Well, it’s been a while since my last post. This topic isn’t a new one, honestly. Maybe some of you are questioning why did the title is written I’mPerfect(ion). This has a meaning for sure. When you read this post’s title, you might think that it was “I’m perfect” but you can also read this word: “Imperfection” which turns out to be the opposite of the first one. Yes, it’s put that way on purpose.
It was during an adoration when I feel God keep saying to me about being perfect. I was a perfectionist person. Regardless my melancholy character, I was very eager to have anything in a perfect condition. Literally, ANYTHING. People might not notice this one, but deep inside I do have this sense of disturbance when I found something went wrong or not going as it’s planned. It was stressful. Moreover, in the real life it’s not only about the situation, but also about people. I’ve found myself being stressed because of some people around me didn’t act like what I expected them to do. Sometimes it ended with I am the one who should fix the mess happened. And you should know it’s really annoying. What do you feel if you’re not the one who do wrong but you’re the one to fix the crisis? I was very irritated. Angry. Upset. I feel annoyed with these people’s attitude. I wonder how could they live that way. Didn’t they feel any shame or guilt? I guess they didn’t, because I saw them live happily as nothing wrong happened, whereas it does happen! Continue reading
In today’s scripture from Luke 9:51-62, Jesus showed three kinds of people’s calling.
The first one is those who voluntary asked Jesus to follow Him. For these people Jesus told them the consequences of being His disciples. It won’t be as convenient as it seems. It won’t be easy. They will have to be ready to be called and go wherever they’re needed to go. They will not live only for themselves. It is the path of love. An unconditional love. Thus sometimes it may require self-sacrifice.
In the morning I heard the birds singing
Then I came to My Lord
I prayed and praised Him
I felt calm and peace
Then I went back to my daily life
Where I heard unwanted voice and words spoken
Where I heard my mind judging and making prejudice
Where my heart was upset
Where sometimes my rage emerged
Where my past memories sneaking in
Where my mind was filled with sinful thought
If you expect that this post would be something about love, then you’re right. But it’s not love like you can find on a Korean drama. It’s about a bigger, deeper, and ultimate love. Love comes from The Love itself, the source of all. It’s about God’s (or whatever you call Thou) love. This writing is not a lecturer’s note. It’s purely my own reflection, something came in my mind and my heart during Adoration.
Firstly, I will briefly introduce one of the most amazing Catholic church rituals, which is called Adoration.
“Adoration is the acknowledgement of God as God, creator and savior, the Lord and master of everything that exists as infinite and merciful love.” (CCC #2096) “Adoration is homage of the spirit to the King of glory, respectful silence in the presence of the ever greater God.” (CCC #2628)
What does people do during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament? They do nothing but stay still in silence. It’s not as easy as it looks. I remember during my first Adoration, I was skeptical. In many occasions I’ve written how logic I was. On my first Adoration, I was invited by my prayer group. I sat there, in front of the Eucharist Sacrament. People were very quite. I just prayed as usual then I looked at the Sacrament. It was a white-round bread. Nothing special except that it’s placed firmly in a beautiful monstrance inside a well-designed and cozy room. I was staring at the host. Then something crossed in my mind. “Hey, isn’t it occultism? What are these people doing? They worship the host? Why do they adore it? Isn’t it just a plain bread?” But as soon as the question came up, a tender voice answered it within my heart. The voice said, “If you look at this host just as an ordinary bread, then you do the same every time you received the host during the Holy Communion.” That answer struck me. Then I repent. I bowed deeply and said sorry. Since then, I was managed to see–by faith–this white-round bread as the Blessed Sacrament, as Jesus Himself. Continue reading
I’m not quite confident writing this topic. However, since this word has kept repeated in my head since a few days ago, it reminded me to write something about it. Since I’m not a specialist in this topic, you can correct me if you found any mistakes and misunderstandings.
Oxford dictionary defines “coding” as the process of assigning a code to something for classification or identification. In my simple understanding (please correct me if I’m wrong), coding is a process to generate ‘something’ from a series of code. This term is generally known in information technology, but our DNA is also a product of ‘coding’ from bio-molecules, which ‘creates’ us the way we are (physically). Continue reading
Well, first of all I have to remind you this. If you open this article to find any reviews of Shazam movie, you can skip this one. This writing is not definitely about that movie. Yes, you might find one or two lines about it but that’s all. But if you-however-still curious about what I will share, please continue to read. I do really appreciate that :).
Shazam! I know this title is very famous recently. I’ve watched the movie and I loved it. It’s an entertaining film. Do you know what SHAZAM stands for? Since I’ve totally forgotten what’s said in the movie, I searched and found the answer from Quora:
S – wisdom of Solomon
H – strength of Hercules
A – stamina of Atlas (including his invulnerability)
Z – power of Zeus (including his ability to summon thunderbolts)
A – courage of Achilles
M – speed of Mercury (including flight)
Second question is do you know what’s the meaning of “shazam” in English dictionary? This is the meaning I got from Oxford Dictionary. Shazam is an exclamation and used to introduce an extraordinary deed, story, or transformation. The example of this word utilization is: ‘She prayed for his arrival and shazam! There he was’
I think it’s enough for the prologue. You don’t think that this is the end of my writing, do you? Haha. Here it comes my reflection regarding this word: Shazam!
Unboxing definition according to Oxford English dictionary is an act or instance of removing a newly purchased product from its packaging and examining its features, typically when filmed and shared on a social media site. Herewith is an “unboxing” of my heart. Not to mention that I have someone in mind, but I just felt love in the air these days. To feel love is a blessing. Moreover when I’ve been able to open my heart for more love both from other people and from myself. It’s not a poem. It’s not more than a transcribed ‘imaginative’ dialogue. Hope you enjoy reading this 😊.
One serene night, when I was alone in my room,
I asked God,
“Dear God, why can’t I find the one who will certainly be my spouse, so that I needn’t feel anxious about his feeling?”