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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

GOD IS FAITHFUL: PICTURE


Thanking God: Picture (Thanks)


Keep my lamp burning: Reflection by Prayer Aid (Jane Pimenta

You, O LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.  With your help I can advance against a troop; with my God I can scale a wall.    Psalm 18:28-29

The Psalmist is declaring that with God he can advance against a troop and scale a wall!   He knows that there is no difficult that is bigger than his God.  Life is fast!  It is demanding!  It is sometimes disappointing!   God is calling us to turn to Him instead of meeting each situation by ourselves.   He wants us to trust Him without a doubt.  When we respond to our situation in faith,  it will not stop confronting us for sure, but we will be at peace knowing that God the almighty power is with us taking care of it all.  “Jesus I surrender everything to you, take care of everything” (Jane, you keep on serving the Lord through your beautiful reflections!  Excellent.  Keep it up).  Cynthia Abegail for New World

COME BACK TO THE LORD AND WORSHIP HIM: REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL


All the nations you have made will come and worship
you O' Lord; they will bring glory to your Name.

                                                                                                 Psalm 86:9



If only two persons pray, then the Lord is in the midst
of them.  How much more if a crowd attend a Mass or
healing gathering of thousands and hundreds of
people?

That is the power of prayer.  It is like a light that
beacons from above that is indivisible and uncontrollable.
For all the nations will come and worship God Almighty!
There could be some people who are lost and have
strayed from the right path, but the numbers could be
negligible compared to the ones who day and night
devote themselves to the adoration of the True, Living God!

No matter what darkness befell humanity, the light will
always shine.  God can turn the darkness into light, can turn
the deserts and wilderness into oases flowing with gushes
of revitalising water of His Spirit!

No matter what tragedy strikes humanity, God can turn all
of these into moments of showing His great love, for
tragedies like earthquakes, fire or storms are just momentary.
But the recovery is more lasting and the development is
even better than before.  After these things, people awaken
and recollect how they have offended the Lord.

But of course, everything has a limit when justice prevails
after mercy has been granted!  Just like the people of the
Great Flood and the people of Sodom and Gomorrah who
have not heeded to all of the warnings of their age, annihilation
is possible.  On the other hand, we could not comprehend God's
Mercy!  It is boundless, so let us take note of His Love and
Mercy while there is still time.  For eternal life is more
important than the limited number of years we have on earth.
Come back to the Lord, He is always waiting for you.  It does not
matter if one is an ex-convict, a prostitute or a sinner.  Just like
when Jesus forgave the woman who commited adultery, Jesus
said, "Your sins are forgiven.  Go and sin no more."

We have to come back now, not tomorrow for we do not
know when our life will end on earth.  Come back to the Lord
no matter what state you are in, for God loves us so much.
God will never forsake or abandon us.  God is
good all the time!  Worship Him!  Give glory to His Name!

Cynthia Abegail

WONDERFUL COLORS: ONLY GOD CAN CREATE FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY

WONDERFUL COLORS : ONLY GOD CAN CREATE# FORWARDED BY SR. ELSIE BABY

A Stunning Image: Picture by Pininterest


Abraham pitched a tent on his journey: Reflection by Jane Pimenta of Prayer Aid Group

From there he went on toward the hills east of Bethel and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the LORD and called on the name of the LORD.  Gen 12:18 
The bible tells us Abraham pitched his TENT… He was still on the journey with God leading him, and wherever he stopped he pitched a TENT – he did not build a house!   Part of our journey, are the challenges and many obstacles we have to face and overcome – but if we allow them to overwhelm us, and fall under them and don’t have faith God will see us through, we are building a more permanent thing  than a (tent), a temporary place since we  hope we will move out of the situation and forward…  problems will come, that is part of life, let us thank and praise God that He is still leading us and has not left us in those difficult times, let us believe that He will once again move us, like He moved Abraham and we will be in a place free of our difficult situation.  (Nothing is permanent in this world.  We are on a journey and wherever we are, we affirm our faith and love for God.  Thanks for this beautiful reflection, Jane.  Superb.  (Cynthia Abegail for New World).
“Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins?  And not one of them is forgotten before God.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows”  Luke 12:6-7
Jesus knows our situation is difficult, yet He asks us not to worry!  He loves us deeply, and intimately, He knows everything about us, He is aware of things in our lives that even we may not be aware of.  I find this very comforting, if in times of worry and anxiety we turn to Him, and surrender the situation to Him, He will lead us in a perfect way.  Let us be quiet and try and understand that God’s love will lead us, and protect us in any and every situation.   “Jesus I surrender everything to you, you take care of it” (Thanks Jane!  We are sometimes plagued by worries, but remember the woman with hemorrhage?  She kept the faith and she was healed.  Superb reflection).  Cynthia Abegail for New World

THE SUBLIME POND: POEM BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL


The Sublime Pond:

The Sublime Pond
Sitting by the jagged rock,
Pondering by the flowing water
Pebbles toss the nimble fingers,
The scented breeze blew beyond.

Ducks swaddling and floating,
Tiny fishes throttle and gazing
Algae emerald green scatters,
Light reflected on the banners.

Where are you my sweet flower,
Voice echoed as leaves rustle
Here am I by the lovely pond,
Simmering by the blazing sun!

I thought you have forgotten,
This delightful pond like pelican
Come and join me by this nature
As pretty as the sky azure!

The leaves shimmer as light reflect,
The water like spring that deflects
I hid by the shade of the tree,
As the sun blazes as summer...

I remembered your countenance,
By the pond with quiet water
So deep, and yet so gentle,
As your heart with compassion!

Clear as the blue yonder sea,
Striking the ebbs of the wave
The crest rises beyond my sight,
Missing you by the miles!

FLOATING PLANETS IN MILKY WAY: PICTURE BY THE GUARDIAN



10 new floating planets in Milky Way.  Thanks to Guardian.com

LET EVENING COME#FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL




LET EVENING COME

Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.
Let the cricket take up chafing
as a woman takes up her needles
and her yarn. Let evening come.
Let the dew collect on the hoe abandoned
in long grass. Let evening come.
Let the fox go back to its sandy den.
Let the wind die down. Let the shed
go black inside. Let evening come...
Let it come as it will, and don't
be afraid. God does not leave us
comfortless, so let evening come.
Jane Kenyon Source: Strand & Boland, The Making of a Poem. Thanks!

JOKES WITH TRUTH FORWARDED BY CHERIAN VARGHESE

JOKE CORNER:
Cherian Varghese

(It is happening in some Corner of Earth in India !!Jokes with truth New World) Dear All
We live in a Nation , · where Pizza reaches home faster than Ambulance & police ·
 Where you get car loan @ 5% and education loan @ 12%. ·
 Where rice is Rs 40/- per kg but sim card is free. ·
Where a millionaire can buy a cricket team instead of donating the money to any charity. ·
Where the footwear, we wear ,are sold in AC showrooms, but vegetables, that we eat, are sold on the footpath. ·
 Where everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to follow the path to be famous. ·
 Where we make lemon juices with artificial flavours and dish wash liquids with real lemon. · Where people are standing at tea stalls reading an article about child labour from a newspaper and say,"yaar bachhon se kaam karvane wale ko to phansi par chadha dena chahiye" and then they shout "Oye chhotu 2 chaii laao.....(To make young kids work is against the labor law but the same guy is asking the boy"bring us some tea soon, OK boy ? !!!

 INCREDIBLE!! 

DEER IN KERALA, GOD'S OWN COUNTRY FORWARDED BY THOMAS KOOVALOOR














WE ALL LOVE TO LOOK AT DEER! A
BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL. THANKS
THOMAS KOOVALOOR. NEW WORLD

Labels: Thomas Koovaloor  republished

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS


Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all you lands!  Serve the Lord with gladness!  Come before his presence with singing!  Ps 100: 1-2

Praise God with all your might.  He is exalted all over his creation, visible and invisible.  We shall not be stingy in praising our Creator in words and in songs.  The Lord has been generous to us all the way.

Serve the Lord with a great smile, not with a washed faces.  When you fast, remove that gloomy face and fast in good nature.  Thus, the Lord will reward you for you have set aside hypocrisy and stopped showing off to your neighbours.

Cynthia Abegail

Love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength

Reflection by Maria Cassia

“Jesus answered, “The first is, “Hear O Israel:  The Lord our God, the Lord is one, you shall love your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength.  The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”  There is no other commandment greater than these.’



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All of our lives should be based on these pillars of Christianity.  There is a difference between the 1st greatest commandment and the second one.  The first love is one of Worship and Adoration while the second one is filial love.


Still, love God above all!  When one loves God fully and devotedly, the 2nd commandment is easy to follow.  The grace of God being showered on you as you love Him 100 percent, no doubt, no ifs and buts:  you will love your neighbour spontaneously.  Why?  It’s because, only His grace and mercy will provide all the rest that we need.



Relationships are more fruitful if we surrender this area to our Creator.  The grace of unity and friendship with God Almighty binds all with love and blessings as we abide in Him!



This is not a secret but it’s the great truth.  Love the Creator of all things first and foremost.  All things will follow and all will be given unto you.




The others will argue, Love your neighbours first!  No, love God Almighty first.  We love you, God Almighty in your Son Jesus by the grace of Holy Spirit! We love our neighbours too, as You have commanded. Thanks forever and ever.  Amen