Tabak ng Japox: one of my ‘take-homes’ in 1996.
Iwind-up natin yung nabiting diskusyon nung Dec 30:
“ Don’t think that I came to bring peace to the earth!
I came to bring trouble, not peace.” (Matthew 10:34)
Contemporary english version (CEV) ang pinagkunan ko ngayon para mas klaro at hindi morbid pakinggan. “Sword” kasi ang ginamit sa halos lahat ng ibang bersyon, imbes na “trouble”. Para bagang war-freak?
Hindi kaya ginamit lang ito figuratively? Sasawayin ba Nyang managa si San Pedro kung war-freak Sya?
“Hindi nga war-freak, ‘trouble-maker’ naman!” 😕 eka mo siguro.
Baka mas lalo kang madismaya pag nabasa mo itong kasunod na mga talata?
“ I came to turn sons against their fathers, daughters against their mothers, and daughters-in-law against their mothers-in-law. Your worst enemies will be in your own family.” (Matthew 10:35-36)
At this point, malamang marami nang junakises ang galit saken!
Sinabi nang hindi ako ang me sabi nyan — iquinote ko lang! 😆 Pero teka muna, may PEACE ding ipinangako ang Panginoong Hesus:
“ I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give.
It isn’t like the peace that this world can give.
So don’t be worried or afraid.” (Jn 14:27)
Anuba talaga, kuya? 🙄 May kontradiksyongs ba?
Opkurs wala. Malinaw dyan sa verse na ibang klase ng “peace” ang sinasabi ni Christ. I know na kinekwestyun mo ang aking authority dahil hindi naman ako pari, pastor o ministro na nag-aral sa Bible school o seminari; derpor ilagay ko na lang itong in-OCR ko word-for-word galing sa footnote ng isa kong Study Bible. I-click mo lang yung red letters in parentheses kung gusto mong i-check sa online Bible (Authorized King James). Iyang blue letters (hasyuswal) ay inilink ko naman sa ibang posts ng blog na ito.
Four references to peace may be mentioned:
(2) “Peace from God” (Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3, etc.), which is to be found in the salutation of all the epistles bearing Paul’s name (even the reading in 1 Th. 1:1 [omitted in some versions] has the support of certain important manuscripts), and which emphasizes the source of all true peace.
(3) “Peace of God” (Phil. 4:7), inward peace, the state of the soul of the Christian who, having entered into peace with God, has committed all his anxieties to God through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving (Lk. 7:50; Phil. 4:6-7); this phrase emphasizes the quality or the nature of the peace granted. And
Bakit nga ba kasi among household members pa ang sinabi ni Lord, parang anti-family tuloy, ano? Baka naman kaya nya sinabi yun ay dahil sya mismo ay nakaranas ng pagsalungat from the members of his own family?
“Susmaryosep! Anong pinagsasasabi mo?” 😯 epal mo na naman — “Tatlo lang ang myembro ng ‘holy family’: si Jesus, Mary at Joseph!!!”
Ang Panginoong Hesus ay may at least anim o pitong kapatid — as in kapatid, na biological children ng nanay nyang si Maria at ‘tatay-tatayan’ si Jose… Magsulat ka ng ganito nung panahon ni Rizal, kung hindi ka matawag na erehe, sasabihin ng mga relihiyosong tao, sinasapian ka (Awoooooo!). Ahehe, sino kaya? Go ahead, click mo ito → Mt. 13:55-56; saka ito → Mk. 6:3; at ito pa. → Mt. 12:46-50… Kaya nga nuon, ayaw ng mga “banal na ‘Fathers’” na matuto tayo ng kastila (o kahit anong Yoropyan lenguaj) — kasi maiintindihan natin ang Bible.
Huwat!? Hanggang ngayon naniniwala kang sila lang
ang pwedeng makaintindi ng Bibliya? 😯 Susmaryosep!
The younger children of Mary did not believe in Jesus during His earthly life (Jn. 7:5) but joined His followers after His resurrection (Acts 1:14). The epistles of James and Jude of our New Testament were written by two of His brothers — James (Gal. 1:19) and Jude (Jude 1), respectively.
Pero KWIDAW: Huwag kayong basta maniniwala sa mga masisigasig na kulto ngayon na nagdudugtong lang ng salitang “Way” (in English or Tagalog) sa pangalan ng kanilang grupo. Suriin nyong mabuti ang mga TURO nila — kung naaayon nga sa Bibliya. Pag sinabi nilang “Hindi mo maiintindihan ang Bible kung hindi mo babasahin ang mga pamphlets o magazines namin!” o kaya’y “…kung hindi ipapaliwanag ng ministro o governing body namin!” — ahehe, INGAT kayo. They’re so clever in distorting the meaning of the passages in the Bible.
O eyan, nilagay ko na dito ↓ ang supporting verses (NIV ang ginamit ko) para sayo, kasi “tinatamad” kang mag-click. Inemphasized ko yung puntos; The words of Christ are in red.
While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
— Matthew 12:46-50
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When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked. “Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas? Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offense at him.
But Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor.”
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
— Matthew 13:53-58
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After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away from Judea because the Jews there were waiting to take his life. But when the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles was near, Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.” For even his own brothers did not believe in him.
Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil. You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.” Having said this, he stayed in Galilee. — John 7:1-9
Na-convert ang mga kapatids after His resurrection (Ang mga James at Jude na binanggit dito ay kapangalan lang):
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers. — Acts 1:12-14
Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days. I saw none of the other apostles — only James, the Lord’s brother. — Galatians 1:18-19
National Bible month ang January, paté.
Mey-I tuloy natin yung PEACE-TALK
Ang ENMITY among household members ay mangyayari lang naman kung magkakasalungat ang inyong praktis, at ang bawat isa ay handang panindigan ang kani-kanilang ginagawa. Pero huwag kayong ‘mainggit’ dun sa mga nagmamalinis: “Kaming magkakapatid, magkakasundo lahat!” Well and good kung harmony in the right sense — BUT it doesn’t follow na komo “harmonious” ang kanilang relationship ay nasa wastong lugar sila.
Halimbawa: Isang pamilyang negosyante na nagkakasundong kelangan nilang manggulang o manloko ng customers para kumita nang malaki at madali ang kanilang business. “Peaceful” nga ang relationship nila dahil pare-pareho sila ng adhikain — ang panlalamang sa kapwa. Subukan mong isang miyembro diyan ang biglang makunsensya at manaway sa kapamilya, tiyak mawawala ang “PEACE” among the household members.
Derpor, yung “sword” or “trouble” na sinasabi ni Jesus na dala nya ay hindi Sya ang talagang pinanggalingan. Ang talagang ugat ng trobol or pagkawala ng kapayapaan sa pamilya ay ang gawaing sala ng sinuman sa myembro nito. Pag nagdroga ang anak, mamomroblema ang mga magulang; Pag nambabae si papa or ‘nawili’ sa pakikipagsosyalan si mama para mawalan ng panahon sa tahanan at pamilya, magrerebelde ang mga anak…
Nakapangunsensya ka lang dahil sinasabi mo tutuo, “trouble-maker” ka na? Tama ba naman yun? 😆 Kung gusto rin lang nating may peace & harmony, bakit hindi na lang tayo pare-parehong lumagay lahat sa TAMANG lugar?
“Ano ba ang ‘tama’ at ano ba ang ‘mali’?” tanong mo.
IKAW na ang sumagot nyan.
Dasrayt… Iya’y pantutpik laang ng kuko.
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