My Journey: Being A Person For Others
How I Became A Person For Others A synthesis paper In partial fulfillment of the requirements in the FOP subject Submitted to: Ms. Irish E. Bobtail Submitted by: Mr.
. Glenn Ian E. Patella Date Submitted: October 7, 2014 Ad Majored Die Gloria, Magic, and Persons for Others – these are the common phrases expressed and uttered along the halls of Xavier University – Atone De Canaan. I am touched by the meaning of these values and practices since I am sort of new to this kind of environment.
Now I know why this Institution Is prestigious and s being looked up by other people – it’s because of the values they teach coupled with the quality education they offer. Going to Xavier University is an experience I will never ever forget; It’s not about the name that the school carries; It’s not about how seemingly glamorous you are when you walk down the streets wearing the school uniform; it’s not about being classy and smart all at the same time, it’s because here, they focus more on shaping you on to becoming the best of you, in service for others, the country and for God. In this school, I became a person for others.
The first four months Vie spent here In Xavier are four months filled with vibrant colors and unforgettable shades. With its cheerful and Christ-centered aura, I knew that I was called here for a cause. The moment I stepped into the school with only a few steps away from becoming an official student, gleeful faces surrounded the university and seemingly elder students are trying their very best to make us feel at home. Successfully, I felt at home, it’s as if I’ve been to this place before. Despite the air being sizzling and all, lye managed to enjoy my stay and tried my best to be as listen as I could.
One things for sure that in college: it’s definitely not the same with high school and you should practice being Independent and work harder. I found out that no matter how hardworking you are and excelled somehow In high school; some of it might change in college if you’ve changed in a slightly different way. If I could 1 OFF what I have now; I should’ve scanned for more rather than being contented by what is offered inside the walls from different classrooms; I should’ve spent a lot more time studying rather than focusing on some other activities, I should’ve practiced magic long the way.
I don’t want to sound as if my life is full of regrets, but, I also don’t want to repeat some of the things Vie encountered this semester, literally. I believe that everything happens for a reason and God has plans, that God has a specific reason why things happen. With me on my weakest point was God – he was there and helped me through my obstacle. I told him that I would rise back and give my foremost power to be a good son for him. Despite the heavy load Vie carried along the pathway, I can say that being in here t the same time makes the load go away.
Here, students are taught to be concerned for the environment and as well as the community. Sincerely, I was Just thrilled and excited at the thought that I would become a person for others; someone who’s willing to sacrifice and give others a hand. Who wouldn’t want that? So, I grabbed the chance. Also, thanks to the OFF 10 subject, I developed my prayer life. Being able to attend the prayer session workshop was an event I will carry across my heart for the rest of my life. It was Just life-changing! Indeed, everything happens for a reason.
Going to Manners and experiencing the calming and peaceful atmosphere was fantastic. There, I met new friends and strengthen my connection with God. Furthermore, visiting the magnificent divine mercy along with my block mates was another remarkable event during this semester. It was my first time to visit the beautiful place and it was special, for me, that I’m with them. Being able to pray together and Just being peaceful with each other plus the silent and tranquil ambiance, the event turned out to be as splendid as I imagined.
With all the activities that packed us into a strong and compelling group, the formation groups that shaped me into who I am today, the bonding I had with other people, I found myself sharing pieces of my life to each and every one of them. I am also glad that Vie picked bits of life lessons from people Vie met along the course. We are all men and women for each other. The semester can’t be complete without this significant and fun-filled activity that we had in Consolation Elementary School.
Smiles and laughter of children roared round the campus of their school when all of the students under OFF arrived at their destination. It was nice seeing young Filipinos that are lively, enthusiastic and carries potentials on becoming great people someday. Witnessing them enjoy the activities we’ve prepared makes me want to relive my younger years. I can now feel the sentiment of an adult. We planned on including the national anthem during the opening part of our little program with the kids, but, they proceeded in reciting the patriotic vows of our country!
We were quite stunned, but hey, they got the Filipino parity in them. Of course, we tried our very best to entertain them and stand in front of them as role models. There, I realized how crucial everything can be when handling children. You must always set a very good example for them to follow, if we want to see a bright and harmonious tomorrow ahead of us. We served them food and drinks to complete this one of a kind experience. It was clear through their eyes that they had fun as much as we did and it totally feels good to make them happy. Happiness despite being buried by heavy load.
In little ways, I served my fellow Monterrey by bringing Joy to their young and youthful hearts. Being helpful and concerned for the welfare of others is something that bursts out from within you. It can’t be Just taught inside the classroom and the ideas are left, trapped within the four walls. You shape your own life with the guide of God through his own creations. You become a person for others if you believe that you already are and you should act what you perceive. As I close one chapter of my story here in Xavier University, I hope that the following chapters will be as bright as the sun.
The heaper did mold me into becoming the product of what the school had envisioned its students to become: men and women for others. I became closer to God and I should serve him as my father and ultimate creator; I contributed small things to other people’s lives and became a part of theirs as much as they are also a part of mine; I indulged myself into setting a good example for my young fellow countrymen to follow. In the process, my life was filled with ups and downs – a sign that I am alive and I will continue to do what Vie started. And that is how I became a person for others.