinadala ko uli ang truck ng Army pero hindi ka pa rin sumama.  Panghuli pinasundo kita ng helicopter pero inayawan mo pa din.  Gusto mo pa ata, anghel ang ipadala ko sa ‘yo.

… end of story.

There are instances that we miss the opportunities because we we’re looking for something different.  We asked the Lord for blessings yet we expect them to arrive packaged as we imagine them to be.

As a chapter pastoral head of a religious community, I come around a lot of prayer requests for financial blessings, for service vehicle, for housing amortization, for tuition fees, and other obligations.  Even, we ourselves face the same problems.  Sa’n ako kukuha ng pambayad sa bahay; ng pang-tuition sa school? 

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Alam mo, mapamaraan tayo.  We like building relationships.  Kung dati ang takbuhan ‘pag nagigipit ay si uncle “Tam“, ngayon kadalasan ang mabilis na tugon ay galing kay kuya. —————–»

“Taga-London yan” (literally means, coming from or living in London), but in truth it is a slang or a “joke term” or contraction of “LOAN DITO, LOAN DO’N“.  That’s probably the reason why our foreign financiers whom we call “Bombay” proliferates. 

Again, we have already offered our prayers.  Now, what have we done?  Sabi nga ng isang kasabihan:

“nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa.”

It may be that the Lord has already sent the help to us, not only once but more.  But like the old lady in the story, we failed to appreciate them because they came not as we have expected them to be.

But the Lord sends people to help us on our way.  He creates circumstances where we can receive His blessings.

I had discerned and I feel in my heart that this is what the Lord is providing me to fulfill my dreams of serving Him without the hindrance of resources scarcity.  I strongly feel that this is His way of blessing me.

If you feel strongly as I do, then join me as I embark on my journey.  You can start right here, or you can also check for the person who referred you to this business in this list.

On the other hand, if you need more time to review the business opportunity and plan I have gathered them here.

Thank you once again for considering us to be your business partners.

God bless and may the Lord continue to make us channels of His blessings!

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