For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as ransom for many.
For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
"During class discussion, I'm wounded while cleaning the walls of the comfort room. The sponge was soaked wet with soap as I brushed it in the dirty edges, not only in there but also in the big cabinet outside the comfort room," these are the things that remain fresh in my heart when my teacher summoned me through a hysterical command. Her face that time looked like a crumpled paper.
It all started in the 4 corners of our Grade V classroom. There was guild and shame when I came out the comfort room just to clean the cabinet. Everyone was staring at me while they had our regular class. She even questioned my answers during recitation.
I can't imagine my teacher did it. And yes, it was all about Failure and Disappointment. These things really hurt me most. My teacher, my classmates and even other people have high expectations which I can't definitely define if I can reach it. They believed I'm good, I can always do good.
I once became a janitor boy in grade V. I didn't expect our teacher got irritated with the noise. She figured out who was the mastermind but definitely she pointed at me with no apparent reason. I believed that it was not me. Blaming me for the fault of others is a mistake, a big mistake.
Since I'm a good student, I ended up to be their janitor. I said to myself that time, I failed my teacher at the same time disappointed her. What she did then was to punish me publicly as to every of my classmates will know the moral of the day. However, this was not the only scene that made her disappointed. It was a long story if I include it here and will consume more pages.
So she was too frank and fond of me. The wound in my finger already healed years ago but the wound that cause it will remain unhealed. She embarked to me the fear for failure and disappointment. But hurting her back has no use and I will not do it either.
I just live the cause of it. I became aware of my acts, became competitive and always find faults to others. In this way I can pay back those hurts that she embarked me. Every time I see others failed and disappointed, I'm overwhelm.
I get used to these since grade V. I treated this as my healing peal. However, when I'm the one who suffers disappointment and failure it feels that I'm overdosed.
But to really heal this hurt, I should forget the past and move on. Take the positive side of it instead. I should have faith and think my grade five teacher did it for me to learn, not to failed me publicly or be disappointed in front of my classmates.
By doing the same, for sure my classmates and other people will also learn from me. I hope that that this hurt will no longer be a hurt but a challenge. I also hope that other people would not take it negatively, it is a constructive criticism.
The Lecture Forum on Journ Ethics and Laws on Mass Media was break for the Journalism students as Mr. Mario Arguelles tackled the Journalism Ethics last March 29, 2012.
Under the supervision of Prof. Edgar Barrameda, the AB Journalism students organized the event the whole morning. Regarding the preparation, we find it hard to start the event on time due to the few participants.
However, the topic made us interested since Mr. Arguelles is an expert journalist. He shared his expertise in print media.
Arguelles added that being a journalist must be credible and must never take any Gift as a replacement to the profession. There must be passion in order to fulfill it's purpose in media.
Indeed it was a break to us organizers. With a little time, we came up with a mini-seminar although it looked too ordinary. Honestly, it appeared like a class room discussion where everyone was busy with their matters. Some was listening while others were too busy with their cosmetics at the back. Everyone contributed for foods. Macsavers were served to the speaker and to our dear prof. For us, it's just a tasty toasted siopao. We knew what equipment are needed for a seminar. A malfunctioned projector was a lesson for all of us.
It was a break through extended knowledge. What imparted to us by the speaker were an extension to the learning we gain in school. Although it was only about ethics, it was important to know. Without his views maybe until now, we're blind about the real world in media. The discussion quite appeared boring since only few throw questions or maybe some are not interested at all.
With the seminar held, I hope we can come up with a better one, Just a little passion for a noble profession.