Its graduation time once again. It’s the time of celebration for many of the students who are on their last year in elementary, high school and college. Graduation means going to the next level which means new dreams are being born.
I remember when I was graduating in college, I was very happy because after the hard work of studying, the time will come that it will finally pay-off. I was very hopeful then, I had dreams for myself and also for my family. I was very idealistic and enthusiastic, I was on fire and ready to conquer the world.
Few years back, it’s nice to bring back the good memories that I experienced on my college graduation day but the journey after that was not easy. Amidst the happy times there were difficulties that I experienced like how to do well in my work, how to save money etc. Indeed being a student is different from being a working professional. You need to be more disciplined and focus.
I believe graduation can be applied in our daily lives as well. For example a person who finally achieved the promotion that he’s been waiting for or a person finally learned a new skill that he’s been wanting for a long time, the process does not end there, but it needs to be nourished for it to continue. It also applies in relationships. It does not mean that you are already friends, that’s enough. But it needs effort like spend time with each other both in good and happy times.
Same with our journey of faith, it does not enough to say that you meet Jesus in a retreat or an encounter and that’s it. After that you must put the effort in knowing him more. Meet Him in prayer and do good to others. In that way you continue to improve your faith and as a person as well.
Francis Jerome G. Santos- a disciple of Verbum Dei Community in Luzon.
He met the community last 2009. He graduated BS Psychology and works as an HR practitioner.
He enjoys writing inspirational write-ups and hopes to be able to inspire others to live in the right path and be closer to God.
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Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.