Feedback on the Power of Prayer

Here is what Tintin had to say after reading my post on prayer: 

hi dinna. your post made me cry! i’ve been going through a tough time lately and there are a lot of things that i haven’t really prayed for. maybe because i’m afraid that God’s answer will be different from what i want. it’s easy to say “thy will be done” but essentially difficult to truly mean it. i am a person who always wants my will to be done so the true meaning of surrendering to god’s will is difficult for me. i constantly struggle against this and i just hope that i will be able to overcome this difficulty. i believe that God uses different people and events to speak to us and i feel that he was speaking to me through you. you are a blessing! I pray that God will continue to use you to touch other people. God bless you!

This is precisely what I mean, Tintin.  Don’t you see how a little miracle like this can take place in such an innocent encounter as interacting with a friend?  Miracles don’t have to be life-moving or earth-shattering occurrences.  They can be as simple as a friend deciding to call from out of the blue when you feel at your lowest, or your little baby hugging you to tell you he loves you when a tear is about to fall.

I hear Jesus talking to me then.  When Alan puts an arm around me as I feel the weight of the world on my shoulders, I know it was He who prodded him to.

I cannot be happier to know that in sharing my own beliefs, I “spoke” to your burden and helped you some.  And all I wanted to do was blog.. =)

The Saga Continues..

I like that title.  I’m torn between actually writing about our continuing telenovela here or the bigger drama playing out in Manila right now.  But let’s stick to the more important issue at hand — what’s happening in the Motherland.

As a continuation of an earlier post where I made reference to Dong Puno’s article ( “L’etat, c’est moi” which roughly translates to “The State, it is Me”) in last Monday’s Philippine Star, here’s a second installment continuing that discussion in today’s edition of his column entitled “What National Emergency?”.

Rather than repeat what Dong points out in his discourses and just rehashing his arguments, let me say that I find his perspective identical to mine.  I think these are the questions we should be asking, and if we are to hold on to our freedom, we must continue to ask them.