Friday, May 9, 2008

Signs of The Times?

SIGNS OF THE TIMES
This is a very depressing story indeed. One that shatters a life long myth that I hold so close to my heart. Even though I am hard up financially since I could no longer actively work for a living, my house in our town has been some sort of a haven for people who have less in life. My friends who are in need would readily find a giving heart from me. I never consider it a loan but a love gift. I do it not for myself but to become a very small channel of God's blessings to others. Oh don't get me wrong, we are far from having an abundant and prosperous life, but whatever we have, we were willing to share them with our less fortunate brethren. Of course, there were occasional cases of abuses by others, but I immediately put a stop to any form of abuse.

There was a particular case of a little girl who would ask for plastic pet bottles from us to sell them to junk shops. There were times when we would have surpluses of bread which normally go to waste. When I asked her if she wanted bread, she said yes. And from that time on, she would be at our gate every morning to get her bread. There were times when we have a surplus of viands and I would be including them with the bread.

This morning, something happened that shattered my belief in an established norm of society. A little boy appeared at our gate very early in the morning. I asked him what he wanted. He did not say anything. I was about to ignore him when I remembered that the little girl used to have a younger brother with her in earlier times. I asked him if he was the brother of the little girl. And he said yes. I asked her where her sister was. He said she was still asleep. I gave him the usual share of bread for the day. Going back inside the house, I resumed my interrupted breakfast. After a little while, I heard the voice of the little girl who used to receive bread from us everyday and I realized I was gypped by that little boy. I explained to the little girl what happened. But I was crestfallen with what happened. That little boy shattered the myth that I long believed, that little innocent children never tell a lie. I was totally wrong. What poverty can do to the scruples of a young not so innocent boy.

ARE THESE THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES?

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


Tags: Poverty, Street Children, Hunger, Deprivation, Charity, Love


Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Tag From Pia of Color It Green


I've been tagged by Pia of Color It Green.

1. Answer the Kid's Question by Gregory Stock, Ph.D. Remember: Don't respond as you think others want you to. Respond the way you actually feel.

2. Add your name (linked to your blog).

3. Tag everybody else.

Kid's Question # 1 - If you were the ruler of the world and you could have anything you wanted as well as have people do anything you wanted, do you think you would get greedy and mean or would you be a good and fair ruler? Please answer the question and put your name and link after.

My Answer: I was so hesitant to do this tag since it's really a kid stuff, straight from a kid's runaway imagination and looks like a remake of the blockbuster movie
by Jim Carrey- Bruce Almighty. But I was reminded by my wonderful friend Pia from Color It Green and she already sounded green with hurt feelings so I have to do this. Can't turn down my great friend and run the risk of offending her, can't I?

If I am the ruler of the world and have the power to make all people do my bidding, I will not get greedy and mean. It's far from my character. I will not change the world either for God created it that way (who am I, Bruce Almighty?). But there are certain things I will change. I will prohibit the stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction, starting with the super powers. I will abolish the permanent members of the Security Council including their all powerful veto powers. I will strengthen the United Nations and make the new Security Council (whose new temporary memberships will be voted from all the general memberships) as the world's all powerful police body.Wars and violence will be outlawed and all conflicts will be arbitrated by the International Court of Justice, with the Security Council as enforcer of its decisions. Money will be channeled to research and development to wipe out all diseases and hunger in the world. A new World Economic Order will be in place where there will be true parity in trade for all countries, and all forms of protective tariffs and barriers will be dismantled and outlawed. All forms of racial discriminations will be abolished and everybody will be free to exercise their inalienable rights as free citizens of he world.

Please wake me up for I am already dreaming. He, he, he, *lol*

Done by Mel Avila Alarilla
Now I am tagging everybody who wants to be Bruce Almighty. Bwa, ha, ha, ha, ha

Tags: Tag, Gregory Stock Ph.D., Kid's Question, Security Council, United Nations, Tariffs, New World Economic Order, Bruce Almighty, Jim Carrey





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