To be honest, nahihiya talaga ako noon mag-share ng mga Word ni Lord. Parang hindi kasi legit if it will come from me. Growing up, people knew me as maldita.Tapos biglang nagpo-post ng mga bible quotes? Well, Jesus said He came not to call the righteous, but sinners (Matthew 9:13, ESV). So…
I digressed a little so lemme go back to my main point.
I was really scared of the bashing and the criticism. Hindi ba napaka-common ang mga biro na may halong pasaring na, “May balak ka bang mag-pastora?” o ‘di kaya, “Magma-madre ka ba?”
There are also topics that I would often try to steer clear away from or refrain from discussing — topics like homosexuality, fornication, adultery, and divorce that are found in the bible to name a few. Ayoko kasi maka-offend ng ibang tao.
But I was reminded by the verse Mark 8:38 that I shouldn’t feel that way. The Word of the Lord isn’t meant to be hidden. Thankfully, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 gave me assurance that I can be truthful about the Word of God but still be driven by love, na may pagmamahal pa rin para sa kapwa, to share the Gospel without being condescending and sounding judgmental. I have come to realize that I’m sharing God’s Word because (1) Jesus said that if we love Him, then we must obey His commandments; (2) I love the Lord and we are all called to spread His Gospel; and (3) Jesus commanded us to love others, and loving others also means sharing to them the Truth and the Light that is Jesus.
We can share our faith with others without forcing them to accept it; and to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people (Titus 3:2 ESV).
So yeah, I sound so cheesy and corny but there you go.
As for the closing statement (naks!) I will leave what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:16 (GNT)
“If I spread the Good News, I have nothing to brag about because I have an obligation to do this. How horrible it will be for me if I don’t spread the Good News!”