May you be blessed in the city, and blessed in the country! (Deuteronomy 28:3)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Living in Opposites Is Just Fine

Friday night over here in my country home. I finally got to exercise again at dusk, after a long time. As is usual to my pondering self, thoughts come to me during my walk.

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Just last Friday, at about the same time, I was in a huge building with contemporary architecture and interiors, in the heart of Makati’s Central Business District. I enjoyed the artistry, the air-conditioning, and the sight of people chatting al fresco over coffee.

This Friday, I am not contained in concrete. I am outdoors, marveling at the layers of “cloud-art” that swathe the sky (I love looking at the sky). I enjoy God’s awesome dome above me, the cool breeze, and the sight of a line of mahogany trees.

Living in opposites is just fine.

Last Friday, while I was waiting in one area of the building, many people swiftly walked past me from both left and right — call center types, expats, regular working folk in their corporate attire.

This Friday, I am the one swiftly walking, but only because of the exercise pace. Most of the people who work in this area have gone home, and the sound I hear is not that of city-busy clatter but that of a bird — a dark one with white tail.

Living in opposites is just fine.

Last Friday, I was an attendee during a seminar in a university campus extension.

This Friday, I was the speaker during a workshop in a university campus.

Living in opposites is just fine.

Nice trend — these opposites — don’t you think? Jesus Himself said, “Whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). I “lost” my life when I told the Lord to have His way in my life. In the process, I have gained so much more — life to the full.

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