Jordan Legaspi

(24 July 1978 / Davao City, Philippines)

@ A to Z of one who believed

A to Z of one who believed

Acceptance of one self:
My strength and weakness
My giftedness and my limitation
Who I am and what I am
Balance in my life:
Between my private and social responsibility
Between my physical and spiritual need
Between my head and my heart
Commitment and loyalty to my vows:
Of obedience with a discerning heart
for the common and greater good
Of poverty with generosity to what I have
Of chastity without fear to confront my sexual desire
Dialogue is always possible
Between me and you
Between we and they
Between us and the all
Enthusiasm in what I ought to do and to what is asked of me
Forgiveness with maturity of mind and steady of heart
Gratitude for the things in the past
for what is here and now; for what is yet to come
Honesty from small to great things; to my self and to others
Integrity in my words and in my deeds
Justice for all regardless of gender and age;
status and title; race and skin; faith and creed
Kindness to my friends and to strangers even to those I don’t like;
to the members and non-members of (my) church
Learning from my mistakes and shortcomings
Maturity and calmness in facing problems and situations
Naturality in presenting my self:
Without pride and prejudice
Without fear and anxiety
Without faking things and pretensions
Openness to other possibilities in life as long it is in line with the gospel
Prayer as the center of my life
and may that, my life would be the fruit of that prayer
Quite yet in peaceful atmosphere
and to be in silence when needed and necessary
Respect and trust the other person/ group has to say/ contribute
Service without ifs and buts
in accordance to my capacity and resources
Thoughtfulness even to the simple and ordinary things(s)
dune by others
Understanding and fortitude
Variety of ways and means in building a community
Willingness to admit ones mistake and to ask forgiveness
X- Symbolizing my Christian identity
Faith to one and eternal God revealed by/ through Jesus the Christ
Hope for goodness to come even out of a disparate situation/ event
Love of God:
In my self as the reincarnation of Jesus my personal savior
To my fellow human beings
as the image and likeness of (my) creator
To nature where the many splendid manifestations of God revealed
Yes to what is healthy and beneficial to all
Zeal to follow Jesus through the ups and downs;
days and nights of my life till death finds me.

Kasama, Zambia, Africa. 2007

Submitted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Edited: Sunday, July 21, 2013

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  • Chitra - (5/13/2009 9:14:00 PM)

    the reflection of the Higher Essence through these profound commandments
    nice poem to live by (Report) Reply

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