By Johnny Guyo
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17, NIV.
I had the privilege of upgrading after some years of service in AUP. I
chose a popular government university near AUP. I wanted to commute
going to school. The heavy traffic in the morning and in the evening,
however, would surely eat up my time so I decided to reside in a dormitory
during the week and would just go home to AUP on weekends.
The sun had already set when I went back to the dorm after my first day
of class. The dormitory administrator had assigned me to a corner room
with three other occupants. When I entered, I found my roommates on
their study table with books, notes, and paper around them. So this was
the aura of this room.
I felt at home when I received a welcome note from one of my
roommates. He is a Catholic but he was reading the Bible. “I am looking
for verses to defend my Catholic faith,” he told me. “For instance,” he said,
“we are being charged of worshiping idols, but is it not true that Moses
made a wooden snake in the wilderness?”
I cordially agreed with him. Behind him was another roommate who
was also reading the Bible. He introduced himself as a Baptist. He said he
reads his Bible before studying his notes.
Not to be left out, was my third roommate. He showed me his half empty
flat bottle of local wine, and told me that he could not concentrate on his
notes without a swig of spirits. Well, I was a bit embarrassed because I did
not bring with me my own Bible. Sadly, I did not even mention to them
that I am a Seventh-day Adventist.”
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