AM Day 34 of 40 Days of Lamentations
PM Day 34 of 40 Days with Job
Lord, what do you want me to do for you?
I went to the World Youth Congress for the day. Drove 4 hours to Dagupan. Stayed 8 hours. And drove 4 hours back. It’s my daughter’s birthday, so I had to come back for it.
First off, the CSI Stadia in Dagupan is a great venue. It has got to be the best one yet, for our Congresses. Spacious, air-conditioned, clean, etc etc. Just a wonderful venue.
Also, the whole set up of YFL was awesome. The creativity of these youth amaze me. From hand-drawn tarps to great videos to dances, etc etc. You just have to be sucked into the frenzy of everything.
But the highlight for the first day was ArchBishop Soc Villegas’ celebration of the Mass. The Homily struck home with his explanation of Lakas ng Diyos. And at the end, he asked everyone to close their eyes and ask the Lord: “Lord, what do you want me to do for you?”
Honestly, I didn’t hear anything. I was asking myself the question again and again. But I didn’t hear an answer. And I panicked! Why isn’t God telling me what He wants me to do? Doesn’t He want me to do anything? WHYYY?
On the drive home, I was enlightened on what He wants me to do. At least for now. The present moment. I am really thinking about it. And I am surely going to get oppressed because of it (see previous post). But maybe God did plant the thought in my head during the Mass, and it just blossomed a few hours later.
It is long overdue, of course.