Thursday, January 20, 2011

Shoes and Slippers


                             .  That they can protect no matter how insignificant they may be.
                            .  that they can withstand all seasons and can go anywhere with us
                           .  they are worn out so a better care is needed for them too!
                          .  they can be thrown away if they are already worn out & damaged.
                         .  they will not serve purposes if they will not be used.

                       .  remind me my aging process & likewise our level of mind's maturity

                        HAVE YOU HEARD YOUR MOM TOLD YOU? "Juan, take out your
                        slippers, change to both feet". or "Maria, you've got two left shoes, find the
                       right pair"... How old was that?  The moment we learned to walk without
                      support to perhaps age 5... Then independence started shouting...

                     It's easy to put on the right slippers and pair of shoes.  Pride and confidence
                     got in the way of dependency.  Hey, it's not always the case, there are times
                  even the quintynarian can still use the wrong pairs.  Those with eye problem
                 their feet feel but not reliable a hundred percent.  Teenagers beam with over
                 confidence  then frustrations easily sets in because the reality is they still need
                lots of training.  Their minds long and try independence but their hearts & body
                need the comfort in the home of mom & dad.    They need to learn to choose the
                quality of slippers and shoes.  They need to study and earn a livelihood to buy 

                 Just like everybody, our learning will never end for as long as we have sound 
                 minds.  The level of maturity is not because his age is older than hers.  Real 
                 maturity is how much we have mastered the art of wearing and taking care and 
                thrown slippers and shoes.  How patience had engraved in our personality.  How
                truthful we have in our life and in dealing with others.  How excellent
                & competent we have become in our work.  How we have understood everyday
                living and throw away the destructive lies and  hypocritical ways. Do we have
                discernment? No matter how aged a man or  woman have reached, maturity will 
                not follow if   he or she is not willing to learn from everyday experiences & trials.                                                                                                                                                                                                        
                An aged man doesn't know which is the left and right foot? Not because he lacks
                knowledge but he wants what he wants and doesn't adjust to acceptable traits.
                Let's think, not just about our shoes & slippers but with our whole being...

                                                  "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a 
                                                                child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man,  I
                                                                        put  away childish things." 1 Corinthians 13:11

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