Father Bruce in the last San Diego Indonesian Mass said: "You can only give what you have received"
True, how true. You can't give what you haven't received, simply because you don't understand what to give. Until you received love, you can't give love. God loves us first, then we pass the love. Husbands love wives first, then mothers love the children. Parents love us first, then we pass the love to the world. That's the correct order. It's like a baton.
I saw the people who always lighted up the world, with smiles on their faces. They must have received something wonderful. Perhaps acts of kindness from their families, from their friends or relatives. Or most important, they receive wisdom & knowledge from their creator.
With wisdom & knowledge, it is only possible to explain how someone can give so much without expecting anything in return. Mother Teresa must have received an understanding so personal and touching that it provided her energy to give continuously to the poor and needy. I believe that those who "burnt out" from too much giving must seek this knowledge, it is the Ultimate Fuel.
Until you truly understand God's love, you can't pass love His way. But how to understand it?
All I know right now, is that the love He gave us on the cross. Son born into the world in a stable. Son died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice to atone our sins. Son give His mystical body to the faithful as an intimate wedding communion with His bride, the Church. Thus, humility & sacrifice seems to be the theme.
I'm still young and naive, it may take years to gain such deep wisdoms thus I'm taking my time. However, I definitely can rely on the love that my neighbors gave me. For this I will say thank you to those who have given me love. My parents, sister, bf, friends and strangers. I will try my best to pass the baton. I failed way too many times before due to my selfishness, but with His help I will continue to go forward and to give you what I have received.
a0z0ra @ 12:23 PM  |