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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"For God loved the world so much,...(Jn 3:16)

"For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not die but have eternal life. (Jn 3:16)

As in the letter to the Romans, "all fall short of the glory of God.  If God has not sent His Son into the world, we will all perish in totality.  Yet, God's love for us is unconditional, beyond understanding and immense.  Why do we need to beleuve in Jesus?  Why should we not have faith in anything except God's only Begotten Son?  It was very clear:  "Everyone who believes in Him will have eternal life.". Therefore, we must now think twice before believing in other gods, whatever it is!  God Almighty in His Majesty and via His Word said,"who believes in Jesus may not die but have eternal life."

Eternal means forever.  A person may live from one year till 100.  My brothers and sisters, we are talking about a long, long time, "eternal."

Hence, our salvation is a serious matter. It is already God saying to us by His Word that we could have eternal life, guaranteed, if we abide and have faith in Lord Jesus.  Whom do you like to believe, other false gods?

For our sake and for the sake of our cjildren, have faith in God's Word, have faith in His Son Jesus, the only Way, the Truth and the life.

Dear Lord, we pray today that whoever reads and contemplate about this truth, will be converted fully and will spread your Word.  We truly believe that this will happen, because for Thee, nothing is impossible.  Through the powerful intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the Angels and Saints.  In the Holy Name of Jesus, Amen

Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

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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

JOKES --- BY WITTY HENNY # FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

Jokes Corner

I finally found out how they make
ladies' bathing suits. First, they
take a stitch of nylon. That's all!
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I wouldn't say her bathing suit was
skimpy, but I saw more cotton on
the top of aspirin bottle.
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I'll never forget one day I was practicing
the violin in front of a roaring fire and then
my father walked in and he was furious.
We didn't have a fireplace.
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I used to take you riding in my car, and
you insisted I take the top down. It
took me three hours. It wasn't a convertible.
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There's a new kind of Russian roulette. You
get six cobras in a room and you play the
flute. One of them is deaf!

Source: Henny Youngman. Take this Book Please.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

FIRST, LOVE GOD: REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

For the customs of the people are false: a tree from the forest
is cut down, and worked with an ax by the hands of an artisan;
people deck it with silver and gold; they fasten it with hammer
and nails so that it cannot move.  Their idols are like scarecrows
in a cucumber field, and they cannot speak; they have to be carried
for they cannot walk.  Do not be afraid of them, for they cannot do
evil nor is it in them to do good.
                                                                                        Jer 10:3-5

*The people had done an abominable act---worshipping idols which is
a direct violation of the 1st commandment.  The Old Testament and
the New Testament covers idolatry of all forms among the people.
From Aaron's golden calf to the sodomy in Sodom and Gomorrah, one
could read how many times people had made idols of their own whims.
Yet, God is a merciful God who invites sinners to come back to Him.

Idolatry is the worst sin that one could ever commit.  Idolatry is an
insult to the great and loving God.  Even today, idolatry is visible in
our midst.  When one is obsessed with gambling, love of prostitution,
severe drinking, don't we think that those things are not idolatry?
They are even worst works of the flesh!  When one is obsessed with
one's body, beauty, glitter of the flash, food and money, don't we think
that those are also forms of idolatry?

The Lord invites us to reconsider our priorities.  Let us try to avoid
idolatry of all sorts.  Thus, we will sincerely follow the first and greatest
commandment, "Love God with all of your heart, mind and soul."
Cynthia Abegail

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DON'T QUIT FORWARDED by THOMAS PHILIP RANNi



Quit (Forwarded by Thomas Philip)

Don’t Quit! 

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you are trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but do not quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than,

It seems to a faint and faltering man,

Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victors cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
-Anonymous


Forwarded by Thomas Philip

DIANA'S PUPPY LOVE/CYNTHIA ABEGAIL'S COLUMN

DIANA'S PUPPY LOVE:
(SHORT STORY)
It was raining hard again as Diana with her
immaculate navy blue uniform with stripes, run
to her house at the back of a school. She was
so frantic to escape the outpouring rain
that he bumped into a man, probably in his early
twenties, who seemed not to mind the gushing
water on his face.

"Oh! sorry", Diana exclaimed as she wonder why
this man came from the first floor of their house.
Janice lives there with her 6 ft 2'' husband. They
are renting from Diana's parents for about three
years already.

Anyway, she could remember that this man looks
like Paul Mccartney. She thought, "Of all people,
he looks like my favorite singer from the Beatles."
Diana is only sixteen years old; she raves over
Paul, Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Burt Reynolds. Just a
typical teenager of the past olden days!

She asked with so much enthusiasm, "Mum, who
is that man who seems to come from downstairs
where Janice lives? Her mother replied, "Well,
he is Joseph, the brother of Jerry. He just arrived
from the province; I think he is going to work here
in the city. Why do you ask? Diana replied, "I
bumped into him while running in the rain. Ammie,
her mum satisfied with her answer hums, "Hmmm!"
She was scrubbing the pots and pans at the side yard
when Joseph arrived from the store. Joseph noticing her
said, "Hi, are you Diana? I have heard so much about you
from Janice. Diana looked at him intently and replied,
"Oh! Hi! I am Diana. But what did Janice told about me,
if you don't mind? Joseph answered, "Well, she said how
bright you are, running for second honors in your school.

Diana sleepishly answered, "I just try my best because
I would like to make Dad and Mum happy." Joseph
responded keenly, "I did not realise you are very pretty,
too." Diana flattered with giggling, "Oh, you haven't seen
yet my three sisters who are more beautiful than me."

That night, Diana seems not to be able to sleep even if mosquitos
are not really around. She seems to see the face of Joseph when
she closed her eyes. Diana mused, "Oh! dear, what am I feeling,
it seems the world is technicoloured and I just like to see Joseph
again! She seems to pull the night like with a rope so it will be
the next day again.

On the other hand, Joseph started to put on cologne and wears
his best shirt and trousers to go to work. Janice said, "What's up,
Jos... you're not wearing your ragged jeans today, are you attending
a party after work?" Joseph replied, "No! I am just in the mood for
a change. Janice looked by the window and there you are! Diana
had her most beautiful ponytail with big ribbons, her lips with pink
lipstick and her skirt seems to be shorter this time! Janice says,
"Hmm, something saucy happening." Joseph pat her arms, (laughing).
One day, Diana was washing the clothes by hand and she was getting
quite tired. Then, footsteps... She thought, "That's Joseph!" Her
skin became pale, her lips dried up and her heart seemed to race
like a car! Diana panicked, "What am I going to say?" Then Joseph
broke the ice, "Hi Diana, you are a good daughter, really!" Diana,
after regaining courage said, "Thanks! How have you been?"

"Well, I just got a promotion from work and I am very happy."
Diana replied, "Congratulations!" Then, Joseph said, "I am having a holiday
in Bulac, would you like to come with us, Janice and Nato?" Diana
said, " I'll ask Dad!

Diana spoke with her Dad and asked if she could go for a weekend with
Joseph and his family in Bulac. Her Dad knows how he care for Joseph.
When Dad said, "No!," she almost felt she's dying! "But Dad, she pleaded...
Her Dad knows that if she allow her, she may be due for marriage to this man
because they are infatuated with each other. Her Dad, full of wisdom knows
the consequences, she will stop her studies; she will lose the future he dreams
for her.
Diana cried the whole night, "How Dad could not understand, I like to be with
him!" She did no speak with her Dad for a week. Later, Joseph did not return.
Her Dad was right; if he allowed her to go with them, she should have eloped
with him. She is only sixteen, very immature and not yet ready for an immense responsibility.

After another four years, Diana graduated with a Bachelor's degree and with flying honours. Later, she received numerous awards also at her workplace.
She married after another seven years and was blessed with children.
Diana pondered all of this in her heart, "Joseph was my puppy love, a part of my life." Those memories will live with me ...
Moral: All things work for good for those who love and trust God. Sometimes,
we do not see the big picture; it just unravel at the right time.
All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail





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Monday, March 20, 2017

NAHUM 1: 20 INVISIBLE QUALITIES OF GOD


THE GLORY OF GOD IS MANIFESTED IN

CREATION!  HOW AWESOME OUR GOD IS!

THE BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G

A POEM TO MOM FORWARDED BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP

A POEM TO MOM: BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP
(The attached is our ARIANNA'S Poem. Arianna is a 9 year old
writer at the time she wrote her poems (now older) who has published two short stories in our New World
already. She has written the following poem on her own and it
is below without any editing, except the spelling.

Happy Mothers Day!


**A POEM TO MOM**

DEAR MOM

You are as sweet as an Easter Bunny
And Your hugs are so fluffy
You smell like daisies and the best part
is when you are with me
And I am with you
You fly in your imagination like a butterfly
You land on a flower.
You get nectar from the flower you go into your coccoon
When it stops, there is a rainbow in the sky
I see unicorns on the rainbow

love
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Art work: Abraham G

(This poem touches our hearts. It depicts the love of Arianna for her Mum, Dr Anisha Kurian-Philip. A very promising poet! Brilliant!) New World

FOR THINE GLORY ALONE: PICTURE