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Extended Life: Prolonged Chances to Embrace Heaven

Dec 09, 2013

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EVERYBODY IS INVITED FOR A NIGHT OF PRAISE & WORSHIP

VENUE: FRIENDS OF THE DIVINE MERCY

SESSION HALL, SAN CARLOS SEMINARY, GUADALUPE, MAKATI CITY

DATE:  DECEMBER 11, 2013 @ 7:30PM, WEDNESDAY

 

"The least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than John the Baptist (Matthew 11:2-11

 

When I was in my teenage years, I would "I don't want to die in an old age" because I find it unpleasant seeing myself with a sagging skin, swollen eyebags, puffy eyes,dominant varicose veins, and scoliosis.

In a separate juncture, it came to point in my life at a younger age that I had to pray to God to take my life yet if He thought that I had no room for changes anymore because of my homosexual tendencies.  In another instance, I would be in one corner on a self-talk telling myself that if i could only travel to God I woluld have done that long before.

Nonetheless, as I matured, this perspective had changed.  Now that I reached this age, my prayers has been altered into, "Lord, extend my life up to 100 years if You think You could still see me with exuberance, zeal and endurance to bring Your good tidings to the people.

Looking at the Gospel, if John the Baptist who was hailed as the last and greatest of the prophets of the old covenant who had the greatest contribution on Christianity through teaching on repentance, was recognized as the least in the Kingdom of Heaven, then I must be the least among the ultra least.

Therefore it makes sense if individual existence on earth lasts until one's vigor gradually dwindles because God is giving each one the luxury of time until perfection and holiness , as He says, "Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."  And in a separate occassion, He says, "I tell you, unless your righteousness  surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the Kngdom of Heaven.

Hence, the Gospel is a call for everyone to look at our personal lives with highest regard on appreciation of life's journey that is heading towards holiness.......Amen!