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October 26, 2017

The Hard Truth

My parents would always tell me that the business world doesn’t really care about you. It’s true. Many people who have not reinvented themselves or change through time, had their business closed down. Lately, with the rise of internet shopping, SM, in their stock holder’s meeting are holding off doing more malls next year. Instead, they would focus more on logistics and online shopping. With that move, many people will be affected.

Thousands of sales lady, carpenters, masons, construction company and retail store owners would be affected if they don’t adjust to the change.

I remembered having my car’s ownership changed to my name. I went to the government office to have the serial number of the car stenciled. The guy who was doing it took an hour to get the stencil. I then commented if there are any technology to make life easier for us the consumer. They said, “Sir, there is a technology that can detect the serial number by scanning the car but when that technology enters the Philippines, what would happen to us?”

“What would happen to us?”

“The business world doesn’t care about you!”

Wow, a hard truth that many will face. We don’t want to hear such truth. We want something positive, something not as hard as the reality we all will face one day.

It reminds me of a hard teaching that Jesus gave on the sermon on the mount when he said that

Matthew 7:13-14

13“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

It was hard teaching especially when you get to the original language Jesus used for this message. Below is an excerpt of my preaching on this hard teaching

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