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Thursday, August 6, 2020

WHITE PEACOCK: PICTURE FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY















WHITE PEACOCK


FORWARDED BY SR.ELSIE BABY SR. ELSIE BABY

Every once in a while, just as a reminder, God will sign his name again.
ALBINO PEACOCK
THINK THIS IS JUST TOO BEAUTIFUL NOT TO SHARE.
THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN VERY OFTEN....
HE LOOKS LIKE A GIANT SNOWFLAKE!!!
Sr Elsie Baby

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

God of tenderness and compassion: Exodus: Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“With the two tablets of stone in his hands, Moses went up Mount Sinai in the early morning as Yahweh had ordered,...Then Yahweh passed before him and called out, ‘Yahweh, God of tenderness and compassion, slow to anger, rich in faithful love and constancy,’ Moses immediately bowed to the ground in worship, then he said,’if indeed I do enjoy your favour, please, my Lord, come with us, although they are an obstinate people; and forgive our faults and sins, and adopt us as your heritage,”. Exodus 4b-6, 8-9  New Jerusalem Bible (published by St Paul’s)


It’s interesting to note many points in these passages!  The first one highlights the great attributes of God Almighty; God of tenderness and compassion.  We can infer from the Scriptures how God is compassionate to his people.  He continually forgives although His people rejects him over and over again with their sinfulness.  God is slow to anger; He waits for us to come to our senses and love and worship him again.  He has faithful love beyond understanding in human terms.  “God’s ways are not our ways.”  God is eternal, constant in loving and forgiving us!


The second point is that Moses immediately worshipped God!  He did not hesitate; he did not wait.  Currently, we lost that sense of awe!  We like to treat sometimes God as an acquaintance.  There is nothing wrong with loving God as our friend.  But, we have to learn from Moses, the great prophet.  His worship is sincere and he worship God with awe and reverence.  We can take this lesson from him.



Moses said, “Forgive as our sins.”  He did not separate himself from the obstinate people because he knows he is not perfect.  In the same way, a good instrument of God must not separate himself just like in an ivory tower.  He must be humble and beg God to forgive the people as well as himself or herself.




Praise God Almighty!  May His Holy Name be praised forever and ever.



Cynthia Abegail


A MIRROR OR A TWO-WAY GLASS FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY


IMPORTANT INFORMATION: FORWARDED BY SR. ELSIE BABY



A Mirror or a 2-Way Glass?


How can you tell when you are in a room, restroom,
motel etc. with a mirror or a 2-way glass?

Here's how: I thought it was quite interesting! And I
know in about 30 seconds you're going to do what I did
and find the nearest mirror.

Do you know how to determine if a mirror is 2-way or
not? A policewoman who travels all over the US and
gives seminars and techniques for businesswomen passed
this on.

When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms,
changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure
that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall
is a real mirror, or actually a 2-way mirror (i.e.,
they can see you, but you can't see them)? There have
been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in
female changing rooms . It is very difficult to
positively identify the surface by looking at it.

So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty
what type of mirror we are looking at?
Just conduct this simple test: Place the tip of your
fingernail against the reflective surface and if there
is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the
nail, then it is GENUINE mirror. However, if your
fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail,
then BEWARE! IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR!

"No Space, Leave the Place" So remember, every time
you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't
cost you anything.

REMEMBER. No Space, Leave the Place:
Ladies: Share this with your girlfriends, sisters,
daughters, etc.
Men: Share this with your wives, daughters,
daughters-in-law, mothers, girlfriends and/or friends.
(Sr Elsie Baby sends us always rare stories that's quite interesting!  Brilliant! She is one of eminent writers in US who had received awards for her literary prowess!  Thanks Sr Elsie Baby).  New World

GOD, THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS, VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL


GOD IS OUR CREATOR!  THANKS BE TO GOD!


THE RAT WHO SWALLOWED THE FOX BY GEORGE KURIAN, RIP, FORMER CHIEF EDITOR OF NEW WORLD

THE RAT WHO SWALLOWED THE FOX
BY GEORGE KURIAN
This was heard from the grape vine.
A guy in New Delhi started working for an export-Import Company as a typist. A lady was the boss and the Office was in her home. She told the new guy that the 'Big Boss' was on a foreign tour. He worked a month and the lady told that he would get his salary as soon as the 'Big Boss' returns a day later. Big boss came the next day but he seemed to be a little weak. He had a long beard and his jacket was dusty. The Boss told that he was in Germany and had a long flight. Poor employee was never paid and the promise was extended to another month. Nothing happened. The employee was ready to leave. Then came a young man to the office and the big Boss told that this new guy came for an interview and he was supposed to put a deposit for becoming a Cashier of the Company. The Boss told that his Company was exporting and importing Tractors from Italy and the farmers from Punjab and other States are supposed to bring in deposit for placing Order. Many came and put up some money. The Boss did all the transactions showing the pictures of Tractors on the Wall.
One day the servant in the house told the employee secretly that in fact, this Boss was a big crook and he had gone to Jail for some crime of cheating people. He had told a big lie that he was in Germany, when actually he was in Jail. The employee knew that this Cashier guy was also going to be cheated but could not say anything in the presence of the Boss.
The Cashier promised to put the sum of money to get the job. The Boss told the employee that he would be paid his salary in two days.
Next day the Cashier guy came back. He called the Big Boss and talked to him secretly. Oh! the Boss was happy. The Cashier guy told the Boss to pay the other employee's salary. The Boss happily paid a little more money in addition to the regular salary.
The Cashier guy and the Boss went inside a room. After one hour they came out. The Boss permitted the Cashier guy to take the employee outside for a cup of Coffee.
Outside the house the 'Cashier guy' told the employee to leave the place as soon as possible because the Boss was really a crook and a Criminal which the employee had known from the servant boy. So he went home happily with his salary. The next day the employee got a telephone call from the 'Cashier guy'. He learned an interesting story.
The Boss used to cheat everyone by showing the picture of the Tractors by taking money as a deposit but never had any business and never sold a single Tractor. The Cashier guy was going to lose his deposit money for the job also.Knowing this, the Cashier guy played a big game. He told the Boss that he was an expert in duplicating the currency and should bring him a lot of cash. Next day when the Cashier had come to the Boss's house, the Boss had a lot of Cash to duplicate it. He took him to a room and the Cashier guy pretended to keep a big pack of money with white papers of the same size of the currency and asked the Boss to wait 24 hours to make it happen to double the money.
The Cashier Guy told the Boss that all the currencies would be duplicated in 24 hours but in fact when the Boss opened it after 24 hours there were only two currencies on both side of the pack and only white papers left in the pack and the rest of the cash was in the Cashier guy's Pocket.He had gone for ever leaving the Boss. POOR BOSS !!
(A wonderful and meaningful short story). New World

The Choice by Sr Elsie Baby


STREAMS IN THE WASTELAND: REFLECTIONS FORWARDED BY PRAYER AID

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. Is 43:18-21


Our Father says to us, ‘forget the past and do not dwell on it’ By dwelling on the past, we miss the wonderful blessings that God wants to give us today. Blessings of peace, unity, good relationships, and much more. If the animals know God, and know Who provides for them, how much more should we His chosen ones not desire to know Him? Let us begin this year with that decision: that we will try to the best of our ability to know our Father more and more.

by Jane Pimenta

(Thanks Jane for this meaningful and excellent discernment of God's Word. Excellent). New World

WATERFALLS AT SENECA CAMP BY FOREST WANDER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY









SERENE WATER flowing AT SENECA CAMP!
WHAT A BEAUTY!!! THANKS TO FOREST
WANDER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY.

THANKS NEW WORLD

SAINT AND SINNER: STORY FORWARDED BY ANJALI DIWAKAR

SAINT AND SINNER: BY ANJALI DIWAKAR, INDIA Anjali Diwakar( The following is a beautiful story for our readers written by Anjali, an eminent writer from India. She has adored our site with beautiful stories before.This wonderful story has a great moral.Thanks Anjali.)
New World

Saint and Sinner
Anastasius was abbot of a monastery in Egypt. The monastery had a large collection of books, one among them being a rare volume, worth a fortune.
One day a visiting monk chanced upon the book and succumbing to temptation walked away with it. The theft was discovered the same day and it was not hard to guess who the culprit was but Anastasius refused to send anyone after the monk for fear that he might say he had not taken it and add the sin of perjury to that of theft.
The monk meanwhile was trying to sell the book and eventually found a buyer, a rich man who asked him to leave the book with him for a day so that he could get it evaluated.
When the monk had gone, the man hastened to the monastery and showed the book to Anastasius. The abbot recognized it instantly but did not say anything.
“A monk wants to sell it to me,” said his visitor. “He’s asking for a gold sovereign. You are knowledgeable about books. Is this book worth that much?”
“It’s worth much much more than a sovereign,” said the abbot. “It’s a valuable book.”
The man thanked the abbot and left. The next day when the monk came, he informed him that he would like to buy the book and was prepared to pay the price he had mentioned. The monk was overjoyed.
“Whom did you show it to?” he asked.
“Anastasius, the abbot.”
His visitor turned pale. “A-And what did he say?”
“He said the book was worth a sovereign.”
“And what else?”
“Nothing.”
The monk was both amazed and touched. He realized that the abbot had refused to reclaim his lost treasure so that he, the thief would not get into trouble. Nobody had ever shown him such love; nobody had ever behaved so nobly towards him.
“I’ve changed my mind, I don’t want to sell it,” he said and took the book from the man.
“I’ll give you two sovereigns,” said the customer.
The monk walked away without answering. He went directly to the monastery and handed the book to the abbot, tears brimming in his eyes.
“Keep it,” said Anastasius. “When I learnt you had borrowed it I decided to give it to you.”
“Please take it back,” pleaded the monk, “but let me stay here and learn wisdom from you.”
His wish was granted. He spent the rest of his years in the monastery modelling his life after that of the saintly Anastasius.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

BE GOD - DEPENDENT By Cynthia Abegail



"Man's dependency on God is the windfall of omnipotence. It is the result
of union of our will with His. However, we must first acquire certain
convictions.


1. We must first convince ourselves that God can do all things --- that
He is omnipotent.
2. We must convince ourselves that God wants to share this omnipotence
with us.
3. We must be convinced that He will always give us what we need, but not
necessarily what we want.
4. We must frequently meditate on the vastness of creation.
5. We must be convinced that each one of us has a role to play in life.
6. We cannot control that role --- but we can accept it.
7. Finally, we must convince ourselves that we can both find and fit in
that "niche."
These may help us to gain an insight into the great mystery of the DIVINE
PROVIDENCE!"
Source: Rev Ralph Pfau. The Golden Book of Living.

Powerful Prayer forwarded by Jane Pimenta of Prayer Aid


THE MYSTICAL PRAYERS 
Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as given to Brother Barnabas Nwoye, by Jesus Himself, along with the chaplet of the Precious Blood and asked him to make them known to all.
Prayer to Vanquish Satan and his Agents.  (given to Barnabas on 5th Jul 1998)
All you great numerous enemies; the enemy of the Holy death of my Master Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary; the prince of darkness and iniquity, the father of all liars; I stand on the death of my Master Jesus Christ and offer His pains, wounds, and the Precious Blood of His left hand to the Eternal Father for your downfall, your destruction and your scourging.  Amen.   Precious Blood of my Master Jesus Christ – reign in me and in the lives of all men.  Amen.

INVOKE YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL IN THE MORNING




guardian angel photo: guardian angel guardian-angel.jpg

pic credit:  www.media.photobucket.com   Thanks.
New World

The day could bring unexpected circumstances and twists.
Daily, invoke for the help of your guardian angel in
all things.  Guardian angels are given to us by God
Almighty for protection, guidance and for unity.
On the other hand, one must activate this gift by
invocation by heart and by words!

My guardian angel dear to whom God
commits me near, be ever be at my side
to light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.


The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous: Ps 34:15


Thanking God: Picture (Thanks)


BEAUTIFUL JOG FALLS FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G

















JUST BEAUTIFUL! KARNATAKA FALLS IN
INDIA. THANKS TO: ABRAHAM G

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