As mentioned in my previous post, I spent a very nourishing weekend in Cavite. And one of the best parts of the retreat was when Fr. Joel showed us this video:
I first saw this during the SFC International Conference in Cam Sur last year. I thought it's a good material and so I downloaded it. When I was watching it last Saturday, I remembered one conversation with a taxi driver. Every time I hire a cab, I make sure that I get to know at least a little about the driver, and so I speak to them. I usually begin the conversation with this question: "Do you own this taxi?" If they'd answer no, my follow-up question would be, "How much is the boundary?"
This particular taxi driver is different from all the drivers I've met because he neither answered "yes" nor "no." What he told me left a mark in my mind and in my heart. "Sa Panginoon po ang taxing ito, Ma'am. Pinahiram lang po sa akin." (This taxi belongs to God. It is just being lent to me.) How many of us actually realize the fact that everything really belongs to God? It takes great faith and a deep understanding of who God is for one to recognize and actually accept this truth.
In my journal, I wrote, "Truly, God owns everything and I can never claim ownership in anything, not even my desires, not even my body. My prayer now is for God to grant me the grace to be a mystic, to enjoy and live life all for His greater glory, to have relationships that will lead me closer to Him, and to be an instrument for others to come to know and experience Him as well."
Everything belongs to God. We are mere stewards. :)