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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

"DO YOU WANT TO BE WELL?" REFLECTIONS FORWARDED BY PRAYER AID


One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, "Do you want to get well?"John 5:5-6

Today, Jesus is asking us the same questions.“Do you want to be well?”“Do you want me to relieve you of that burden? That illness? ”We want to say ‘yes’ but we wonder ‘will He really do it for me?’“Am I worth this healing to Jesus?”“Maybe He will keep me waiting” whatever your arguments are believe in your heart that Jesus is asking you that question “Do you want to be well?”Surrender your problem to Him….give it to Jesus and try not to advise Him how to do what you are asking Him to do….surrender, then believe in your heart that He will do it. Don’t let any negative thoughts shake you, trust Jesus.The doubts will come, the fears will increase, and when this happens recall Jesus asking you “Do you want to be well?”Then remember how you have answered Him.Expect the healing - it will come.

(Thanks Jane Pimenta for this beautiful reflection on how God respects the dignity of each person by asking "Do you want to be well?"  Healing will come, rest assured!  It is the Lord who heals).
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PSALM 14 "I Will Praise Your Name Forever"


"I will praise your Name forever my King and my God."

When we praise the Lord, we feel good!   Yes, because instilled in our very being is the predisposition to praise Him.  God is our King.  We admire our King, we love our King and we praise our King.


Why not?  God gave us everything we need and will provide for all the things we need in the future!  Of course, we need to pray.  It's not like we just wait till nothing happens.  The grace of God is always available, but as good children of God, we make our intentions clear to God.  He likes our hearts to be unwavering, though if we fail, God will accept and embrace us as long as we repent of our sins.


Let us pray today to our Almighty Father to grant us the grace of prayer and supplications.  That our hearts and souls be dedicated to Him.  That our allegiance to Him will last forever.  Alleluia!!!
All in the Most Holy Name of Jesus.  Amen.

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THINK: WORLD OF WISDOM FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI

THINK

The man who thinks he knows it all
has merely stopped thinking.
Watch your Thoughts
Watch your thoughts,
Keep them STRONG;
High resolve
Thinks no wrong.
Watch your thoughts,
Keep them CLEAR;
Perfect love
Casts out fear.
Watch your thoughts,
Keep them RIGHT;
Faith and wisdom
Give you light.
Watch your thoughts,
Keep them TRUE;
Look to God
He’ll govern you.
-Grenville Kleiser
Labels: Thomas Philip Ranni's Column draft 3/5/11 by georgekurian

Jokes Only by Maria Cassia


Jane:  Do you know that I am a fully pledged religious now.

Ross:  Ok, good!  What are you doing now?

Jane:  I do all works in the Church.  I never give a chance for that Kate and Ron to surpass me.
Who do they think they are?

Ross:  Arrgh!!!

😁

Monday, September 24, 2018

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL: PICTURE

ST MICHAEL, PRAY FOR US!!! Defend us in the hour of battle.  Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him and do Thou O' Prince of the Heavenly Host by the power of God, cast down into hell satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen.

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Si 18:13 "DO NOT BE GOVERNED BY YOUR PASSIONS"





pic credit:  Wikipedia.   Thanks






Passion is of the world.  The Lord has warned men about too much preoccupation
with the passions of one's heart.  Moderation is the key. 


If one allows himself to be ruled by his passion for the worldly desires as vices
and so on, he will be the laughing stock of his enemies at the end.  What is so sublime
as seeing a person so sober in his preoccupations and demeanour.  He is like a gold in a
hay stock of the earth.


Simplicity is beauty.  Anything that is gross and over the top is not of good taste.  Look at a man
shouting at the top of his voice, with all his passions on display.  It is not only shameful
in the eyes of men but abominable in the eyes of God.  Man was created sober and not
full of tempest and passion.  Man was created humble, joyful and kind.  Let The Holy Spirit
guide us on the right way to live and let us ask for the grace of wisdom and understanding.
Thus, we are averted from the passions that is not coming from the will of God for us!


Cynthia Abegail

WE ARE PRECIOUS IN GOD'S SIGHT BY PRAYER AID

Since you are precious and honoured in my sight, and because I love you, I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Is 43:4-5

We are precious and honoured in the sight of GOD!

No matter what situation faces us presently, or that we have no control over it or the people involved, what we DO have is control over our minds! By the way we choose to react to our negative thoughts and feelings, in the same way we can choose to put them out of your mind and focus on what the Lord is saying to us! It’s as simple as that! Let us not let the words of negative people be the last word in our life and control us, rather let us make the Words of the Lord control us. Rejoice we are precious and honoured in His sight!



(Thanks Jane for the reminder that we are all precious in the sight of God. This is
already enough for us to rejoice in happiness or in sorrow, in good or in dark times. Excellent!)


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THE SKIES: PICTURE



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this stunning picture of the sky!

WHY ME: POEM FORWARDED BY SHOBHANA NAIR

(We are sure, it is difficult to find great Poems in the modern literature but here is an exception.....Please read this great Poem "WHY ME ?" by our famous writer Ms.Shobhana Nair.This Poem depicts the quality and talent of a great Poetess.)New World Editorial Board

WHY ME ?

God, when the rain beats down
On every road and lane,
Why make me stand here alone
My heart filled with pain?
Life had begun normally
With a lot of ease;
When did You decide
To let the stresses increase?
My life flashes before my eyes
As I ask myself why
What did I do that was so bad
For You to make me so cry?
Weren’t less fortunate souls
Treated with care
Through my entire life
Any time, any where?
And yet,
all the insignificant memories
Of years gone by,
flood into me
Why did I not understand
That there were so many flaws to see?
Why can’t I look up at the sky
And applaud the beautiful sight
Of a universe made with love
And given to us for doing right?
I raise my eyes,
drenched with
The rain or is it my tears?
Please, God, I pray,
Will You Release me from all my fears?
I promise to treasure
This life that You gave me
Won’t You help me to utilise
All the positivity that You see?
And, one day, when You Invite me inside
Your pearly gate
Will You welcome me warmly
And take me into Your heart without hate ?
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