"Let Go and Let God"

In John 6:40 Jesus declared, "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." Overcome your fears and let God through the Holy Spirit mold you and rule your life. Be happy as you trust in Jesus, follow his teachings and God will bless your life abundantly. And in 1 Corinthians 5:16-17, the Holy Spirit in Saint Paul tells us, “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

In John 8:12, Jesus spoke again to the people saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." Make a difference in this world by helping others know Jesus in you and see the light ... Let your light shine brightly now!

And in Matthew 6:33, Jesus said, " Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Live with true peace, see and feel the blessings and fulfillment that come upon your life when you do what is good for others as compared when you judge and cause pain in others which can bring so much stress, conflict and even illness in your life."

To Our Youth and The Weary, "Hope and Trust in God and Be Generous"

Herewith is a related inspirational message from the letter of St. Paul to the young Timothy (1Timothy 6:17-19), which states, “Command those who are rich in the present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Commentary on - Pacquiao affirms faith in God in thanksgiving Mass | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Pacquiao affirms faith in God in thanksgiving Mass | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Reading from our link above, the People's Champ, World Boxing's P4P Champ and  8th Time World Champion in 8 Boxing Divisions Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao made it clear during a thanksgiving mass for his victory held at the Quiapo Cathedral in Manila, that he "won not because of (his) own skills, but of (his) faith in the Lord."

Who would ever imagine a small 5'6 1/2" fighter can achieve this extraordinary feat taking 8 division titles if he just relied on his own skill?

In his recent fight with a taller and a much heavier warrior, Antonio Margarito, Pinoy Blogger saw Goliath before the fight bragging about how he intends to slay a puny David in Manny Pacquiao, having won by a knockout against Miguel Cotto.
Even before his fight pitting him with Cotto, many people doubted his ability to overcome the much bigger and heavier seasoned fighter in Miguel.

His speed and punching power awed many including his bigger sparring partners, not to mention UFC MMA champion George St-Pierre and WBC Silver Middleweight Champion who both saw him train with Roach.

Despite all the praises and accolades he has received around the world, Manny still humbles himself to people around him and very calmly avoids using derogatory and trashy comments or bear an unsportsmanlike behavior inside or outside the ring.

He is a true gentleman you might say unlike many title holders in different sports discipline who cannot even control their mouth when they talk against their opponents and fall short of even thanking or praising God before or after an encounter.

As in among the 8 Beatitudes, Matthew 5:5, while talking to a multitude with his disciples tow Jesus was saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." 

Manny, who himself had a humble beginning while helping his family earn a decent living at a younger age as a tricycle driver before trying on his first boxing gloves as he yearned for a better livelihood honing his skill with his new found talent in this unpredictable and life threatening sport in General Santos City, better known as the 'Tuna Capital of the World,'  is now serving in the Philippine Congress aside from giving inspiration to many people around the world with different nationalities while acknowledging and glorifying God in all his undertakings.

And many people know how much he has endured, sacrificing his own life and family while serving God in this own dignified way through his country and its people.

During the post fight interview, Manny showed great character and humility.  He was honest enough to admit his weakness in the fight and where he got hurt by his toughest opponent thus far in Margarito.

He knows he can only rely on his faith, especially when the going gets rough.  And he feels all the time secured with his persevering confidence in his Creator.

With rosary around his neck resting close to his heart, he knows Jesus Christ is there ever guiding him, and Mama Mary, keeping him close to his family and to the people he serves and continue to inspire.

And a fitting reflection from Proverbs 29:23, perhaps, seems appropriate for this man of humble spirit as it states, “A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.”

Still after the fight with Margarito, he never forgot his countrymen and his constituents in Sarangani, Cotobato, whom he represents as he said, "I need to go back and serve my people,"  as he knows that he has a bigger task to handle back home.

In Matthew 23:11-12, Jesus Christ said to the crowd with disciples, "The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

This 'man of God' and 'true to life hero' truly deserves our support and prayers.  Again we salute you, "Mabuhay ka (Long Live) Manny Pacquiao."

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1 comment:

  1. How remarkable indeed is Manny Pacquiao's rise to greatness. He gives hope to the poor with his shining example of perseverance, hard work, humility and strong faith in God. And he knows without God and prayer, and without the love he has shown for his country, his family and his people which kept coming back to him in bountiful blessings, he cannot accomplish all what he has gained. I see him as sent by God on a mission to inspire and love the poor. And I pray for his safety, success and continued guidance with God on his side.