Dying Old

“Fight the good fight for the faith. Keep holding on to eternal life, to which you were called and about which you gave a good testimony in front of many witnesses.” – 1 Timothy 6:12

They call him Daddy Lo because some identifies with him as Daddy and some younger folks call him Lolo, to prevent from confusion, they called him Daddy Lo.  I do not know his age but a 50 plus something addresses him as Daddy and he has grandchildren of college age. The first time I attended the Bukas-Loob sa Diyos (BLD) prayer meeting in our area, Daddy Lo was one of the prayer leaders. He had to sit once in a while because he had difficulty in standing for some minutes. I cannot even hear his voice when he was saying prayers as he can’t raise his voice that loud to be heard even with a microphone. In the past prayer meetings, he would come with his oxygen tank handy. Tsup…tsup…tsup…tsup, his oxygen tank sounds as it provides air for him. This old man continues to attend holy mass and prayer meetings even he is gasping for air and continues to serving God even his physical capacity prevents him to do so. Daddy Lo died this week. I have not known him personally but those in few times, Daddy Lo was a living witness. Daddy Lo, I believed, is faithful until the end; he has fought the good fight of faith.

Paul exhorts the young Timothy to hold on to the faith until the end. To fight the good fight of faith. If we are young or old, our direction is to hold steadfast on what we believe is worthy to live for. We must be faithful up to the point our breathing is hardly a contestable exercise. We must continue to be servants of God up to the point that our hands and feet can’t make some mobile movements. We pray that the Lord bring us to that place.  To a place where our fight for our faith is weathered by time.  To a place where in our weakness, we find God as our strength. To a place where our weak voice echoes the glory of the Lord. To a place where in our challenged physical being, we delight in spending our diminutive potency in loving and serving God alone.  Let us fight the good fight of faith.

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