Friday, April 17, 2009

Daily Digest #268

The temple of God is holy, which temple you are. —1 Corinthians 3:17

Papa and I were talking about how compromise makes a relationship (esp marriage) work. He said it's easy to start a fight if one is, or both are, unwilling to give way. But one has to learn to make the choice of laying down his/her pride for the good of the other, or the relationship. From this, I realized how pride quickly snatches away the opportunity of unselfish and unconditional love. I also realized that pride is our number one enemy.

I realized how vulnerable we can really be to many powerful influences around us, especially when our egos allow them to. Though we may now have, or had before, a healthy set of ideals, a day may come when we will be distracted, or even dictated. If we do not prepare our inner selves from these possible influences that will probably deflect our opinions, words and actions towards God and everything He loves (which include people that matter to us, and our enemies), we will surely fall into a trap, and believe we have no choice but to hate and destroy. God always gives us a choice -- to love, to do good, to walk His way and do His will. It is only up to us if we would open our hearts and minds, and hear His voice. It is also a choice if we would listen and act on the purpose that He has designed for us.

There's so much I want to say, but I'm afraid it might take us farther away from the Scripture verse. The reflection simply tells each of us how we should feed our hearts with what pleases God. Because there's nothing bad for us in what pleases and glorifies God. For this, let us pray. May we tend our hearts and nurture our souls. May we build a closer relationship with God, asking Him to guide every choice we make. Pray always.

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