Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Manny Pacquiao - The Man of Destiny (A Lesson In Humility)

The Dream Match - The Best Pound For Pound Boxer vs The Pay Per View King and Record Holder

Again, it's the Philippines vs Mexico (and USA)

The Epitome of A Compleat Boxer in Earnest Training
With Legendary Trainer- Freddy Roach

Manny Pacquiao - The Filipino Whose Heart Beats With Love
For His Country and His Countrymen

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao (born December 17, 1978), known simply as Manny Pacquiao, is a Filipino musician, actor, host and professional boxer. He was born in Kibawe, Bukidnon, Mindanao and resides in his hometown of Gen. Santos City, Philippines. He is currently the WBC Lightweight champion. He was also the former WBC Super Featherweight champion, Ring Magazine's super featherweight and featherweight champion, world champion at IBF Superbantamweight, and WBC Flyweight divisions. Manny is the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions. He took over as the Ring Magazine pound for pound number one ranked boxer in the world on June 9, 2008 after Floyd Mayweather, Jr. announced his retirement from boxing. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Oscar de la Hoya on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Manny Pacquiao is a lesson in humility. He never forgets about his humble beginnings and shares with his countrymen the blessings that the Lord has so graciously showered on him. He is also very religious, donning a rosary on his neck in every fight and kneels down and prays before every fight. He is courageous beyond compare and has a shark's instinct in going for the kill. As merciless as he is atop the ring, he is a gentle and kind person away from it, offering words of comfort and encouragement to those he had vanquished. That is the reason why all his opponents whom he has defeated have only kind words for him.

Manny Pacquiao is a modern day phenomena in the Philippines, a heaven sent rain to this spiritually drought stricken country. He galvanizes the entire nation during his fights- from the President of the country down to the least street cobbler and the indefatigable peasant at his farm. The world is at a standstill in the Philippines whenever Manny Pacquiao fights and a cascading multitude of prayers bombard heaven's gates from the hopeful Filipino nation.

Manny Pacquiao- the man of destiny because of his abject humility and his open declaration of God's glory.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao, Best Pound For Pound Boxer in The World, WBC Lightweight Champion of The World, Champion at Four Different Weight Classes,
People's Champion, Idol of The Filipino Nation, Philippines, Gen. Santos, Oscar de la Hoya, Pay Per View King, Pay Per View Recordholder, The Dream Match, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, Fight of The Decade

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Childlike Innocence

The Lord said, "unless you be like these little children, you shall not enter the kingdom of God." Why, what qualities of children make them qualified for the kingdom of God? That quality is childlike innocence and the capacity to trust their parents to provide for all their needs. Did not God want us to treat Him as a loving Father who would lavish His children with all the good things in life? Have you seen the faces of children? Their angelic and innocent faces are full of love, warmth and affection for everyone. Their laughter are engaging and contagious. They play games with complete abandon. They love their parents and never worry for anything they want since they know they will be well provided for. Teach them about God, the love of God for men and Christ provision for salvation and they will readily understand them. It is as if they know all of these things by heart. Children love flowers, love to play under the sun. Even when it rains, they shriek in sheer delight for the wonderful provisions of nature. They are as curious as the cat and would ask you endless questions about everything under the sun. They appreciate beauty and nature far beyond what adults could appreciate. They bask in the magnificence of the morning sun and marvel at the dawning of the setting sun. They love to smell the fresh scent of flowers, of new mown hay, and love to hear the bellowing of the cows. Who would never get tired of playing their favorite pets of cats and dogs but little children? And the pets love them too, sometimes even more than their own kind. There is a bond between children and pets that no one can fathom. And at night before going to sleep, you will hear the most solemn and fervent prayers uttered to God for the blessings of family, friends and pets. Truly, if we could imitate the innocence and trusting attitude of children, then the door of heaven becomes wide open for us.

Tags: Children, Innocence, Child Play, Playing Under The Sun, Playing In The Rain, Beauty, Love, Joy, Sunshine, Provisions, Pets, Friends, Parents, Kingdom of God

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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