Friday, May 29, 2009

My Anniversary

Sixteen years ago today I was ordained a priest by the late Archbishop Francisco R. Cruces at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Zamboanga.

I take the opportunity today to REMEMBER.

To remember our Good Lord who gave me my vocation as a precious gift. How He has loved me and protected me and guided me and sustained me to remain a priest.

And I remember today to say from the bottom of my heart Thank You, Jesus.

I remember today my parents and my family for their love and support.

I remember my father who told me on his deathbed. “Whatever you have started finish it and bring it to fruition.” His words kept me going and were my strength in my life.

I remember my mother who prays for me and my intentions everyday, never failing to mention my name in her prayers. The reason why I am still a Priest.

I remember my friends and those close to me who helped make my life and my vocation more meaningful because of their care and help.

I remember the faithful, the flock, that the Lord gave me to tend and the fulfillment it gives to serve them.

And I remember that this precious gift of Priesthood is for me to keep till the end of my life.

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