Hosea

Come back to me with all your heart, DON'T LET FEAR KEEP US APART. Trees do bend, though straight and tall; so must we to others call. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

The wilderness will lead you to your HEART WHERE I WILL SPEAK. Integrity and justice with tenderness you shall know.

Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

You shall sleep secure with peace; faithfulness will be your joy. Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

-A song inspired by second chapter of the Old Testament book, Hosea.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Explosion at the park

The dream is in the night. I saw men in black fitting suits rappelling in a certain structure -- the structure looked familiar. By their actions and movements, these men looked like experts. They seemed to be well-trained "soldiers." I was below this structure looking at their adeptness. Next scene: I saw myself standing in the center of the pavement -- a spacious pavement and it looked familiar even though the landmarks were excluded in this scene. All of a sudden, below the place I was standing on, something blew up. It seemed to be a bomb. I was alive and still standing; but those around me fell dead. I only felt the wind of the explosion under my feet. I woke up and I remember this verse: "A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand; but nothing shall befall you." -Psalm 91:7. The structure seemed to be the current appearance of the stage; the pavement, the park. May the reader understand.

Friday, September 20, 2013

The needs of the blog ministry

This blog was out of touch for over three weeks since my last blog entry pending financial constraints facing this blog ministry. Updating the blog means money as I have to pay the internet shop for length of time used in their computer to blog -- as I am doing right now. I have learned to beg not only for food but also for some money -- for this blog; I just ask for money but I never told where to use the money for. Aside from asking for meals from a certain monastery, I went overboard so as to ask for goods as rice, noodles and sardines that I can sell. I also asked a certain young pastor, a non-Catholic minister, for some help; and I was given a twenty-peso bill! Along with the poor, I line myself beside the City Hall to avail of a weekly government subsidy of a kilo of rice, a pack of noodles, a can of sardines -- and Php20! The goods are then sold cheap so to be able to update this blog. Other financial needs are as follows: Php2,000 debt for a "third-hand" point-and-shoot camera that I have acquired since the start of this blog; an acquisition of a "second-hand" DSLR camera although this is not immediate but surely a need for this ministry.
"As for me, miserable and poor, the Lord thinks of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay." -Psalm 40:17.