“A Nation of Servants” is not a degrading remark but a compliment. It means we are a people who like to serve, to work, and to please, not to offend or abuse others.
HK journalist Tsao did not say we are a nation of slaves. He knew it’s he who is the slave of his own work. Without his servant, he won’t survive. In other words, writer Tsao is what I call “Under the Servant”. There are thousands if not millions of “Under the Servants” the world over.
Protesting about how Filipinos are being portrayed by media (desperate housewife, the UK comedy and Mr Tsao) does not change the fact that Filipino nurses, doctors, teachers leave for greener pastures to work as caregivers or domestic helpers abroad.
We can file charges against this one foreign writer, but at the same time we should also learn to curb our national emotional outburst. Let us, particularly our government, honor these servants who, like Pacman and Charice, are making us proud as Filipinos.
Filipinos are destined to become servants of the Lord anyway. Being scattered all over the world, makes it easy for us Christians, to preach the gospel in all the four corners of this earth.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
Mention one country where there are no Filipinos, and I bet, there is none. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Isaiah 11:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.Isaiah 43:5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
In fact, Philippines is the only Gentile Christians from the rising sun although Japan is called the Land of the Rising Sun but the prophecy speaks of people praying unto the God of Israel not to Buddha. Never was in the history of Japan or other countries in the Far East that the name of the Lord God of Israel, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob was praised among the Gentiles or the heathen in Japan.
Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
Incense is not the literal smoke incense used by the Japanese or the Chinese. Incense signifies the prayers of the saints.
Revelation 5:8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
One thing is sure, you can not use your wealth in the day of the Lord's wrath.
Zephaniah 1:18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
Mr. Chip tsao, sounds like cheap chow, your country may succeed in claiming Spratly Islands, it shall be devoured by fire anyway.
The Spratly Islands are a group of more than 650 reefs, islets, atolls, cays and islands in the South China Sea between the Philippines and Vietnam. They comprise less than five square kilometers of land area, spread over more than 400,000 square kilometers of sea. The Spratlys, as they are called, are part of the three archipelagos of the South China Sea, comprising more than 30,000 islands and reefs and which so complicates geography, governance and economics in that region of Southeast Asia. Such small and remote islands have little economic value in themselves, but are important in establishing international boundaries. There are no native islanders but there are rich fishing grounds and initial surveys indicate the islands may contain significant oil and gas.
About 45 islands are occupied by relatively small numbers of military forces from People's Republic of China, Republic of China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Brunei has established a fishing zone that overlaps a southern reef but has not made any formal claim.