BC: The End
FC: Kenzo R. Castañeda 1-A | MY OWN FAITH-WALK | A River of Sentiments with My Endearing God | Faith 2.0 – Making Sense of our Faith in the Digital World
1: God is in the sadness and the laughter, in the bitter and the sweet. There is a divine purpose behind everything — and therefore a divine presence in everything. ~Neale Donald Walsch
2: From the moment I had been dabbed with holy water by the priest, I was introduced to an all-powerful and all-knowing God. From that very moment of my Baptism, my personal relationship with God had begun. Since my childhood, I have been living a life filled with the love of our Lord. He has been my strength and my guide throughout my growth.
3: LIFE WITH GOD | Of course, my parents are the very first people who have introduced to me a loving God whom until now I give my praise to. Since I was a child, my family has been regularly hearing the Sunday Mass, and we pray together at times. My parents encouraged me to believe in a God whom I have not seen with my very own eyes, yet I believed and I had faith. Then, my First Holy Communion took place.
4: Whenever I encounter problems and trials in my life which seem impossible to accomplish, I sometimes lose hope and blame God for my own failure. But now, I've realized that God doesn't give us problems we cannot surpass. These trials make us stronger and better people overall.
5: When I had known nothing about the universe and its origins, I was very certain that God was the creator of everything, and that everything came from Him. But, when I learned of the Big Bang Theory and other scientific explanations of the universe's origin, I doubted God's power. This has also been true in some of the stories in the Bible that I've read which seem a little out-of-this-world. But then again, in CLE class, I have learned that Religion, Science, and History complement each other. Science answers How; History depicts When; Religion explains Why.
6: Whenever I fail not only in written tests but also in other aspects of life like relationships, love, and etc., I usually blame God. This proved that my faith was still weak, and my soul was not capable of handling such matters. But as I grew older and wiser, my faith grew with me as well. I realized that failure cannot stop me, and I have no right to blame God for my own let-downs. Just get back up when failure knocks you down.
7: My school greatly supports our religious endeavors, since it's a Catholic school after all. Through programs like recollections and retreats which our school sponsors, I have realized that there is much more to faith than I had previously known. My relationship with God has gotten deeper because of these gatherings. Moreover, I had the chance to encounter God with my classmates and friends which truly is an experience never to forget.
8: My family and friends give me the strength to live every single day. They are the ones who accompany and guide me in my faith-walk. Whenever I need a back to lean on, they're always there for me. Whenever I lose hope, they always encourage me to get back up and fight. Whenever I need assistance and fulfillment, they bring God closer to me through their acts of goodness.
9: I get my inspiration and strength from the same people who have accompanied and guided me in my faith-walk. They are the people who give me purpose to live. They are the people whom I love and cherish. Through these people, God has shown me why my life is worth living.
10: HEAR MASS PRAY HAVE
11: What is your Faith-walk?