Be Awake. Be Aware.


Age quod agis. (Do what you are doing.)
This was the advice drilled into us by Fr. Basilio David
during our formation years in the seminary.

Not everyone can be a Ninoy Aquino or a Jesse Robredo
but everyone can be a hero by simply doing what is at hand to be done,
minima maxime – do even the smallest things in the best way possible.
The poet Milton, on his blindness, wrote, “They also serve who only stand and wait.” Saint Therese of Lisieux is the Patron Saint of the Missions
even though she never went out to one.
She did what she could do and did it exceptionally well – pray.
Mother Theresa helped millions of the poor and destitute
but she did it one person at a time.

The heroic moment is now for life itself is one epic happening.
I will bloom and grow where I am planted.
I will not and should not miss it.
The world today is full of distractions
and my attention span gets smaller and smaller.
I need to be always mindful: stay awake, aware, and ever vigilant
for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

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