Last December, I saw a local movie titled 10000 hours, staring Robin Padilla – It’s a movie depiction of a local senator’s account, revealing some secrets about the reason why he was caught and brought in a political scandal, and the ‘said’ truth behind his leaving the country. I’m not really interested in the life of the depicted political figure, nor the details of his escaping the issue; but for the sake of my old-time tradition of watching the Metro Manila Film Festival entries every December, and supporting Filipino movies, I dragged myself to watching the said movie. Surprisingly, it was one of the best (If not the best) entries for that year. What’s really intelligent about the concept of the movie is the counting of the hours the character had from escaping to returning the country with gathered evidences. After which, I started counting hours in some significant events in my life.
How many hours did I stay in the school, taking my primary to tertiary education? How many hours did I spend watching television since I was a kid? How many hours have I waited (and still waiting) for the right… never mind hahaha =)
This year starts the 11th Class of the School of Campus Ministry here in Every Nation Philippines. The hours continue…
Every class of the School of Campus Ministry, I stay in the classroom as homeroom teacher for 360 hours (12 weeks of 6 hours every day). I started here during the 6th Class (July 2011). Everytime the School starts, I would have that feeling that it’s another ‘long’ season of not seeing the sunlight regularly, waking up earlier so I can be in the School hours before the students come, checking papers, preparing lessons, dealing with schedules and calendars – it looks like it’s never ending… But every time the School ends, there’s that feeling that it all went that easy… and of course the feeling of ‘getting old’. How time flies…
Counting the hours, I’m in around 2,000 hours… yet to be worthy of a film. But one thing is sure, I’m excited for what the next hours will be. The season continues. New set of passionate campus-missionaries-to-be. Different stories, different gifting, but the same number of hours ticking to the discovery of greater campus ministry life.
Campus Ministry is never tiring!
Bring the hours!!!