Synthesis Paper - Ffp

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Conversion of the Heart I. Short Introduction “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” So, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” These quotes from Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi, respectively, have sunk into my mind. First Year Formation Program helped me to change for the better, being what God wants me to be – a woman for others. II. Experience Meeting different persons who belonged to the disadvantage sectors of the society like the squatters and provincial hospital patients was one of the best moments that had happened in my life. FFP’s Social Exposure Activity had given me an opportunity to interact and listen to their various experiences. While listening to their stories, I came to see the real face of poverty and injustice. But it’s amazing that there’s also a little glint of hope that can be seen in their eyes. III. Reflection Being a person for others is not an easy task, especially, if you yourself can’t accept the fact that you’ll be giving up your pride and extend your hand to them. But, FFP gave me chances to be more sensitive and be ready to open my heart in helping the less fortunate. Hearing the cheerful voices and seeing those happy faces inspite of the hardships that they’re bearing, I came to realization that they’re worth appreciating for. They deserved to be given love and importance. IV. Action I’m moved to go beyond what I am now. FFP helped me to be ready for giving myself to others, whole-heartedly. I know that I can’t give them something or the material things that would help them in their daily lives this time but I can give them my whole heart, in listening to their problems and concerns. Even a little act of kindness and appreciation to them would help. V. Conclusion I admit that I’m a self-centered person. But after my five-month journey with FFP, there was a

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