What’s in a name?

Glory // 榮耀

The Chinese word for ‘glory’ is 榮耀. My Chinese name is 盧耀國. My dad’s name is 盧榮林. When you highlight the generational (middle) characters of my dad’s and my siblings’ name— and 耀, respectively.

What legacy will my dad and I leave to my children and future generations?

My dad was a humble man, he never sought his own glory, but sought the benefit and blessing of those around him. His funeral was a testimony to this; the funeral hall was full and people spilt outside in memory of his life.

The significance of this name is not lost on me. At this stage of my life, I’m not the humble man my dad was, I can only trust God will finish this work in me—seeking not only my own glory, but the glory of our Lord and Saviour.

Why bother?

Ephesians 1:3-14 (Link)

This passage, quite interestingly enough, is one sentence (in Greek). With that in mind, this passage can not be neatly broken up and understood in its various verses as we have traditionally done so. While there is worth in the things that are mentioned, it carries more depth within the greater whole. (Also, the writer has an intended message to convey in his writing.)
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