It was a surprise for everyone. We were to attend the mass at Mirador Jesuit Residence as we were invited by Fr. Cris. Traffic in Baguio then was a mess and it was a good thing we came minutes before the mass started. I, together with the rest, had time to find our seats at the chapel. I got to sit near the windows (brrr... cold still) and it was Fr. George I saw sitting by my side. It was only during the praying of the Our Father that he realized it was me by his side.
The Jesuits were having their silent retreat.
When the mass ended, he met all of us and he was very happy to have seen all of us. He asked if we were coming tomorrow (Good Friday) and said we were going there again. He was to celebrate the mass.
We had our Good Friday mass again at Mirador. After the mass, Fr. George invited us to dinner at Dencio's. He wore the hat the department gave him.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of god. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make and manifest the glory of god that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."