Sometimes life would pose us the question: “Do you know where you’re going to?” – so as the song goes … “Do you get what you’re hoping for, when you look behind you there’s no open doors”…
At the vastness of the “journey” called “Life”, we may at times feel tired, wanting to give up because things are just as vague as we seem not to determine where the road we’re taking would lead us: “yong feeling na parang ang layo layo na ng nilakad mo, pero di mo alam kung saan ka pupunta; at kung ano’ng pwedeng mangyari don sa pupuntahan mo. And because things are so uncertain, bigla na lang, sasabihin mong “ayaw ko na”. Bigla na lang, you would let your emotions rule over you; at kapag nakagawa ka ng maling decision dahil pinabayaan mong lituhin ka ng emotions mo, sasabihin mong: “sorry, tao lang!”
Reflecting on the Gospel of Mark 14:12-16,22-26 I cant help but admire the two disciples whom Jesus sent when they asked: “Where do you want us to go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”. Not so sure if they would exactly find the place Jesus has instructed them, they went off, not complaining, not questioning, not wavering in their faith … until they found the place just as Jesus had told them; and there, they prepared for Jesus’ coming.
All because they did not give up on the purpose for which they were sent, the meal with Jesus became possible. Their efforts were comforted and healed — when as a reward, Jesus offered them a portion of His bread & asked them to drink from His cup.
What a very symbolic gift.
Just the mere presence of our Guest, is already so gratifying. Much more that he shared to a great extent himself with us, not only triples our strength-back after all the preparations we’ve done.
But it’s not just a symbol!
This is more of a reality: What we prepare will tell us where to go. How much we prepare will tell us what to get!
Today, I hope we will realize that the Holy Body and Blood of Christ which He offered in the Last Supper is a Gift which intends “to make us one with Him”. In body, in blood and in soul, He has been with us. In weakness, He showed us that we are not “tao LANG” – for it is in saying “sorry, tao lang!” that we tend to justify why we usually allow ourselves to fall into sin, each time we are faced to temptation.
If we will only ponder on this so deeply in our hearts, it is actually our willingness to prepare our “self” which matters most of the time. Much that if the reason for such preparation eventually made Himself available for us, this page would not even be enough to say “THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING OUR GUEST! Having you with us made us feel that the door to relationship has been opened and eventually made us realize that you are also inviting us to a Personal Relationship – with You and with God.
“Thank you so much for such invitation as well! We will strive to make ourselves available too! ”–sunset