Run for a Cause: AffiniTea Raise ‘D Roof 2015

Running is much more meaningful when it has a cause. This is what AffiniTea proved as they held another successful fun run last July 5 at CCP Complex, Pasay City.

Amid of the inclement weather, runners persist on hitting the finish line especially knowing that this would benefit the He Cares Foundation, a Christian non-profit organization that helps extremely poor street children in Metro Manila, Philippines by providing basic needs like food, clothing, education and medical assistance, as well as spiritual support.

Train up a child the way that he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it – Proverbs 22:6 (Photo grabbed from AffiniTea’s website)

After the Brown Race last year, AffiniTea continues to promote healthy lifestyle and camaraderie among friends and family through active living like running, at the same time sharing to others and giving back to our community especially those who are in need. 

Runners getting ready to start the race. (Photo grabbed at AffiniTea Run Page)

individuals in all ages took the chance to run and be part of the cause to help public charities. Various personality from showbiz and other industries were also present on the event. 

GMA artist Enzo Pineda running at the AffiniTea Race. (Photo grabbed from AffiniTea Run Facebook Page)

Ms. Ellaine Royo, Light Network PR Officer, presenting Light Network giveaways to the runners.

The most fulfilling moment in a race is beating and hitting the finish line, making all your effort paid off. Congratulations to all finishers of the race most importantly to those who shine as they finished the race in a shorter span of time! 

Some of the finishers of the race!

This is such a momentous event! Let’s continue to stay active with a healthy lifestyle and to keep on giving back to our communities and other people who are hopeless and in need. 

AffiniTea Raise ‘d Roof would not be possible without the help of the following sponsors: Light Network, Akira, El Lobo, Mizuno, Garmin, Xend, Fitness First etc. 

(All photos were grabbed from AffiniTea Run Official Facebook Page)

Right Response to Your Situation

Perhaps one of the throbbing ideas to know is when someone close to you have something against you. But still, glad I made a right response.

I could have confronted the person. I could have easily hold grudges and maligned that individual. I could have said bad and below the belt words. I could do it if I wanted to. But at the end, God reminded me on James 4:1 – What causes fight and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? He told me, “Hey calm down, don’t fight the wrong battle. It’s under My control.”

I realized that life is no longer about me but it’s all about Him.  It’s not about my feelings or emotions anymore or me being hurt.  It’s no longer me living in my body but it is Christ who lives in me (Galatians 2:20). Though I was hurt knowing that someone had a wrong motive to do such action, I chose to have a right response.

If we really understand what Christ did on the Cross, we will understand how easy to forgive someone who have offended us. You might be hurt because someone betrayed or maligned you. Still, we will forgive no matter how they have wounded us. Besides, holding grudges will never do something good in our lives. In fact, it is unhealthy.

Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back. Isaiah 38:17

We have to have that DECISION to just move forward and forget everything. Every testing will shape our character and will give us lessons that will help us to be mature enough to handle other situations of our lives.

Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.  There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you–who are you to judge your neighbor? – James 4:11-12

There’s no reason to fight back for we don’t fight the wrong battle, we only fight the good fight of faith. Thus, we have to learn to repay evil with good even how it was hard at the start. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.– 1 Peter 3:9. We won’t allow that such stubborn action will disqualify us to inherit the abundant blessings from God.

At the end, let the love of Christ overflows on our lives. His greatest commandment will always prevail, love each other as I have loved you – John 15:12. We have to learn to move forward for we know that our relationship with one another matters to God.