today has been strangely quiet. it is as if people take time to mourn over the loss of steve jobs. although i only heard his name once or twice in my life, although i am not using iphone or any of “apple” gadgets, i know that we lost a man of creativity and innovation. but his legacy continues on. and i am sure that those who are the apple disciples will remember him when they make phone calls, snap shots, chat on whatapps and play the angry birds game.
today, apart from feeling the silence, i also realized that i have been so occupied with my own noises that i have been deaf to others’. i learned of a very sad news about my friend today. what shocked me the most was…most of the people were aware of the situation. while my friend suffered, i was unaware…ignorant…indifferent. we worked inside the same building; we sometimes went to lunch together and we told funny stories. all the while, she was weeping her heart out…inwardly. and i did not know. what kind of a person was i? i was too obsessed with my own problems to notice hers. now it is too late.
don’t…be too busy with your own life. God gives us people to steward…to care for. we are made for relationships. take time today with the people who matter to you, sit down, look into their eyes and talk. you may be surprised at what they have to say.
“A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.” proverbs 17:17