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Saturday, October 12, 2019

“Give us this day our daily bread”. Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“Give us this day...the prayer that the Lord taught us is fascinating.  We do not have to pray, give us the whole week or the whole month:  Absolutely, we have to take one day at a time because we really do not have a clue whether the next day is for us!  Only God knows.  We may infer that it maybe a waste hoarding for a long time because physical life is not guaranteed but spiritual salvation is if we believe in Jesus Christ, our Saviour.



Quite the very opposite of worldly matters, we always plan!  Planning for the whole year in finances; nothing wrong.  But, in the context of God giving us, we request this day.  Life is not in our hands.  Let us take one day at a time; aside from making our life easier, this jibes with the teaching of the gospel.  Make life simple, not complicated.  For in simplicity and goodness, we feel the presence of God.

“For I know the plans I have for you” Reflection by Prayer Aid (Jane Pimenta)

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jer 29:11
It’s very difficult to accept the fact that what trouble and suffering we face is within the plan of God…Difficult to come to terms that the Lord has allowed that suffering, that difficulty, that pain into our lives for a reason!   How can our suffering and pain fit into His plan for us?  We will never understand why….our faith is challenged in suffering and pain, and the only fact we can keep before us is, that, God loves us unconditionally and He wants us to be in an intimate relationship with Him, and only when we are in that close relationship will we be at peace in suffering.  Suffering is going to be part of our lives, but when we are walking close to Jesus, we can have faith that He will take care of it all.  

TRUE LOVE (ELIZABETH BARRET-BROWNING) FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI



TRUE LOVE
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with passion put to use
In my old griefs and with my childhood's faith
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
-Elizabeth Barret-Browning

(Thanks to Thomas Philip Ranni for sending this
poem of one of the greatest poetess of all time,
Elizabeth Barret-Browning.  Excellent choice).
New World

Friday, October 11, 2019

JESUS---THE NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES: PICTURE BY CHRISTIANWALLPAPERSFREE.COM

Psalm 104 “Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are”

“O Lord my God, how great you are, clothed in majesty and honour, wrapped in light as with a robe!  You stretch out the heavens like a tent.”


Words are not enough to describe the greatness of God.  With our best, we utter “How great is our God, clothed in majesty.  Kings on earth are robed in splendour, they do not wear ordinary clothes but are set apart as a part of their kingship.  How much more with the King of the universe and beyond? “Glory to God in the highest!”



“You stretch out the heavens like a tent.”  God can do anything!  He can increase anything or decrease anything.  But God is the God of abundance!  When he gives to us, it is abundant as the stars in the sky and as the grains of the sea.  It stretches, it’s overwhelming.  This is why we must praise God wherever we are.  “Who is like unto God?”  words from St Michael the Archangel.



God is good, God is great!   Although we could not decipher the vastness of His glory, we can be content of uttering our daily “Alleluia” to the Lord!  Get up and raise your hands and praise the King forever.  We can’t do anything better than that.  He is our portion and cup.  Praise God forever and ever!



Cynthia Abegail

MOTHER MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH: PICTURE BY www.wallsave.com

WHERE JESUS IS, MOTHER MARY IS

THERE!  MOTHER MARY, MOTHER OF

CHURCH.

BLESSED ARE YOU: PICTURE (FB)



                                       MOTHER MARY, PRAY FOR US!
                          ("BLESSED ARE YOU AMONG
                          WOMEN AND BLESSED IS THE
                          FRUIT OF YOUR WOMB---ST
                          ELIZABETH")  THANKS TO FB.

Love God first, all will fall into place!

We always hear the message:  "Our lives must agree to what we adhere on!  Of course, one must obey God's commandments!  True!  No doubt about that.  On the other hand, my dear brothers and sisters, let us make our priorities right.  First, love the Lord your God with all your might, with all your souls, with all of your hearts and minds.  Things will fall into each place.  When you love God, you will love your neighbours for the love that you exude for God is not from you but from God alone.  If that love comes from Him, you will not hurt or offend your neighbour.

Rudeness and impoliteness is not from God.  If we do that because we are imperfect, think again!  Is God's love is in my heart and if I truly love God, should I do that? Backstabbing, telling lies about your friends or even enemies to destroy their reputation is not on!
Gossiping, for one, is not a preoccupation of a child of God!  I do not like to hear the preaching of a gossiper and a backstabber.  It annoys one to death.  I could better hear the babble of a baby or of an innocent soul.

Stop, look and listen.  If one wants to preach about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, look into your heart!  Do you like to share with others or do you like to grab everything for yourself.

Give chance to others!  As you would like for others to treat you, do it for the love of God.  Change yourselves not by your own doing but by offering your weaknesses to God.  Greed is one of the deadly sin.  Its not only greed of money, but greed of fame, greed of taking all duties, greed of taking ones duties from others.

Wake up before God reminds us:  Faithful servant, give the rest to your brothers and sisters.  You do not live for yourself but for service to one another.

Let us pray today that God will give us the gift of sharing and not hoarding, the gift of good manners, the gift of love that matters.  That we may learn to share our talents in a humble way, that we may treat others with respect.  Through the powerful intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the Angels and Saints, all in Lord Jesus Name.  Amen!

Praise the Lord!  Alleluia

GOD'S POWER AND PROTECTION FORWARDED BY PRAYER AID

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber, Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.” Ps 121:2-4

God’s Power, Protection and Providence are always flowing out to us every time we come before Him and humbly and trustingly ask for His help.

Sit quietly before Him and feel His Power and Protection over you, your family, and whatever concerns you. Jesus loves you and wants to protect you from all that is harmful; will you surrender your life to Him and let Him control it completely?

Be quiet and surrender your life, and your situation, as best as you can to Jesus. Pray for an infilling of His Holy Spirit.

(Thanks Jane for all of your meaningful and strong reflections.  Excellent.) New World.

A Lovely View of a Garden by Pininterest (Thanks)


BEAUTIFUL PAINTING FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G



                            BEAUTIFUL PAINTING
THANKS ABRAHAM G

“Do not fear, you are of more value than sparrows”: Reflection by Prayer Aid (Jane Pimenta)


“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” (As Jane writes beautiful reflections, we are aware that this gift comes from the Holy Spirit.  Thanks for sharing with us your gifts.  Excellent).  Cynthia Abegail for New World.

MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH: PICTURE BY SR ELSIE BABY

MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES ON EARTH(1)ELESCORIAL,MADRID,SPAIN

This beautiful picture was forwarded by SR.Elsie Baby, Thanks(New World)

THE MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS: FORWARDED BY MARY VARGHESE






pic credit: www.just1city.com          (Thanks.  New World)


THE MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS: BY MARY VARGHESE


(Inspiration: Habakkuk 3:19)The heavenly mists clinging
To the mountain heights
Veils its splendor from my sight.
Still the longing
To reach the heights
Blaze on in my bosom.
Obstacles unsurmountable
Overwhelm my human heart
Still I press on…………….
Knowing His Presence leads me
To tread the mountain heights
Crowned with pure, virgin mists.

All rights reserved: Mary Varghese
( Our eminent writer/Poetess Mary Varghese has presented us another beautiful literary pearl for New World. It is true that we can overcome any obstacle and climb any height with the help of GOD Almighty.It is beautiful and Marvellous and thanks to Mary Varghese)New World

WHEN THE HEART IS FULL OF LOVE BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI


WHEN THE HEART IS FULL OF LOVE
BY THOMAS PHILIP

There is beauty in the forest when the trees are green and fair. There is beauty in the meadows when wild flowers scent the air.There is beauty in the sunlight And the soft blue beams above. Oh, the world is full of beauty When the heart is full of love.-
Author Unknown

Forwarded by Thomas Philip Ranni