MALING-MALI LAGI SI FATHER

Kapag sinimulan nya ng maaga ang misa, advanced ang relo nya,
Kapag na late na simulan ang misa, pinaghihintay nya ang mga tao.
Kapag may mga construction project sya, magastos si Father.
Kapag walang project, walang pakialam si Father.

Kapag kasama nya ang mga babae, playboy
Kapag mga lalake, pinagdududahan.
Kapag mga youth, kahina hinala
Kapag matandang babae, mama’s boy
Kapag nakadistansya sa mga tao, anti social at isnabero.

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Kapag kabarkada ay mga matatanda, old fashioned.
Kapag kasama ay mga bata, out of place

Kapag matagal ang oras nya sa pagpapakumpisal, mabagal
Kapag mabilis magpakumpisal, wala syang panahong making sa nangungumpisal
Kapag nagsermon sya ng more than ten minutes, boring at homily abuse na
Kapag maikli naman ang sermon nya, hindi sya prepared.

Kapag ang boses nya ay malakas, sinisigawan ang mga tao
Kapag mahinahon magsalita, hindi maintindihan ang kanyang sinsabi.
Kapag may kotse si Father, napaka materialistic nya
Kapag wala naman kotse, napaka impraktikal nya at madalas nag tricycle lang.

Kapag laging bumibisita sa mga pamilya, lakwatsero
Kapag lagi lang na nasa loob ng kanyang kwarto, walang pakialam sa kanyang mga parishioners
Kapag humihingi sya nga mga contributions at donations, napakagastos nya
Kapag hindi naman humihingi ng pera sa mga tao, napaka yabang nya

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Kapag sya ay bata pa, walang karanasan,
Kapag matanda na, dapat ng maretire

Kapag nagsorry sya sa mga mali nagawa, plastic at hindi totoo
Kapag hindi naman nag sorry, wala syang puso
Lagi na lang mali si Father sa paningin ng iba…

Habang sya ay nabubuhay, laging may mga taong mas magagaling sa kanya…
Pero kapag sya ay namatay…walang gustong sumunod na mga anak at batang lalake na maging paring papalit sa kanya.

 

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“MAKATI ANG DILA”

“Makati ang dila,” ito ang sinasabi nating sa taong tsismosa, iyon bang hindi mapigilan ang sariling hindi isiwalat ang kwento na dapat ay sarilinin nya lang.  Kadalasan pa nga, lalapitan ka niya, at sasabihing: “narinig mo na ba ang latest? Sa ating dalawa lang to ha. Alam mo ba si…” pero ang tutoo pala ay kalat na ang balitang ito sa buong barangay dahil sa taong makati ang dila.  Talaga yatang hindi natin mapigilan ang pagsisiwalat ng mga balitang ito dahil nagdudulot ito ng kasiyahan, ang pag usapan ang kahinaan ng ibang tao.

Maria at Zacarias, dalawang karakter sa kasaysayan ng kapanganakan ng Emanuel.  Dalawang karakter na makati rin ang mga dila.  Makati ang dila sa pagbabahagi ng kagandahang loob ng Diyos na kanilang naranasan mismo. Hindi narinig sa iba, sila mismo ang nakaranas.

Si Maria pinapurihan ang Diyos, (sabi pa nga ay hindi lang sinabi, inawit pa) dahil sa mga kahanga-hangang ginawa ng Diyos sa kanyang buhay.  Pagpupuri at pasasalamat ang namutawi sa kanyang dila at labi, kahit na binago ng Diyos ang plano ng kanyang buhay.  Mayruon mang pangamba, ngunit ang pag ‘OO’ pa rin sa kagustuhan ng Diyos ang binitawan.  Matapos nito, siya pa ay nagpuri at nasumbulat ang kanyang Magnificat.

My soul magnifies the Lord And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid; For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed; Because He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name; And His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear Him. He has shown might with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and has exalted the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty. He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.
My soul magnifies the Lord
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior;
Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid;
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed;
Because He who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is His name;
And His mercy is from generation to generation
on those who fear Him.
He has shown might with His arm,
He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich He has sent away empty.
He has given help to Israel, his servant, mindful of His mercy
Even as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity forever.

Si Zacarias pinapurihan ang Diyos, dahil sa kabutihan ng Diyos na maaring mangyari sa kanyang buhay.  Mula sa pagiging imposibleng mangyari, ito ay naging posible.  May pag aalinlangan, kaya pansamantalang binawian ng dila ng Diyos, ngunit ng kanyang nakita na posible pala, ang unang sumambulat sa kanyang dila ay pangalan ng kanyang anak na ‘Juan’ na nangangahulugang ang ‘Diyos ay mabuti.’  Ang kanya namang pangalang Zacarias ay nangangahulugang ‘ang Diyos ay laging nakaka-alala.’ At ang kanyang asawa, na Elizabeth ang pangalan ay nangangahulugang ‘Ang Diyos ay punung-puno ng biyaya o pangako sa Diyos.’ Kung titignan ang kanilang pamilya ay tunay na biniyayaan ng Diyos. Kaya ganun na lamang ang pagpupuri ni Zacarias sa mga biyayang ito.

Blessed be the Lord, The God of Israel; He has come to His people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, Born of the house of His servant David. Through His holy prophets He promised of old That He would save us from our enemies, From the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers And to remember His holy Covenant. This was the oath He swore to our father Abraham: To set us free from the hands of our enemies, Free to worship Him without fear, Holy and righteous in His sight All the days of our life. You, My child shall be called The prophet of the Most High, For you will go before the Lord to prepare His way,  To give his people knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our Lord The dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness And the shadow of death, And to guide our feet into the way of peace. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning. is now, and will be forever.
Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Israel;
He has come to His people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
Born of the house of His servant David.
Through His holy prophets He promised of old
That He would save us from our enemies,
From the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
And to remember His holy Covenant.
This was the oath He swore to our father Abraham:
To set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship Him without fear,
Holy and righteous in His sight
All the days of our life.
You, My child shall be called
The prophet of the Most High,
For you will go before the Lord to prepare His way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our Lord
The dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness
And the shadow of death,
And to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning.
is now, and will be forever.

Tayo kaya ano ang madalas nating bigkasin? Ano ang madalas lumabas sa ating mga labi na tinutulak ng dila? Tsismis ba ng mga mga kahinaan ng iba? Mga pait at galit sa iba? Bakit hindi natin tularan sina Maria at Zacarias, ginamit ang kakatihan ng dila sa pagpupuri at pasasalamat sa Diyos.  Subukan natin, wala namang mawawala.