Jul 13, 2015

It’s funny how we’ve become so much like google with its “autofill” feature. We want to seek God so we type “His face” in our mind only to find ourselves consuming Facebook instead. 

It’s even more comical but very saddening when we ask God why we can’t focus, why our hearts don’t have a single vision and a dream for our country that we’d like to devote our lives to. We ask Him why we’re so distracted and why there’s so much going on in our minds.

The other day, we visited Apolinario Mabini’s Shrine in Talaga, Tanauan City, Batangas.

Myself, Mom & Inay reading Mabini's Accomplishments
Far, Imbo and I inside a replica of Mabini's hut
Here’s a Hero.

A Filipino who made a great impact in our nation’s history.

A product of local educational institutions. His intellect, contributing significantly to the founding of our nation, was way ahead of its time, despite growing up in extreme poverty.

Our country needs heroes like him. People who are willing to be stripped off life’s inessentials so they can focus on their mission - the really important stuff.

Nowadays, both children and adults are glued to their smart phones, consuming social media with unprecedented volume. We are too digitally connected to the point where we have forgotten how to interact with God with greater intimacy. Gone are the days when we value time with Him, in thought, reflection and action.

We, as God’s children, are being called right now to humble and consecrate ourselves, to pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways. He wants to heal our land.

If my people who are called by my name HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE and TURN from their wicked ways, then I will HEAR from heaven and will FORGIVE their sin and HEAL their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

May a new generation of Filipinos rise up. Filipinos who love God and are willing to serve our country. 


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