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Friday, February 21, 2020

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS: REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS IS ONE OF THE SPIRITUAL ILL OF BELIEVERS.
WHEN ONE REACH AN APEX OF HIS SPIRITUALITY, ONE MAY THINK
OF BEING BETTER THAN OTHERS.

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS HAD BEEN NOT FAVORED BY THE LORD IN
HIS GOSPEL.  JESUS PREFERRED THE SINNER WITH A CONTRITE
HEART, WHO DID NOT EVEN RAISE HIS EYES TO HEAVEN.  IT IS
OBVIOUS THAT THE PHARISEE WHO DENOUNCED HIS NEIGHBOR
WAS NOT SEEN IN GOOD LIGHT.

IT IS ALRIGHT TO FOLLOW GOD'S COMMANDS; ON THE OTHER HAND,
IF ONE DOES NOT SEEK THE GRACE OF GOD BUT RELY ON HIS OWN
SELF-SUFFICIENCY, THAT'S WHERE THE PROBLEM LIES.

LET US PRAY TO THE LORD THAT HE WILL GIVE US GRACE NOT TO
DENOUNCE THE SINNERS, FOR THEY TOO AFTER CONTRITE REPENTANCE
ARE TRULY WELCOME IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN!

Cynthia Abegail

JOKES/JEROME HINOG/DANNIE ULMER


JOKES CORNER
(Some nice jokes to laugh for our exercise today!!Thanks) New World
I finally got around to going fishing this morning
but after a while, I ran out of worms. Then I saw
a King Brown with a frog in his mouth, and frogs
are good bass bait.
Knowing the snake couldn't bite me with the frog
in his mouth, I grabbed him right behind the head,
took the frog and put it in my waist bucket. Now,
the dilemna was how to release the snake without
getting bit.
I grabbed my bottle of Bundaberg rum and poured
it in its mouth. I release him into the lake without
incident.
I carried on my fishing with the frog. A little bit
later, I felt a nudge on my foot. There was that
same snake with two frogs in his mouth...

Jerome Hinog and Danni Ulmer (original message) Thanks!

He loves me, he loves me not: Short Story by Maria Cassiia

Have you ever seen a guy like this?  He keeps me guessing.  Sometimes, he seems to love and he is swept by my beauty.  Sometimes he could not care less.


Well, I am beginning to suspect that this guy is narcissist.  A characteristic of that kind of person that put you in a trap of kindness, until you do not have any option but to like him and even love 💖 him!




My dear friends, it happened to me.  At first, this guy does not mean anything to me.  But later, due to his persistence, it reversed in full colour!  Now, I yearn for him and I just like to him no matter what.  Is this really love or I was just psychologically hijacked 😊. Funny, it happened to me, a person of snobbish bearing and disconcerted anyway.




The thing is:  He had a charisma for women.  Wherever he is, women ran after him.  I am not concerned coz I think he likes me.  How do I know?  I can feel it unless my heart has a kind of false illusion.  Well, why the story?  Guys, it’s Valentines Day!  I was expecting sweet red roses but I received sweet nothings.  I am still excited, he likes me and that’s what’s important. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

THE LORD DID NOT GIVE PERMISSION ANYONE TO SIN: REFLECTION BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

From the book of Ecclesiasticus we can find the astute words of the Lord,
"I have put before you water and fire.  Whichever you choose shall be given to
you."  The free will is one of the greatest gift of God to man.  He or she has
the right to his own decisions.  On the other hand, man has to accept the
consequences of his actions.

All actions whether good or bad has effects to all that is around him, not less
to that within him.  If  a person commit adultery, he will affect the people around him
and at the same time the death of his soul at that very moment unless he quickly
repents.  Sometimes we can take for granted the things that we do like some
gossip, a bit of haughty look, a sarcastic smile, an ironic reply or a bitter or
acidic words that we utter to our neighbours.

It is good to be prudent and wise in our daily lives.  By ourselves alone, it is almost
impossible to choose water at all times.  We all need God's grace.  By then, it will become
lighter.  Not without trials, but still God will carry us through our ordeals.  It takes
faith, yes but the fruits will be greater.

When the fruits are better, we look back again and affirm in our minds the Lord
did not give anyone permission to sin.  Sin is missing the mark of being a child of
God.  This is why we have to run always to Lord Jesus, the source of our salvation.
Without the Cross, everything will be futile.  We have to endure the Cross to
attain salvation.

A FANTASTIC VIEW FROM KERALA, INDIA


 

A FANTASTIC VIEW FROM KERALA, INDIA: FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G


A fantastic view from Kerala State, God's own country!!
Ref:Malayalamfun.com
Thanks
New World

A CHILD'S VIEW OF THUNDERSTORMS FORWARDED BY SR ELSIE BABY


 When you read this, you will never think of thunderstorms the same way again. This will make you smile!A Child's View of Thunderstorms
A little girl walked to and from school daily. Though the weather that morning was questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to school. As the afternoon progressed, the winds whipped up, along with lightning.

The mother of the little girl felt concerned that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from school. She also feared the electrical storm might harm her child. Full of concern, the mother got into her car and quickly drove along the route to her child's school. As she did, she saw her little girl walking along.

At each flash of lightning, the child would stop, look up, and smile. More lightning followed quickly and with each, the little girl would look at the streak of light and smile

When the mother drew up beside the child, she lowered the window and called, "What are you doing?"
The child answered, "I am trying to look pretty because God keeps taking my picture."
May God bless you today and every day as you face the storms that come your way!
(Thanks to Sr Elsie Baby for a very blessed story about a child's view of thunderstorms.  The
Lord loves little children.  Excellent!).  New World

Stunning Image by Pininterest.com.au


No Worries: Picture from Pininterest




JOKES ONLY/ BY JEROME HINOG & DANNI ULMER

JOKES CORNER

Customer: 'I've been ringing 08002100 for two days and can't get through
inquiries, can you help?
Operator: 'Where did you get that number, Sir?'
Customer: 'It was on the door to the Travel Centre.'
Operator: 'Sir, they are our opening hours.'
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Caller: 'Does your European Breakdown Policy cover me when I am
travelling in Australia?'
Operator: 'Doesn't the product name give you a clue?'
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Then, there was the caller who asked for a knitwear company in Woven.
Operator: 'Woven? Are you sure?'
Caller: Yes, that's what it says on the label, Woven in Scotland!
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Tech Support: 'Ok, in the bottom left hand side of the screen, can you see
the Ok" button displayed?'
Customer: 'Wow! How can you see my screen from there?'

Jerome Hinog and Danni Ulmer

BETWEEN ME AND YOU ONLY: STORY FORWARDED BY MARIA CASSIA

BETWEEN ME AND YOU ONLY

Jessica is just a vivacious lady with high moral values.
As I look at her, I could not help but be bewildered. She
has these pious ambitions and demeanour but you will
not notice it if you look at her. She has this shoulder-length
sassy hair whom she likes to color burgundy or sometimes
chestnut brown. Once, she arrives in the church with all
brilliant pins in the hair and O' she wears this chiffon pinkish
frock that is really attractive and elegant. She never denies
her ultra-modern looks. Once, I managed to corner her in the
park and ask, "Jessica, do you really dress this way even when
you were younger?" Jessica replied, "You know, I graduated
from a university where we wear shorts and tube blouses. What
I wear is already a mellow version." By the way, I am still young,
excuse me. I giggled, "Because, she is already about twenty- seven but
she looks only about nineteen old." I said, "Well, well that's
alright, I am just asking."

On the other hand, you will admire her for her prayer life. When she
is not in the church, she is at home either praying or cooking. All of
the devotions, you name it---she's there. But she has this temper, I
tried to dissuade her to temper it, otherwise she will have many enemies.
But she only likes to defend what is right. I just told her, "I do understand,
but others may commit mistakes, just like you, they are not perfect."

One misty morning, she came running really fast towards me. "Hi Sasha,
have I mentioned to you that I met this man, O' so adorable!" I replied,
"Who is this again, "This is not John or Peter, isn't it?" Jessica replied,
"No, no, no--- he is the best among the best." I asked her, "Could you
describe him to me." Jessica paused with panting, "He is brilliant, gentle and
loving." I snorted, "And so are John or Peter, you told me last year. " She
replied, "This time is for real."

After three days, she brought me to a computer and show his picture. "But
Jessica, he is a lot older than you are." Jessica said, "But I am in love." I
quipped, "Love is not enough, you have to use your brains."

After a month, I was running to Jessica... "Guess what, I met this man and he
is really oozing with appeal." I showed him his picture. Jessica screamed,
"Are you mad, he is about 20 years older than you are." I snorted, "But I am
in love." Jessica smiled and said, "You have to use your brains." I pleaded,
Jessica, don't ever mention this to Dad, please! Jessica teased me and said,
"We have to go to the canteen now, remember the treat!"

Morale: "Never say ended words; we may never know it will happen to us!"

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Christ our Lord: Picture


God is working in times of difficulties


POEM : THE FALL OF BABYLON BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL




The Fall of Babylon
The traders had cried; mourning and weeping, Anguish for city, no more silk, pearls and gold Thought she was a queen, but plagues devour, Lord God --- condemned city of debauchery... Jewels, linen and spices burned to the ground, Seafarers watched with horror as ivory is gone Tears and groaning for no more of vast riches, No more myrrh, wine, chariots; ruined as dust! No more music of the trumpet, no more sorcery, Lavishness ruined by the mighty Hand above-- No more harps but just famine, the queen fell The doom has to come, for sins soars the sky ! Nations drunk of the wine of the harlot in her, But everything has an end, no more scarlet--- Babylon has fallen, the great city met its match, The finery has paled; sunk to the depths of the abbys!
 Inspired by Book of Revelation All rights reserved: Cynthia Abegail ( Always anything goes up very high has a limit. The vices of the people were so much that God had to put a limit and alas the City of Babylon was crushed and fallen.A very good example that we should not be proud and vicious but be humble and love one another. Good example and a great poem. Thanks Cynthia) New World

Be exalted: Reflection by Prayer Aid


“He says, ‘Be still and know that I am God, I will be exalted in the earth.”  Ps 46:10

“I will be exalted...”. The Lord was exalted because of His obedience, because He accepted the will of the Father to be born to die for our sins...  After reading this, let us be still and come into His presence.  Let us have faith in His Divine Power and He will take care of all we need.


While we wait, let us pray for others who are suffering, and reach out to them, trying to forget our burdens.  In this way, we allow the Lord to be exalted in our lives.

(Thanks to Jane Pimenta of Prayer Aid for this beautiful, simple and clear reflection on what pleases God.  We must reach out to the needy and suffering to exalt the Lord in our lives.  Spirit-filled words to guide us!  Excellent).  New World

Life is like a camera: Picture