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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Humming Easter!

Chirst has risen. Alleluia!

Easter has really started joyful.

Last night I attended the Easter vigil at UP chapel thinking that it will be very crowded in the easter vigil in my parish and true enough, the chapel was full but not crowded that I was able to appreciate the service. The chapel was beautiful and so was the service. The service of the light was not dramatic as the ones where a ball of fire would come from above to light a bonfire which would be the source of light for the easter candle but it was solemn and people slowly walked back on the dark chapel for the service. It was beautiful when the dark chapel slowly became bright as each candle began to be lighted from the light passed on from the easter candle and that's when i saw the ceiling with the drapes and the flowers.

I went home feeling glad and this morning when I woke up I joined mama who would be celebrating the eaucharist on TV. It is a differnt service from the easter vigil so i just stayed in the living room with her watching. That's when I heard the bird's chirp. I am blessed to be greeted by the sound of birds every morning... there are different sounds but I don't really see these birds. There are common sounds from house birds but there are others I don't really know...

So I heard the bird chirping and looked out the window and was greeted by a very small bird with yellowish breast and long beak, flapping its wings, chirping and touching its beak on the window of our car. Could that be a hummingbird? But we don't have flowers on our garage! and there are very few flowers in our very small back garden. I am not really sure! but it was certainly humming good news! Good is good! Life is good! and that made my heart smile!

It's a good day! Pretty soon the house will be busy with the preparation for our Easter lunch and easter egg hunt for the family. Jenny has already prepared the "plastic" eggs with label of prizes inside. I too prepared my own prize for I have invited the "sisters" from my community for an easter fellowship and there will be egg hunting for them also after our worship. 'Tis a good day to celebrate!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Honeymoon with my Beloved

Today is the beginning of the Holy Week... The Lenten season started on Ash Wednesday but the days went on that I felt that I have not really put my attention to the season. I have been so busy with so many things that i just feel so tired and distracted. Had to go on a provincial assignment that I wasn't able to celebrate my daily mass and I was even been on a short stay in the hospital for pain.

So many distractions! Work... family... service! It is understandable for work to be a distraction, family needs could sometimes be draining too but service? Service for Him??? Loving Him by loving and serving others? The one thing He asks me to love Him more? It shouldn't be but there are days that I really just feel tired and my focus is not really on Him but on the activities and other people.

I don't want that... I want intimacy with Him, my Beloved! And I know that I have to work on that. He's always there waiting for me... consistently loving me... just waiting for me to come to His embrace and feel His intimacy with me.

Oh my Beloved,
I'd like to make You feel my love
And I'd like to feel Your love.
The days ahead are special
I'd like to be intimate
Come let us spend more time together
This time alone...
just You and I in silence
Let us escape the crowd for a while
Let us go on our Honeymoon!
'Luv You, my Beloved!
Always will!

Can I ever love You more?

Here is a poem... no, it is actually more of a prayer I wrote one time when we were having a planning session in our group and our leader asked us to express in any form what we want to tell our Lord...

Can I ever love you more?

I feel your presence everyday Lord
And I feel joy in my heart.
Even in great difficulties
I can hear your sweet whispers
In great events in my life
I was so happy to share them with You
I love You!
My heart overflows as I say the words.
Yes Lord, I love You!

Then one day I call to You
I could not hear You
I prayed harder
But I could not feel You
Where are You?
I’m lost, I need You!
No answer

One day stretch to a week
A month
Lord come back, I miss You
I want to stop praying
I could not
Deep in my heart I know
You’re there
In silence I surrendered
And slowly I felt You back.

You never really left me
And I know that You didn’t really TRY me
For You were always with me
And will always be with me.

You hid Yourself just for a while
To call me…
To call me to share the love
You have for me to others
You taught me that I could never
Love you more
Until I loved others too!

Make You feel my love

This is a beautiful song by Adele on love...

Lyrics | Make You Feel My Love lyrics