We will first talk of America because the world follows America. It was good when America was ‘good’ when it walked by the Faith of the Church for centuries. But the advent of Hollywood and TV brought about a culture of ‘Celebrities’ who could have used their lives better if they counted on the riches as a Blessing to help others….but all these Riches were used to fuel up lavish lifestyles which were then aired ….. making a whole lot of other youth around the world aspire for such lifestyle….but without working or earning it..!! Continue reading
Man abusing his wife and children or a Woman with new-found independence, abusing her husband and children, we can all agree that then this has drastic effects on the development and growth of children into their Adulthood and thereby families all around in a community. To try to understand why a Man would abuse his own family or a Woman do so, we can see that lack of Faith is a major reason. The context of lives as part of a Bigger picture has and can make a positive difference. Christians can make a difference if they SEEK and learn from the Church before they proclaim to others…in Words and Actions following the Faith. This will have an impact on the whole World.
What is this Faith ?? – it is a Belief that is slowly manifested in us by a Divine Almighty who has the Power to not only Create but is also ‘Goodness’ and PERFECT in all it’s definition as we know it. Continue reading
The Sun radiates the Light given by its Maker, who happens to be my Maker. His Son Jesus makes me radiate His Teachings and then I see it has the real possibility of indeed helping Humans radiate Love and GROW into Great Nations on earth.
Why should this Light of Jesus be allowed to be stifled by ignorance or arrogance. Everywhere I look, I see how there is much one can do to radiate these Divine Teachings, the Ten Commandments for our own Good and the Good of All.
Being radiantly Blessed owing NOT to my decision – to be placed among my Family, Baptized Christians far away from the Land where Jesus walked the earth or after two millenniums after His time, I am since being a selfish babe in arms of our parents, have been transformed by the sheer Radiance of this ‘Mother Mary’ and Her ‘Divine Son’ who could take on so many sufferings to bring the SIMPLE but PROFOUND Truth to my life since then….
Due to them I now have the Choice to radiate as a Woman and human wherever I am placed on this Earth for He is everywhere. In sheer gratitude I choose to spend some time and effort to share this Divine Radiation of which I am Blessed some, in the midst of family and community to help Him SAVE this World which seems to be hurtling towards self-destruction – again because many are away from this Light which Radiates for all.
I can help some and so can you …together our Radiance can help the darkness bit by bit so that more join in to stand under this Divine Light than wallow in darkness.
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,
just as you gave him authority over all people, so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him.
Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do.
Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began.
I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything you gave me is from you,
because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me.
No slave is greater than his master
Jn 15:18-21. –Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.
Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.” Continue reading
Love – A spiritual Commandment
“….There are some people who love their neighbors, drawn by blood relationship or by natural affection, and Scripture does not oppose this kind of love. But what we give freely and naturally is one thing, and the obedience we owe to the Lord’s commandments out of love is another. Those I’ve mentioned indisputably love their neighbors… but their love does not come from spiritual but from natural motives. Therefore when the Lord said: “This is my commandment, that you love one another”, he added immediately: “Just as I have loved you,” meaning, “You must love for the same reason that I have loved you…” Saint Gregory the Great (c.540-604), Pope Continue reading
- THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION HAS INDICATED THAT 89 PERCENT OF ALL DIVORCES CAN BE TRACED TO QUARRELS AND ACCUSATIONS OVER MONEY
- MARRIED COUPLES SHOW GENUINE MATURITY WHEN THEY THINK OF THEIR PARTNER’S AND THEIR FAMILY’S NEEDS AHEAD OF THEIR OWN SPENDING IMPULSES.
“……..and we do not spend that which we do not have.” This sound Christian doctrine can help us understand that we should not spend more than what we earn and fall in debt. Continue reading
Age is not a barrier…. to growth
Age is in the mind – goes a popular saying..!! We do know that most of the people in the ancient times died before their fifties. Survival was tough as it involved going from place to place in search of food that grew on trees or plants till Man learned the Wisdom of settling down to cultivate….
Settling made community living possible and there was safety in numbers even as it brought forth it’s own problems of then sharing and caring..! So if we are taught in schools that ‘barter’ was the means of exchange of goods made of different produces available locally or talents of community members, the advent of wheel made travel and meeting of others possible to avail then of exchange of ideas and produce. When the scale increased Man obviously felt the need of common currency. Continue reading
Why is Our Lady talking about Russia..?
We see from the Christian context which was taught by Jesus that Man has to live by Natural Laws. Natural and Law..? Even though it seems a contradiction, that fades when we SEEK and learn of the Divine Being who made the Nature for us ….and then in His infinite Wisdom teaches us – our Boundaries as we have to learn to co-exist with one another to SUBDUE Nature for our Good and the Good of All.
“Charity begins at home, but must not stop there “- Pope Francis
The importance of this wise guidance by Pope Francis and the Truth that Our Lady, Mother of Jesus shared in Fatima 100 years back by appearing to three children cannot be undermined.
it is very important for every Christian to know the Message of this Mother who shares Her agony at seeing the continued Sins of Humanity in spite of the Sacrifice of Her Son and Herself – to share the DIVINE TRUTH meant for All.
How will this Message reach all considering that it was given to Chosen FEW with the Instructions to spread and many of us have not –
Why does the Lady speak of Russia and communism in 1917 ? It is important for us then to SEEK to know WHY?
Communism—”The Errors of Russia” – “…Communism is an atheistic ideology that ultimately denies God’s natural order and natural law, which God inscribed on the hearts of men. Denying God, Communism attaches divinity status to the Party and to the State. As such, Communism transfers all personal responsibility to the Party and totalitarian state. Denying natural law, Communism rejects the basic rights to private property, and monogamous, indissoluble marriage two indispensable pillars of a free society. Dictatorship is not a chance fact in Communism, but the logical and necessary consequence of its ideology. For strategic reasons, Communism may take on different political forms, including apparently democratic ones, and hide behind varied labels. Already in the 1930’s, the Communist Party launched the so-called policy of the extended hand, in which it showed to the outside world a smiling, friendly face while, Stalin’s iron hand imposed a ferocious, despotic dictatorship in Russia…”
Many of us may not understand the concepts of Communism v/s Democracy, the political connotations or its relevance with ‘Religion’ as most of us think of Religion with only pertaining to going for obligatory Mass on Sundays and other Holy Days…or FASTING on appropriate days to ask and obtain – never ‘obedience to CONFORM’ for the larger pattern of the ‘Good of ALL.’ Continue reading