And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money in the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, "Truly I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all
* Lord Jesus had made it clear that it is not how much we put in the treasury of the Church that matters. What is important is the amount we put for God's work relative to what we have. On the other hand, we do not have to take literally --- the parable shown! This story does not refer only to money but could refer also to our talents and treasure. "When you were given more, more is expected of you." If you were blessed with gifts of knowledge and wisdom, you are expected to share these gifts to the world! This is for the benefit of one's lost brothers or sisters. Aside from that, from the abundance of one's heart comes a treasure. "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be." If one's treasure is God, then one is bountifully rich and could give everything to others and to the Church to build up God's Kingdom. Let us give our time for the service --- at God's calling, wholeheartedly, without stinginess, with joy and peace in our hearts! Maria Cassia Austero
( The meaning of this great poem goes into our heart and our respected readers can judge how talented is this young poetess, Preetha E. Thomas. This poem is really beautiful and very meaningful. Please enjoy)
MIRACLES By Preetha E. Thomas Some small, Some huge; Some memorable, Some spontaneous. Miracles come in so many forms; A prayer answered, A victory gained. A purpose realized, A vision unveiled, A path discovered. A helping hand, A kind gesture, A memorable gift. A healing granted, An obstacle removed. A struggle ended,
A doubt cleared, A fear conquered, A talent revealed, A life saved. Miracles brighten our lives Give us hope Erase doubts Strengthen faith Miracles are GODʼS way of saying He cares Miracles happen when we least expect them Or sometimes when we most yearn for them. They are the result of a fervent prayer An unwavering faith Of persistent hope An undying patience. Miracles happen everyday. They are all around us. True miracles are not just those that change our lives, But are those that help change the lives of others.
JOKES CORNER A skiing enthusiast enjoyed his third skiing adventure in Mt. Buller. He saw a sign, "Do not go beyond this point!" But his love of adventure impelled him to proceed... As expected, he fell into a crevasse! He was partially injured and an hour later, a woman shouted from above, "Do not worry, we are from LifeSavers International!" The man responded, "I already gave donation at your office!" ------------------------------------------------------------- Mother: Doc, I really have a problem with my child. He bites his nails most of the time. Doctor: That's pretty normal sometimes for children to bite their nails. Mother: Toenails? ------------------------------------------------------------- I have a useful message for parents with teenage sons or daughters. Did they attend a party? Be quick! Pack your furniture, get a hired van and do not ever leave a forwarding address! By Witty Henny ------------------------------------------------------------- A man commented, "The other day, I got confused, a woman driving is doing everything right!" ___________________________________________
ABBEY PHILIP:TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF NEW WORLD PUBLICATIONS
When we celebrate New World Publications's First Birthday, we have to thank many friends and supporters of this publication to make it a big success. There will be mention of every person who helped. We are very much indebted to Mr. Abbey Philip who has done a lot of technical support for New World even when Mr. Philip was busy, he always extended his helping hand in the time of ' technical crisis' of the Computer and Postings. Dear Abbey, we sincerely thank you for all your help and for your ardent support forNew World Publication. God Bless You And Your Family. George Kurian
(Our Senior Editor Mr. Thomas Philip has forwarded some wonderful quotes. Let us enjoy !!!) WIT AND WISDOM
The size of your body is of little account. The size of your brain is much account; the size of your heart is of the most account of all. - B.C. Forbes I shall pass through this life but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature- Let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it For I shall not pass this way again. -Etienne De Grellet
The heartthrobs in the Garden State peak at Camden in poor riches, the last beams of daylight search the soul in the Northern star. Who is there to utter a reading from the testament of a saint? From the left comes St. Thomas, the hidden gospel armed and unveiled - directed To You, the stranger and chanting to Thou Reader. From the right appears St. George with the tenacious tip of a spear rowing in unison against the dragon on Crossing Brooklyn Ferry to land. The middle course is cumbersomely safe and the apparition of St. Joseph twinkles "Singing my days," and wailing in allegory "O farther, farther, farther sail," in the Passage To India for rediscovery: All of them in streaming bewilderment ask friends and foes alike in detachment why he hosted Oscar on a winter night's starry domed preview of a planetarium.
Professor Joy T. Kunjappu, D. Sc., Ph. D. (The poem has a flow that touches the hearts. It is simple but quite elegant in it's essence. It is a poem of high quality which transcends a deeper breadth and space. An excellent poet, indeed! Thanks Professor Joy T. Kunjappu). New World
Semester 1 starts again and as usual, Jessamine looks like a victim of a war-torn country. With rollers on her hair and with jersey-pyjamas, she rushed to the bathroom for a quick shower. Why not, it is winter on that side of the world and she would like to go back to bed. Although she could not afford it, it is the first day of school.
With her new notebooks, usually coloured burgundy, I do not know why she fancy that colour. With eyes still half-open, she manage to cool off by the bench in the university grounds. She was only 30 seconds seated when this nerd-looking guy approached her. "O' Jessamine, good to see you here!" Jess replied with annoyance, "Do I know you?" Craig smiled and said, "Well, you may not know me but I know you, your name is all over the bulletin board." Jessamine smiled because she is campaigning to be a dux! She has to be sweet to everybody. Craig said, "I did not realize how pretty you are at close-up." Jessamine curtly replied, "Well, I do not like to be known for beauty but for intelligence." Craig replied, "No argument!" I am impressed...
In the afternoon, Jessamine bumped with Craig again. Jess blurted, "What a coincidence, you are always where I am." Craig boldly replied, it is not a coincidence, I am looking for you!" "Why?, said Jessamine. "Well, I have 2 tickets for a concert this weekend, hope I could invite you" Craig replied. O' that is a 100 dollar ticket, so expensive. Craig, Yes, so that you will not refuse. Jessica replied, "And if I do?" Craig said, "I will have to invite Reisha!" Jessamine does not like Reisha so much because she is arrogant." Jessica said, Fine!"
At the concert, Craig is all smiles. His date is the most beautiful lady in the campus. What more, she is so smart. Jessica is wearing a red with blue flowers chiffon and how lovely she is! The concert was a sell-out. It is a lovely night with all the fantastic music and Jessica is just so happy. The memory will linger...