Monday, June 10, 2013

Moving Forward

by Pastor Bong Gonzales 

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
-Helen Keller (1880-1968)

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

While looking outside my terrace, scanning through cars, buildings, and people, I started to wonder…what are they after?  Then, as I read these quotes from Helen Keller and Eleanor Roosevelt, I started to consider the answer to my own question.

The world has almost seven billion people. And Yes, undeniably, every single one of us is in pursuit of something that we think will make us happy and somehow will give us a sense of fulfillment.  Many had to pay the price and succeeded, while others suffered from their lost in their pursuit of it.  But one thing is for sure; no matter what we have to go through, we will never give up our pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. We are somewhat programmed with the determination which tells us that no matter what comes our way, we will still believe in our dreams, fulfill our pursuit and live in it.

I remember the plot of that popular movie which starred Will Smith and his son, “Pursuit of Happiness”. Everyone can relate to it because it shares our common stories, struggles and dreams…and the relentless pursuit of it.

Like in that story, we must never give up, lose hope nor relent in moving forward. We must keep on moving on. And if we fall in the process, we pick ourselves up, and we keep moving… forward. Let’s keep on believing, trying, dreaming and praying for the best. As the saying goes, “Anything is possible” to those who choose to move on.

Life might not be as we expect it, but life as we know it is something that we need to treasure and continue living.

Yes there are standards the law has given all of us (written both in our hearts and in the natural law) to give each of us a fair and equal opportunities in this journey called “life”.
The only difference is that those who apply and live in it are more at peace with those who implement the law…the unseen God and the people in authority.

My only hope is that those of us who pursue “it” will be able to bring it to its completion without compromising the law that governs it.

May we move on forward regardless of what hurdles, struggles, or challenges that may come our way.

Let’s “Jam In Life” because we are all given a chance to live a life worthy of living.

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