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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

IN AWE OF YOU# CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

IN AWE OF YOU


Hailstones on the grass,
As white as snow that dash
Multitude from the skies,
Stores water as for lives!

What can I say but thanks,
As land were parched as mud
But search ended as clouds,
Darken and unravel out loud!

In awe of you, I watched,
The birds rejoiced and hummed
And leaves rustle; no more glum,
O' smiles, that mystery did come!

In awe of you, I start to dance,
Hands not clasped nor wrapped
I love the feeling of the mounds
As they jumped on the grounds!

In awe of you, I sung,
The melody of the bees as I hung
Pastels of colour that I wove,
Proof of my love, my Lord and
my God!

All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail

Mk 10:18 "No-one is good but God alone"

Lord Jesus offers salvation to all mankind and not only to specific communities or people.  This is the truth, for we are all sinners.  As Jesus stressed, "I have come not to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance."  (LK 5:31-32).


As such, we are aware that only God is good.  Only God is perfect.  All of us needs healing and our Lord is our Physician.  We not only need doctors for the body but most importantly, the Greatest Doctor of our souls, the Lord.  When the Lord heals, it is our totality which is healed!


Only God is good, we can never boast of ourselves.  For without God in our lives, we sin at every shift of the wind.  We will be powerless without God, we will go to a wrong direction.  Why can't we surrender our lives to God?  That's pride!  Let us fully surrender our life to God, our Creator as God is the source of our existence.

Hence, we will be more at peace, but not without trials.  We will have more strength for each day and we will be given grace to be with Him at the appointed time.

Only God is good.  Let us trust Him forever!  

Lord, we pray that we will seek you for healing of our body and souls.  We love you and we know that You O' Lord is our only hope.   All this prayers through the powerful intercession of Mother Mary, St Michael the Archangel, St Joseph, all of the Angels and Saints.  In the Most Holy Name of Jesus.  Amen.

THE FLOWERS IN A MEADOW: POEM BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP


THE FLOWERS IN THE MEADOW: ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP


THE FLOWERS IN THE MEADOW
*********
A LIMERICK
ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP
I WAS WALKING IN THE MEADOW

AND I SAW A FLOWER THAT WAS YELLOW

IT STARTED TO RAIN

AND IT FELT LIKE JELLO

THEN THE RAIN STOPPED

AND ALL NEW FLOWERS POPPED

AND ON MY WAY HOME
I THOUGHT OF A FUNNY FELLOW
********

Copyright: Arianna Rose Philip




A poem with a scent of freshness and innocence!  A young gifted poet, Arianna is granddaughter of
Chief Editor of New World publications, George Kurian and she is also the daughter of Anisha Kurian- Philip and Mr Philip.  Excellent poem).  Cynthia Abegail
ARIANNA  LOVES TO DEDICATE THIS POEM TO ANIL KURIAN, HER UNCLE
ON HIS BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY 22nd. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR UNCLE.



Dr. Jose Rizal: National Hero of Phippines



A poet, doctor, engineer, novelist and speaks a multitude of languages:  Dr Jose Rizal.  He wrote the novel, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, which defends the rights of the oppressed Filipinos during the Spanish colonisation of the Philippines.


He died as a martyr leaving an outstanding poem, Mi Ultimo Adios or My Last Farewell as translated in English.

A FEW MOMENTS IN HEAVEN FORWARDED BY DR. ANISHA KURIAN-PHILIP

A FEW MOMENTS IN HEAVEN

I wanted to share this with you if you would like to put it on your blog. I do not know who wrote it.
This is one of the nicest e-mails I have seen and is so true:
I dreamt that I went to Heaven and an angel was showing me around. We walked side-by-side inside a large workroom filled with angels. My angel guide stopped in front of the first section and said, 'This is the Receiving Section. Here, all petitions to God said in prayer are received.'
I looked around in this area, and it was terribly busy with so many angels sorting out petitions written on voluminous paper sheets and scraps from people all over the world.
Then we moved on down a long corridor until we reached the second section.
The angel then said to me, 'This is the Packaging and Delivery Section. Here, the graces and blessings the people asked for are processed and delivered to the persons who asked for them.' I noticed again how busy it was there. There were many angels working hard at that station, since so many blessings had been requested and were being packaged for delivery to Earth.
Finally at the farthest end of the long corridor we stopped at the door of a very small station. To my great surprise, only one angel was seated there, idly doing nothing. 'This is the Acknowledgment Section,' my angel friend quietly admitted to me. He seemed embarrassed 'How is it that there is no work going on here?' I asked.
'So sad,' the angel sighed. 'After people receive the blessings that they asked for, very few send back acknowledgments .'
'How does one acknowledge God's blessings?' I asked.
'Simple,' the angel answered. Just say, 'Thank you, Lord.'
'What blessings should they acknowledge?' I asked.
'If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy .'
'And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.'
'If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ... you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day .'
'If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation ... you are ahead of 700 million people in the world.'
'If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, three billion people in the world '
'If your parents are still alive and still married ....you are very rare .'
'If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you're unique to all those in doubt and despair.'
You just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you as very special and you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world who cannot read at all.
Have a good day, count your blessings, stay happy!
Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer...
(Thanks Anisha for sharing this meaningful and lovely story) New World



Labels: Anisha's Short Story 3/29/12 by cynthia abegail

WHERE GO THE BOATS BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

WHERE GO THE BOATS? Dark brown is the river, Golden is the sand. It flows along forever, With trees on either hand. Green leaves a-floating, Castles of the foam, Boats of mine a-boating- Where will all come home? On goes the river And out past the mill, Away down the valley, Away down the hill. Away down the river, A hundred miles or more, Other little children Shall bring my boats ashore. Robert Louis Stevenson

AN AUTUMNAL STAIRS: PICTURE BY www.mi9.com

COLOURFUL HUES IN AUTUMN!

ALL-SURPASSING POWER IS FROM GOD: REFLECTION BY PRAYER AID


But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in the bodies. 2 Cor 4:7-11

Trials and difficulties are a part of life. How these difficulties affect our relationship with God depends on how we decide to handle them. St. Paul was really hard pressed on every side, crushed often (stoned), but he never stopped serving the Lord with all His heart. God understands our weakness, He is delighted when we opt to trust Him and not give in to worry.

Worry is a natural part of our life; let us praise God more and more keeping our focus on Him. Let us thank Him for the many good things He is constantly giving us.
(New World is blessed with prolific and eminent writers as Jane Pimenta.  She has a flair for excellent reflections about Scripture.  Thanks Jane for your support of New World.  Outstanding reflection).  New World

A PHOTO FROM KERALA BY ZOORJEE

Marvellous Photo: Forwarded By Zoorjee
What a marvellous Photo from Kerala
Please click on the picture to enlarge it.

FARMER'S HEAVENLY GLORY : PICTURE BY FOREST WANDER NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY















A FARMER'S HOMESTEAD WITH A GREAT
VIEW OF CLOUDS! GOD'S CREATION
THANKS TO FOREST WANDER NATURE
PHOTOGRAPHY.
NEW WORLD

Labels: Forest Wander Nature Photography

MONTREAL GARDENS BY MATTHEW ZACHARIAH

WHAT A REAL BEAUTY IN

MONTREAL GARDENS, CANADA!

THANKS FR. MATTHEW ZACHARIAH

BUTCHARD GARDENS # 7 FORWARDED BY TOM KALLAPURA


                     BUTCHARD GARDENS, CANADA

                     THANKS TO TOM K. AND KATHY I.

                                Labels: pictures

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rev 11: 16-19 "The Reign of God Almighty"


The twenty-four elders who sat on their thrones before God prostrated themselves and worshiped God and said, "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who are and who were.  For you have assumed your great power and have established your reign.  The nations raged but your wrath has come, and the time for the dead to be judged, and to recompense your servants, the prophets, and the holy ones and those who fear your name, the small and great alike, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.  Then God's temple in heaven was opened and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.  There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder, an earthquake and a violent hailstorm.



The Book of Revelation is already a part of the New Testament but notice the similarity at the end passage with the incident at Mt Sinai where Moses met God, and the people were at the bottom of the mountain top.  Flashes of lightning, earthquake and hailstorm.  It is inherent that when God's presence is fully manifested, these phenomena could occur.  Awe and reverence for God Almighty who deserves our praise!



This is an apocalyptic theme, with great hope for the future 

YOU NEED TO SMILE FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G


YOU NEED TO SMILE: BY ABRAHAM G

This is from me to you because you are so Special!

Dream......... ..makes all things possible
Hope..............makes all things work
Love ..............makes all things beautiful
Smile..............makes all above work possible
The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.
Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands... But when you learn to share it , you will realize how big and precious it is!!
And for that you need to smile.
Abraham G

LOVE'S GROWTH (EXCERPT) BY JOHN DONNE FORWARDED BY CYTHIA ABEGAIL

LOVE'S GROWTH

I SCARCE BELIEVE MY LOVE TO BE SO PURE
AS I HAVE THOUGHT IT WAS
BECAUSE IT DOTH ENDURE
VISSICITUDE, AND SEASON, AS THE GRASS;
ME THINKS I LIED ALL WINTER, WHEN I SWORE
MY LOVE WAS INFINITE, IF SPRING MAKE IT MORE.

BUT IF THIS MEDICINE, LOVE WHICH CURES ALL SORROW
WITH MORE, NOT ONLY BE NO QUINTESSENCE,
BUT MIX'D ALL STUFFS, VEXING SOUL, OR SENSE,
AND OF THE SUN HIS ACTIVE VIGOUR BORROW,
LOVE'S NOT SO PURE, AND ABSTRACT AS THEY USE
TO SAY , WHICH HAVE NO MISTRESS BUT THEIR MUSE;
BUT AS ALL ELSE, BEING ELEMENTED TOO,
LOVE SOMETIMES WOULD CONTEMPLATE, SOMETIMES DO...

JOHN DONNE