Smurf-ie Friday Night..

Me and my friends, Ben and Hazel, just wanted to go downstairs to buy something from MiniStop.. But since Ben loves walking, he urged us to go to Banchetto (night food market), and see what we could get from there..

When we weren’t able to find anything, he suggested that we should all go to McDonald’s, and have Bubblegum Sundaes.. Hazel immediately agreed to it but I was a little hesitant since I am currently down with colds and eating sundae could worsen it but still, I budged in..

Well, they didn’t have any Bubblegum Sundaes anymore so we ended up getting Blueberry Sundaes instead, which was good, I’d say.. It wasn’t too sweet as I was expecting..

Anyway–anytime, anywhere with friends always means fun!

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Some Fave Quotes From St. Josemaria Escriva’s “The Way”

188 – Remember that the heart is a traitor. Keep it locked with seven locks.

189 – Anything that does not lead you to God is a hindrance. Root it out and throw it far from you.

101 – Persevere in prayer. Persevere, even when your efforts seem barren. Prayer is always fruitful.

102 – Your mind is sluggish: you try to collect your thoughts in God’s presence, but it’s useless: there’s a complete blank.

Don’t try to force yourself, and don’t worry. Look: such moments are for your heart.

156 – You won’t submit to the will of God… and yet you fall in with the will of the most insignificant creature!

167 – ‘If only I had broken it off at the start!’ you said. — Let us hope you haven’t to repeat that tardy complaint.

171 – Surely God’s Love is worth any love.

86 – Your prayer should be liturgical. How I would like to see you using the psalms and prayers from the missal, rather than private prayers of your own choice.

88 – You seek the company of friends who, with their conversation and affection, with their friendship, make the exile of this world more bearable for you. There is nothing wrong with that, although friends sometimes let you down.

But how is it you don’t frequent daily with greater intensity the company, the conversation, of the great Friend, who never lets you down?

No Time For God?

I have read this poem years ago when I saw this written on my sister’s notebook.. And after that, I have forgotten about it over the years..

Just today, I remembered this poem again after I spoke to a friend.. I asked him if he dropped by a church on his birthday to give thanks.. The answer I got was ‘he forgot since he got too busy the past days’.. I told him I was really disappointed not because he promised me that he’ll go, but because I was expecting too much from the person..

I see him pray before meals which I haven’t been doing so I was expecting that on his special day, he’ll give thanks to God that he is still alive.. Well, I guess, promises are really made to be broken especially if you really didn’t mean it..

Anyway, after that conversation, I immediately looked it up and publish it here:

No Time

I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Godly duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer
No time to speak of God to friends,
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.

No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die.

I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in His hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.

God looked into His book and said
“Your name I cannot find,
I once was going to write it down,
But never found the time..”