Is there something in your life that is ‘under construction’?
Last Sunday, I went to Kibungan to give a recollection to the Catholic community in Masala, Madaymen. It was wonderful to visit that place once again after 10 years.
Upon arrival, I noticed that the front part of the chapel is being constructed. What you see in front is not a beautiful sanctuary or altar but scaffoldings. What you see is not something that can easily draw you into a moment of reflection and prayer. It was rather something that will make you ask questions like, “What are they doing here? When is this going to be finished?”
But amidst that sight and stage, the community continues to gather in that place. They gather to work on it. They gather to pray and worship God in that place. While the sanctuary is under construction, they continue to go there, to work, and to pray.
And that is such an amazing sight to reflect upon. Because life or success or goals are often ‘under construction’. Sometimes, you may feel that the goal is not within reach yet. Or sometimes, it is difficult to pray and worship because what see and feel is not really what you would want to see and feel in that certain stage. But just like that community, may we continue to go, to work, and to pray.
The year is about to end and a new one is about to begin. How are doing with your life goals? Have you achieved them or is it ‘under construction’?
Perhaps, you have achieved some. Maybe, you have accomplished many. But you know that life is somewhat always ‘under construction’? Even then, we shall continue to go, to work, and to pray.
Because we know, that if we persevere, something beautiful will come. Something magnificent will happen. Something good and great will emerge. In due time.
My friend, what is ‘under construction’ in your life?
Just keep at it. Keep working on it. Keep praying about it.
As it is written, “He makes all things beautiful in his time.”
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