On friends… and souls

Today is November 2, or what the ‘world’ celebrates as the All Souls’ Day. Take time to remember your ‘living’ friends and neighbors.

Idamay nyo na rin pati mga kaaway nyo…

You Forgot My Soul!

You lived next door to me for years,

We shared our dreams, our joys, our tears

A friend you were to me indeed

A friend who helped me in my need.

My faith in you was strong and true

We had such trust as would endure

No spats between us ever rose

Our friends were like — and so our foes.

What sadness then, my friend, to find

That after all, you weren’t so kind

The day my life on earth did end

I found you weren’t a faithful friend.

For all those years we spent on earth

You never talked of second birth

You never spoke of my soul

And of the Christ who’d make me whole.

I plead today from Hell’s cruel fire

And tell you now my last desire

You cannot do a thing for me

No words today my bonds to free.

But do not err, my friend, again

Do all you can for souls of men

Plead with them now quite earnestly

Lest they be cast in hell with me.

— anonymous

At kayong mga nangangaral ha? Huwag kayong masyadong magpakapalalo. Walang silbi yang mga napag-aralan at natapos nyo maski saang Bible school o theological seminary pa yan — pari, pastor o ministro man kayo, kung hindi naman kayo marunong magpakumbaba… — Kaya hindi kayo makahikayat. Magkataliwas ang mga “patotoo” nyo sa mga ikinikilos at ipinamumuhay nyo. Mga kristiyano sa nguso, pero hindi sa puso!!! Lalo nyo lang inilalayo ang tao sa Kristong ipinangangaral nyo dahil sa mapanghusgang kahambugan nyo. Sa akala nyo ba’y kagyat nyong maiaalis sa kultura ng Pinoy ang isang ‘tradisyong nakaugalian na sa pamamagitan lamang ng pauli-ulit na pamimintas dito?

Hindi ko kinukwestyon ang inyong motibo, gayunpama’y pagkasiyasatin nyo rin ito, na malamang ay isang makasariling pagpuri at pagtataas ng inyong gutom-sa-kasikatang pagkatao o ng kultong iglesyang kinaaaniban nyo; ang higit kong tinutuligsa ay ang inyong pamamaraang napakapalalo. Mukhang nalimutan nyo na, na mismong si Kristo ay “nakihalubilo” sa makasalanang mga patutot at publikano upang makapagpatotoo? Kayo ba’y higit pa sa Panginoong ipinangangalandakan nyo?

Mga nagbabanal-banalang Pariseo at eskriba ng panahong ito — mag-isip-isip kayo…

homebodyhubby Robert

(Jesus hates sin, but He is a friend to sinners…)

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  1. buti na lang wala akong kaaway… o baka di ko lang alam. you are tagged pala, check my site about ABCD.

    homebodyhubby: kung meron man kengks, siguro talagang kaunti lang. mukha ka kasing sweet at napakabait.😉 ni-tag mo pala ‘ko! 😯 aysus ginuu!

  2. parekoy, tenk you sa pagdaan sa kalye ko ah.

    i like your topic, i was once a member of xtian group but i left because of one-true church issue. i still believe in God but I dont think religion can save your soul. keep posting bro!

    homebodyhubby: halu, twin brother! tenkyu din sa pagtugon mo sa pagkaligaw ko sa kalye vente siyete mo.
    sa tutuo lang ikaw pa lang (so far) ang blogger na nakita kong inaaway ang sariling avatar mo kaparis ng ginagawa ko hehehe. 😆 tignan mo ang pangatlong comment ko sa ABCD post ni kengkay para mapatunayan mo ang sinasabi ko.😆

    I can see na maski komikero ka, isa kang malalim mag-isip na tao. keep posting din, broo…

    you are right there brother — religion cannot save our soul — only Christ can. in fact I do not consider myself as a member of any religion, but only of a yet imperfect local church of which I am not a very active member now (due to some physical reasons). We know it very clear:
    “born-again” is NOT a religion but the STATE of a believer.

    I couldn’t blame you for leaving that group, parekoy…
    i agree with you about that God-damn “one-true church issue”. yan kasi talaga ang hirap sa maraming kapatid nating kristyano — nagpapagalingan, imbis na magkaisa at magkatulungan. at napaka-judgmental na parang mga diring-diri sa mga hindi mananampalataya. kaya usually they won one argument but lost one soul.
    I think sabi nga ni Mahatma Gandhi (maybe not exactly like this but this is what he meant):

    “I love Christ, it’s the christians I hate.”

    …napakalungkot isipin. meanwhile, let every true christian live by and share his/her personal conviction even in his/her own little but more practical ways.

  3. astig parekoy. ang lalim nun ah. hindi na rin ako active ngayon sa church na yun. but still, i want to know Christ. I can still feel Him inside my heart and I know someday, I’ll find my faith again.

    natawa naman ako sa pag-away mo sa avatar mo..hahaha! pareho pala tayo. ganun talaga ako pag walang magawa eh..tinawag mo akong twin brother? hahaha..triplets na tayo nila maldito, kakambal ko rin kasi yun eh..ikaw na yung ikatlo sa amin..para tayong jewel sisters sa ‘pangarap na bituin’ niyahahaha! link kita bro…

    homebodyhubby: o ya? dat wud bi payn! 😀
    wala namang masama dyan sa pakikisama e. minsan nga,
    yan lang ang paraan, tulad nung binanggit kong ginawa ni Kristong pakikihalubilo sa mga patutot (puta) at publikano (kolektor ng buwis) dun sa post ko sa itaas. paano nga naman natin maaabot ang ating mga mahal na kaibigan kung patuloy natin silang hahamakin at hindi tayo magpapakumbaba sa kanila? …diskarte na lang natin kung pano natin hindi malilimutang: “we are in the world, but not of it”.

    at tungkol naman dun sa triplet na bituin…
    b’ket pre? long hair din ba sa avatar si maldito?
    ‘lam ko twin ko lang sya sa x-ray-an ng bols …nyehehehe😆
    okey… tenkyu por adapting me as wan of yu.

  4. One lost soul in a world full of people
    Looking for something to cling on to
    A missing piece to make me whole
    To find a friend, one that is true

    And as I travel a less acquainted path
    I stumbled on a safety raft
    Buoyed up my sinking faith
    Realized it is never too late

    Words are good but not enough
    Action more than intention is really tough
    Thank you for bridging the gap
    I’m so thankful I lost my map

    – ms_korean_bug xxx

    homebodyhubby: composition mo ba ito? 🙂
    thanks for putting it here… but why ‘korean bug’? 😆

  5. yep, gawa q po. i put it here kc para po sau ito. Im so tnkful na naligaw ako d2 sa blog mo🙂 mjeo madami ako narealyz, lately, halos i2 lng binabasa q. (obyus ba? pru aq nasa koment😀 senxa na )

    korean bug at mine all mine po kc ang id ko kaya aq naging korean mine😀

    pag nagsusulat ako ng poems or sort of a “quote” ay MKB-XXX ang nilalagay q na signature, XXX is mwah mwah mwah

    homebodyhubby: ay ganun?
    pinatataba mo naman ang pusong-mamon ko. 😳
    thank you ha?

    magbasa ka rin uli ng Bible — marami ka pa mare-realize… and pray to God…

    wala ka naman kailangang i-memorize na dasal o orasyon… para ka lang nakikipag-usap sa isang tatay — kaya nga FATHER ang tawag sa Kanya, kasi pwede ka nyang
    maging anak (Galatians 3:26, John 3:3).

    just say to Him what you want to say — adoration. confessions. thanksgiving. supplication. all your request and petitions. your joys and sorrows — maski buntung-hininga!

    bilib naman ako sa bilis mong gumawa ng poem! …at may kisses pa pala? 😛

  6. […] The truth is, Life is a one way continuum… While the thought of physical death in itself may be uncomfortable, the reality of the certainty of second DEATH for most is more unimaginable. […]

  7. Pards!!! masyadong Christian Hater ka naman yata! you are sound like them! yung binabatikos mo! pards true christian must love christian. if you for Christ then you must love Christian also. peace yo!

    ————————————————

    HBH: Ahehe — Akala mo lang yun.

    Hindi mo lang naintindihan yung nabasa mo kaya hindi mo alam ang sinasabi mo… hindi mo nakikita ang kabuuan ng istorya… Mukha kasing hindi mo na-gets yung last line dyan in parentheses na ‘hating the sin but loving the sinner.’

    Nauna kasi ang galit mo dahil tinamaan ka siguro? (choli po)

    Ikaw ang lumalabas na may kimkim na galit dahil sa sinabi mong

    “you are sound like them” –

    “them” as if nang-uuri ka at minamaliit mo sila (kami) .
    At sa tema mo parang christian lang ang dapat mahalin?

    To tell you the truth, I love these “them” you are talking about. I do love non-christian as I do love Christians. In fact I am more concerned about those who are humble enough to tell the truth that they are not yet assured of their being a Christian than those people who are overconfident about their faith,
    they are much higher than their Lord and Savior.

    Malamang related ka sa palalong “mangangaral” (daw)
    na nagpabura sa akin ng lahat ng mga comments nya dito
    (may isa lang na natira) – ayaw nya kasing makita ng iba ang ebidensya ng mga maling sinabi nya… Naka-save sa e-mail ko ang mga kopya.

    Details about his/her can be seen here → (CLICK mo)

    Kristiano rin ako, hamak nga laang at hindi kasing-banal
    nyong dalawa.🙂

    Pag balik mo dito, pakita mo naman yang identity mo para
    hindi naman masabi ng mga nakakabasa nitong comment mo
    na ikinahihiya at hindi mo kayang panindigan itong sinabi mo. Malayang nakikita mo ang lahat ng sinulat at pagmumukha ko dito, samantalang ikaw limang letra lang ng pseudonym mo na hindi clickable ang iniwan mo dito… Das anpeyr, pardsder… eniweys,
    Shalom at God bless sayo.😉

    (Nov 2) Ano Reden, hindi ka na bumalik… Nabasa mo na ba dyan sa link kumbakit idinugtong ko yung “litanya” sa itaas? Nagalit lang ako e, huhusgahan mo na akong “Christian-hater” … iba yung ANGER sa HATE.


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