I wanted to post the Bee Gees song but it's just too sad.
The First of May is rather a happy experience for me. I started my day at Our Lady of the Abandoned (OLA) Shrine in Marikina for the East B Unit Heads Training. My afternoon was spent mostly on communicating with brothers and sisters in the community, and with longtime friends. This evening, I had my lower household. And that was the highlight of my day. :)
We were not complete because some had prior commitments, others had their reasons too, but I was affirmed that the smaller the group, the more intimate the discussion is. And I am very thankful for the very inspiring sharing and testimonies of those present. Our topic was on Mary's yes and we related it to our personal 'yeses' to the Lord. I tried to recall my biggest "yes" and how it has affected my life.
I've shared this with the sisters, and I'm sharing it again. :) My biggest yes happened in Thailand last October 2011 during the last day of the SFC Global Leaders Summit. We were challenged to be mission-ready, to go where we are sent to propagate the Good News the Lord has for each and every one.
Send me. I sang it with much conviction, because as I've mentioned in one of my previous posts, I am graced to be a witness, loved to be an instrument of love, and sent to set the world on fire and win it for Christ. :)
And I believe God took that seriously, because after that event, He gave me even more opportunities to serve Him, He sent me to even farther places, asked me to do more challenging tasks, entrusted me with greater responsibilities, and allowed me to see more wondrous things (not just little blessings but great miracles as well).
Now, He's given me another assignment, and while I have doubts on my capacity, I never doubt God's plan. I say "yes" not just because I have no other choice, but because I believe in the One who calls and sends me. Like Mary, I am also shocked, overwhelmed, afraid at first, but with strong faith I declare, "I am the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word." :)