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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jn 7:38 "Whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within them"

"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture says, rivers of living water will flow from within them." Jn 7:38


It is not us, or our works will issue out this living water.  It was very clear, believe first that "God sent His Only Begotten Son into the world so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life."  (Jn 3:16).


Do not worry too much about the need to do everything in your own power.  Just believe and abide in Lord Jesus, as the Heavenly Father in Scriptures.  All are vanity!  There is no way to the Father except through Jesus Christ alone.  When one truly believes in his heart, then oases of living water will flow from within him.  Why?  The reason is when we believe in what the Heavenly Father says, the barrier of the original sin is broken as in our baptism.  The Lord lives in us, in our hearts and in our souls.  When the Lord is present in our life, the well of living water flows unending and generously.


How?  Let us not ask this question!  There is no how with the Lord.  Nothing is impossible for him.  What seems unreal and difficult is nothing.  Just like when Sarah doubted that she is going to bear a son, God Almighty said, "Is there anything too wonderful for the Lord?"  Nothing!  God Almighty, the Author of everything, the Ruler of Everything!


There is only one thing asked of us and do we need to complain?  Let us pray that God will open all of our heart to receive this living water.  Thank you Lord!  In Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all of angels and saints, Amen.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Green Willow of Hope: Poem by Cynthia Abegail

Green myriads of colour, light and dark hues

Fascinates the cherubic young and the mews 

As the forests teem with green trees a standing 

With green moss thirst for moisture landing!




Remembered the emerald I kept on my pillow,

Sparkling like jade and sapphire by the willow

As green as the rainbow encircling the throne

Of the Most High with diamond, rubies' dome.





As the grasses are green before it dries brownish,

Living water nourishes in the night of darkness

His love sustains me in the sad day of bleakness.





Hope is coloured green as far as the horizon,

Yonder in paradise while the brook summon




ART BY NEETHA THOMAS

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8)
(The art shows how great an artist is our Neetha Thomas !! Thanks)     

Monday, May 2, 2016

Jn 15: 26-27 "The Paraclete Comes"

" When the Paraclete, whom shall I send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness, And you too will be witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.


The Holy Spirit, the Paraclete or Helper is sent by the Lord from the Heavenly Father.  As the Spirit of truth originates from the Father---all of these must be the basis of our way of life.  



Life is short, like the grass that flutters as the wind carries them and then, dropped on the ground.  As we hear the cry of a child coming from the womb of a mother, the family rejoices.  However, life of man is about 50 years to more than a hundred and even less depending upon the Will of God!  Therefore, we also have limited time to spread the Word as witnesses of His love and mercy.




As we are alive, we must make the most of our time.  Spread the Word of God, practice it in your lives.  Many people's souls are lost for no one has prayed for them.






Be witnesses of God's Word, at home or at work or anywhere.  We live only once and "this is the day, the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad."






When we become witnesses, be humble for if we become proud, we unleash evil outside our very being.  Pride is a trademark of the Evil One.  Do not be marked by the Beast!  His ways are---
pride, vanity, lust and hatred!  It needs a discerning mind to always look out for "the Devil is like a roaring lion preparing to devour."  As all of us were given enough intelligence to be sensitive to the moves and wiles of the Enemy, it is not an excuse that we say we are weak.  Yes, we are weak but are strong in Christ!  It is God's battle, it's not ours.  We have to align with God for victory.  Alone, we are helpless.  Pray that you may not be put to the test.


We fail sometimes!  It does not matter.  God forgives and His forgiveness never ends.  The only necessity is to seek Him, worship Him, love Him and love others too.  God will provide for the rest.
When we finished, we will say just like St.  Paul, "I have fought a good fight."




Dear Lord, please give all of us the courage and fortitude to be Your witnesses in this world.  Help us to be your disciples in a way you want us to.  Grant us, our King and our God the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Guide us to seek your Kingdom first so as everything will be added unto us.  Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the Angels and Saints, pray for us!  All these we pray in the Holy Name of your Jesus, Amen

THANKSGIVING FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP

THANKSGIVING
by THOMAS PHILIP






WHAT SHALL I RENDER TO THE LORD FOR ALL HIS BENEFITS TOWARDS ME?
O LORD THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR GOODNESS, MERCY,PROTECTION, HEALTH AND ALL OTHER BLESSINGS.

Swift gratitude is the sweetest.
-Greek Proverb

THANKFUL
Gratitude is not only the memory, but the homage
of the heart-rendered to God for His goodness.
-N.P. Willis

If you have nothing to be thankful for, make up

your mind that there is something wrong with you.
-Unknown


-Forwarded by Thomas Philip
(Thanks to Thomas Philip for these wise
words of thanksgiving for God)


pic credit:  Maria Munoz (Thanks).

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL: PICTURE

ST MICHAEL, PRAY FOR US!!!

THE FLOWERS IN A MEADOW: POEM BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP


THE FLOWERS IN THE MEADOW: ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP

THE FLOWERS IN THE MEADOW
*********
A LIMERICK
ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP
I WAS WALKING IN THE MEADOW

AND I SAW A FLOWER THAT WAS YELLOW

IT STARTED TO RAIN

AND IT FELT LIKE JELLO

THEN THE RAIN STOPPED

AND ALL NEW FLOWERS POPPED

AND ON MY WAY HOME
I THOUGHT OF A FUNNY FELLOW
********

Copyright: Arianna Rose Philip




A poem with a scent of freshness and innocence!  A young gifted poet, Arianna is granddaughter of
Chief Editor of New World publications, George Kurian and she is also the daughter of Anisha Kurian- Philip and Mr Philip.  Excellent poem).  Cynthia Abegail
ARIANNA  LOVES TO DEDICATE THIS POEM TO ANIL KURIAN, HER UNCLE
ON HIS BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY 22nd. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR UNCLE.



ABBEY PHILIP: ASSOCIATE EDITOR--WEB DESIGN AND TECHNICAL ONLINE ISSUES


When we reorganised New World recently, we have to thank many friends and supporters of this publication to make it a big success. There will be mention of every person who helped especially Anisha Kurian, Phd, Anil Kurian and Abbey Philip. 

We are very much indebted to Mr. Abbey Philip, with the assistance of Anisha's friend, designed the set-up of the website.  Thanks Abbey for the beautiful theme and color combination.  It is good for New World to be surrounded with talented people!  Thanks Abbey for everything...





Dear Abbey, we sincerely thank you for all your help and for your ardent support for New World Publication.  We thank you for your limitless support together with your Assistant in Web Design.  God Bless You And Your Family.

ABBEY PHILIP: ASSOCIATE EDITOR---WEB DESIGN AND TECHNICAL ONLINE ISSUES


In behalf of New World:  Arianna Rose-Philip and Cynthia Bernardo

 




SHADES OF TRUTH: CYNTHIA ABEGAIL






SHADES OF TRUTH


Truth, effervescent crystal clear at the summit
Topple down the mighty, sweep the chaff----
Wheat purified from tinges of guile, to sift
Pure, almond sweet harnessed as a gift!


Lo, but truth hurts! It may hurt the pride---
Awakened by the reality, no more of dreams
The fantasy subsides, bare mortality ensues
As scarlet wounds effuses the pain but real!


But truth may be gushing yellow as the sun,
So bright, translucent reveals the deepness
Of the bay of recesses where only God sees,
Tis true, evokes the contrite heart to view!


Truth is purple and royal as it's Source----
Transgresses all boundaries and realms,
Search for it from the rising to the setting,
Elusive, yet pensive for Truth never lies!


All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail
(Another Poem which is another gem decorates our New World. Thanks, Cynthia)New World

GOD'S ROSEBUD FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY
















GOD'S ROSEBUD

A new minister Was walking with an older, More seasoned minister In the garden one day. Feeling a bit insecure About what God Had for him to do, He was asking the older preacher For some advice. The older preacher Walked up to a rosebush And handed the young preacher A rosebud and told him To open it Without tearing off any petals. The young preacher Looked in disbelief At the older preacher And was trying to figure out What a rosebud Could possibly have to do With his wanting to know The will of God For his life and ministry. But because of his great respect For the older preacher, He proceeded to try to unfold the rose, While keeping every petal intact. It wasn't long Before he realized How impossible This was to do. Noticing the younger preacher's inability To unfold the rosebud Without tearing it, The older preacher Began to recite The following poem...


"It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God's design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine."

"The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so easily,
But in my hands they die."

"If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God's design,
Then how can I have the wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?"

"So I'll trust in God for leading
Each moment of my day.
I will look to God for guidance
In each step of the way."
"The path that lies before me,

Only my Lord knows.
I'll trust God to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose."
Please share this poem With a friend if you enjoyed Being reminded to let go And let God unfold your life. Labels: SR. ELSIE BABY 1/29/11 by georgekurian Republished

 (Thanks Sr. Elsie Baby; melodious and full of meaning!) New World

THE UNCOOKED EGGS (A HAITIAN FOLKTALE) BY GEORGE KURIAN (RIP)

THE UNCOOKED EGGS (A HAITIAN FOLKTALE)
Once there was a poor woman who offered lodging to a passing soldier.In return, he offered her three eggs.The woman did not cook the eggs, but decided to hatch them instead. From the eggs,three red roosters hatched.The poor woman, when they grew big took them to the market and sold them. With that money, she bought pigs.. When the pigs were grown, she sold them for a goat, then the goat for a calf and the calf for an ox. Finally, she had enough money to buy some land. A few years later, the same soldier passed by and asked for refuge in the night. The woman gladly welcomed him and gave him the happy news about her fortune. "When you were last here, you gave me three eggs. I will never forget, what a good fortune that brought it to me." The good old woman made him a sumptuous meal and told him her story.She gave him a tour of her large fields,with ripe carrots,tomatoes and other vegetables growing, and her herds of cattle. The soldier stayed almost a week in the woman's house, and she treated him like family. Sometime after he left, the woman began getting notices to appear in the Court. She finally walked five hours to town.The Soldier was waiting for her at the Courthouse. He told her that because he gave her three eggs, she was no longer poor but amassed a lot of wealth. He demanded a share of her wealth. The woman told the Judge that the Soldier was wrong." He did not give me rooster,but only the eggs.!" But Soldier argued ,"Did not those eggs give you all that you have now ?" The woman hired a lawyer and the battle continued between the Soldier and the woman. She was so much tired from the Court battle that she was almost ready to give up half of her wealth to the soldier. A few days before the final decision was to be made, an old beggar knocked at the woman's door.He asked her something to eat. "Charity for an old man." The woman replied that she was not giving out charity. "I do not know what will bring out tomorrow.." She also told him about the fight in the Court about the property. Then the beggar told her not to worry. She scoffed at his words, but gave him some rice and beans. He told her to eat well and rest before she goes to the Court next day and he would wait for her at the Courthouse . He promised to help her. The old man was there as promised. The lawyers of both side went on and on for a long time and finally the old man cried out to the Judge that he came to hear the Verdict. The Judge asked him why this old man was interested in the case and the verdict. The beggar replied,"This good old woman offered me charity of rice and beans. I saved the beans to plant after, after eating the rice. I have space in a field a friend saved for me for planting the beans. I want to know if it is worth it to plant the beans." Everyone laughed.The Judge asked, "What is this,cooked beans being planted ?" The beggar replied, "Thank You. When this good woman told me the court believed that eggs could produce pigs, goats and eventually land. I thought I should also make the effort. After all, if the eggs can give that, what can the beans do ?" Everyone in the Court cheered. The Judge dismissed the case and the woman won the case. ... by George Kurian (Thanks to our former Chief Editor, the late George Kurian for this beautiful story with moral) New World

THOU SHALT HAVE NO GODS BEFORE ME: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

And the Lord said to Moses, "Go down for your people, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves, they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded then, they have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and sacrifice to it, and said, "these are your gods, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt.  And the Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people; now therefore let me alone that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, but of you I will make a great nation.  (Exod 2: 7-13).


Time and time again, a few people in the world forget the saving power of God out of ignorance and stubbornness.  Sometimes, isolated number of people carve themselves statues of other gods!  On the other hand, for an Awesome and Almighty God, these gods are nothing, non-existent for God is unrivalled in all ways.


But in the book of Exodus, we have read about the ire of God!  Why?  Despite of His care and love and mercy for these hard-headed people, they still cling to other unknown gods.  In the same way, at this age and time, some people could still do abominable things like revelry in a public place, witnessing to the strange god whom God could not be compared.


However God gives all chances for these people to come back to Him!  That is how awesome our God is!  He is full of mercy and forgiveness.  Instead of consuming these people who have offended Him greatly, He still offer them His ocean of forgiveness!  As long as they profess their faith and loyalty to Him.


Let us pray that God will grant us that unwavering heart that will profess that there is no God other that Him!  A God who has an everlasting love, who has compassion for His people and who will bring us to everlasting life.

In Jesus Name,
Cynthia Abegail Bernardo

ALL THINGS WORK FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM FORWARDED BY PRAYER AID

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Rom 8:28

Let us consider these two lines deeply today.  Whoever we are, no matter where we are or what we are encountering at this moment, it is all going to work out for our good.  We will never know how the trials and temptations we face will be to our good later on – we live with mystery!   So did our beloved Mother Mary.  She never knew how things would go or how they would end, but in the end every one of her sufferings was fruitful.  God has called us to a life of faith to be a branch on the vine, to walk with him at all times trusting Him, then for sure all things will work for our good even if we can see no good today.
(It takes the eyes of faith to trust the Lord unconditionally.  Thanks Jane for this beautiful reflection.  Excellent).  New World

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