Jorel Borromeo, Little Whispers

That Thing Called Tadhana

First Reading
SIR 42:15-25

Now will I recall God’s works;
what I have seen, I will describe.
At God’s word were his works brought into being;
they do his will as he has ordained for them.
As the rising sun is clear to all,
so the glory of the LORD fills all his works;
Yet even God’s holy ones must fail
in recounting the wonders of the LORD,
Though God has given these, his hosts, the strength
to stand firm before his glory.
He plumbs the depths and penetrates the heart;
their innermost being he understands.
The Most High possesses all knowledge,
and sees from of old the things that are to come:
He makes known the past and the future,
and reveals the deepest secrets.
No understanding does he lack;
no single thing escapes him.
Perennial is his almighty wisdom;
he is from all eternity one and the same,
With nothing added, nothing taken away;
no need of a counselor for him!
How beautiful are all his works!
even to the spark and fleeting vision!
The universe lives and abides forever;
to meet each need, each creature is preserved.
All of them differ, one from another,
yet none of them has he made in vain,
For each in turn, as it comes, is good;
can one ever see enough of their splendor?

Responsorial Psalm
PS 33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
R. (6a) By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.
Sing to him a new song;
pluck the strings skillfully, with shouts of gladness.
R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.
For upright is the word of the LORD
and all his works are trustworthy.
He loves justice and right;
of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.
R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made;
by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as in a flask;
in cellars he confines the deep.
R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.
Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all who dwell in the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it was made;
he commanded, and it stood forth.
R. By the word of the Lord the heavens were made.

Gospel
MK 10:46-52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,
Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus,
sat by the roadside begging.
On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
he began to cry out and say,
“Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”
And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent.
But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him,
“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, ‘Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.


different teams

“All of them differ, one from another, yet none of them has He made in vain, for each in turn, as it comes is good; can one ever see enough of their splendor?” (Sirach 42:25)

REFLECTION

Akala ko magaling na ako eh. Marunong lang pala.”  – a line from the hit movie, That Thing Called Tadhana. The lead character said this in reference to his experience upon entering college.

Also, one of the hugot lines I was able to relate with. Back in my freshman years, I always thought that I was, at least, one of the best when it came to sketching and designing. Then I met new friends who drew like professionals and real artists. I felt that my talent has met its end. It felt like there was no more need for it.

Months later, we knew each other better.

Some were good at design and drawing.

Some stepped up at videography and photography.

Some excelled at conceptualization and ideas.

We realized that we were a bunch of people who are gifted differently, and the best part is when we learned how to fill one’s deficiency with another’s specialty.  It also reminded me that the gift I had when I started wasn’t given for nothing. Everything fell right into place within the group. Tadhana nga naman.

As the years have passed, we’ve done several projects combining our talents in and out of school.

People are full of surprises. Some are wise. Some are very smart. Some are incredibly strong. God might have created the person beside you looking for what you can do. Maybe he or she is the person you need right now. You’ll never know what God has in store for you.

See, that’s where we find the purpose of life; with each other. Share what you have. Gifts are better out of a box. – Jorel Borromeo (jorel.borromeo@gmail.com)

Prayer

Father, thank you for blessing me with talents. Please guide me where it is needed. Let it be my instrument to glorify You. Amen.

Reflection Question

Do you know someone who needs you?

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