Monday, August 28, 2006
She agonized over how she could help Baby Kate. She has funds for her charity works, but she knew that if she gets money from that fund to help Kate, it would be tantamount to taking away much-needed help from others who are just as unfortunate.
Then somebody came to her one day, bringing one news she never expected to hear ... she won the grand prize in a nationwide raffle! She won P50,000.00 ... from the ONE ticket she purchased that was worth P100.00.
What are the odds of winning that grand prize with just one ticket against hundreds of thousands sold in a nationwide raffle? Practically nil. But our angel did win.
Without any hesitation, she started giving away her winnings. First, she gave a P10,000.00 donation to a local organization. Then she pledged the amount of P30,000.00 to Kate so she could have her surgery as soon as possible.
She said that that money was not for her. She believes in her heart that God sent that money for Kate and for the others who are in need of help. And so she gave them away.
How many people would do that? I, for one, could not. Of that, I am certain.
To this beautiful angel, IT IS I, Olga, who is blessed and HONORED to have met somebody like you. How I wish I could tell the world who you are, but I have to respect your wishes.
IT IS YOU who is totally and so unbelievably selfless. I could never do what you are doing for Kate.
As I wrote before, I am merely trying to be good, to rise above my own selfishness. Had that money come to me, I know that I could not part with it, because my priorities would go to mortgage amortizations and overdue insurance and college plan premiums. My desire to reach out to others and share God's blessings, comes in constant conflict with my instinct to secure my own loved ones' interests first, and IT IS A LOSING BATTLE MOST OF THE TIME.
Thank you so much for showing me that there is still so much goodness left on this earth. You restored my faith in all of MANKIND.
Now I can believe that there is still so much compassion left in the hearts of people for those who are less fortunate than themselves.
Thank you so much for showing me your example. I will strive to follow your footsteps and walk on the path you are treading.
I know that you do not expect any reward from God for your goodness, but of this, I AM ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN ...
GOD IS WATCHING AND HE IS VERY PLEASED WITH YOU!!
You have brought HIM great HONOR by your obedience!
He is very pleased indeed ...