Persistence and “kakulitan”

Sometimes, a child’s persistence or “kakulitan” feels like a magical power.

I recall Owen and Andi, one of my nephews and nieces. Owen would tell me everytime I see him, “Have you installed Roblox? Rec Room?” I feel indifferent at first, but the persistence is effective. I install them on my phone. Haha!

Andi is fond of playing rock-papers-scissors and hide-and-seek. She’ll look at me with puppy eyes and a “paawa face”. I feel indifferent at first, but I give in. She hides, I seek. Haha!

Sometimes, we really have to persist like how children do. Minsan, okay lang din mangulit. A cycle of prayers and actions, over and over and over again. We cannot always get the results…

But at least, there won’t be any regrets. There is both peace and meaning to be found in knowing that we maximized our controllables and prayed as hard as we could; it’s just not meant to be.

The hard work is the cake, no matter the result. The positive result is just the icing.


Matthew 15:21-28. Have pity on me! | Great is your faith!

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 215: AUGUST 3, 2022]

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