Friday, March 21, 2008

Peace















Visita Iglesia is a tradition of Holy Thursday that we inherited from more than 300 years of Spanish colonial occupancy.
Pinoys festively troop on this pilgrimage of visiting seven churches (some visit as much as fourteen) - in representation of the seven stations of the Cross.

It is a ritual of devotion for most.
A visit of curiosity for some.
A tradition of habit for many
A sacrifice of sincerity for others.
An opportunity to reflect, for all ...
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son - and whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but shall have everlasting life
John 3:16


At this time last year, I was in the pits.
Life had not been going well.
I was indeed ready to give up.
I had thoughts of going to sleep and never waking up -and it would have been alright.
I was done in emotionally.
The burden of life itself had become too heavy
I was a total mess
I wanted to "rest"
I just wanted peace and quiet ...

"Angels" in the form of friends and family hovered over me
Being the shoulders on which I could lean
Being the hearts to whose beat I could weep
Being the ears into which I could whisper
Being the arms onto which I could hold

And on a moonlit, warm and lonely night
I found my peace
I found the quiet
I found rest ...

I found it in Him
Completely surrendering my life
Cognizant of my human helplessness
Accepting the grace and mercy of a loving and forgiving God ...

Life is not at its best
I continue to struggle with issues
But I do not feel alone
I feel His presence in this journey through life
I know He is there ...
And I value the life that He has given me

God is indeed good
May you all be touched by God's continuing love.

On this Holy Week
I wish you all ... peace






















































































6 comments:

gizelle said...

I find it so difficult to comment on topics about religion. My bible-trained conscience always surfaces...so I'd just keep silent.

Great night photos! (So I did made a comment) lol.

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Gizelle,
I don't mean to intrude into your religous space.

Sharing lang a catalytic moment
Peace ....

Thanks for the comment

dagul

gizelle said...

No, like I said its difficult for me =D its more na I am the one intruding heheh sorry bout that...I have found the truth with my belief now so sometimes I can't help but share...like a woman who found good shoes on sale she can't help but tell her friends about it =D

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Gizelle,

Peace...

dagul

luna miranda said...

great post, dagul. having experienced how 'the pits' feel like, smell like, taste like, i understand how it feels to long for endless sleep. it’s funny how life works. God indeed in good! He lets you do your thing, until you realize that you’re not Superman. And when you’re ready to talk, his line is open 24/7, rain or shine.

it's a great comfort to feel that we're not alone. that He is always there for us, no matter what...no conditions, no questions asked. that knowledge gives me strength everyday.:D

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Luna,
Thank you.
I have indeed been humbled by His love.I am nothing but that which He allows me to be.

Sometimes when (like you), I take that lonely drive to nowhere in my car - I talk to Him, and that makes the drive even more peaceful.

dagul