"Everyone had a cross to bear"
Lenten Season. The season for self denial and self-sacrifices. Upon hearing the gospel, I remember the last post I made last year entitled “My Cross this Lenten Season”.
I can’t remember what I posted, but I know it was something of a burden I so carried heavily. During that time, hopes are with me that somehow I can manage to overcome and surpass everything. I am not going back to that moment again, I just want to analyze how far I was able to travel and the lessons I learned.
I would be a hypocrite to say I totally recovered. I don’t know the missing part but I know the certain link why I can’t totally forget the incident. But during that long year travel on a roller coaster ride, here I am still standing with a sound mind with I guess in a not so sound body but still I can manage.
I don’t have any intentions of awakening the past and scratch the old wound that had healed poorly and let myself be doomed to unmanageable stress, all I want is to share this question I had last year and how I got to find the answer.
Back then, my question is “Why do I have too many mountains and hills to climb in life?” And the answer is “for me to have a better view in life”.
It’s not easy to climb a mountain, but the climb itself is its own reward. Don’t give up. Go slowly, step by step. One day at a time. Don’t rush the climb. Learn from the climb, for he who climbs learns to travel light and leaves luggage behind. So if you are on a mountain climb right now, maybe God is freeing you from the unnecessary attachments and excess baggage that you don’t need in life. (Fr. Jerry Orbos, “One moment”).
If not for that painful journey, I would never be this strong. What else the world would offer, I can take it with a smile and hope of a better tomorrow.
If not for the criticisms I received I would never learn to take account of other people’s feelings.
I they didn’t judge me I would never learn not to be judgmental and be fair with my perceptions/judgement.
If not for that incident I would never be given the chance for this break and realize the world has so much to offer.