I got a call from an old egyptian friend last night. I met him in Dubai. He used to be my father, my clown during those saddiest moments, my crying shoulder and someone I can lean on.
During our conversation He said something that overwhelms my soul. He said ” Everyday He remembers me for he saw the difference in me compare to girls he met specifically to all Filipina he knew. He told me to remain godly, extraordinary and righteous. It’s a great honor that my light shines on him, that he sees the light, the difference in me. It’s a great balm for all the tease and persecutions I’ve got for being different from others.
By nature, we want people to like us especially in a foreign land, to have friends and companion, and the safest way to do is to blend in. But I chose not to blend in but to bring the difference of our God to my collegues though it was not easy for me. It is a lil bit uncomfortable and sacrificial.