ON BEING AN ‘OPA’ TO KIANA, ELIA, KAYA, AND EVE

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Being. Applied to my own journey in life, ‘being’ is an exaggeration. I have not attained ‘being’ yet. I’m ‘still becoming.’ Becoming a servant of God. Becoming a servant to the people. Becoming a husband. Becoming a father. Becoming a grandfather.

 

This last becoming — becoming a grandfather — excites me the most. The more I get to know my grandchildren, the more I am motivated to seek further enhancement as a faith-based peacebuilding worker. It’s for their future that I want to contribute for the betterment of this world we live in. This is consistent with my ultimate commitment to God and the DivineReign: “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).

 

Opa is a German term for grandfather.

 

I’m grateful for Kiana, Elia, Kaya, and EveBear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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