Monday, March 4, 2013

The unforgettable memories of life

Of all the memories dear to us of friends and acquaintances, it’s certainly hardest to forget our dear papas and mamas.  And why so?  Because they cared for us since childhood days and we were inside our mothers’ wombs for 9 months.  They they taught us life, how to survive in this fleeting world of the earth and how to achieve the final end of man, which is reaching eternal bliss in God’s heavenly reward

You will never forget the parents’ acts of kindness, teaching us discipline and how to live a life that is truthful and moral.  After all, who are your best teachers since you were born if not your own parents.  Of course, since as we grow we cannot be dependent on parents all the time but we must forge our way in life, absorbing and applying all that we have learned in the family and offer them for a life God wants us to live.  Jesus gave us the formula when He says in Matthew 19:29: “Everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children, or land for the sake of my name will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life” (Mt. 19:29). 

As you endeavor to live your vocation in life in accordance with God’s call to serve Him and humanity, your relationships tend to embrace the whole world wherever or whatever work God wants you to do in His name and for His name.  Just think of all those thousands of models and exemplars in the list of Catholic Saints venerated by the people.  These were the ones who obtained that hundredfold reward of the Lord in the above-quoted text of Mt. 19:29.

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