A Goodbye

Today is our beloved grandpa’s funeral days. Has been suffering these few months until he said “it is finished” on the day he fulfilled Our Heavenly Father’s last calling. HE called Him to His church when grandpa was young, HE called him to teach us the children and grandchildren about GOD and HIS church, he taught us to call Jesus’ name and invite HIM in every occasion. And later in his life, he was trying his best to be our Lord’s servant by spreading the good news to his parochial and some other people, the things that we didn’t put so much appreciation back then. And finally, Our Lord called him to join the eternity on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm.

On this day, when we said goodbye to him forever as his body was entering his eternity home, I found this article of Paulo Coelho. And somehow it reminds me so much of our beloved grandpa and how he did try to be useful in his life with his own way.

Even if you were to study your own life in detail and relive each moment that you suffered, sweated and smiled beneath the sun, you would still never know exactly when you had been useful to someone else.
A life is never useless. Each soul that came down to Earth is here for a reason.
The people who really help others are not trying to be useful, but are simply leading a useful life. They rarely give advice, but serve as an example.
Do one thing: live the life you always wanted to live. Avoid criticising others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams. This may not seem very important to you, but God, who sees all, knows that the example you give is helping Him to improve the world. And each day, He will bestow more blessings upon it.
Manuscript found in Accra
( publication dates until May 2013: http://bit.ly/Ov0WK6)

Goodbye grandpa, your words will remain in our hearts and life. Send our hello to Jesus that you loved so much.. 🙂 Till we meet again!! :’) I love you!!

*/ Dear Opa, terima kasih untuk semuanya ya. Laura akan selalu ingat ajaran opa untuk panggil Yesus dalam segala perkara. Dan maaf untuk segala kesalahan yang pernah dlm bentuk kata2 maupun dlm hal kadang being ignorant. Beristirahatlah dengan tenang dan doakan kami yang masih mengembara di dunia ini.

*/ Dear Lord Jesus, welcome him into Your arms. Forgive His sin and let him join in Your eternal home in heaven. And thank You for giving me so many chances to show him all my love and serve him as his grandchild. I might missed those chances by not doing my very best when he was alive, and I apologize You for that.. :'(. but however, I thank You for letting me born in this family, with Opa as a part of my life. :’)

A Passage from Paulo Coelho

I surfed on facebook and found this passage shared from Paulo Coelho’s page. Great one I think.. 🙂
 
We deny our own beauty because others can’t or won’t recognise it. Instead of accepting ourselves as we are, we try to imitate what we see around us.
We try to be what other people think of as ‘pretty’ and, little by little, our soul fades, our will weakens, and all the potential we had to make the world a more beautiful place withers away.
We forget that the world is what we imagine it to be.
We stop being the moonlight and become, instead, the pool of water reflecting it. Tomorrow, the water will evaporate in the sun. And all because, one day, someone said: ‘You are ugly.’ Or: ‘She is pretty.’ With those three simple words, they stole away all our self-confidence.
And we become ugly and embittered.

 

-Manuscript found in Accra-