righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight,
wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.
righteousness of the upright delivers them,
unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.
New International Version (NIV)
Kawikaan 11:5-6 (Tagalog) Magandang Balita Biblia (TPV)
5 Mas panatag ang landas ng tapat ang pamumuhay, ngunit nabubuwal ang masama sa sariling kabuktutan. 6 Ang katuwiran ng mga matuwid ang magliligtas sa kanya, ngunit ang masama ay bilanggo ng kanyang masamang nasa.
No contest. I just let Sunday happened as it is. My feet carried me along our old church and attend the night or “vesper” service but before that I visited my five month old nephew hospitalized because of pneumonia and saw a few little children with the same sickness. I thought, it could be the climate frequent changes effect.
It was tough to find a conversation to start with without touching some family issues when we are with family. It could be heartbreaking for a daughter to hear straight from its mother mouth that she doesn’t want to have anything to do with her daughter anymore because she doesn’t want to have a bitter life and burden herself trying to help and fix her daughter’s life. Isn’t it what mothers are for? She got contented and had found her peace with his son who finally had worked overseas and had provided the finances she needed. She had her comfort zone and would not dare let anything get her out of it and feel miserable. She never felt miserable taking care of his families and find them good at all times, I guess she loved him that much. Suits her fine. Who wants misery anyway?
On the other hand, why would a daughter who had her own family needs to burden her mother with her own affairs? (5 Mas panatag ang landas ng tapat ang pamumuhay, ngunit nabubuwal ang masama sa sariling kabuktutan) Maybe we need to carry our own cross and try to live righteously and peacefully and try not to pass burden to other people. We all have our own burdens to carry and one can only carry so much. We should be responsible to accept the effect of what we do.
So I thought…” If one cannot manage to be a blessing to others then just try the best not to be a burden.”
But then another question…What is family all about if one cannot tell and share and one doesn’t want to listen and help?