"Let there be light"
When they say "December" what will come across your mind? Friend's wedding feast? Santa Claus is coming to town? Blue Christmas? Bills' dead line or 1 year wiser? Snowing? Exchange blessing or exchange gift?
It looks like I have accidentally step into the name of December. December is always the month that everyone is looking forward to because it is the time to get paid with extra bonus. The streets are filled with joy and decoration. Although many tragedies happened, it didn't stop the coming of Christmas. Everyone is doing year end shopping or having their holidays. Christmas songs are non stop playing on air. Basically is a month which filled with a lot of activities.
A year has slipped away without making it big, at least we are in peace and still in 1 piece. I just can console myself I want to be a simple man. Last year I contributed my voice to the choir, the choir who sang in the shopping mall. This year I contributed a lot of pop love songs in friend's wedding dinner, I replayed many times to QC my own performance, why am I making myself so stress, took this task made my hands shivering like an out of order machine.
This time around we have a very important mission. The mission is given by the sky and above. We need to raise fund to make the Word Youth Day happens in 2017. At 1st we were selling Star War ticket. The difficulty that we were facing was the ticket price was kind of pricey due to it was a fund-raising ticket... Luckily there were a lot of generous people willing to contribute and support with their generous hearts.
Another activity. We are singing Christmas carols, yes its caroling again. Its singing again. We want to use the Christmas songs to heal your soul. It is part of the fund raising as well. I was not fully participating in the rehearsal and carol due to I was tied up with my own activities. Anyway I try my best to attend whenever I'm available.
I talked to an intelligent woman that day.
They say you cant change a person, but please don't ever jump to conclusion. That is why we need to educate them since they are young. That is why we have this World Youth Day to save the youth from demon's hand. We cant change an adult but we can change the youth. That is why we need to fertilize the tree when they are still able to bend. The woman told me teaching isn't just teaching deadly from the syllabus, we share our life experience, what we had encountered and overcome. I had read a book which written by a wise man in our country, he said what we had learnt in the school and UNI that were formal learning, but many things we have to learn from day to day, learn from our problems and mistakes. Everyone must have done something very wrong and regretted and neglected their loved ones but please don't worry and don't give up yourself because "Saint has a past , sinner has their future". Everyone has the right to live, everyone has the right to change.
The 1st week. We light up the 1st candle for Season of advent after that we will light up Hope continuously to the Love to the Joy eventually to the Peace. Without 1 of these we will never proceed to Christmas. Please put all these into your heart but not your brain because the most cheerful smile comes from your heart, not from your cheek. Oh yeah, please kindly install this 4 apps into your heart with our fastest broadband. These are what we have to prepare before the Christ is born. Lets put your best dress on and tidy up your complicated heart. Make sure don't remain the anger and disappointment which are holding you back. Its going to be a brain new day. The distance to Christmas day is just like 1 call away, its closer than you think, so please do your confession immediately !!!
"Let there be light"
The light of Hope. that is why they say never jump to conclusion even if it's the end of the world. They say you will never be disappointed if you never hope, I don't know where this stupid theory came from??? I always hope and expect until they get scared of me, you know what? because I never give up on them. We always judge with what we have seen however I still believe in what is unseen.
The light of Love. love is kind, love is sacrifice, love is without hatred, love is warm, love is compassion, love is forgiving, love is not compromising.
The light of Joy. "You should feel joy if you are a christian." Why? Its because you are free. Free from alcohol, drugs, hanky panky, gambling, anxiety, rage. You are their master now.
The Light of Peace. Silence can kill us anytime, some people may use silence to attack you without talking or replying to you. Only baby Jesus can give you the most peaceful kind of silence. Only Jesus can make you cry the tears of peace.
Mission of 2017
To attend the World Youth Day
The next Challenge:
The preparation. Join the community. Involve and participate with their activities. Money can be a problem as well but he says would you put down all your belongings and follow me. If you follow me you don't need to worry about your clothes, food and which is the newest i phone. Let's challenge the faith. The demon asks me "do you know it is very dangerous to join this kind of activity?" I replied: you know what? I leave myself with no choice, no choice is always the best choice, for the youth for the future we had to. We have Jesus at our back and Pope Francis at our front.
The resolution for 2017
1. Lets talk back whats my dream that being asked by that intelligent woman.
I would like to be a vocal teacher even though I never taught singing lesson before. My dream is to sing like Andrea Bocelli or something like pop star Sam Smith, that kind of vocal which can touch your heart. The dream is big or small it doesn't matter. That's my direction. Only passion can help me to achieve my dream.
2. I would like to be a writer. A writer who gives you a pleasant feeling.
3. I want to buy a bungalow and sports car, its what I always dreaming of.
Sometimes it could be very suffocating when you keep asking more from yourself, when you want to write something better than the previous post, when we want to sing something sounds better than before, when you want to perform better in your job, when you want to keep your faith burning but you are running out of charcoal. Sometimes you can cry unreasonably because you don't even know why you are here for. You keep praying as if no one is listening and answering, you will feel hurt, from hurt transforms into pain, pain transforms into fear, fear transforms into threat. We can be very lost because we are very weak. We are praying something which is not according to God's call. We keep looking forward to become the successful man on the newspaper until we forget what we are and what is our strength. All I can say is humble and simplicity are very important. For me as long as I can settle with all my current problems, I'm proud and happy. Everyone has different call, task and talent. Some may good at cooking some may good at gardening some are good at baking some are good at parenting some are good at speaking. I believe everyone plays a very important role in this world. Let us pray for God's guidance and peace, who knows you will be a peacemaker like Pope Francis 1 day. Without anyone we can not make it big. Every life is very precious and no one deserves to die.
December we are busy feasting and toasting with friends. Never forget to leave a room for the new born baby to come. Leave your heart open widely and generously. You still have a few days to save the year 2015. What would you do? Will you do anything or just let it slip? Sometimes we can be very reluctant to check the missed calls which is the calling of God, he is always calling, to ignore it or answer, the choice is always on our hand, just make sure we don't miss the final blessing. The journey might be very narrow and risky, so just risk it and go out to spread the good news. God bless and see ya.