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Huwag Mangamba :)

I didn't have a perfect week. In fact, the past few weeks have been very overwhelming (in a not-so positive way). Almost everyday I ask God, "Lord, bakit ko nga uli ito ginagawa? Pwede bang itigil na natin ito?" "Ito" refers to the many tasks at hand. Sabi ko nga kay Mama, sobrang demanding ng lahat ng aspeto ng buhay ko lately at hindi ko na talaga alam kung kakayanin ko pa. 

Last Thursday, after the noon mass at the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice, a nun approached me and asked, "May favor sana ako. Pwede bang pakidala ng gamit ko? Mabigat kasi." I gladly replied, "Sige po." While we were walking to the Reconciliation Room (she said she wants to confess), I asked her, "Ano pong congregation niyo?" She replied, "Dominican. Bakit, magma-madre ka ba?" I smiled and told her about my previous encounters with the Carmelites and the Assumption Sisters. Before I left her, she told me, "Mag-usap tayo uli." :) 

Yesterday during the First Friday mass, Fr. Henry said, "Ang lahat ay nagiging magaan kung ginagawa nang may pagmamahal." And I truly felt that the homily was God's personal message to me. I was also privileged to join the Evening Prayers right after the mass, which reminded me of the Assumption sisters. :) 

Today, I heard mass at St. Joseph Shrine and Fr. Jimmy challenged us to be agents of positive change just like St. Dominic (whose feast we celebrate today). In my prayer, I presented to God all my questions, worries, fears, and doubts, and I asked for His daily grace - guidance, knowledge, wisdom, and strength. During Communion, God answered with this song (which was beautifully sung by the soloist, I could imagine God singing it to me):

Huwag kang mangamba, 'di ka nag-iisa
Sasamahan Kita, saan man magpunta
Ika'y mahalaga sa 'King mga mata
Minamahal kita, minamahal kita

Tinawag Kita sa 'yong pangalan
Ikaw ay Akin magpakailanman
Ako ang Panginoon mo at Diyos
Tapagligtas mo at Tagatubos 

Huwag kang mangamba, 'di ka nag-iisa
Sasamahan Kita, saan man magpunta
Ika'y mahalaga sa 'King mga mata
Minamahal kita, minamahal kita

Sa tubig Kita'y sasagipin
Sa apoy ililigtas man din
Ako ang Panginoon mo at Diyos
Tapagligtas mo at Tagatubos

Huwag kang mangamba, 'di ka nag-iisa
Sasamahan kita, saan man magpunta
Ika'y mahalaga sa 'King mga mata
Minamahal kita, minamahal kita


Thank You God for reminding me that I am never alone, that You are with me in this journey. Let's do this together. I may be discouraged, get tired, and lose hope, but please never let go of me. You are my strength, my hope, my joy, and my salvation. Your will be done. In Your time. ♥

Affirmed! :)

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