Passion: Ivan the Clown

Sa palagay ko talaga, there’s a very thin line between passion and “crazy”.
Tungkol ito kay “Ivan the Clown” at ang show niya ay tinawag na “The Amazing Presentation”.
Nung sinabi niyang, tatlumpong taon na siya sa ganitong trabaho, he got my attention. Medyo marami siyang ginawa sa stage, nag magic, nag puppet show, nagpakitang gilas sa balloon twisting. Pero hindi ang nakita ko ang nagpamangha sa’kin kundi ang mga narinig ko.
Sabi niya, meron siyang tatlong anak na lalaki. Isang mechanical engineer, isang civil engineer, at isang nurse. Yung nurse daw palaging pinapatawag sa “pedia” para maipakita yung balloon twisting kasi may umiiyak na bata. Maya-maya kung napatahan na ang bata,meron na namang iiyak–kasi gusto din ng balloon.
At lahat ng anak niya, may part time work, hulaan niyo kung ano. Tama, clown din. =) Nakakatawa nga daw kasi noon, nagsusumbong ang mga anak niya sa nanay nila na may isa na kinuha yung “eye-liner” o naiwala ang lipstick. Hindi ba interesting yun? Yung may kaibigan kang engineer tapos clown din?
Anyway,siya, kasama ang mga anak niya, they set up “clown ministry”. Yup, clown ministry–it’s an avenue where they are equipped to share the gospel. So that whenever they are in front, they share Christ.
And that’s what he did. Right there. He shared bakit kahit na minsan, may batang biglang hahablot sa wig niya sabay tapon nito sa daan; o may nanay na hindi siya babayaran pagkatapos ng show; o may biglang hihila ng jumper niya pababa–nanatili pa rin siya sa ganitong trabaho(He resigned from his government post, by the way). Passion. Passion to make people smile. Passion to share Christ.
Seriously, it’s not everyday you hear a clown sharing the gospel while balloon twisting. Sa palagay ko talaga there’s a very thin line between passion and “crazy”. And I can’t help thinking “Passion is so attractive… and what’s wrong with “crazy”?¬†DSC_0074

Mag-iwan ng Tugon

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Palitan )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Palitan )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Palitan )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Palitan )

Connecting to %s