For two days, I’ve been feeling hot, yet the thermometer read normally. On the third, I decided to wait for more that a minute for equilibriation to occur. It read 38.6. Then, it made me wonder, "I may have been sick for the past two days and still continued with my walk-bike daily routine." Well, I do praise God that nothing serious happened. To date, my once-in-five-years fever has lowered, but my mom recommends that I don’t go to class just yet…
I’ll just chain myself to bed, so as not to be a hypocrite. ^_^
Out of Focus
In photography, focus is one of the most important elements of composition. As seen above, focusing solely on the spider made the rest of the "big picture" blurry and soft (if that was taken on a film camera, it would be much more indistinguishable.
In life, there are things that take long to build, but could disappear at the blink of an eye. Crops ruined by typhoons; wealth that got lost in a scam or stock market crash; credibility, like the boy who cried wolf, and trust.
So, what’s the connection between the last two paragraphs? Though it is necessary that things like credibility and trust be regained, preoccupation in that area of character alone, is like focusing on the spider, instead of getting the big picture. So, what is this "big picture" that we speak of? The Apostle Paul never put it more bluntly:
"That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made comfortable unto his death; If by any means i might attain unto the resurrection of the dead"
-Philippians 3:10-1,1 KJV
If the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, then the big picture of this thing we call "character" is to be like Christ, everything else will follow. ^_^