Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shaken



So do you want to bear the savior of our world? I know it's last minute, but it would be great if you said, yes. 

The other day I woke up and my life was on it's head, not to the point of insanity but God definitely shook up the snow globe fondly called "Fabi's Life". When my friend, Leah Darrow was little her grandfather was shot and his house was burnt to the ground. Her mother and father upon hearing this horrible news took all their children, including Leah to Mass. And I've always remembered that part of her witness.

So even though my life wasn't struck with a tragedy of that nature, it was still a terrible week. I  knew I would find hope at Mass right in front of my eyes. I had no words so to look and receive and have Him hold me was all I could do. The homilies and readings this week cut me to core. It felt like God was talking only to me.

Gospel May 18, 2012
 Jesus said to his disciples:

"Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy. When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world. So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you."

John 16:20-23

So even in the midst of uncertainty God is doing things with my heart and mind and for that I am grateful. I am grateful for the blessing of turning twenty-five, my loving family and friends and for this adorable kitten which will be coming home soon! 


It is good to have life shake beneath your feet because it reminds you that nothing is certain or secure except the love and salvation that God offers and the life found in him. He wants us to remember that because that is reality, a reality that saves us if we realize and embrace it. It frees us from thinking that our value and security lies in the world and relationships that come and go. He giveth and he taketh away not to hurt us but to free us in the end: to love without fear, to work without vainglory and to live for His will alone. 

I love you all who've felt the ground shake this week!

4 comments:

crdufresne said...

Thank you for this post, I thought I was the only one experiencing an earthquake kind of week. I had a great time at your party and hope to hang out again soon. Love you lots.

Gabi Dimaranan said...

thanks, fabi...

to be honest, I wish to model my personal blog with how you bless people. somehow i'm still working on that.

but yours is truly amazing. and inspiring in it's most sincerest ways. God bless you more!

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