Talk About GRACE

I got up this morning all set to write a new entry on grace sharing instances last Friday where God probably put me to test.

Scenario #1: At a CD-R King store, the sales attendant went on and on about the new videos of Maricar and how a tabloid named her the new "Pantasya ng Bayan." Her next comments made me bite my tongue. She goes on how shameful it is for Maricar, that she probably is close to committing suicide. The blood rushed through my head, and I had to leave the store because I was very close to smacking her face with the purchases I made. Instead, I called out and prayed to God.

Scenario #2: Dinner at Apartment 1B with my best girls. You'd think that a classy place would be talking of relevant world issues other than the Hayden Kho sex video scandal. Well, I was so wrong. The long table in front of us was talking about the issue. The only difference I guess was the manner that they talked about it - it was in English! My girlfriends knew I was doing everything to keep myself distracted. Somehow they managed to stir me away from the conversation at the next table. If not, I would've politely called their attention to please stop talking about Maricar and her family as I happen to be a relative of her. The Lord, I guess, drowned out the noise and I suddenly focused on my conversation with my two bestfriends.

I got this text yesterday from my mother that Maricar came out on TV and my brother said is beautiful than ever. This made me very happy. She is handling it better than most people think she is. Mia said her psychologist (if she has one) did a good job with her. I jokingly told Mia that I think I am the one who needs a psychology as I am more affected than Maricar.

This morning, I was teary-eyed after reading these two entries: one from Chuvaness and the other from PEP.

Maricar has GRACE. It took a lot of courage and strength to come out in public after a larger-than-life scandal. Her good reputation preceeds her. Let us remember that she is the victim and the one violated.

I am so proud of my cousin. I will keep on praying for her. And will find out what I could do to support her.
And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.
(2 Corinthians 9:14)

EDIT: Here's a clip of the news on TV Patrol which aired June 22, 2009.

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