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Monday, October 15, 2018

THE SNARE OF WEALTH: REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

THE SNARE OF WEALTH

One who loves gold will not be justified;
One who pursues money will be led astray by it.
Many have come to ruin because of gold
and their destruction has met them face to face.
It is a stumbling block to those who are avid for it,
And every fool will be taken captive of it.
                                                     Sirach 31: 5-7

Man was ensnared by gold and wealth even from the
earliest times.  Even when Aaron made the golden calf,
man in his weakness will be tempted for it.  It is not
surprising because humanity generally likes to live in it's
comfort zone, a well-off life with all its trimmings and laces.

But is it really worth the chase?  The Lord had said, "Seek
ye first the kingdom of God and everything will be added unto you." We can chant this verse perfectly, but do we apply it really in our lives?

When we have projects or missions, consecrate it to the Lord!
If it is for a good cause and for the building of God's kingdom,
rest assured that 'though arrows will strike you from left to right' it will succeed!  Why?  Because the Lord says so, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and everything will be added unto you." Certainly, one has to do his part in the venture but the success will come from the Lord.

Do not seek gold or wealth, it will evade you!  Seek and promote God's Word and slowly one will see the unprecedented success. It is not magic or instant success.   It is assured, as long as one does not sway to the left!  God gives success to those who seek him wholeheartedly and to the ones who do not have a small god, mammon---money or gold!
Cynthia Abegail

I Will Indeed Bless You: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“The angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven, and said, ‘By myself I have sworn, says the Lord:  Because you have done this, and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will indeed bless you, and I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore.’”  (Gen 22:15-17).


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Abraham has a great faith in God, that even when God via the angel asked him to sacrifice his only son, he did not withheld his son.  It is true; at times we are asked by God to sacrifice something to prove our love for Him.


At the end of the day, we ask ourselves, who is the most important?  Without hypocrisy, we will say, “God alone!”  This is the wisest answer in the world!  For not only that God is our Creator and Provider, He is our Saviour.



Indeed, some will say, “Family.”  Of course, we love our family, but the point is:  “Who is the One we should love the most?  God, and God alone!  Look at the saints, they are focused on God, yet not neglect their families.  If we are grounded on God, the more we could love others because He gives us the grace to be more loving!



When all things are said and done, we can recall what Joshua said in the olden days, “ As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord!” Amen.



Lord, although we really feel that we are passionately in love with you, please grant us the grace to always obey you.  That we may be able to nurture our relationship with you.  That just like Abraham, may you bless us more like the numerous stars in heaven and even more than the grains of sand in the sea.  In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.

MORNING PRAYER TO ABBA FATHER : REV FR JOSE VETTIYANKAL, VC


MORNING PRAYER TO ABBA FATHER

My father, I come into your presence, even as I begin my day. I come to find WISDOM so that today I will not make foolish mistakes, so that I will know when to speak and when to keep silent, when to act, and when to refrain from action. I come to find PEACE, so that nothing may worry me or upset me today. I come to find COURAGE, to be patient, not to give up hope, to accept disappointment knowing You will turn all things for my good. I have come to find LOVE, so that nothing makes me bitter unforgiving and unkind. I have come to begin this DAY with You and I desire to continue this day with You so that it will be a day with nothing to regret. Father you are my provider and I know that you will provide my day's needs. Father you are my protector keep me this day free from all attacks from powers of darkness, cover me with precious Blood of your son Jesus and surround me with your angels. I make This Prayer in Jesus Name, AMEN.

(Thanks to  Rev Fr Jose Vettiyankal VC, a prominent provincial in India whose expertise is healing ministry through God's grace.
He has an apostolate to the Divine Mercy in an international
level.  Praise God for Fr. Jose and for all the Vincentians in
India and in the world).  New World

Sourcewww.nityaradhana.com

MY SAVIOUR LIVES: ART FORWARDED BY NEETHA THOMAS

HONGKONG BY NIGHT: PICTURE BY TRIP ADVISOR (K. WILT)

THE SEARCH FOR A REAL GOD: FORWARDED BY USHA SURESH


THE SEARCH FOR A REAL GOD: DEVOTIONAL POEM

(We are happy to welcome Usha Suresh to the team of our esteemed writers.The following is a beautiful and meaningful devotional poem.Thanks to Ms.Usha Suresh for this feature)

The Search for a Real God
I searched the Living God among idols!
I believed that they are the Real God!!
I prayed, fasted and done all rituals.
They didn’t hear my cry….
My cry from the depth of my heart….

I couldn’t apprehend that time-
Idols are silver and gold made-
By the hands of men!
They have mouth but can’t speak.
They have eyes but can’t see.
They have ears but can’t hear.

The Real God is in heaven.
He hears our supplications and longing for truth.
He is the Alpha and Omega-
The Supreme Power in the world.

At last, I taste the Real God.
Who had given His life for me.
He died because of my sins-
Not for me alone but for the whole world.
He has given his last drop of –
Blood for me and you.

Through His death, I have a –
Chance to enter eternity!!
Only by faith in Jesus Christ.
You have also a chance!
To enter heaven only by Faith in Jesus!!!

Usha Suresh

A PEACOCK: PICTURE (FB)


                               WHAT A BEAUTY!  BLUISH ROYAL
                     PLUMES!  THANKS TO FB. 
                   

JOKES/JEROME HINOG/DANNIE ULMER


JOKES CORNER
(Some nice jokes to laugh for our exercise today!!Thanks) New World
I finally got around to going fishing this morning
but after a while, I ran out of worms. Then I saw
a King Brown with a frog in his mouth, and frogs
are good bass bait.
Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog
in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head,
took the frog and put it in my waist bucket. Now,
the dilemna was how to release the snake without
getting bit.
I grabbed my bottle of Bundaberg rum and poured
it in its mouth. I release him into the lake without
incident.
I carried on my fishing with the frog. A little bit
later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that
same snake with two frogs in his mouth...

Jerome Hinog and Danni Ulmer (original message) Thanks!

A VIEW OF BRAZIL: picture by www.ibtimes.com



Sunday, October 14, 2018

SHORT STORY BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL# OF BEAUTIFUL MIND

Of Beautiful Mind

(A beautiful short story which explores the human mind and concludes we are all humans including the genius)New World

Jenny and I were rushing to our class of fifteen at Vivaldi's Room. I whispered to her,
"Quick, Jenny or else we will get a bad impression from the new professor who replaced Sr. Jenkins after only three weeks. Panting from the ground floor, we manage to beat the
lecturer by only half a minute.
"Good morning, I am Dr. O' Hara from Rome and I am going to handle this class of
Basic Scripture for the remaining seven weeks." Jenny remarked, "Gosh, a Dr. from
Rome on my first semester here." "Is this a dream or pure reality? I whispered,
"Keep quiet, remember we would like to get good marks in this subject." Well, this
teacher amused us for about half an hour of elite, professional jokes that I developed
stomach spasms before tea time.
I almost fainted when I read the syllabus; "Is this for a semester or for two years?"
I thought at this time. When the session ended, I walked briskly to the library to
get ahead of the circulation books. I borrowed a lot of books that when I got out of
the library, I almost hit the professor with the closing door! I was so embarrassed
that I just said "Sorry" so quickly. At least he saw me with so much zeal for the subject.
The following day is a gruelling venture. Of all people, I was posed the first question!
With great courage, I abashedly answered the question. Well, sometimes it pays
really to be prepared.
At recess, Jenny and I chatted about our professor. Jenny said, "Did you hear that he
is one of those who translated the Dead Sea scrolls?" I replied, "Jenny, you know that as
weeks go by, I am getting more nervous on how I can cope with the standard of this
genius lecturer?" Jenny snapped, "Mary, you are always telling me that the Lord always
say,'Be not afraid.' I know but anyway, this is the first time I have been under a teacher
who can speak 12 languages." Jenny exclaimed, "Really, I did not know that!" I think
I am already getting some nerves!
At night, I am burning a lot of oil and I thought that if this essay will not pass, I will just
do a lot of shopping!" Well, there you are! Why am I too much worried? I just have to
pray so hard isn't it?
I have recited one of the longest prayers in my life. Why? I will be so shy to face the Dean
after this semester. Suddenly, Jenny patted me. "A penny for your thought." I said,
I think I need a dollar!
Once, I had the opportunity to speak with the teacher just on break. I thought people with
beautiful minds are difficult to get along with! Not at all! Jenny and I concluded, "They
are so humane and understanding after all." They just wanted us to learn and to explore
heights of learning that they have experienced. Never, never will I get nervous again!
All rights reserved Cynthia Abegail

Cynthia Abegail

A BLUISH LETTER BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL




A BLUISH LETTER

As you left the green verdant valleys afar,
Overwhelming sorrow gripped my heart
Tears flow amidst the swans so parched,
As water flows joyfully across the rocks.

As I sat on the grasses, I begun to write,
On the bluish paper, so clean and ripe
Drew a heart blazing red with a name,
Of my beloved with an arrow of dame!

As I touched the jasmine, I smelt a scent,
Memories linger in my mind as I bend
Have you forgotten totally the maiden?
Waiting by the river night and day...

As I stood near the tree of canopy and shade,
My heart anguished of sadness that soon rave
I hid my eyes misty with tears, alone to bear,
Covered with ebony hair, drenched of fear.

As I wrote loving sighs, yonder and dreams,
Imagined thy face, sweet yet strong of seams
I thought you care, it may not be the same,
The bluish letter, I sealed and kept by shame!

As I left the river, I now resolve then and again,
I will forget today or tomorrow or any to gain
I thought you care, but never O' never maybe,
The bluish letter, a secret for me and you only!

All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail

BARCELONA, A CITY OF RICH HISTORY: PICTURE BY TRAVEL NEWS


BARCELONA, A CITY ON THE NORTHEASTERN

COAST OF MEDITERRANEAN HAS A RICH

HISTORY DATING BACK TO 2000 YEARS!

THE MIGHTY POWER OF GOD (FB)


                                         THANKS TO FB FOR THIS
                            STRIKING MESSAGE!  NEW
                            WORLD
                         

FACTS ABOUT INDIA FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY

FACTS ABOUT INDIA # FORWARDED BY SR.ELSIE BABY

India never invaded any country in her last
100000 years of history.
India invented the Number System.
Aryabhatta invented zero.
The World's first university was established in
Takshila in 700BC.More than 10,500 students from
all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The
University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC
was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India
in the field of education.
Sanskrit is the mother of all the European
languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language
for computer software reported in Forbes magazine,
July 1987
.

A WOMAN FORWARDED BY MOLLY VARGHESE-PAZHANCHIRA

A WOMAN- BY MOLLY VARGHESE , PAZHANCHIRA Molly Varghese Pazhanchira-


( "A Woman" is a literary gem and it is worth to republish-New World-Thanks to Mrs.Molly Varghese, Pazhanchira)

A WOMAN
A woman, God’s second creation!
A woman, she is a mother, a sister, a wife, a teacher, a nurse,
a manager, a maid, a bread winner, a budget planner,
a servant, a friend, a confidant, and a counselor!
A woman, she is intelligent, smart, articulate, worries about
everyone but herself, and supports all whom she loves!
A woman, she teaches her language and her culture to her next
generation, and she guides and moulds her youngsters
for the future!
A woman, she is the body and soul of her home, her community,
her country, and the universe itself!
A woman is as delicate as a flower, spreading the fragrance of love
but, strong and durable as a rubber!
A woman is into service, and her thoughts are for the benefits of
others!
It is difficult to find a woman who is selfish and self-centered;
even though, it is not impossible!
A woman can see, hear, understand, think, feel and act on it,
all at the same time!!!
A woman, she is a Leader! She is God’s perfect creation!!!!!!
Molly Varghes, B.Sc, R.N
20th July, 2007.
(Dedicated to my mother and all active women!)
Note: Beautifully crafted literary gem!! Congratulations,Molly
New World.  Republished