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This Love Is You! ♥


I almost regretted coming to the meeting. I thought it would just be a waste of time since they couldn't give me a concrete agenda. I was fighting so hard the temptation to leave and just go to my other meeting. Though I admit I enjoyed watching Letters To Juliet for the nth time. :) Buti na lang. I stayed and had one of the most "nakakakilig" night with the Lord ever. :)

During worship, He embraced me and said, "I have a greater plan." It felt so comforting that I couldn't hold back the tears. He knew how badly I needed that assurance.

Then the meeting began. I was expecting it to be functional since it's already June and there's just a lot to be done. Hindi ko na nga alam kung saan magsisimula. But what happened that night was far more important. It was a breath of fresh air!

We reflected on a familiar story. It has been a favorite topic especially during discernment programs.

As I listen to the sharing of my fellow volunteers, I couldn't stop writing the words "true love". Then I heard our team leader say, "as missionaries, the privilege of saying "no" has already been taken away from us." At first I couldn't accept it. Hindi sadista ang Panginoon. Pwede kang humindi kung hindi na talaga kaya. But then it dawned on me, who am I to say no to a God who has been faithful, has been forgiving, has been ever-loving? How can I say no to my One True Love who has given me the best, who has accepted me at my worst, who has never given up on me despite my failures, sinfulness, and unworthiness? How will I say no to the One who deserves nothing but my best, nothing but my YES?



True love does not have an expiration. It is LOVE that keeps me going. It is LOVE that keeps me alive. Because I know that this LOVE is true and that this LOVE is YOU (GOD), I'd still say YES, I will continue to say YES wherever, whenever, whatever.

Our team leader shared a striking message from the Lord during one MC Gathering, "Stop serving. Start loving." Truly, if we do things out of genuine love we may get tired but we will definitely won't stop. Because true love is patient, true love endures, true love never fails, true love never ends. :)

I love because He first loved me. ♥

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