I am thankful for the blessings that God has endowed upon me these past few days. That includes those good people who shared their blessings to me. Last Monday, I was able to experience something that I've longed to happen. Something that I would want to happen again. For it makes my heart glad and it makes me realize good things. Not just for my own, but I offer this to the Lord.
I'm glad because my work mate invited me to an outreach program wherein we would go to a certain organization to visit and care for a group of people. I'm hoping that I can do this again and I pray that I will be proactive enough to be engaged in these kinds of activities.
We went to an organization called Missionaries of the Poor where it housed both special children and the elderly. It was actually my first time so I did not know what to expect. But it was quite a relief. It gave me a sense of fulfillment. Although, I made some mistakes at some point, I'm still glad because I was able to reach out and I was able to experience it. I'm not just thankful and glad about it, but I feel blessed to learn a lot from it. I learn a lot from really good Christians about God, about this life, about faith, about being instruments of the Lord. They shared a lot of things and just that enough makes my heart joyful. It was truly one of those moments where I really felt God's presence among us.
Well, I'm more fond of kids rather than the elderly so I may be a bit biased between our visits. I feel sorry for all those special children in that organization. When I saw them, I wondered what they are thinking and how do they go through life. It must have been hard for them to be retained there and not be able to do anything about their situations. It must be difficult for them to go on with their lives with the circumstances they are in. Before, I've always wondered what will happen to people like them when the time comes. Not just them actually, but people who have troubles with their psyche. I wonder if they will go to heaven or to hell since they are not in their healthy minds (That's why I've always been interested in the study of psychology because I believe it's harder and much needed to cure mental illnesses than physical ones.)
Then one work mate shared something that totally made sense which is not far from what I was speculating about. He told us how blessed we are to be able to go about our lives and have fun. He told us how blessed we are to have our own jobs, our dreams, and all the things that God has given ti us. But then, he also made us realize that those children there may be confined to that little space but they are happy in their own ways. They are not constricted or troubled with the problems of this world. And it's a positive that they will go to heaven with God since they haven't done anything wrong. While we, here on the outside world, are exposed to bad things and troubles and temptations. And we may or may not go to heaven. And he is right in saying that. He said a lot of things actually that made me realize and think. And it's no coincidence that I was brought into that place and experience those things. I am truly grateful because of what just happened.
I feel sorry for the elderly as well. I could see some old men there who were even younger than my father and yet they are there in that organization. I feel bad because they have been abandoned by their relatives, children, etc. It makes me realize how precious my parents are and that I should care for them during their old days. I should make them feel blessed and loved in the remaining time they have here on earth. I feel bad because I haven't really done anything to make them feel special. I'm such a pain to them. I just pray and hope that I will have enough courage and will to be able to care for them like never before.
I really admire those people who made that outreach happen and who are able to change lives in their own ways. I'm really thankful for it inspired me to become a better instrument for God's glory.