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Friday, April 19, 2019

“By His Wounds we are healed”

Good Friday —- A Symbol of Love

Good Friday —A great moment not only in history but the essence of the salvation of humanity!  By Jesus’ wounds and stripes we are healed.   This is both an enigma and a reality!  What if it did not happen?  No ifs and no buts!  If it is the plan of God Our Father, we will just obey and follow.  Humanity is saved, thanks be to God!!!

Our transgressions are paid in full!  Does that mean that we just keep on sinning?  Not at all.  We have to repent of our sins, it is a grace but we have to affirm our faith in God.  We have to affirm that we reject the works of the Evil One.  It’s a choice!  Are we for God or not?

For instance, we love a girl so much, but we just look on her and we do nothing.  To prove our love for God, we have to affirm it in words and deeds.  We have been redeemed by the Precious Blood of Jesus, more worthy than silver and gold.

Proclaim it!  Lord Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life.  With God, deception will not work.  We have to proclaim it in words and by the very life we lead.  We will not judge but only God judges.  God knows the very core of our hearts.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying for our sins, paving the way for our salvation.  We could not repay you but we just like to affirm that we love you, Holy Trinity.  Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Beloved Son to save us.  Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the Angels and Saints, pray for us!  In the mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.

Significance of the Crucifix

Thank you Lord Jesus: Picture

“It is finished”Thus says the Lord

In the human world, we usually say, “Our job is finished.”  Among the Missionaries, they say, “Our mission is accomplished.

“For God so loved the world that He sent His only Son that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life.”  (Jn 3:16).  It is very clear:  One has to believe in His Son Jesus.   Is that too difficult?  Not at all.  Why do still seek and seek for The Way? The Lord is very near to those who call on Him.  And the Lord said, “It is finished.”  The Mission is done.  Victory is attained in Crucifixion and more has to come in The Resurrection.

Thanks be to God Almighty!  Thanks for the chance to go to Heaven at the appointed time.  You do not like to go anywhere, isn’t it?  As Joshua said, “As for me and for my family, we will serve the Lord!”

Come, the Lord is waiting for you for a long time.  All are welcome.  We are children of God and as children, we are heirs to His Kingdom.  It does not matter if one is a sinner.  All of us are sinners.  We just need to repent, go to Confession and confess our sins and be sorry for it.  For God is a loving and forgiving God.  All will have a fair go.

Thank you God Almighty for your great love for us.  Thanks for your forgiveness.  We love you and that would never change forever.  But please help us to be faithful to you.  In the Mighty Name of Jesus.  Amen.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

His Love Endures Forever


(The attached is our ARIANNA'S Poem. Arianna is a 9 year old
writer at the time she wrote her poems (now older) who has published two short stories in our New World
already. She has written the following poem on her own and it
is below without any editing, except the spelling.

Happy Mothers Day!



You are as sweet as an Easter Bunny
And Your hugs are so fluffy
You smell like daisies and the best part
is when you are with me
And I am with you
You fly in your imagination like a butterfly
You land on a flower.
You get nectar from the flower you go into your coccoon
When it stops, there is a rainbow in the sky
I see unicorns on the rainbow

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Art work: Abraham G

(This poem touches our hearts. It depicts the love of Arianna for her Mum, Dr Anisha Kurian-Philip. A very promising poet! Brilliant!) New World


                                         pic credit: FB

All I Have

The wonder and awe of your work
The eyes that can see the world
The ears that can hear chirping
All I have with joy ringing!

The love for you and the rest
The heart that feels not less
The feet that brings good news
All I have, thanks not blues!

The gaze at your Word so gentle
The looks of care not mellow
The compassion not shallow
All I have, I praise and hallow.

The courage in adversity
The modesty in eternity
The fortitude, not vanity
All I have is love for you!

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Without love---nothing. "Cor 13"

Hustle and bustle of life makes us sometimes forget one thing ---love.  It becomes a cliche---I love this, I love that❤️

BUT wait...we are talking about love for one's neighbour.  Tell me about that!  It's not easy at all to love that nagging wife, that philandering husband, that traitor friend, that gossiper, that rude staff on the counter, that annoying co-worker!  Love is not possible if it's not grounded in God.

When we become closer to our beloved God, we are the one who change; we become more trusting, more patient, more compassionate and we begin to realise that those people needs prayers for them to have change of hearts and ways.

We can't change the world ourselves, many tried but failed.  We can only pray and those little prayers when done by many is like an avalanche that strikes the heart of God.  We can praise God among ten people but if most communities praise God at the same time, it multiplies and God will dwell among the praises of His people.  Then, slowly, our places becomes better place to live in because we have done what we are meant to do!

Praise God all the time!  Praise God forever, then love will dwell in our hearts for GOD is LOVE...

Let us pray today that the Lord will give us a heart which loves to praise and thank God for all things in good times or bad times.  Lord, give us a loving heart with fair justice and truth.  Through the intercession of Mother Mary, St Joseph, St Michael the Archangel, all of the angels and saints.  In Jesus Holy Name. Amen.

Work out your salvation with fear and trembling

Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.  Philippoians 2:12-13
For it is God who is at work in you!  The struggle we face has been allowed in our life to help us grow in faith.  St Paul is asking us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling…which means we need to constantly cooperate with God, deal with our issues in His light, and let us be grateful for all that is happening to us.  Let us praise God that we did not get the promotion we wanted, praise Him for the misunderstanding we had at home today, praise Him that we are rejected, Let us make today a day of praise and begin to cooperate with God’s will for us.  (Excellent reflection, Jane).  Cynthia Abegail for New World.


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                                         TRUTHFUL MESSAGE.  NEW WORLD



Poetry --- a transcendent form of literature by Cynthia Abegail

Is there any form of literature that has fascinated millions but poetry?  I remembered the poems of William Wordsworth which seems to lead you to a slumber by its lullaby.  How about William Shakespeare whose sonnets reverberate through the centuries?  To add, Elizabeth Barrett Browning's How Do I love Thee had been read in most classrooms in the world.  When one reads this classic poem, he or she seems to begin to fall in love. The great WB Yeats sums it all---the poet who stimulates wonder as in his poem about the Lake in Innisfree.

Poetry is quite transcendent in a way that only artists can understand.  Poems emanate from the inner being of the poet.  Only when it is analysed deeply that the metaphors and similes come into light.  

Poems could evoke feelings of joy, of anger, of fear and other emotions.  It can propel one to love or hate the poet.  The bottom line is:  Poets and poetess as well shared a common sphere---that innate genius of sharing with the world what could not be expressed directly.  It's hidden meaning baffles and resonates a mystery!  That mystery is an enigma only the poets could express.  Generations try to define its meaning, yet it's full meaning remained untouched.  That's what makes poetry a great form of literature.  Praise be to God!!!


THE DAFFODILS (Forwarded by Thomas Philip)

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils:
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay;
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed and gazed but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dance with the daffodils.

-William Wordsworth

TARA IS IN LOVE: Short Story by Cynthia Abegail

I am bewildered by my friend Tara.  She is extraordinary intelligent, with a good heart but I do not know why she has this kind of face, although it really does not matter.  She has some crooked teeth,
with so many pimples that you may have seen already Mars in perspective.  Joke only!  She wears this big glasses worn by weird nerds.  I told her to at least get trendy spectacles but she just love those glasses.

One day, I saw her in a pensive mood!  "Hi Tara, what's up?"  She has not heard me or even sense my presence.  I shrieked, "Tara, how are you?"  Then she awakened and said, "Why are you shouting at me?"  I answered, "Oh, I was just waking you up, you seem to be in a trance."  Then suddenly, she giggles, " Oh, I am going to faint, do you know Daniel?"  I said, "Yes, why not?  He is the most handsome person in this college.  Why, don't tell me..."  Tara was starry-eyed and said, "Yes, oh yes,
I only had three-hours sleep.  I can picture his face in my mind!"  I exclaimed, "Tara, have you gone out of your mind?  If you had said, you had a crush on Edwin, that's fine,...but Daniel,... Oh be realistic for crying out loud!  But she was deaf.  When Daniel passed, she seemed to be a vine cluttering up and said, "Hi Daniel!  (giggles).  I am really embarrassed, hmm.

The next day, she was crying.  "Why, what happened?"  She sobbed, "I saw Daniel with Gemma, that 
dumb brunette!  "Oh well, not surprising! , I said.  She went ballistic, "Are you for me, are we friends?"  I consoled her and I said, "Open your eyes please.  I love you as a friend but you have to keep your feet on the ground.  Just look at Edwin, he likes you so much."

The following day, Edwin passed and smiled at Tara.  Tara responded, "Edwin, I just can't figure out this calculus equation, please help me.  Edwin responded, "Easy!  I will solve that if you promise to have lunch with me today at the canteen.  Tara's eyes have a new sparkle!  I whispered, "Tara is in love again, then I left them and will find my crush, Raphael!  Tara is in love, so am I!

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