The Puntold Story: A Little Secret

The Puntold Story is another part of my blog that I want to share. These stories are my life experiences (obviously) and it’s better to share stories of enlightenment (one day at a time hehe).

I hope The Puntold Story will (not really change your life) but will touch even just a bit of your heart.

It’s Friday the 13th! The number 13 is such a big factor for me. It’s not bad luck – this number has actually brought me to more fortunate and blessed events.

Now, as a pilot of The Puntold Story, I would just like to share how the number 13 is related today and what a great timing to post this (and have thought about this) on the same day.

A little secret that I want to share with you guys, (call me mainstream) but yes, I want to be honest to you that I don’t go the church – well sometimes if there is a wedding or christening or any event in the church – but to hear Mass every Sunday, I don’t. I just complete the Simbang Gabi every gabi, hahaha duh!

Yes, I do read the bible and I know  I know  that a lot of people are into their youth-related worships (no judging) it’s just that everyone has the right to post a status or tweet with anything related to their favorite verse or the verse that helped them within the day.

Me? I am not a fan of verses. Like Captain America vs… Charaught!

I read the whole chapter. I believe in reading the whole chapter because the idea of the chapter itself is not fragmented. You get to sink in all of the important details.

I call this chapter my little secret because every time I read it, it calms everything. Whenever I have a bad day or just when I feel too tired, I read it and then everything seems close to perfection again.

But you know what’s funny?

Yes, I do read the English version (whatever Bible version, it’s the same though some words were really modified), and whenever I read it I always read it twice.

1 Corinthians 13

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Way of Love

13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith,so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogantor rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[b] it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

See? I know you read it twice. Because when you first read it (especially the last paragraph with the face to face etc, you really cannot comprehend the idea well).

So I started to ask myself…

I should try reading the Tagalog version kaya? Conyo lang te? So here goes…

Pag-ibig

13 Kung magsalita ako ng mga wika ng mga tao o ng mga anghel at wala akong pag-ibig, ako ay parang tansong tumutunog o kumakalansing na pompiyang.Kahit na may kaloob ako ng paghahayag, at ng pagkaalam sa lahat ng mga hiwaga at nasa akin ang lahat ng kaalaman, wala akong halaga kung wala akong pag-ibig. Kahit na may matibay akong pananampalataya upang mapalipat ko ang mga bundok, kung wala akong pag-ibig, wala akong halaga. Kahit ipamigay ko ang lahat kong tinatangkilik upang mapakain ang mga mahihirap, kahit ibigay ko ang aking katawan para sunugin, kung wala akong pag-ibig, wala akong mapapakinabang.

Ang pag-ibig ay matiyaga at mabait. Ang pag-ibig ay hindi naiinggit. Ang pag-ibig ay hindi nagmamapuri o nagmamataas. Ito ay hindi nag-uugali ng di-nararapat, hindi ito naghahangad ng sariling kapakinabangan, hindi madaling magalit at hindi nag-iisip ng masama. Hindi ito nagagalak sa kalikuan kundi nagagalak sa katotohanan. Ang pag-ibig ay nagtatakip ng lahat ng bagay. Ito ay naniniwala sa lahat ng bagay, umaasa sa lahat ng bagay, nagbabata sa lahat ng bagay.

Ang pag-ibig ay hindi nagwawakas. Kung mayroong paghahayag, ang mga ito ay lilipas. Kung may pagsasalita ng mga wika, sila ay titigil. Kung may kaalaman, ito ay lilipas. Ito ay sapagkat alam namin ang ilang bahagi, at naghahayag kami ng ilang bahagi.10 Ngunit kapag yaong ganap ay darating, ang ilang bahagi na iyon ay lilipas. 11 Nang ako ay bata pa, nagsalita ako tulad ng bata, nag-isip ako tulad ng bata, nangatwiran ako tulad ng bata. Nang ako ay malaki na, iniwan ko na ang mga bagay na pambata.12 Ito ay sapagkat sa ngayon ay malabo tayong makakakita sa pamamagitan ng salamin, ngunit darating ang panahon na tayo ay magkikita-kita nang harapan. Sa ngayon ang alam ko ay ilang bahagi lamang ngunit darating ang panahon na makakaalam ako tulad ng naging pagkaalam sa akin.

13 Ngayon ang tatlong ito ay mananatili, ang pananampalataya, ang pag-asa at ang pag-ibig. Ngunit ang pinakadakila sa tatlong ito ay ang pag-ibig.

DIBA MAS TAGOS?!

Okay, relax lang. Hindi ako galit.

Ewan ko pero mas ramdam ko na basahin ito.

Ganda ng shifting ko to Tagalog noh?

I hope this helps. Especially for some of you na hindi nakakapag-dasal araw-araw (which is okay, by the way). I hope this helps in a way kasi sa akin, ang pinaka-basis naman and main idea ng Bibliya is LOVE – so kumbaga ito ang summary ng life itself para sa akin.

Biglang shift to conyo language

Sobrang gaan sa pakiramdam. Pero kung obese ka, huwag mo na basahin at makakabigat lang lalo sa’yo. Chos lang.

I hope talaga this chapter inspires you. It has brought me to a lot of places like inuman, gay clubs… Joke lang. Basta. Masarap sa pakiramdam.

I make it a point to read this when I wake up and bago ako matulog (bukod sa stressed or pagod ang lola mo).

Ang nakakatawa pa, while I was looking for some files of my sister sa work (kasi bigla daw na-corrupt lappy niya) may nakita akong photo na 2014 pa ata:

keep-calm-and-love-anje-15
I forgot saang site ko ito nagawa haha tagal na kasi

Sobrang coincidence naman sa araw na ito! No joke! I shit you not!

So when I was reading the photo above, bigla akong napaisip OR bigla kang mapapaisip na ang selfish ng dating diba?

But what I mean with the photo was not to love me… It is more of an instruction:

Magmahal ka Anje. 

Ganun ka simple mga pards. Kaya ikaw, magmahal ka rin. Sabayan mo na magmahal ang gas, bigas at iba’t ibang produkto sa merkado. ;)

Okay Darla, sleep na tayo please! Goodnight guys! Happy weekend <3

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7 thoughts on “The Puntold Story: A Little Secret

      1. hahaha. yun nga green din naisip ko. kaya binalikan ko kung ano ba talaga tinatranslate mo…..ahhh biblical passage pala. pero maganda exercise yan kahit matrabaho, mahirap din magtranslate.

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  1. Ganda ng shifting from english to tagalog to conyo. LOL! I agree na mas tagos sa puso kapag tagalog. Mas ramdam. Haha! :) Thanks for sharing your secret and I hope you enjoy reading the bible more and more! :)

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