On July 30th, I picked up two people at the airport coming from the Philippines. They are former colleagues of my sister’s mother-in-law, Tita Glo. Tita Glo asked me months ago if I could pick them up at the airport, if my family could house them while they are in LA, and if I could show them around some places before they go to their training on Monday. My family and I happily agreed.
While I was at church on Sunday, my uncle and auntie took them to show them around the South bay area. And on Monday morning, my friend and I drove our visitors to Santa Barbara for their 9 AM training.
You see, FilipinX values a sense of community. They are inclined to help their “kababayan,” fellow countryperson, in any way they can. This is one of the FilipinX values and traditions I can be proud of.
Scripture: Luke 12:32-40 New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition
32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36 be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes during the middle of the night or near dawn and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
39 “But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
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