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The Unfairness of Life – Prologue

Life is so unfair!

Ever heard that? I heard it soooo many times. Hey, in fact every single time I heard that, I can even say, “amen to that!”. But so what?

I do not know whether we realize it, but these days people are searching fervently for fairness. Wait, I said that wrongly. People are searching for happiness, and fairness is a part of it. A big one. And by fairness, it means that good deeds will be rewarded with good things or blessings, and bad deeds will be rewarded with bad things or punishments. And it doesn’t seem to be fair if the otherwise happens. Nor it should happen.

Interestingly it does not stop there. It even goes further that every single person should be free and (thus) ‘happy’. Indeed, in our modern culture, avoiding pain and suffering at all cost, and pursuing pleasure and personal freedom at all cost, becomes the norm. Hence, pain and suffering, which is directly translated to bad things usually, become increasingly unacceptable. Even for punishments (for bad deeds), it is barely acceptable because no one wants (or accept) punishments – even if they did wrong. We will usually strive to justify the deeds, and hence minimize, if not nullify the (reasons of) punishments. And for those pains ‘without any reason’? I’ll leave that to your imagination.

But the painful reality is, there are pains and sufferings. And lots of them are unfair, and unavoidable.

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Posted by on April 1, 2014 in Chapter 1: University life

 

The Little ‘Abrahamic’ Journey (pt. 2)

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Indeed, my life does feel like a little ‘Abrahamic’ journey, especially these past few weeks. As Abraham has to travel around due to many reasons, one of the countries were Egypt, because he was forced by the famine. And as he was asked politely to leave Egypt, me too. Just maybe, what I thought was my Canaan is actually my Egypt, that I need to go there because there’s a need to. Or maybe I should go around a bit more. I don’t know.. only God knows.

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The Question of A Friend

“Pleasing others”. That was the phrase that caught my attention last Saturday. My immediate thought was relating it to the phrase,”… grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). And it seems that I was not alone, as another person’s immediate response was, “pleasing God as well”.

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The Conviction

I thought I did what’s right
I thought I had the answers
I thought I chose the surest road
But that road brought me here

So I put up a fight
And told you how to help me
Now just when I have given up
The truth is coming clear

Chorus:
You know better than I
You know the way
I’ve let go the need to know why
For You know better than I

If this has been a test
I cannot see the reason
But maybe knowing I don’t know
is part of getting through

I tried to do what’s best
But faith has made it easy
To see the best thing I can do
Is to put my trust in You.

Coda:
I saw one cloud and thought it was a sky
I saw a bird and thought that I could follow
But it was You who taught that bird to fly
If I let You reach me, will You teach me..?

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2011 in Chapter 2: Working life, The Real Life

 

Protected: The Heartache

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Posted by on April 16, 2011 in Chapter 2: Working life, The Real Life

 

The Prayers

There was this thing that happened just a moment ago. A person who’s praying for something that he wants. With some supporting signs, as well! But in the end, he didn’t get it. An unanswered prayer, some may say. A false hope, some others may say. Another lesson of life, I say. And a tough one, if I may add.

But that raise a question. So what is prayer? And what is its answer? And asking those questions, I remembered these verses.

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Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Chapter 2: Working life, The Real Life

 

The Result (of the fun)

Well, this is the result of The Fun. It feels good when your fun result in something. 😛

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Posted by on April 13, 2011 in Chapter 2: Working life, The Real Life