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Ingrata (Ungrateful) (Isaiah 17:10-11)

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation
    and have not remembered the Rock of your refuge;
therefore, though you plant pleasant plants
    and sow the vine-branch of a stranger,
though you make them grow on the day that you plant them,
    and make them blossom in the morning that you sow,
yet the harvest will flee away
    in a day of grief and incurable pain.

Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay di makakarating sa paroroonan. This is a popular Filipino proverb stated by our national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Basically it speaks about achieving something—he who doesn’t appreciate his roots shall never succeed or he who doesn’t know how to look back where he came from will never reach his destiny. People who fall in the category of which are called “Ingrata” in my province. Even though children whose parents had separated because of third parties are counseled to still respect the offender for the fact that without him/her, he wouldn’t had existed.

Who are we to forget our Father? Who are we to not remember what our Refuge had done just to save us? Who are we to ignore our Creator? Apart from God we can do nothing. All the things that we could see, the things we use every day, the knowledge and wisdom comes from Him. We don’t deserve to receive these because we had sinned a lot yet He provided it. And what do we give God in return? Forgetting that He had given us everything? Ignoring His sacrifices? Man, we were more rotten than a decaying fish if that is the case!

For prosperity and success comes in God’s hands. He can take it whenever He wants or He might not give it to someone even though we had worked hard just to achieve it. Everything is in God’s hands. We must gladly accept that we are so much dependent on Him.


One thought on “Ingrata (Ungrateful) (Isaiah 17:10-11)

  1. One statement is enough for a mature and evolved spirit to understand the immortal importance of a sentence, of a written line, due to its indestructible invaluable content that teaches how the spirit should act to develop the inner God, or to turn into Spirit and Truth, or to realise in it the teachings of the Bible – YOU ARE GODS.
    There are people who devour books, searching for religions, sects and banners, listening to the incarnate and the discarnate, but they do not change inwardly and do not really blossom… They are like mediocrity that goes around the PERFECTION, without ever reaching it…
    The Exemplary Word warned these people, by saying: “The Kingdom of God is inside each one, it does not come with external signs.”
    Therefore, those who do not know how to LOOK FOR THEMSELVES, and have not FOUND THEMSELVES yet, will have to search high and low, hovering unhappily, in the kingdom of emptiness and painful doubts.
    An old initiatic saying teaches: “The good disciple awaits doing good.”
    The Exemplary Word also taught: “Upon your patience you shall build your souls.”
    These abstracts say to the immature, to those empty spirits: “Learn how to run to your inner self, because it is there that God has placed His Divine Virtues, which, when blossomed, will make you a TOTAL ONE, GOD IN GOD, BECAUSE NO ONE WILL BE CHILD OF GOD ETERNALLY.”
    However, let us remember these wise words: “One word to those who understand it is worth a whole speech to those who do not understand it.”

    All the best. With love, Neil.

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