Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I am a Christian and I am a son too..............

Monday to Friday is working day, Saturday morning is the time I reserved for me and my lovely wife that the time we both enjoy tremendously that we both would wake at 5 am head on to Botanical Garden and start running till like 8 am and then we both "just the two of us" would go for our breakfast.

When a friend jokingly teased me with something like this," what lah you and what kind of Christian are you?' when  I told him that I hardly go to the church on Sunday.........I just took that teasing as a pinch of salt lah......

Indeed I am a Christian and I love God too but then again as I am still on earth and as I am still a son to a mother, I think the onus is on me is to be a 'real son" and I know that  there is just a little thing that I could do just to be a "real son" and when I say "just a little thing' I really mean it.

I know my mom would be happy when on Sunday mornings if I would to take her to her "old kampung" for breakfast, for there she would meet a lot of her old friends, for there she would love to buy stuff from her usual vendors when all these vendors would greet my mom and sometimes praise her like this," wa ! auntie, you still look strong for your age lah"

And I know she would be happy when she would "show case' me to her friends and when her friends respond 'You are so "ho mia lah" your son is so filial " then I would look at her face, she would have this smile of "contentment"

You see my mom is not a Christian yet and I can't tell her that I cannot take her for breakfast on Sunday because I need to go to Church.

Sure,I can take her for lunches and dinners but we will never understand how old folks would feel when you take them back to their "old kampung" and Sunday morning breakfast at her "old kampung" rightly or wrongly can be her contentment.

I do spend my time talking to My Lord in the early hours of the mornings and I am sure he understands me more than anyone else......

P/S : In her living years,,, do what I can


24 comments:

  1. Going to church every Sunday alone won't make you a real Christian. We are not saved by our good works and I know you know that better than i do. What you are doing is an act of love and kindness to your mom which the Lord wants us to do. It's our testimony that will lead people to Christ. How we communicate with people and how we are living our life. Keep giving your mom the love of Christ that is in you and i'll pray that one day you and your family together with your mom will be going to church every Sunday. God bless your heart and keep the fire burning :)

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  2. Bro, I also enjoy to have morning exercise with my wife and then go for a good breakfast..
    very relaxing and happy...

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    1. I just ran about 20 km non stop yesterday, taking a day off and save the energy for saturday bro,,have to train for my full marathon lol

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  3. I am also a Buddhist, who only go to "chanting" session once a month. I always believe, helping hands are better than praying lips.

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    1. Ultimately it is the hearts that matters,isn't it, we can show up in all full glory in the church, burning the tallest josstick but as far as the heart is concerned,what good it is if it is bad bad bad,,,

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  4. I agree with you bro.. going to church every Sunday is not making it any better if in actual fact that one is not carrying out their responsibility. Keep it up bro.. I can say your mum does has a good son!

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    1. I try to be a good son lah but seriously speaking I believe I rather be a good son while she is alive rather than a super good one when she is away,hahahhahah

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  5. Eugene, I like the way you live your life. Being a good devotee doesn't mean you have to be at the church/temple or whatsoever on certain days. In life we have so many choices, make the right one with our wisdom. Religions should be practiced in our daily life. 活在当下,就好。 I respect you and you're inspiring everyone to be a better person.

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    1. Thanks dear and I am still learning and most of all I believe in being humble,,,,,,,,,,,

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  6. I might not be in the position to comment much on religion as I am that prodigal son that is still happy wandering in the wilderness ...hehehe, but over the years, I have got disheartened over many `so called very religious brothers and sisters' who diligently stands up in the Sunday service and rattle one of those `powerfully worded' prayers, shared equally touching testimonies and yet get caught in the never ending `power struggle' and `church politics'...I believe it is not where you pray that matters, more importantly, it is where it comes from ...

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    1. I agree with you,, it is personal as far as our relationship with the almighty is concerned,even though sometimes we need to have fellowship with others,

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  7. I seldom go to temples or chanting classes either, Eugene. I always believe to live our life by keeping a kind heart and words, and do not do wrong to others.

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  8. i feel better after reading the above comments , cos i been question manytime .. "how come no more going to church??? U should go "HOME" now ... things like that to make me feel bad everytime :( , cos i dun hv a good reason to give beside busy with the kids and family things .. just like u , we when jogging and playground then we go hv a roti canai/breakfast , then we go out with parents ... and so on .

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  9. I've always believed my relationship with God is personal and I love spending my early hours in the morning praying,listening and talking to HIM,when I am alone with him, I am what I am and HE is the Great HE is and that's wonderful

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  10. Well, maybe can try to attend the Saturday service instead :D

    We are called to gather with our fellow Christian, to strengthen one another's faith in Him.

    I am fortunate enough, I can spend my Sunday with my parents in church :D

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    1. Yup,sometimes I go to the Saturday service

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  11. Honour thy father and mother... yeah... God will make a way.. :)

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  12. Nothing against christians, but 99% of all these church people make me sad how narrow minded these people are and whether their narrow mindedness is what steering them to christianity.

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    1. I've always believe my relationship with the Almighty is personal,in the end I am only answerable to HIM and not others

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  13. The first commandment is honor your father and mother....you are already obeying God. anyway, you can always worship at a later service.

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    1. Ya,that's why sometimes I go to Saturday night's service

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