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Category: Me and Him

The Burden of A Name: A Birthday Resolution

If I do not become a Saint when I am young, I shall never become one. – St. John Berchmans

I was baptized under the protection of the patron of altar boys: St. John Berchmans. I read about him once and found some facts about him that turned me ashamed and felt so burdened: he is just a young man, yet is called holy. He loved to make pilgrimages, walking barefoot through journeys of miles while praying the Rosary Prayer. He kept himself holy and clean of sins until he died at the age of 22, which granted him the beatification.

Another Quality Time with The Lord

Bagiku, mengharapkan keajaiban dan mukjizat bukan berarti harus melihat penampakan Tuhan dalam rupa fisik yang kita inginkan, bukan berupa penglihatan akan air mata yang keluar dari Corpus Christi di Salib, bukan berupa air yang berubah menjadi anggur setelah kita berdoa, bukan berupa sesosok malaikat bersinar yang membangunkan kita di tengah malam. Bagiku, keajaiban dan mukjizat adalah hal-hal baik yang ada di hidup sehari2, namun acapkali kita tidak sadari. Bukan hal mudah. Tapi tidak juga sulit kalau kita mau. Di hari keempat peziarahanku di Surabaya, ada kejadian unik yang mendorongku untuk membagikan sedikit cerita ini.