UST can cross the line

The largest human cross was achieved by 13,266 participants at an event organised by the University of Santo Tomas (Philippines) in Manila, Philippines, on 9 March 2011.

Imagine if all these more than 13,000 people accepted the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior, wouldn’t it be truly a mighty human cross showcasing God’s glorious victory? And wouldn’t the University of Santo Tomas faithfully serve its means-that is to educate people towards the love and fear of God?

That would really be UST crossing the line from higher education to eternal salvation.

I’d like that.

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Glory to Glory

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

– II Corinthians 3:18

I was sharing some views with a friend just this morning, we were talking about reaching goals set before us. Specifically, we talked about how to become a better Christian. How to become one in our present situation now.

As we shared our views, positive or otherwise, we learned that we can be better Christians, not instantly, nor overnight, but in a process, in a journey, taking one single step to start with, one step at a time, and as the verse said “from glory to glory”. And that we have to take each single step, not alone, but with the Lord.

But how do we know if we are taking the right step? How do we know if we are in the right direction? Now, I would like to leave those questions for you to find out the specifics.

As for our discussion, we ended with a prayer asking God to show us which way to go, which step to take and how to take them. We thanked Him for reminding us that indeed, we are never alone in this journey called life. That He is always with us no matter what.

No matter what situation we are in life now. No matter where in life we are now. No matter who we are.

No matter what.

Thank You Lord.

Wika (Language)

Ang mga Hapon ay gumagamit ng kanilang sariling wika sa halos lahat ng kanilang ginagawa. Maging ang mga Instik, Koreano, Arabo, Kastila, Pranses, atbp.

(The Japanese uses their own language in almost everything they do. And so the Chinese, Koreans, Arab-speaking nations, Spanish, French, etc.)

Maging sa mga paligsahan ng kagandahan, kinakailangan nila ng mga tagapagsalin ng wika sa pagsagot nila gamit ang kanilang sariling wika.

(Even in beauty pageants, they would require interpreters as they answer in their own native language.)

Eh tayo namang mga Filipino? Sa aking nakikita, mahal nating labis ang Ingles, ginagamit natin ito sa halos lahat ng ating gawain. At pilit natin itong nilalagyan ng tunog Amerikano o British o Australiano. Manood ng TV, makikita nyo ang ibig kong sabihin.

(How about us Filipinos? As I view it, we love English so much, we use it in almost everything we do. And we try very hard to put an American or British or Australian ‘twang’ to go with it. Watch the TV programs, you’ll see what I mean.)

Mayroon nga bang koneksyon ang wika sa pag-unlad ng kultura at ekonomiya?

(Is there some kind of a connection between languages and cultural and economic progress?)

Hmmm… nagtataka lamang po.

(Hmmm… I wonder.)