Friday, May 20, 2011

Building Lives

One of the most populated places in Guadalupe Nuevo is situated at the Street of Bario Visaya. At the corner of the houses, you can find group of mothers looking after their young ones which are playing everywhere. One weekend, we visited the place and informed the parents that Sumulong Baptist Church-Makati was offering a free Vacation Bible School for ages 3 to 12-year-old. In the midst of our promotion, the common comment I heard from the mothers were, “That’s a great program for the children they will surely learn good things about God. Chidren of this age are bad-mannered and hard-headed”. I just thought, “What happen to the children of today? Why at their young age they look impure, lost, and filled with wordly thoughts”. Is the world that we livein corrupted their pure minds? Or we that supposed to train and guide them towards the way they should go mislead them. He said: “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6).