A pair of big dark scary horns, big red cape, dark skinned body with a very ugly face and scary laugh holding a big fork and sharp big teeth.- This is what we usually see on television, movies and paper backs whenever the description of the 'enemy' or the devil was described but these are not facts.
However, there is one way to know how it really looks like...
A few months ago, our newly assigned Church Pastor Sonny San Pedro has this subject in his sermon and it really touched and got into my heart and mind.
According to Rev. San Pedro, the enemy had always been envisioned to be like what the movies and pictures had described it but HOW DOES IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE?
No one can really tell.
We all know very well that the work of the devil are bad works like gossip, cheating, lies, deception, suffering, tears, war, fighting, failure, worries, fears, greed, anger, pain and anything that makes us and our fellow men miserable, sick, poor or sad.
The challenge is ...Everyday or every night why don't we look at ourselves in the mirror...ask ourselves if we have done any of the above bad work to our fellowmen...let us check ourselves if we have caused misery to others and think if what we did today made others suffer...only ourselves would know the real answer because only we knew what we really have done for the day.
Do not look unto what others had done to other people. Look at ourselves in the mirror...
Ask ourselves, what did we do today? Have we committed any of this bad work? Have I caused misery to others?... then...perhaps...looking at the mirror one can found out what the devil looks like.
Now, Do you know how the devil looks like?
Everybody laugh after Rev. San Pedro sermon was finished. He made those all sound like a joke and would want to make all things light.
But reflecting on the message he had given that day touched my heart and mind and asked myself, "How do I look like to the eyes of my fellow men?"
As I walked out of the church that day, I went to see myself in the mirror and checked myself out and prayed...I ask God to shine HIS face upon me and guide me everyday to be good to myself and to others and hope that I may never see the enemy in my mirror. Never.
Our Father in Heaven, Our God of Goodness, may you always shine your face upon me so that I can always see the goodness that I should practice in my life. Let your goodness flow in my heart and mind so that I may share it with others too. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.