These are trying times

These are trying times.

Aside from the many requirements hounding me for the final period of the term, there are also a lot of bad habits to break.

These are trying times.

Instead of living a life full of rest and relaxation, I am living the life of a zombie. I am awake in the wee hours of the morning, and I am still awake late into the afternoon (of course I need to be awake because of my academic obligations).

These are trying times.

Aside from a dwindling spiritual life, I am also dealing with some personal crises. Perhaps these crises may be the result of a lax and lazy spiritual life.

Note, if my confessor gets to read this, he’ll be surprised. Why? On the outside, I may seem to be very active in some ministry of the Church, and here comes my sinful self becoming so overzealous; at times, lethargic.

These are trying times.

I feel that I am losing whatever God has given me. Talents, intelligence–they all seem to wither and dwindle. Perhaps this must be a thought on thanking the Lord for whatever He has given me, and the thought of using these gifts to the best of my abilities.

These are trying times.

When I have this difficulty of choosing one thing over the other,  it may be because of certain attachments that seem to be unnecessary in the long run.

Again, these are trying times.

When the temptation to give up becomes so imminent that the eminent and the powerful come up to you because they want something from you, and you give up on your principles because of the powers within, am I not supposed to say to that mountain “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea”?

Again, these are trying times.

But, God tells me, “You are my friend. That’s how I treat my friends”.


About Luigi Flores
Brother Luigi Flores: Writer/Editor. Mass Communication Instructor. Voice-over Artist. Upcoming Radio Host. Youth Minister. Lector/Psalmist.

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