My Days with the Lord…

Admittedly, I entertained the thought of backing out the last minute last Friday to watch the opening night of The Wedding Singer instead of attending Yuppie Days with the Lord. I thought it would be a corny retreat designed for High School students and it would be “an Atenean thing”.

Good thing, He prevailed πŸ™‚

I was excited and scared when I arrived at Xavier School. I can still remember my Days with the Lord sponsor, Francis, who said, “Eat a lot before going to the event because it would be your last meal.” He further added, “Come with an Open Mind and an Open Heart.

Until the last activity in the Yuppie Days with the Lord weekend, I was excited and scared.

I was planning to do a blog post on “Days with the Lord Expose” but the entire weekend was too perfect that words are not enough to describe the experiences I had and an expose would ruin everything for the next person/ batch who would experience it.Β Β Β 

My heart is bursting with raves and gratitude for the Days staffers who served us to make it perfect. Thank yous are not enough to repay the humility and kindness of those who made it happen.

Β The “4th day” was indeed very tough. Temptations are all around. It challenges our commitment to live a life with Him in every opportunity. We can only conquer it with His loving grace.

Please allow me to end this blog post with a bloggers prayer,

Dear Lord,
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to blog once again.
Please continue to inspire me with the right words when I blog.
Please give me the wisdom to know when to blog and when NOT to blog.
Please bless all my readers so that they would be touched and
be inspired by Your love in each blog post.

Please use me for Your greater glory until my last blog post. Β Amen.

Basta Ikaw Lord!

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Disclosure: I’m a proud Yuppie Dazers batch 39!

P.S. The next Yuppie Days with the Lord batch 40 will be on March 18-20, 2011.

P.P.S. I leave you with this inspirational story of St. AndrΓ© of Montreal who was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday October 17, 2010 at the Vatican. If a porter can be a saint, YES we can be a saint too!

Video Link: Brother AndrΓ©: Montreal’s Porter and Heaven’s Gatekeeper

44 thoughts on “My Days with the Lord…

  1. If I can repeat my days experience was really life changing.
    Goodluck on your 4th day. See you in the UTT. πŸ™‚

  2. In behalf of the YDWTL staffers, we THANK YOU Anton πŸ™‚ It is truly humbling to witness the arrival of 8 new Dazers. Basta Ikaw Anton !!! Hope to see you soon.

  3. Congratulations Anton! I wish I could relive my DWTL experience. Glad you got to experience this and that you aren’t doing an expose.. It’s definitely not just an “Atenean” thing but something that everyone should experience. Good luck on your 4th day! πŸ™‚ BIL. Try being a staffer, it’s equally rewarding and so much fun!

  4. good luck on your 4th day. i’ve read somewhere in you posts that you graduated from dlsu. i remember attending my “days” there. didn’t anyone invite you there when you were in college?

  5. i remember during my time in dlsu, ronnie and eppie quizon were very active then, circa late 80’s to early 90’s.

  6. dwtl was probably one of the most profound moments of my life, and my only regret is that i experienced it earlier, rather than later in life like you did. i probably would have gotten way more out of it than i did in high school.
    congratulations, Anton! good luck on your 4th day! BIL!
    xsdwtl batch 94

  7. Many Congratulations and i would like to wish you good luck on your 4th day. Its indeed a big responsibility on your shoulders. But i hope you will carry this out:)

  8. anton,
    indeed! it is an experience you wont forget and a decision you wont regret!
    good luck on your 4th day!
    basta ikaw!

  9. i’m glad you got to join. dwtl was one of the highlights of my high school life. really a very profound experience. we do all need God’s guidance way beyond the fourth day =)

  10. Wow, Xavier has yuppies DWTL na.. Congrats Xavier DWTL family!!
    Anton, always have an open heart and continue inspiring others.
    ps: i do suggest you trying to staff, my experience staffing was really fulfilling!!

  11. Hi, Anton, Vic here, from Naga. I hope we push through with the culinary tour!
    Anyway, good luck on your 4th Day! Live the Dazer’s way! BIL!
    Vic #29, AdNU HS, 1999

  12. congratulations dazer! please keep in mind that what we do in DWTL is a special secret, therefore, it shouldnt be exposed to nondazers. 4th day high is the best part of dwtl πŸ™‚ Basta ikaw Lord πŸ™‚
    ica dwtl

  13. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go to the Yuppie weekend coz of work and family stuff. I do look forward to staffing, rather serving with you, in the future batches. Jess bless πŸ™‚
    -camille abello-calimon
    ydwtl 32 rector

  14. Beautifully written Anton! Congrats and well wishes on your 4th!
    Looking forward to serving with you sa next YDWTL.
    And thank you so much for not “spoiling” the experience for everyone else. πŸ™‚
    Take care and God bless.
    ALou (ydwtl ’25)

  15. basta ikaw anton! good luck on your 4th day! how i miss the “high” feeling of days. welcome to the big days family! jess bless you!
    AC 9, ADAYS 7

  16. Basta ikaw Anton! Thanks for not doing the ‘expose’ you were initially thinking of doing. πŸ™‚ We are looking forward to seeing you and your “kapatids” in the next batch and the other activities we will have leading up to the next weekend. Jess bless and see you soon!

  17. Congratulations Anton!!!
    Days with the Lord was one of the best things that ever happened to me.. and to think my DWTL batch was way back in high school pa.. almost 14 years ago na..
    The weekend is great, but staffing… is something else all together… hope you do come back… πŸ™‚
    BIL and all the best!!!

  18. Welcome to the big barkada of Kuya Jess! πŸ™‚
    4th day is tough but know that through life’s ups and downs, Jess will be there to give you a pat at the back for a job (a blog) well done and to hold your hand through all the criticisms. πŸ™‚
    Give back, mag staff ka. πŸ™‚ ibang experience din yun.
    Basta ikaw, Anton! πŸ˜€
    ADWTL43, SD2

  19. it’s time to get excited again..hope to see you staff. it was a pleasure to be Francis’ proxy and a helping hand to your other sponsor Mrs. Rache Diaz…
    Basta ikaw…

  20. Cheng here from Naga City . Best experience ever ! Once a Dazer always a Dazer DWTL- LIVE THE FORTH batch 4

  21. Hi Anton… Came across this blog post you wrote while I was looking for something Days related. You probably won’t remember me, but I served during your batch too. YDWTL batch 62 just finished last weekend. Was just wondering… How has your 4th day been?

    PS… Feel free to come back and visit. You are always welcome. πŸ™‚

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