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Friday, August 17, 2018

ASTRONOMY: PICTURE BY SCIENCE ALERT

                             
                      THANKS TO SCIENCE ALERT!  STUNNING
               PICTURE OF A HEAVENLY BODY! 

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ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE/GOSPEL OF MARK: PICTURE BY PHOTOSWITHQUOTES.COM


ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE!  WITH GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!

SCENIC WATERFALLS BY FOREST WANDER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
















LONG-TERM EXPOSURE DEPICTED THE WATER
IN MOTION. LOVELY!!!
THANKS TO FOREST WANDER NATURE
PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL
PICTURE OF WATERFALLS. NEW WORLD

AN IDYLLIC BEACH



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GOD'S VINEYARD: CYNTHIA ABEGAIL


GOD'S VINEYARD
 Thus says the Lord--- I shall make her bare and dry I shall put an end to her merry days No more wool, flax and oil! No more festivals, New Moons and sabbaths; her vines decayed Chased after a false God--- Burning incense and forgot Me! I will block her way with thorns, She forgot that I was the One who gives her plenty and liI will let her die of thirst---- But, I am going to woo her And she will go to the desert Where I will speak to her heart I shall give her back the vineyards As before; she will answer as when she left Egypt! On that day, Baal is no more! I will erase from her lips their names--- I shall bethroth her to myself, I shall take pity on her and her people! My love for her is eternal and everlasting, I will be with her till the end of the age--- I have carved her on the palm of my hand, I will always love her, never ending in time... Did I stray O' Lord from Thine's paradise? Am frail, but Thou art strong and mighty! Anoint me with Thy power so I could rise--- To the vineyard, verdant among the lilies! Inspired by: Hosea 1-2 (This is an allegory of God's love for his people. We may stray but God always pursue us and take us back. God's love is unfathomable, beyond the understanding of our finite minds. His mercy is like an ocean, so deep and beyond our view of the horizon) All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail ( The faith in true God should last and will be rewarded abundantly. A beautiful and meaningful Poem with a great message. Thanks Cynthia) New World

SEASONS CHANGE BY MARIA CASSIA

SEASONS CHANGE



One year of winter will be drab lo--
A year of summer; painstaking heat
Nor a year of spring where essence
Of flower's beauty gone of decadence!

Love the seasons change from time
To another time of reckoning; like man
Once so sweet spring becomes bitter
And harsh winter, so cold and severe.

The drought of summer gives a quest
For the coming of brownish leaves
That fall iridiscent of the past glee,
To welcome the dewy, dreary winter.

Remember your sweetness that savors
But today, it's gone, when will it come?
Hope it's not like a season that's fickle
A gentle demeanor that reach the skies!


All rights reserved: Maria Cassia Austero

SCIENCE ALERT # (FB)

                                           
                                       A SPECTACLE IN THE UNIVERSE!
                          Colourful!  Thanks to FB.
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GATHER YE ROSEBUDS: ROBERT HERRICK

GATHER YE ROSE-BUDS

Gather ye rose-buds while you may,
Old time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious Lamp of heaven, the Sun,
The higher he's a getting
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting...

Then not be coy, but use your time;
And while ye may, go marry:
For having lost but once your prime,
You may forever tarry.
Robert Herrick

Thursday, August 16, 2018

“My Heart is moved with compassion, thus says the Lord:” Reflection by Prayer Aid (Jane Pimenta)

My heart is moved with compassion for the crowd, because they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will collapse on the way, and some of them have come a great distance.” Mark 8:2-3 
The heart of God is moved with compassion for us and everyone who is troubled, but the hands of God remain tied if we will not surrender and trust Him completely. We have to fight anxiety, (through prayer, praise, celebrating the Eucharist, sitting before the Blessed Sacrament…and any other way we know). As fear begins to leave us, we feel the Presence of God take its place, and know in our hearts that He is providing for us. When we come to Him for help He will NEVER send us away empty, but…. He will fulfil only His plans not ours.  Are we ready to subject our plans to Him?   “Jesus I surrender everything to you, you take care of it.”  (We totally concur!  Our Awesome God is loving and compassionate.  Whenever we are kind and merciful to people, we are reflecting in our lives the goodness of God.  Superb reflection).  Cynthia Abegail for New World.

“I am the gate, thus says the Lord.” Reflection by Cynthia Abegail

“I am the gate.  Anyone who enters through me will be safe; such a one will go in and out and will find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I have come so that they may have life and live it to the full.”  Jn 10: 9-10



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It is very important that we enter the right gate.  In life, sometimes one enters the wrong gate full of wolves and snakes that that one perish not only physically but spiritually.


When the Lord says, “I am the gate,” it’s definite.  It’s the truth , so it is good to listen!  Other ways are risky, dangerous and treacherous.  The Lord’s gate leads to abundance, freedom and joy.  Look at the sheep in the farm.  They frolic, relish and are joyful because the shepherd led them to the green and lush pasture.



God inspires us to enter His presence and to abide in Him.  These are not empty promises but will come to fulfilment.  He will give us “life to the full.”  Life is not dull or drab, it is not without joy; it could be with suffering but with joyful hearts because God gives us the strength to weather our problems.  It is not like “dead man walking.”  It is an alive man walking and moving freely around the gateway to refreshment.




When we enter His gate, we are not in want.  Just like what David said, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.  Though I walk in the valley of shadow and death, I shall fear no evil, for He is with me all the days of my life.”  Quoted from Ps 23.



Let us enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts!  Praise God through all the earth.

THE LOVELY CREEK BY FREE FOTOS NATURE












WHAT A PLACE TO RELAX!

GENTLE FLOWING CREEK.


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ZOORJEES JOKES


Zoorjee's Jokes


Have you heard about the man who threw his wife into a pond of crocodiles?He's now being harassed by the animal rights for being cruel.

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So many options: Poison, sleeping pills, hanging jumping from a building,lying on train tracks,but we choose Marriage, slow and sure.

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What is the difference between complete and finished?If you find good wife you are complete otherwise you are finished.

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Q: Why do women live longer than men?

A: Shopping never causes heart attacks,but paying the bill does.

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Man: Is there any way for long life?
Dr: Get married.
Man: will it help?
Dr: No, but the thought of long life will never come.
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Before marriage: Roses are red, sky is blue, You are beautiful,I love you.
After marriage: Roses are dead, I'm blue, U'r my headache, one day I'll kill you>
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Wife: If I dismiss the cook and make the food myself for a month,what will you pay me?
pHusband: I won't have to pay you, you'll get my entire insurance amount.
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Two men are talking: 1st: I got married because I was tired of eating out,cleaning the house, doing the laundry and wearing shabby cloths.
2nd: Amazing, I just got divorced for the very same reasons.
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Police arrested a drunkard and asked: Where are you going?
Man: I am going to listen lecture on ill effects of drinking.
Cop: Who will lecture at midnight?
Man: My wife.
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Witty to the high degree!  Zoorjee always makes us laugh!  Thanks Zoorjee.

One of the Deadliest Sin --- Greed

Sometimes, we could focus on the deadly sin of pride because it is the root of many evil.  On the other hand, there is another one which could really entrench in the deep recesses of one's soul if unchecked.


Is it greed for money alone?  Not at all.  Money could be a root of evil, yet if is used to help the poor and the needy without search for fame, then it becomes an instrument for good.



Greed could come in many forms, greed for position, for power, for satisfaction of one's earthly desires and for all forms of vices.  One could not be greedy, too, for that "thou art holy attitude."  This is the very Pharisee attitude denounced by Lord Jesus in Scripture.  One could be following all the morals of the law in detail, but if in his or her heart, one puts down his brethren, then what good is in there?



Love is the very essence of Christian living.  Of course, one must follow the systematic and organised steps in worship of God.  The point is, "Do it with love, not with contempt."  Do it with allowance for errors because remember, no one is perfect!




Our goal is to go to heaven.  How can we fulfill our goal if our heart is full of spite for our neighbours and our mouth is full of poison for gossiping and backbiting.  We are not meant to be perfect, neither we are meant to be destroyers of peace and joy. We are meant for greater things for eternity but it should start from our hearts!


Cynthia Abegail Bernardo

JOKE CORNER BY CHERIAN VARGHESE


JOKE CORNER

WIFE:

I wrote your name on sand it got washed.
I wrote your name in air, it was blown away.
Then I wrote your name on
my heart & I got Heart Attack..
HUSBAND:
God saw me hungry, he created pizza.
He saw me thirsty, he created Pepsi.
He saw me in dark, he created light.
He saw me without problems, he created YOU.
WIFE:
Twinkle twinkle little star
You should know what you are
And once you know what you are
Mental hospital is not so far.
HUSBAND:
The rain makes all things beautiful.
The grass and flowers too.
If rain makes all things beautiful
Why doesn't it rain on you?
WIFE:
Roses are red; Violets are blue
Monkeys like u should be kept in zoo.
Don't feel so angry you will find me there too
Not in cage but laughing at you.
(republished)

HOW TO DANCE IN THE RAIN: STORY FORWARDED BY JOHN CHANDY

How to Dance in the Rain

It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's arrived to have
stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an
appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and
had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would
be able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided,
since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On
exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the
needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another
doctor's appointment this morning.
He said no, he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast
with his wife. I inquired as to her health.
He told me she had been there for a
while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer's Disease.
As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late.
He replied she no longer knew who he was, she had not
recognized him in five years now .
I was surprised, and asked him, 'And you still go every morning, even though she
doesn't know who you are?' He smiled as he patted my hand and said,
'She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is.' I had to hold
back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought,
'That is the kind of love I want in my life.'
True love is neither physical, nor romantic.
True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.
With all the jokes and fun that are in e-mails, sometimes there is one that
comes along that has an important message. This one I thought I could
share with you. The happiest people don't
necessarily have the best of everything; they just make
the best of everything they have.I hope you share this with someone you care about. I just did.
'Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain..

***Thanks Mr. John Chandy for this touching story having shared with our respected readers.
We always appreciate literary contributions from our respected readers and writers.
New World