There is Always Something To Learn

It is early Tuesday morning, I am at my prayers. Jane is in our bed snuggling up to Lola, engaged in early morning small talk. The world is at peace and things are unfolding as they should. Another day ahead. I do not know what it holds in store. But it is enough for me that I have another day before me. Life is so rich. There is always something to learn and be thankful for.

Last night, I finally got to watch the movie version of Les Miserables with Bilog. It was a beautiful and powerful rendition of a classic story. It is amazing how even in times of severe adversity and the most wretched of conditions, men are able to rise above themselves and strive for high ideals. Victor Hugo wrote his epic story is about . . . “a progress from evil to good, from injustice to justice, from falsehood to truth, from night to day, from appetite to conscience, from corruption to life; from bestiality to duty, from hell to heaven, from nothingness to God.” I was particularly impressed by what I learned about love. There were many forms of love depicted in the story: romantic love, filial love, priestly love, love of country, love of ideals, love among friends, love in the community, even love of money. Not one form completely captures what love truly is but each one gave me a glimpse of the immense ocean that true love is. We are all love’s different incarnations, flowing from the immensity of Divine Love.

As Jesus went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things. Mark 6:34-44

This entry was posted in Life and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *