MY PRECIOUSSSSSSS!!!

MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Who could forget the fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings?  Once a happy Stoorish Hobbit, Smeagol (a.k.a. Gollum) demanded the ring from his relative Deagol as a birthday present and he strangled him to death when he refused to give it. He was then forced to live in the far, far misty Mountains.

During the centuries that he spent in the Misty Mountains, he developed a certain kind of split personality – the good Smeagol and the bad Gollum. The good Smeagol remembered acts of goodness like friendship, trust, compassion and love. On the other hand, the bad Gollum was a desperate monster who would kill to have his most “precious” possession, which is the ring.

Come to think of it: everyone of us has a Smeagol and Gollum within. While we always strive to be good and value things that are good, within us are also crippling deeds of betrayal, envy and gluttony. But we could not deny the fact that we are first Smeagols, I should say, creatures created in the image and likeness of God. But we sinned and the Gollum inside us came out.

However, even with the character of Gollum, with all his dark side, it is undeniable that he has a spark of goodness inside him. Mister Frodo saw that. That is why, he never gave up on him.  

I believe that no person is totally evil. I have never seen a person who did all wicked things throughout one’s life. One thing is sure, we are all sinners, but like Gollum, there is always a good side that cries out for liberation. And behold, God sees this spark of goodness in us…and He never gives us on us until we let this goodness shine through us.

Poor Gollum, when they were on the Mount of Doom to finally destroy the ring, he attacked Frodo and they had a big fight. He bit Frodo’s finger and his most precious possession was on his hands once again. He was too elated and too late for him to notice it, he lost his balance and fell into the fires of Mount Doom. Then, he made his last cry, “My Precioussssssss!”

 While mercy abounds for us, our choices in life will have a great bearing on what is at stake for us in the future. Whatever we do in life echoes in eternity. Gollum was already confronted with the two choices – redeeming his original Smeagol self or slavery with the ring of darkness. He chose the latter and he spent his eternity in the fires of Mount Doom.

 

Think about it…Your choices and decisions matter. God never gives up on you. Let your inner goodness shrine through!

 

p.s. ITO AY GALING SA AKING FRIENDSTER BLOG NOON…

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  1. ano kayo diyan…patay tayo diyan.

    Padre, tumaas ang presyon ng dugo ko.

    Ang pula ng tenga ko eh.

    Lagot ka pag, nahimatay ako dito sa office.

    Kakausap ko pa lamang sa mga pasaway na mga kliyente, nagbabayad ng talbog na tseke.

    Not so precious pero winner ako.

  2. Salamat sa pagpapaalala mo nito.

    My precious…my precious..na kinarir ko ang paggagaya ng boses ni Gollum.

    Si Gollum ay jowa ni KimmyDora.

    Isa akong mabuting halimbawa ng mayrong split personality, hindi ko itinatanggi ‘yan, mas malalang case nga lamang yong sa akin.

    Tell me who you are, safe ka na sa piling ko.

    Sa paglalayag may mga manghihila sayo o pag-aagawan ka pa kapag nagkataon, kung may panahong mag-isip sa mga alaalang gatas pa lamang ng ating ina ang ating kapangyarihan, balikan ang panahong iyon…masalimuot ang pamumuhay pero kapag napanatili ang pagiging TAO sa bawat isa…palagay ko..ayos ang trip sa buhay.

  3. Talagang mapagpatawad si Lord…pero mas masarap na kung magiging masunurin na tayo sa kabutihan ng mga gawain dito sa mundo…magigimg maayos at masaya ang buhay…na tuloy-tuloy na hanggang sa kabilang buhay…na makapiling ang Maykapal.

    —-“While mercy abounds for us, our choices in life will have a great bearing on what is at stake for us in the future. Whatever we do in life echoes in eternity.”

    Amen po Father.

  4. yup, korek fr. kahit gaanu ka ksama peru may kagandahang loob din naman sa pagkatao mu na natitira kahit papano. hindi naman ganun kasama ang tao. ganda ng post Fr. 🙂

    morning!

    • hay saklap nga! ok lang next time ulit. si kaye nga di na rin nakabase kasi nasa meeting daw sya. baka ngayong lunch yun mangungulit dito.

      heniweys, galing fads nitong post mo. totoo nga may inner goodness lagi tayo amid a sea of wrongdoings and misgivings. ako siguro mas outweighed ang goodness sa dami ng kamalian ko sa buhay, even kay kaye. pero i thank God and i thank Kaye for not giving up on me, kahit minsan dapat na mag-giveup na. thanks fads for this ha? this reminded me of how I really should live up my life not just for the betterment of my family and my life in general, but also the life that we’re expecting to have if ever the time comes for us to passover na. And eksakto sya kasi Lent season na rin kaya pandagdag sa pagmumuni-muni natin.

      A classic story of good vs bad. I do hope everyone agrees on having the goodness in us shine always…

      God bless Fads lagi and for the prayers for Kaye on her Bday!

  5. nakikipag-usap kase ako sa isang movie staff.

    Good day.

    Sadly, (name of organization) had not given us proper notice. And unfortunately, the deadline is over. I sent my piece on February 17th with the complete requirements on the (name of email)@gmail.com. I thought that was the correct email address for this (activity), and discovered last night that it is the wrong email. It was disappointing on (name of organization)’s part for not clearing matters regarding the erroneous email. And on my part, it was regretful that because of someone’s fault, I wasn’t able to share my (activity and name of activity).

    Is there still a chance I can join the (activity) due to (name of organization)’s fault?

    Thank you for taking the time in reading this letter. Have a nice day.

    Argh, I hope they still give me a chance.

  6. Sa office, may tinatawag yung ibang batch na Smeagol. Syempre, hindi ako yun ha. Aw, nakwento sa akin, tapos sabi ko, kamukhang kamukha nga nya si Smeagol. Aw.

    Meron akong alam na Lord of The Rings funny video. Gusto mo ng link Father Fiel?

      • Ita-lee-yana? hehehehe

        hi, mtoni! dito ako sumabit dahil sobrang late mag-base hehehe

        Talagang nasa bantayan mode ang prinsipal J.Kul, hagibis ang lahat…lalo na si Tats, astigen pa rin hehe

        Congrats po sa lahat ng basers (Tats, J.Kul., Lhen, Ax, Salbe, Dlysen)!!! >>>(bakit parang iba ang tunog ng pagkakasunod ng mga pangalan.. ahehehe toinks)

      • father ke la kapitana nyo po tanong sigurado alam non.
        ate lee na talaga tawag ko sa kanya simula pa sa barrio.

        ung lee naman middle name ko(as if me nagtatanong) kaya naging paborito ko si ate lee.

      • kuya tars kahit saan maari naman magiwan ng reply, ganyan din gawa ko madalas lalo sobrang dami ng kowments.

        si superlo pala nakauna sa beys ngaun..
        congratz po senyong lahat.

      • hahaha, kasi mtoni, ung isa kong parokyano naligalig, kasi siya ung tagareceive ng package…hindi niya agad sinabi na may package ako. una, nag-ask siya if may kilala ba akong (d___ s__r__), sabi ko wala. then, he said, may package daw ako from her. ngek, sabi ko, i’m sure si lee yan, kilala ko yan. hehe. sarap ng chicharon na padala nya.

      • ahh un nga family nakalagay doon pero ung totoong first name nya di ko po alam.

        talaga pinadalhan ka ng chicharon?
        marami gumagawa ng chicharon sa bulakan ah..di kaya nagbakasyon ate lee?~inggit mode~

        dawn..

  7. waaaaahhh! ang layo ko na!

    nag-abang ako kanina kaso napunta sa meeting at pagbalik ko before lunch, e me oyot na ang internet connection ko. eto katatawag ko lang sa IT kaya ngayon lang din nila napansin na nagloloko pala ang connection namin sa net.

    ayun, naunahan tuloy ako ni pareng JKul.

    oist! pinagbigyan lang kita diyan ha!

    Ax! sige forgiven ka na sa pagdecline mo last sabado… kasi nakabase ka. hahahaha! salamat! 🙂

  8. father, receive mo ba text ko?
    ask lang po kung may kakilala kaung pari or pastor na dating kriminal..ung mejo mabigat ang kasalanan..mga tipong labas masok sa kulunga..pakicontact naman po ako asap..thank you po

    cp ko na lang po,,salamat ulit father!
    GOD BLESS!

  9. Good evening Father Felmar ^^

    waah, ambibilis talaga ng mga “basers” mo T_T kakavisita ko lang kaninang umaga, then after a few hours may post ka na pa lang bago waah! (sana may consolation man lang na kahit isang chocnut lols)

    @topic:
    I’m not really a big fan of LOTR… pero napakaganda po ng meaning ng post na ito… wala talagang taong nilalang ang Diyos na likas na masama… sabi nyo nga nasa sa atin ito kung pipiliin natin ang landas ng kabutihan or kasamaan…

    ayon din kay Albus Dumbledore:
    “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

    • that’ts true fiel-kun. noong nilalang ng Dios ang nature, animals, sabi ni Lord, it was “good” (Gen. 1:10, 1:12, 1:18, etc…)….pero noong ginawa niya ang tao, God said it was “very good.” (Gen. 1:31)

      wow, ganda din ng quote mo from lolo albus ko. tatandaan ko yan, magagamit sa mga homilies ko yan. salamat fiel-kun.

  10. totoo po yan, di naman po lahat ng masama ay walang mabuting kalooban. Kahit pa yung taong suffering from ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY ay may mabuti ding ugali.. Nakakatuwa naman na relate nyo si Gollum sa mga taong ganun..

  11. Para kay Bongkie,

    Talaga, kabatch mo si Eugene? Magaling siya Bongkie. Iba ang level, bihira akong mapatawa ng mga komedyante eh.

    Share a Points…sige Padz pakibigyan nga ng 1point si Bongkie kc tandem daw sila ni kumareng Kaye eh.

    Utang na lang muna, bayaran ko na lang, pakilista na lang muna padz

    • nyahaha! iba talaga level nya! pero dati pa yan komedyante. i remember mahilig talaga sya magpatawa. pero meron din syang palabas nuon na naging serious ang kanyang role. hirap maimagine diba? but yeah! i consider her one of those magaling na comediennes similar with candy pangilinan, who use to be a batchmate too. hehehe

      teka kung one point sa kin edi si Kaye 4 points na lang? sana 5 points pa rin hehehe!

      o fads utang daw muna! o tatandaan ko yan a, J.Kul!

  12. Hello Father. Pasensya na at ngayon lang ako nakabisita dito. Pero nasaktuhan ko si Gollum! Peborit ko yan! Haha. Sya ang balak kong next na design sa aking tumbler! 🙂

  13. “, di ko po kilala si J.R.R kasi di po ako mahilig manood ng lord of the rings!
    pero gusto ko po yung sinabi nyu na “Whatever we do in life echoes in eternity. “, i like this passage!! and I agree!!
    heheheh

  14. Hi Fr. Fiel based on what i read… you are a fanatic of Harry Potter! hehee!

    Kidding aside, I like the moral of the article. Life indeed has two sides just like a coin. It is up for us if we will dwell on good or bad side.

    Toss the coin and may the goodness be the one for all of us…

    Sakto sa season of lent… nice reflection to live by!

  15. it may alaso be interpreted like this:

    the ring is God. When smeagol found the ring (God), he realized it is the most important thing in the world for him and he will do anyhting to be with the ring. Even if it meant dying for the ring (God).

    hehehe

  16. The Gospel for today (Feb 25) has partly talked about the love of parents who, even if “wicked, know how to give good gifts to… children”. This is about the innate goodness of God’s creation and how we as humans carry the capacity to love even if we have become wicked… 🙂

    This is also elucidated in the Smeagol/Gollum struggle. Smeagol still has the capacity to care and to love.

    I somehow do not believe that there is Gollum inside of us that simply awaits to come out. Rather, I believe that we allowed Gollum to come inside of us, slowly, everyday, as being warned in a song:

    Be careful little eyes what you see
    It’s the second glance that ties your hands as darkness pulls the strings…
    It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray
    … People never crumble in a day…
    Be careful little ears what you hear
    When flattery leads to compromise, the end is always near
    Be careful little lips what you say
    For empty words and promises lead broken hearts astray

    “While mercy abounds for us, our choices in life will have a great bearing on what is at stake for us in the future.” This line is very beautiful Fr. Fiel… Thanks for reminding that while eternal happiness is a gift, it is also a choice. A choice that we need to constantly make every day, “working out our own salvation” as St Paul has said… 🙂

  17. its my forst time here. I saw you somewhere in the blogosphere. My friends told me that you’re a priest. At hindi nga sila nagkakamali. Hi father. Btw… unang bukas ko nang site ninyyo ay natawa na ako kay precious.

  18. Nice post Fr. Fiel!

    it hit ME!!! araaayyyyyyyyy!

    totoo yan! hindi masama ang tao…. nalilimutan lang natin minsan na mabuti talaga tayo!….at minsan mas pinipili natin ang ating will kesa sa will ni Lord! (based on experience ba!)

    gandang araw!

  19. FAther, musta na po? psensya na po tlga di na ako makadalaw dito sa bahay blog mo, kasi sa sked ko puro morning kaya pagud paguran po.

    Sobrang nagustuhan ko po ito father:

    “our choices in life will have a great bearing on what is at stake for us in the future. ”

    Indeed, what we do in life will all reflect in our future. Salamat po muli father sa post na ito. May napulot nanaman po ako na aral.

  20. Whatever we do in life echoes in eternity.

    i agree with this one father… kaya i believe in the saying that doing what is right today means no regrets tomorrow… ayan parang beauty contest lang… hehe…

    pero totoo, kelangan cguraduhin nating tama gngwa natin habang maaga pa kesa pag tapos na at wala na tayong magagawa…

  21. Handa na ba ang mga abangers para bukas?

    Pipilitin kong idilat itong aking ulagang mata.

    Hallo mga katunggali sa palarong base.

    Hallo Hallo masarap kapag may pinipig.

  22. I supeeerr like this post.

    Actually, nainis ako kay master Prodo nun napanood ko yung LOTR kasi dapat di na sya nagtitiwala kay Gollum, but this post made me realize that sometime in my life I was like Gollum, and that everyone deserves a chance. Hayss… thanks for this post, naawa na tuloy ako kay Gollum, awwwttt my precioussssssss… I can still imagine his face!

    CONGRATS PO LOLO… thanks Lo!^^
    Congrats sa mga basers!

  23. Think about it…Your choices and decisions matter. God never gives up on you. Let your inner goodness shrine through! -I REALLY LIKE THIS LAST PARAGRAPH! I AGREE WITH THIS 100%!

  24. Naku father! wag mo muna bisitahin yung blog ko ah… wala ka pa makikita dun… newbie pa lang po ako (papa-tutor nga ako sayo eh!)… mdami ako gusto isulat pero hindi ko pa ma-organize ang thoughts ko…. gandang Umaga!

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