If You sees me fit to be your vessel of grace, and so be it. . .
Yesterday, while on my way home from Jardin Cemetery, a woman approached me, expressed her concern – a prayer for her mother who is serious ill- In her own words, “mahina na po at malapit na po.” (weak and dying) Without second thoughts, I granted her desire.
I left, joyful, grace-filled knowing i was able to do some corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It was a day filled with gratitude.
This morning, on my way to office, a woman riding a tricycle stopped in front of me , unaware of who she was, i nodded to acknowledge her presence. “Wala na po siya sister,” (She passed away, sister) she said. It was the woman who approached me yesterday. “Kailan?”(when) i asked, “early this morning,” she replied.
These words lingered on me throughout the day, the words i used during the prayer “Panginoon, patawarin mo siya sa kanyang mga kasalanan. Palayain mo siya sa mga kasalanan niya” (Lord, forgive her of her sins. Give her freedom from sins.)
It just dawned on me, how God uses people to prepare us.
This is Church!