She looks at herself in the mirror to see the reflection almost everyday. “What seems to be the problem with you my dear?” she sometimes talks to herself. She is already 30 years old, happily working as a successful business woman who has owned a prominent hotel in the city, and is planning to open a new branch soon.
One Sunday morning, she decided to go to church earlier than she used to. She attended mass and stayed there even though the mass has already ended. To her surprise, she could not believe if that was really happening! She was mesmerized by what she saw. “Was it Kent? “No! he must be somebody else! “No! it’s him!”, exclaimed her mind!
She could not help herself but approached the person. She simply observed his actions. And yes! It was really him. Kent was so busy talking with the youth. She was too hesitant to smile not even once. On the other hand, she still tried to talk with to him.
“Hi Kent, do you still remember me?” she started.
“Good morning madam, but I am sorry, but I don’t remember you but your voice sounds familiar.” he answered.
“I am Shane, your classmate during high school days.”
“Yes, I had a classmate way back in high school whom I loved so much, but I lost her.”
Shane was shocked of what Kent said. She realized that he had loved her for such a long time. The feeling was pure and true. He only rejected her for one thing, and that was his CALLING. He always wanted to be a priest ever since he was a child. So, he had kept the love inside because it can remain forever in his heart no matter what happens. Shane will always be his second love.
On the other hand, Shane was silently crying in the chapel. Rejection had remained in her mind which led her to change everything about her without knowing Kent’s real feelings. She prayed the it happened for a reason.
Today, Shane is living simply with successful businesses. Aside from that, she has opened an orphanage and other institutions to serve poor and reduce poverty. She has inspired a lot of people as Kent also inspired her.
Even though Kent did not know that she was the Shane he rejected way back then, she did not bother to tell him the truth.
Kent is already satisfied and happy serving God. Also, Shane continues what she has started and does not have any plans to love other person. She may have changed her appearance, but the heart still belongs to only man of her dreams.
LESSON: Purpose has made people to become stronger. Some may not understand the meaning of it, but Shane heartedly accepted it. Thus, we should not change ourselves for someone. Instead, let us be who we are and let the person accepts us for we never know that behind that rejection we experience, it has a genuine and a pure love.
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