When people ask me to define love, I say, "Love is like handing someone a gun, having them point it at your heart, and trusting them to never pull the trigger." (Sponge Bob)

When they ask me why I laugh at my mistakes and even write them with pride in my blogs, I say, "I'm not crazy. I just don't give a damn!" (Daffy Duck)

When one time I was conducting a group activity, a student asked what road sign I love the most, I said, "I like dead end signs. I think they're kind. They at least have the decency to let you know you're going nowhere…" (Bugs Bunny)

And when for the nth time a friend would ask me what do I get from writing, I'm not even sure if there are good old souls out there visiting my site, I just smile and say, "Kung gusto mong maging manunulat, eh di magsulat ka. Simple." (Bob Ong)

And last night when Eva said she wants to quit from her work because nobody believes in her, her boss got mad at her, she doesn't even have friends at her agency, and she's crying like hell, I said, "Either you stay to prove your worth or you quit and just show them you're a loser, you have to strive for your happiness." (MY original)

My CHOICES: I remained believing in love. I continued spicing up my mistakes and rewriting my life, accepting failure but keep on dreaming until words would fade into thin air.

Mar 29, 2008

A Teacher's Prayer

Loving God, our Father
We thank you for giving us a share
in the teaching ministry of Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through Your Spirit dwelling in us,
strengthen us to carry out the service of love
with joy, perseverance and dedication.
Help us realize that our work has a place in Your purpose
so that we may go about it
with sense of responsibility and enthusiasm.
When results are disappointing
and we cannot see the expected outcome of our task
help us not to be discouraged;
Give us faith to find meaning in it all.
Father, in our desire for efficiency and competence,
help us to be patient
when things are slow to happen.
Give us an understanding heart
to respond to the cheerful ones,
the lonely and the frightened,
the difficult and the stubborn;
Let us reassure them of Your love,
through our gentleness and kindness.
Thus, by Your love transparent in our person,
may we be Your instruments
drawing our pupils and students into fullness of life,
and may we be their companions and co-missionaries
in transforming this world of love, hope and peace.

This is the prayer by all the Educators during this school year's Closing Program for Grade 6 pupils and Graduation of the IV year students last March 26 and 27, 2008 respectively in the academic institution I belong. I hope that through this prayer, I am able to share a part of my vocation to all of you who happen to drop by my site. For I believe that through the teaching ministry of Christ of which I am a part of, I can, in my own little words and ways make a difference in the lives of others.

To all Batch 2008 Graduates: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Go... Build Communities of Love Through Servant Leadership!

1 comment:

SandyCarlson said...

I needed this prayer just now! I had some really tough kids this week, and I turned to God to deal with it. It's amazing to me how much youngsters deal with. It breaks my heart. Thanks for providing calming peace through this prayer.

Happy BYB Sunday.