by Lihrod Aviso
I am an Accounting Technology graduate of Far Eastern University. At present, I work as a Finance Analyst for a Global Company. All were just a distant dream until I become the scholar of the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters.
“You make known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” – Psalm 16:11. This verse is beautiful, isn’t it? Did each word give you assurance of God’s love and eternal promise?
Thanks to the Capuchin Tertiary Sisters, I found God and felt His immense love. Decades before, God was nowhere to be found in my life and didn’t know His existence until I became a scholar of Holy Family Home Makati Foundation. My years of living in the foundation has surely equipped me with a lot of valuable skills, but more than the educational support the sisters were giving, I believe it was the spiritual formation that gave the most profound impact on my life.
Children might learn technical knowledge the books are teaching, but there’s no replacement to the kind heart the Bible is creating.With the help of God, I have learned how to sacrifice for others without asking for anything in return, learning to be selfless. His love keeps me moving forward in this life despite countless instances where I wanted to give up and cease. It is His mercy that makes me believe in the goodness of other people letting me appreciate the little things life has to offer. It is Him that provides peace and beautiful silence in my life. Everything I am is all thanks to Him who never stop to show and make me feel that I’m loved even at my lowest and most undesirable state. It is also thanks to the sisters that never gave up on me and believed in me.
The journey of finding Him isn’t easy since there are several distractions along the way. But through the guidance of the sisters I came to know God in a way that is deep and profound, changing my life for the better.