Before I tell my story for the week, I’ll first enumerate some wrong questions to ask a barrister:
2. Mahirap ba?
3. Okay ba?
4. Ready ka na ba?
Never, never ask us these, okay? I know you, guys, mean well, but it’s just that….anyway, here’s my story.
On my way to EGI from Baste after last Saturday’s lecture, it drizzled a bit and I unfortunately did not have my usual handy umbrella in tow. Twas a hectic day, I had lunch by myself at 2pm while re-scanning Justice Nachura’s book and spent the rest of the afternoon till early evening doing the same. By 7pm, I set everything else aside, I sought first the Law-giver and attended a worship service, and experienced a wonderful send-off along with 16 other barristers with the same convictions. However, it drizzled once more. Good thing my mom had a paracetamol tablet handy because I was already starting to feel a fever coming up…and it did. The following day, while queuing with LP Cams, I once more felt heat in my cheeks and a slight headache. What a wonderful timing to have fever right? Thank God that LP cams had some bioflu tablet that she shared with me, and that the procters in the exam room where I got assigned arranged that I sit in the least cold seat in the room. By lunch time, I felt my energy drain out. Good thing I saw my blockmates and was able to feed off on their energy somehow. The afternoon exam, however, went pfffft, I think. I was so drained and it was just so long. I guess misery somehow loves company because almost everyone I was able to talk to barely finished it as well. I did, but with perfunctory answers which struck me this morning as the wrong ones. I just felt so bad this morning that I felt close to quitting, napagalitan tuloy ako ni Mike.
Anyway, tonight, I came across chapter 55 of Isaiah and it so comforted me. Praise God for His word. I shall not be shaken. In Him, I shall remain, and shall recuperate so tomorrow, I’ll prepare for the next portion of the battle once more.
1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. 3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. 4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples. 5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor."
6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God,for he will freely pardon. 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed."
P.S. I just called up a masseuse recommended by my bro-in-law…can’t wait for her to arrive. Sana ok sya.