Coming back from Tainan, I phoned KC to inquire about her Mom's situation. Her Mom was out of the hospital and resting at home. I asked if she can come out for a little bit as I will be heading back to US. She suggested that we meet up at a metro station and spent some time at the "Dragon Mountain Temple" near the station.
My friend has been under a lot of stress taking care of her ageing parents. The doctor is now trying to stop the pain caused by her Mom's cancer. Her heart breaks seeing her Mom under the excruciating pain.
I am certainly at an age knowing that there is an end, and we have to be wise in counting our days. I am grateful that I have peace in my heart (or soul) at president, and wish that I would never lose it. Edmund says that people usually have emptiness in their hearts. I do believe that God's love can fill up that emptiness. And love is a gift and a relationship.
When Jesus said that love your God with all of you, and love others as you love yourself, he was giving such a high command. Sometimes an individual had been so damaged that he or she could not even know what does it mean to love oneself, never mind loving others. And when one does not understand the pain another person may be going through, how can one even truly love that person? When I was growing up, I felt so much pain and there was no one but God I could turn to. I felt very alone and none of my friends knew the pain in my heart. Now I recognize that the pain I suffered was only heart aches. I did not suffer many other kinds of pain suffered by human race. I am so much happier now! But I should never lose the capacity to feel the pain suffered by others.
We walked around the temple and the nearby streets, and just talked. KC says "Let's have some red bean milk ice at this store which is a most famous old shop in Wan Wha". While I could not have sweets, I enjoyed quite a few scoops from KC's bowl. It was very good!
I said "be strong, and take good care of yourself." KC says "I have to be strong. The alternative is falling"
May God bless my friend and her family.