Become a Fan and "Like" us on FB

Saturday, August 19, 2017

THE POWER OF GOD'S NAME (PSALM 8): REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL


Yahweh, our Lord,
how majestic is your name throughout the world!
Whoever keeps singing of your majesty higher than the heavens
even though from mouth of children, or of babes in arms,
you make him a fortress, firm against your foes
to subdue the enemy and the rebel.
I look up at your heavens, shaped by your fingers,
at the moon and the stars you set firm---
what are human beings that you spare a thought for them,
or a child of Adam that you care for him?

                                                                       Ps 8: 1-4



*  The name of God spells majesty and glory.  It is just inherent
in God's Name.  Therefore, whenever the praise and worship of
God is happening, the diffusing of God's mighty transcendence
occurs.  Whenever the singing of praises resound throughout
the earth, God's glory sparkles like a juniper and coral, luminous
and pure!

A soul that is in love with God becomes a fortress against God's
enemies.  Why?  It is because that soul becomes engulfed in the
furnace of God's love.  When a soul becomes one with God, that
soul breathes the will of God, the likes of God.  Hence, this
soul is serious in battle against God's adversary.  The soul becomes
a forerunner of St John the Baptist, the one who prepared the
Way of the Lord.

The psalmist also noted that God cares for man and he wonders why.
"What are human beings that you spare a thought for them?"
God walked with man throughout history.  With its ups and downs,
God gently invites his people to come back to Him from the lore of
idolatry.  Idolatry is the camouflage of the enemy!  When the animals
camouflage just like a snake in a desert, it will go unnoticed.  This is
the same as idolatry.  Idolatry is masked as something pleasing but
it will lead finally to ruin---  idolatry to money, fame, vanity of the
world, vices as gambling and prostitution, the glamour and sparkle of
material world.  This could also be idolatry to paranormal activity,
psychic experiences, superstition, horoscopes and anything that harms
life as abortion, euthanasia, etc.  Be vigilant!  Come back, repent
from all evil in order to live for eternity.
Cynthia Abegail



THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE: PICTURE BY www.wallsave.com

Thank you Lord now and forever


TOO GOOD TO SHARE: STORY FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY

STORY: TOO GOOD TO SHARE: FORWARDED BY SR. ELSIE B... Elsie Baby
( Our popular and distinguished writer Sr.Elsie Baby has given the readers of "New World" a very..very..nice story.After reading this,please share this beautiful story to your friends and relatives who live any where in the World....Please...thank you)New World
Too good not to share............
A voyaging ship was wrecked during a storm at sea and only two of the men on it were able to swim to a small, desert like island. The two survivors, not knowing what else to do, agree that they had no other recourse but to pray to God.

However, to find out whose prayer was more powerful, they agreed to divide the territory between them and stay on opposite sides of the island. The first thing they prayed for was food. The next morning, the first man saw a fruit-bearing tree on his side of the land, and he was able to eat its fruit. The other man's parcel of land remained barren.
After a week, the first man was lonely and he decided to pray for a wife. The next day, there was a woman who swam to his side of the land. On the other side of the island, there was nothing.
Soon the first man prayed for a house, clothes, more food. The next day, like magic, all of these were given to him. However, the second man still had nothing.

Finally, the first man prayed for a ship, so that he and his wife could leave the island. In the morning, he found a ship docked at his side of the island. The first man boarded the ship with his wife and decided to leave the second man on the island. He considered the other man unworthy to receive God's blessings, since none of his prayers had been answered.

As the ship was about to leave, the first man heard a voice from heaven booming,
"Why are you leaving your companion on the island?"

"My blessings are mine alone, since I was the one who prayed for them," the first man answered. "His prayers were all unanswered and so he does not deserve anything."

"You are mistaken!" the voice rebuked him. "He had only one prayer, which I answered. If not for that, you would not have received any of my blessings."

"Tell me," the first man asked the voice, "what did he pray for that I should owe him anything?" "He prayed that all your prayers be answered."

For all we know, our blessings are not the fruits of our prayers alone, but those of another praying for us. This is too good not to share... My prayer for you today is that all your prayers are answered. Be blessed. "What you do for others is more important than what you do for yourself" This was shared with me by a friend, I hope you will share with your friend!

Lovely Sunrise


AS RAIN FALLS: POEM: CYNTHIA ABEGAIL'S COLUMN



rain drip window


pic credit:  all-free-downloads

( Another great and beautiful Poem by Cynthia Abegail)New World
As Rain Falls

Weary and dry land amidst the plain,
Parched as the heart full of dainties
Musing by the wind echo on disdain
As rain falls today, joy then lilies...


Dropped on the flowers so demure,
Flowed by the springs as sublime
Wet the grasses colored champagne
Hope the emerald shine with rhyme!


Run to the rivers as far as the Nile,
Teeming with life as rich as my love
The love I offer to the Almighty One
As rain fall today, mirth then roses...


Searched the mountains as far as Nepal,
Abundant with green as fresh as my love
The love I hid to the apple of my eyes
Verdant as the valleys, hills and wise!


Visited the oceans as far as Atlantic,
Sizzling with warmth and agility
The love I shared with the one
Winds whisper as the rain falls!


All right reserved Cynthia Abegail

GOD SETS US FREE: REFLECTION BY PRAYER AID


In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, "If only we had died by the Lord's hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death." Exodus 16:2-3


Grumbling and criticizing happens “automatically”even before we are aware of what we are saying the criticism is out! Grumbling and moaning comes from an unhappy heart. An unhappy heart is a heart away from God. The Israelites wanted to remain slaves to the Egyptians; they did not want their freedom! Our hearts are slaves to our negative attitudes rather than praise God for what good He is doing in our lives. Let us look into our hearts today, and decide to accept the freedom God is offering us from all negative incidents, rather than be slaves to our sufferings.
(THANKS TO JANE PIMENTA FOR THIS TRUTH ABOUT THE NATURE OF FREEDOM GOD IS OFFERING US.  EXCELLENT!)  NEW WORLD


A LONG WALK FORWARDED BY JOSE PINTO STEPHEN






A LONG WALK

A strange old lady stopped in front of me
With a deep sigh she said, " It's a long walk "
One more sigh and one more minute of rest
She continued her walk
Who knows it is for another long or short walk ?
Who knows when she can make another stop ?
A strange old lady stopped in front of me
With a deep sigh she said, " It's a long walk "
One more sigh and one more minute of rest
She continued her walk
Who knows it is for another long or short walk ?
Who knows when she can make another stop ?
An old couple came and stood besides me
I saw weary feelings in their eyes
How long they travelled before they got this break ?
Where do they move after this rest ?
How far they have to walk and take small intervals
Before they get everlasting rest in peace ?
Another old man came and greeted the couple
How are you ?...... long time no see......
Glad to see you again....... how's life ?
Sorry, I have to rush
See you again if God wills
Take care ....have a safe trip home.
He moved fast towards his destination
I wish he get there safe
People are coming and going
Resting for a short while and keep moving
You see movements everywhere
Movements give life to everything.
Copyright @ Jose Pinto Stephen
(Thanks to Jose Pinto Stephen for this creative
and meaningful poem).

AS THE LILIES BLOOM BY MARIA CASSIA



AS THE LILIES BLOOM

As the lilies bloom, I know that it is spring

Tis the season of happiness for the joy it may bring

Reminisce the days I waited by the shore,

Sadness filled my heart, tears at the lore.


It will never happen, never will it be!

For thine heart shoots at the maiden with glee,

I looked from afar, ebony eyes turned misty

As the flower allowed the arrow in the mews.

 

As the lilies bloom, I know winter is afar,

But my heart seems icy-cold and at mar!

Come back, my love though never meant to be,

By autumn with tawny leaves as lilies say goodbye!  

All rights reserved:  Maria Cassia Austero

Friday, August 18, 2017

PRAYER FOR PROTECTION THROUGH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS (REV FR JOSE VETTIYANKAL, VC)













pic credit:  www.whitelilyoftrinity.com



PRAYER FOR PROTECTION THROUGH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF "JESUS"

Lord Jesus, by faith in your merits, I now take your precious blood and sprinkle it over myself and my family right from the crown of my head to the very soles of my feet. I claim total and complete protection for my life and my family. Lord Jesus, keep me free today from evil, sin, temptation, satan's attacks and afflictions, fear of darkness, sickness, diseases, doubts, anger, calamities and from all that is not of Thy Kingdom. Fill me Lord Jesus with the gift of your Holy Spirit and grant me the gifts of wisdom, knowledge, faith, understanding and discernment so that I will live today in your glory by doing what is right. I praise you Jesus, I thank you Jesus, I love you Jesus, I adore you Jesus.
Source:  www.nityaradhana.com

(Thanks to Rev Fr Jose Vettiyankal, VC, a blessed priest and provincial of a region in India
who is active in his ministry for Jesus especially in healing ministry and in guidance of
seminarians for priesthood.  Superb prayers for protection and healing!)  New World


GOD'S GRANDEUR: BY GERARD MANLY HOPKINS: POEM FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL









GOD'S GRANDEUR

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men now not wreck his rod
Generations have trodded, have trod, have trod;
And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
And wear man's smudge and share man's smell: the soil.
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod...
O' morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs---
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
Gerard Manly Hopkins
(1844-1899)
Acknowledgement: Ferguson, Salter, Stallwarthy.
The Norton Anthology of Poetry

PLANTS AND TREES FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G















JUST BEAUTIFUL AND FASCINATING

VIEW!

THANKS ABRAHAM G

FLAMING PARROT TULIPS: PICTURE BY BROWNTHUMB

 

                       FLAMING PARROTS TULIPS,

RARE AND STUNNING!

                            Thanks to Ramon Gonzales of http://www.brownthumb.blogspot.com.au/

ST THERESE: THE SHOWER OF ROSES by Fr Raymund de Thomas de Saint Laurent


"During one of her last evenings on earth, she said, " I feel the mission is going to begin, my mission to make God loved as I love Him...of giving little way to souls."  The angelic child added words that so contributed to popularise her memory: "I wish to pass my Heaven doing good on earth."  In other circumstances she declared, "After my death I will let fall a shower of roses...Everywhere the miracles attributed to her intercession followed one another without end."

St Therese, a great Saint loved by God and of many!

Quoted from:  St Therese of the Child Jesus by Fr.  Raymund de Thomas de Saint Laurent


WORK FOR THE LORD, NOT FOR MEN: REFLECTION BY PRAYER AID



Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Col 3:23-24
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord! That is a comforting thought to keep in mind. Sometimes we grumble that our work load at home or at our place of work is heavy, and we resent the fact that we are working while others relax. Today, let us do all we have to for the Lord, then we will neither grumble nor complain because it is for the Lord. Have a blessed day.

(Thanks Jane for highlighting the importance of working for the glory of God!  It is not men whom we please but God alone.  Superb reflection!)  New World