Kyla Bulabos, Little Whispers

Passion

First Reading
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

You yourselves know, brothers and sisters,
that our reception among you was not without effect.
Rather, after we had suffered and been insolently treated,
as you know, in Philippi,
we drew courage through our God
to speak to you the Gospel of God with much struggle.
Our exhortation was not from delusion or impure motives,
nor did it work through deception.
But as we were judged worthy by God to be entrusted with the Gospel,
that is how we speak,
not as trying to please men,
but rather God, who judges our hearts.
Nor, indeed, did we ever appear with flattering speech, as you know,
or with a pretext for greed–God is witness–
nor did we seek praise from men,
either from you or from others,
although we were able to impose our weight as Apostles of Christ.
Rather, we were gentle among you,
as a nursing mother cares for her children.
With such affection for you, we were determined to share with you
not only the Gospel of God, but our very selves as well,
so dearly beloved had you become to us.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 139:1-3, 4-6
R.(1) You have searched me and you know me, Lord.

O LORD, you have probed me and you know me;
you know when I sit and when I stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
My journeys and my rest you scrutinize,
with all my ways you are familiar.
R. You have searched me and you know me, Lord.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O LORD, you know the whole of it.
Behind me and before, you hem me in
and rest your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
too lofty for me to attain.
R. You have searched me and you know me, Lord.

Gospel
Matthew 23:23-26

Jesus said:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin,
and have neglected the weightier things of the law:
judgment and mercy and fidelity.
But these you should have done, without neglecting the others.
Blind guides, who strain out the gnat and swallow the camel!

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.
You cleanse the outside of cup and dish,
but inside they are full of plunder and self-indulgence.
Blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup,
so that the outside also may be clean.”


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“…we were determined to share with you not only the Gospel of God, but our very selves as well…” (1 Thessalonians 2:8)

REFLECTION
Growing up, I became exposed to the world of Performing Arts. I have been a member of our school’s chorale since 2010 and being a choir member requires going home late on school days because of rehearsals, being pulled out from classes, Saturday practices instead of staying at home or going out, missing a lot of gatherings, and having performances even on Sundays.

As a student-performer, hearing affirmations from people is not new to my ears. Not only that, I have also become prone to hearing hate comments. At first, it made me anxious and insecure of what I do. A lot of “why’s” were asked. I became very conscious about what other people would say about us whenever we perform.

As time went by, and by the grace of God, a lot of opportunities were given to us such as winning in international competitions, having our debut performance at CCP, singing OSTs with famous artists for teleseryes, and many more. With that, I was able to realize it doesn’t matter what others have to say as long as you keep that fire burning in your heart and you’re not stepping on others. “Sing, serve, inspire” as our choir motto says.

Like in our lives, we do things that cannot be seen by others and we call them our unguarded moments. We sometimes do things that might not please others, but friends, we must always keep in mind that everything that we do can be seen by God. Even if we feel that no one appreciates us and no one sees us, God does.

He gave us gifts and talents in order to become blessings to people around us, and we must use them in our own unique way. Passion is what we have, and God is witness. This is our service, and by sharing ourselves to others, we also share God’s message.

Reflection Song

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