“Persevere in prayer. Persevere, even when your efforts seem barren. Prayer is always fruitful.”
~ St. Josemaria Escriva (The Way, 101)
Deej, as I fondly call him, is just like any other ordinary Am-Boy at first look.. Speaks fluent English, dyed hair, confidence overload–a typical Filipino guy who came from the US.. But I can definitely say to you people, this is one amazing soul..
A person who experienced the life of so-called “The American Dream”, he chose to go back to his motherland Philippines and reconnect to his roots.. Though after 3 years of continuous stay he still has problems with his Tagalog, Deej, reaches out to anyone using his heart and soul..
As a Catholic, he shares Jesus in a very knowledgeable but compassionate way.. He’s the person who encouraged me to renew my Faith and helped me all the way.. He saw me laughed out loud but also saw me cried and poured out my emotions but never judged me..
A family man who loves his wifey Ads, and his kiddo (my godson!!) Aedn, more than himself.. He puts God and their faith to the center of his family which makes them stronger and happier..
He loses his temper sometimes, mostly to people with authority (Police, Guards, MMDAs), I don’t know why, but still tries to understand them and see the situation in a different light..
A friend who will not leave you and not hold your hand but instead lead you to Jesus’ hands for comfort..
I truly appreciate your presence in my life as a good friend and guide as I walk in this temporary path called life..
Happy Birthday Deejei!!
As I am writing this entry, I am currently watching Minute To Win It Philippines and the players are Catholic priests.. Two pairs composed of Frs. Joey and Rey from Orange Team and Frs. Daks and Junie from Blue Team..
I am really enjoying this as the priests are enjoying themselves and are giving all they got just to win, not for themselves but for charity..
Seeing them playing and laughing, I can imagine how much the angels are laughing in heaven as well because of their funny antics and mistakes..
And whoever wins, I know that they’ll be happy for each other and pray for each other..
Proud to be a Catholic!
The story is told about a 5-year-old girl who asked the boy seated next to her, “What is love?” He replied, “Love is when you steal my chocolates every day from my bag and yet, I still keep them in the same place.”
What is love?
There have been, there are, and there will be many definitions, but the truth is, we do not define love. Rather, it is love that defines us. It is love that brings out who we are, what we are capable of, and what is best in us.
Yes, it is love that defines us.
And refines us.
— Excerpt from Father Orbos’ Treasured Moments book.