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Saturday, May 19, 2018

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THE WORD OF GOD TESTIFIES TO THE TRUTH!

“Go home, you son will live, thus says the Lord: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“And there was a court official whose son was ill at Capernaum; hearing that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judaea, he went and asked him to come and cure his son, as he was at the point of death.  Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and portents, you will not believe!”  ‘Sir, answered the official, come down before my child dies.’  “Go home, said Jesus, your son will live.’ (Jn 4: 46b-50)


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The Lord has to say it only once, and it will be done!  Unlike us, we have to repeat words all over and over again.  


Unconditional faith, nothing more!  When the Lord said, “Your son will live.”  That’s it!  No more questions.  The Lord holds the universe in His hands.  Is there anything too difficult for the Lord?  The Lord who changed water 💦 into wine?  The Lord who healed the paralytic and gave sight to the blind?  What else do we need?


Our attitude should be:  Lord, if it is your will, Thine will be done.  I trust in you and I love you...



Dear Lord, we believe in all miracles that you do.  Please give us hearts that simply trust and have total confidence in Thee.  That we may fully surrender everything to you, our family, our work, our very own life and dreams or yearnings.  We attest our love for you and may we always see the light of day.  Through the intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all the angels and saints, In Jesus Name.  Amen.


Sweet and Gentle Lady

Immaculate Mother of God, we choose thee this day as the Mistress and Lady of this house.  Guard it dear Mother, from pestilence, fire, lightning and tempest, from schisms and heresies and from malice of enemies.  Protect its inmates, sweet Mary, watch over their going out and their coming and preserve them from sudden death.  Keep from us all sin and harm and pray to God for us that we may live in His service and depart this life in His grace.  Amen

Novena Prayer to our Lady of Good Remedy (Excerpt)

O Queen of Heaven and earth, Most Holy Virgin, we venerate thee.  Thou art the beloved Daughter of the Most High God, the chosen Mother of the Incarnate Word, the Immaculate Spouse of the Holy Spirit, the Sacred Vessel of the Most Holy Trinity.


O Mother of the Divine Redeemer, who under the title of Our Lady of Good Remedy comes to the aid of all who call upon Thee, Dear Mother, as helpless and needy children depend on a tender and caring Mother.  Hail Mary..O Lady of Good Remedy, source of unfailing help, grant that we may draw from thy treasury of graces in our time of need.  Touch the heart of sinners, that they may seek reconciliation and forgiveness.  Bring comfort to the afflicted and the lonely; help the poor and the hopeless; aid the sick and the suffering.  May they be healed in body and strengthened in spirit to endure their sufferings with patient resignation and Christian fortitude.  Hail Mary,...

Give more and receive more: Mk 4:24-25: Reflection by Prayer Aid

"Consider carefully what you hear," he continued. "With the measure you use, it will be measured to you--and even more.  Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him." Mark 4:24-25
To the extent we give of ourselves, of our resources, give forgiveness, to the extent we are compassionate and are merciful, to that extent will we receive back from the Lord.  If at any time, we feel a spiritual dryness, or we feel alone, let us check our giving!  If we give nothing to the Lord, we will be dry.
No matter what our schedules are, or how anxious and worried we are, let us put ourselves aside today, and decide to love God by reaching out to someone in need.  (Thanks Jane for this reminder.  In the busyness of our life, we forget and neglect those in need.  Superb reflection).  Cynthia Abegail for New World

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Cor 12: 3b-7. The Variety of Gifts: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.   there are many different ways of serving but it is always the same Lord.  There are many different forms of activity; but in everybody it is the same God who is at work in them.  The particular manifestation of the Spirit granted to each one is to be used for the general good.  1 Cor 12:3b-7.



In the life in the Church, there is no need for jealousy.  Everyone seems to be so energetic to serve the Lord that sometimes it leads to some sort of competition.  In everything that we do for the Lord, our goal should always be peace and solidarity among us.




There are many ways of serving the Lord.  It maybe through music, through pastoral service, through studying the Word, through serving in the Holy Mass and many more.  It is the same God who is guiding all who serve and love Him with all their hearts.




When one is granted the gift of the Holy Spirit, that person has to use that gift for the welfare of all in the community.  It should not be used for selfish interest or for one to be puffed up.




Come Holy Spirit, Come!  Thou art welcome in our hearts!

“Don’t be afraid, thus says the Lord: Reflection by Prayer Aid


A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough.  When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.  But he said to them, "It is I; don't be afraid."  John 6:19-19
When life gets rough, and it often does, Jesus is always with us.  He says to us the same words He said to His disciples “It is I, do not be afraid”
As I share this encouraging you, I am trying to find comfort in the above scripture myself….. I am dealing with an  difficult situation presently and added to this I know very little how to proceed.  I am dependent on others to be right so I am right too!  I keep telling myself “If the Lord has brought us so far, He will complete the work in our favour”    Striving to remain trusting the Lord, can be very wearing out – but it’s the only way we can learn to depend on God and grow in our faith…. Let us not give up but keep trusting He will never let us down.  He is always on our side.
(I agree!  We keep on trusting the Lord no matter what happens.  Things can be rough sometimes, but He will get us through).  Excellent reflection).  Cynthia Abegail for New World

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LET LEAVES FLY: POEM BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

CYNTHIA ABEGAIL'S COLUMN: POEM
Let the Leaves Fly 
The following is another beautiful poem from our distinguished Poetess, CYNTHIA.
Thanks).New World

I thought it's only a day
Forgot that come what may
It's so long the time is slow
Rush the wind so I can go!

It did not hear what I said
I turn to the sky so laid
Can I ride by the clouds
Just for a second round?

No, quite busy, ask the tree,
It may bring you for a tee
How, the nests to bother
The birds do matter...

Maybe the flowers will send,
They are lovely so may bend
It's a surprise, no not now
The bees will visit so how?

With grief, my friends not yield,
Faced the leaves in the field
Brownish yellow by the east
Amused and glad not to cease!

The leaves flutter like birds,
Whispered mirth not tears
Will fly for you north above
Is it near or far from dove?

Let the leaves fly by the seas,
Send the message as I wish
Warm greetings that I miss
Thanks, love and peace!

( A very beautiful and thought provoking poem. Thank you Cynthia
New World

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I dedicate this poem today to George's family.  May the leaves fly to send my words 
of comfort and solace at this difficult time of their loss of George, a beloved father, a loving husband and a great writer, a wonderful grandfather and a friend to many! This poem was dedicated to George' family upon his demise on 15 June 2015.

Hyperbole, an effective figure of speech in literature was used.  The impact of the words fascinates and made the description picturesque.  (CAbegail)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Blessed are You, Sovereign God of All

Heavenly Father,

Blessed are you, Sovereign God of All, to you be glory and praise forever!  In your tender compassion, the dawn from on high is breaking upon us to dispel the lingering shadows of night.  As we look for your coming among us this day, open our eyes to behold your presence and strengthen our hands to do your will, that the world may rejoice and give you praise, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Blessed be God forever. In the Holy Name of Jesus.  Amen


From:  Celebrating Common Prayer

Source:  A. Ashwin, The Book of Thousand Prayers