READY MIXED CONCRETE

 

Bro. Bobby, Bro Froi & I were on our way back to the Heritage Center from our lunch outside. As we turned right into Quezon Avenue a big truck of ready mixed concrete crossed passed us. I asked Bro Froi what is the capacity of the revolving drum of the concrete mix. He said that it varies from 6, 8 & 10 cubic meters. He added that a concrete mix truck when it leaves the plant is given a time that they should reach its destination and should be able to pour the concrete before one and a half hour or less otherwise the concrete will start to set and will harden. Concrete that had started to set can no longer be used and must be discarded away. 

 

I pondered upon what I heard as a “setting time” for concrete to harden. The Lord gave me an insight of a “hardened heart.” It is given a time before it hardens.

 

St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:26 says “Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” Could this mean that we are given 12 hours of daylight within which we can be angry but we must free ourselves of it when darkness comes otherwise our hearts will harden. It will become as hard as concrete. Our minds will be “darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart” Eph. 4:18  

 

In my 31 years of shepherding the community I have witnessed several members who were unable to deal with their anger, the Biblical way. Unknowingly they have allowed themselves to harden their own hearts which eventually led them to stay away from the Community. This has always been the tactics of the enemy. It will be very easy for the enemy to oppress a person no end when he had lost his support community:

 

  • This will lead to back sliding which is fatal.
  • The admonition in Hebrews 6:4-6 is scary.
  • “For it is impossible in the case of those
  • Who have once been enlightened and
  • Tasted the heavenly gift and
  • Shared in the Holy Spirit and
  • The powers of the age to come, and then
  • Have fallen away,
  • To bring them to repentance again,
  • Since they are recrucifying The Son of God
  • For themselves and holding Him up to contempt

 

 

 

REFLECTION: 

 

Let us always pray to the Holy Spirit to:

 

  1. Give us the grace to see God in every situation in our lives epecially when we have conflicts with others
  2. To fill us with understanding and and love for others
  3. To learn to forgive everyone who hurts us before sundown

 

PRESCRIPTION OF THE DAY:

 

         Heb. 4:7 “oh, that today you would heHis Voice; Harden not your Hearts” 

 

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