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Diary of A Ghetto Priest | Last chance to see The Parables

Published:Friday | October 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMFr Richard Ho Lung
Bartimeus is blind but begins to see in The Parables by Father Ho Lung & Friends last showing this weekend, Saturday at 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm

There are the poor people who give me such happiness. There are my religious brothers and sisters, they make me very happy. There are my friends and benefactors who never stop giving. It all adds up to a happy life, derived from the Lord.

The result is productions like The Parables. The Parables is my gift of love and thanksgiving to you. Everything said, everything done, every thought, every hope, every desire, I pour out in love to the Lord, and to you.

I never feel that I have done enough nor tried hard enough. I do not think I have given all the Lord has given to me. There is that sadness in my life. I know I have not loved enough. I have cheated on my generosity.

There is God to whom I owe everything. I want to be possessed by Him, but it is not happening. I truly love Him. I don't know what I would do without Him. But I don't feel sufficiently owned by Him, though I believe I should be owned by Him.

Aside from my working for the poor and my community; aside from my friends and benefactors; aside from my God, I feel I have not loved you all enough, and my God enough.

I believe it is because of my sinfulness. I am so ungrateful to my God. I do not fulfil that one task which I must as a priest and Christian vocation: to proclaim Jesus Christ throughout all the world in order to be happy.

I write songs, hymns, plays and productions, aside from my works with the poor. I give homilies, preach, teach; I give myself, but not enough. Not enough, Lord!

I need to proclaim Jesus as the only source of meaning and happiness in the world. And, we need to love Him and respond to Him as our only source of peace in our times of trouble, and our only source of joy.

- The last shows for The Parables are on October 13 & 14 - Saturday at 4 p.m. and 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 4 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.