Sharpening iron

We had a very interesting session in the church last Sunday. Ko Joni (for you who didn’t know him, he is an SBC student who is ministering in CLPC) is having an assignment to do a session on counseling for his course. So he asked us to do it after church instead of the usual bible study class. He did it along with his classmate Mrs. Debora (I hope I spelled her name correctly), with a focus on parenting.

The presentation itself, to be honest, was a little bit cramped here and there. There are too many information to process and a little too academic for a two-hour session. But having a 16 weeks course converted into a two-hour session is, of course, destined to go that way. Having said all that, I felt more blessed and satisfied than not. Ko Joni’s sharing on his own family were very touching and, I guess, those sharing were the real example on why we need to be more careful with our way of living, especially when other lives are involved.

I guess it does not limit the importance to parents, but also us as a community of believers. We can’t ignore the fact that some brothers and sisters are more mature in one aspect or another, and more often than not, these brothers and sisters are going to be an example to other believers. How we behave will indirectly affect their development as well. Now, it may not be as significant as parents, or PKTB or pastors, but I believe that we have the power to alter someone life and I do think that Jesus wants us to sharpen each other like iron is being sharpened by another.

On the surprising side, we did two tests: ISE and ISS, which are tests on Self Esteem and Self Shame. I scored 70 and 71 out of 100 respectively – a very high result compared to the others who stays around 30 to 50. They said that the higher it is the lower self-esteem I have or the bigger the self-shame that I put on myself. The healthy mark is 30, 100 being the worst. I stand at the apex of the church members with 141 points on aggregate. Cool.

Nobody believed. =.=’



There was a time when I lost my desire to write and to share. There was a time when I didn't see the point of doing a blog to express my thought. I am who I am though, inconsistent as I am in doing this blog, but I do want to share and I do long to write. Today I'm giving it another go. Fingers crossed. But I still wish that "Let there be light" is the message that I convey.
  • January 1st 2012, Kristo