Last Saturday, I was invited by my best friend to attend a Christian Life Program Orientation for SFC (Singles for Christ) community, Talamban chapter. I wanted not to attend the orientation as I don't desire to join the community but I do not want to offend my bf so I attend instead. The weather was bad at that time, I could have a very valid reason not to pursue aside from telling that i live very far from Talamban but sayang ang free snacks (just kidding). As i arrive at the place I was greeted warmly by the SFC brothers and sisters. They seemed very nice,well of course because my best friend was one of them. Then my bf brought me to the orientation room. I was asked to find a comfortable seat. Then the music ministry team leader ask the group to sing with him three christian songs. The songs were not really familiar to me except for one entitled "I GIVE YOU MY HEART". The orientation started with an opening prayer and the the singing of the songs practiced beforehand. Then the speaker was introduce to the group. His first statement was WHY ARE YOU HERE? Then he proceeded to the main subject of his talk. He had many adlibs mostly jokes to awaken the crowd. His talk lasted for an hour with series of testimonies from SFC members in between. Of course the orientation ended with the camaraderie of eating the snacks while chatting with the people around. A game was also given then early attendees where rewarded. I was suppose to receive a reward as i was the first person to write my name on the attendance sheet however my conscience dictated me that the other woman came earlier so i gave my reward to her. She deserves it naman. Next Saturday will be the start of the Christian Life Program series. I will have to sacrifice my 12 Saturday nights for that activity. I hope I will be able to make it in Gods grace even if i don't really have to be a member for a lifetime. I hope ill grow spiritually also.
So for those who like to join the Christian Life Program of SFC (12 series of Saturday evening) I am inviting all single men and women out there to come out on Saturday evenings and join us. The first talk will be on April 25, 2009 at 7:30-9:30pm. It will be held at Talamban Parish Pastoral Center. Just contact my bf Abigail Laurente at 639274247726 or you may ym her at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there
Monday, April 20, 2009
I feel that my Lenten season was somehow perfect. My reasons for this are quite shallow but this year I had my Lenten season celebrated uniquely ever since. I tried practicing no meat on Fridays but I failed once. On a palm Sunday I attended a Lenten recollection at the pink sister's chapel. It was a very light but thought provoking recollection led by Fr. Jerome Cayetano, SVD. On holy Monday I had my good confession at Lourdes Parish church. That was the longest sacrifice I made as I was there at 3:30 lining up for confession but I only receive my contrition at 6:30pm. That was three hours of waiting to for my turn. On a Holy Wednesday that was my time to go home. On a Holy Thursday I was together with my family praying the rosary. On a Holy Friday the whole family went to church and we made our via cruses. Then on Saturday we went to the beach and had side adventure at an islet. On a Sunday, it was a time for rejoicing and merrying as we commemorate Jesus' resurrection, the whole family attended holy mass. Wow! i did have a lot of activities for the whole Lenten season and I thought that it was really perfect however, i realized that although I was able to attend recollection for my own spiritual growth and somehow receive the sacrament of penance it was still too shallow because I failed to evangelize. I also realized that I was not able to make a personal apology to people whom I might have hurt or whom I dislike. Should I? well my inner pride says why should I? Why assume on things that might not be true? My insensitivity to other people's feelings might hinder my growth and commitment to God. Clearly I am often trap by the sin of omission. So help me God.
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