Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Extol is such a lofty word and it’s suiting to attest to God Almighty. When one extols God, it comes from the deepest recesses of one’s heart! It’s encompassing, affects all emotions and mind. There is no space for evil.The heart is predispose to praise the centre of his dreams and aspirations.
One will read about the stories of the Saints. Some could even go to ecstasy for their longing—God. It maybe too much for an ordinary layman to understand! One can extol God in his own way, not necessarily levitating into the air but just raising his eyes and soul to the Beloved, with no hypocrisy but only of utter sincerity and honesty. Praise the Lord!
Monday, January 18, 2021
ONLY GOD GIVES SUCCESS
There are times we do heaps of planning and organisation.
That's necessary and vital but upon some reflection, did
we do this prior to consultation with our Lord?
Others may say, "As long as we are careful in our planning and
management, all will be fine!" Definitely not... Why?
God gives only success and failures. If anything happens, good or
bad, rest assured that God is the One that gave consent to everything.
How? God is the Creator of the Universe and everything in it. Hence,
in God's unparalleled Wisdom, God knows everything that happens, for
everything is His Dominion.
At times, I did things on my own. To my dismay, it never really succeed!
It's just that sometimes that the human spirit surface and we all know
that it is weak.
Let us abide by the Holy Spirit, the breath of God who never fails. The Holy
Spirit, the Spirit of God is the Paraclete, the Helper at all times. Most of the time,
ask for the intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel,
all of the angels and saints. One may ask, "Why do we need to?" God does not
refuse the plea of the celestial court as long as it is God's will and it is good for us.
Remember, God is the source of all success! This is the reason why kings and rulers
are deposed when they do not reflect the justice and love of God anymore. "To whom
shall we go to? You have the words of eternal life." These are the words of St Peter,
the Rock of which the Church is built.
God is the source of everything, the source of success!
Majesty! God symbolises this word. We can only stand in awe of God in any circumstance in life. In plenty and in want, it’s just fitting to praise Him in all of His glory. Why? It is because poverty is not forever. One maybe poor at some point but abundant at a certain stage of life. But God is eternal! We cannot forget the truth that He created and nurtured us throughout our lives. Those who do not know Him yet will later be amazed!
ARIANNA'S NEW POEM "FRUITES" BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP
ALL DIFFERENT KINDS
EVEN PEACHES LOOK SO DELICIOUS
I TAKE ONE BY ONE
BUT A BOWL !!
I liked the innocence and simplicity of the contents of young Ariann's poem Fruities and other poems which you had forwarded. It seems the frame of her mind is brimming with ideas on subjects which she observes around her. It is also evident that she minutely observe things. A bowel full of fruits and an empty bowel without them ! A common thing of everyday life has been depicted meaningfully and beautifully, I send my best wishes and congratulations to Arianna.
by SUDHIR PANAKKAVEETTIL
"You are violating a law of God," said the good missionary.
"So you must tell four of those women they can no longer
live here or consider you their husband."
The native thought a few moments, then said,
"Me wait here. You tell 'em."
A minister answered his telephone to hear a woman's voice request, "Send six cases of vodka, please."The pastor recognised the voice as that of one of his parishioners. Gently he replied, "I am your minister."He expected an apology by her for dialing the wrong number.Instead she retorted, "What are you doing at the liquor store?"
The evangelist for a country church high up in the mountains was out visiting prospective members one day. He had spotted a house up in a mountain range that required a least a two mile walk.He discovered a man rocking back and forth on the porch."Howdy, friend, my name is Evangelist Jones, What's yours?'"Calloway's the name. What can I do for you?"The minister said, "I would like to ask a few questions.""Shoot! replied the mountaineer."
"Mr. Calloway, have you made peace with God?""Peace with God?" questioned Calloway, Me and God ain't never had no argument!""Mr. Calloway, are you a Christian?""I just told you, my name is Calloway, the Christians live four mountains up the road."Mr. Calloway, I am having a hard time getting through to you. Are you lost?"No I ain't lost. I've been living here all parts of my life!'"Well, Mr Calloway, what I really wanted to know is, are you ready for judgment day?"Judgement Day? When's its going to be?" The young minister replied, "Well, Mr Calloway, it could be today or it could be tomorrow.""Well, land sakes alive, parson, don't tell my wife.She'll want to go both days!"
Source: The Treasury of Clean Church Jokes