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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

THE FLOWERS IN A MEADOW: POEM BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP


THE FLOWERS IN THE MEADOW: ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP


THE FLOWERS IN THE MEADOW
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A LIMERICK
ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP
I WAS WALKING IN THE MEADOW

AND I SAW A FLOWER THAT WAS YELLOW

IT STARTED TO RAIN

AND IT FELT LIKE JELLO

THEN THE RAIN STOPPED

AND ALL NEW FLOWERS POPPED

AND ON MY WAY HOME
I THOUGHT OF A FUNNY FELLOW
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Copyright: Arianna Rose Philip




A poem with a scent of freshness and innocence!  A young gifted poet, Arianna is granddaughter of
Chief Editor of New World publications, George Kurian and she is also the daughter of Anisha Kurian- Philip and Mr Philip.  Excellent poem).  Cynthia Abegail
ARIANNA  LOVES TO DEDICATE THIS POEM TO ANIL KURIAN, HER UNCLE
ON HIS BIRTHDAY FEBRUARY 22nd. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR UNCLE.



HELLO WORLD: POEM BY ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP







 HELLO WORLD
 

POEM
BY

ARIANNA ROSE PHILIP 


Hey World !What is up ?
Are you doing anything fun?
I am sitting on my couch and writing this for you.

I know that does not sound like fun
but it is fun to me
So just remember when you are bored whatever you do is fun

Even when you're sleeping or
Walking around
You are having fun

Arianna


(Arianna is a very young gifted poet!  This is a poem that depicts
the youthful vitality and melodious rythmn of Arianna's literary
work.  At this tender age, she can already compose excellent
poems.  Congratulations Arianna, we love your poems!)  New World

MAGENTA: POEM BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL







MAGENTA

A purplish red colour is lively magenta,
As the mind is vivid like Spanish moor
But at noon, hollow as the rose allure
So warm that gales still in the ocean...

Magenta is the spice that mimics there
In my heart that boosts rhymes to share
Bubbles like lime steeping seems a lava
Flowing unabated; never seems to end!

Unlike some days when its emerald green
So lovely, O' the shine and vivacity beams
But not the one that skylark my dreams,
Magenta, striking and classy in the whim.

It is the colour of my ways, unlike salmon
Yellowish seems out of bounds and moan
And the deep blue sea summons oblivion
Magenta, the colour of my inspiration!

THE GOOD NUN: SHORT STORY FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL


THE GOOD NUN

Whenever I see a nun during my childhood days, I could not help but sigh
a breath of admiration.  In our culture, the nun is a symbol of purity and chastity.
I remembered Sr. Cecilia whom I always bump at the corridor of St Benedict's
chapel.  She is wearing this maxi-cream linen attire as she carries a greenish
pail full of water.  She then greeted me with a very sweet, "Good morning."  I
am quite abashed and sheepishly replied, "Good morning, too Sr. Cecilia.  "What
are you up to today, " asked the petite and charming young nun.  "Sr., I am going
to the chapel to bring some fresh flowers to the Most Sacred heart of Jesus, Blessed
Mother Mary and St Joseph."  Sr Cecilia responded,"Those are crispy, reddish and pink
roses.  Where did you get them?" I replied, I cut these fresh flowers from my tended
garden in the hills of Swan Valley."  Is that where you live?  Sr Cecilia replied stunned!
"O' no, Sr.  I just live close to this area, but my dad has a farm over there.  Early in the
morning!  The Lord, Blessed Mother and St Joseph should be pleased.

After a couple of years, I was blessed to go overseas, but my memories of Sr. Cecilia, the
joyful and modest nun stayed with me.  I send her cards until we lost contact with each
other because of the hectic roles I took in my new-found oases.

In the spring of the fifth year, I was pensive in the garden of the school where I studied.
My meditation was shortened by a sweet, high-pitched voice.  She greeted me, "Hi!  I am
Sr. Lorena, a new student in the graduate school."  I replied, "Good morning Sr Lorena,
pleased to meet you."  I am a third year student in this college and I specialize in biblical
studies."  Sr. Lorena answered, "What a coincidence, I am also taking up a biblical subject
this semester.

Along the semester, Sr. Lorena always bring snacks for me every Tuesday.  I am so shy to
receive this favor, so I started to bring some fruits for her as a compliment.  Our friendship grew
and I can feel her warmth and loving nature.  I have learned that she is a nun of a brilliant caliber.
She is really intelligent, but she is very humble.  She use to ask me to edit her essay, but I promptly
and politely declined and I just say, "This is an excellent one, no need to edit Sr."

What I liked about her is her mission in her home country.  They are feeding young children of orphans and unwedded mothers.  She is soliciting aid from her friends.  I was inspired by her sincere compassion for these children.  I remembered, Sr. Cecilia, my confidante!

Sr Lorena bid me goodbye the following semester, she is going home to establish her mission.  I
resolve to do something, to help in little ways this good nun.  One day, sometime I will see her again.  She may be pleased, I have something for her, for her little children!  Joy filled my heart!  I
called her, Sr Lorena!"  She was back in town.  She replied, "What are you up to now?"  Hmm,
echoes Sr. Cecilia!

Sr Lorena, the good nun is back!  Like an eagle, her mission was accomplished...
Morale:  Goodness come in different forms, either in the consecrated and the lay.  On the other hand, the nuns and priests are consecrated to the Lord!  The lay is also consecrated to the Lord in another way.  (The unity of both is like 'oil running through Aaron's beard.) 

LOOK AT THE FLOWERS BY MARIA CASSIA



pic credit:  Thom and Kathie


LOOK AT THE FLOWERS



The world is full of flowers, dandelions and lilies,
Look at these flowers; they never plant or view
Shoot from the sepals and grow anew each day
Solomon's garments not as lovely as O they lay.

Roses abound in my garden, reddish and pinkish,
Plucked in the morning as the vase full of water
Offered for my Lord as the morn hasten to noon
The petals brighten as my eyes beamed attune!

Do not worry, for the birds arise to seek a living,
They never earn, nor work or strive with wings
Yet Heavenly Father provides for them array!
How much for you created in His image at bay?

The grasses, verdant green and emerald at times,
How I walked on the lush green at dawn and night
Yet the following day, they'll be gathered in barns
To be burned the next day, as smoke rise as yarns!

Do not worry, for you are precious to your Father,
The Master never forgets you in every day hour
Do not worry for even the luscious flowers thank,
Smile and walk with confidence, for God loves us!

Inspired by the Gospel
Maria Cassia

Thanks to http://www.flowers.vg/ (picture credit)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sweet and Gentle Lady

Immaculate Mother of God, we choose thee this day as the Mistress and Lady of this house.  Guard it dear Mother, from pestilence, fire, lightning and tempest, from schisms and heresies and from malice of enemies.  Protect its inmates, sweet Mary, watch over their going out and their coming and preserve them from sudden death.  Keep from us all sin and harm and pray to God for us that we may live in His service and depart this life in His grace.  Amen

A PURE HEART PLEASES THE LORD


The world is full of hypocrisy at times.  What we preach sometimes does not match what we do.
A pure heart is rare but could still be found.

What are the characteristics of a person with a pure heart?  First, his heart is open to everyone,
whichever religion one profess, whichever view each have!  Secondly, he hates talking behind
people's backs.  Third, he is quick to help the needy.  Fourth, wealth does not dazzle his eyes.
And the most important, he loves God foremost and love his neighbour as himself.

We need the grace of God to attain the state of purity of heart.  Let us open our hearts to God's
gifts, "for nothing is impossible for God."

Cynthia Abegail

ISLANDS IN THE PHILIPPINES FORWARDED BY ABRAHAM G














Islet in the Sulu Archipelago, Philippines. More than 6,00 of the 7,100 Philippine Islands are uninhabited like this islet in Sulu Archipelago, a set of 500 islands that separate the Celebes and the Sulu Seas. Their extraordinary diversity is under threat not from distant industrial sites but from the effects of global pollution. (Thanks Abraham G) New World

ALL ARE YOURS FORWARDED BY CYNTHIA ABEGAIL

ALL ARE YOURS


The splendour of the sky, the billows of sunset 

Swiftness of wind--- the gales and monsoons 

Depths of the earth and the gaiety of the star

Radiance of the moon, all are yours my Lord!

The crests of the ocean waves, the trenches
Sand on the sea, the hot desert and beaches
The pinnacle of mounts, the grandiose valley
The hills that surmounts, nothing I own---

Love in the air, smile of the young maiden
Faith as a mustard seed, canopy of nests
The lion who steeps by the green forests
And tiger that lurks for prey at nighttime.


All are yours forever from rising of sun
To it's setting; world stands in utter awe
Of your power and glory O' never ends
As my heart is yours till eternity sends!

All rights reserved:  Cynthia Abegail

REDDISH ORANGE SUNSET IN NORTHERN SWEDEN BY FREENATUREPICTURES



  LOVELY REDDISH ORANGE SUNSET IN NORTHERN

  SWEDEN!   THANKS  TO    http://www.freenaturepictures.com/

  picture credit:  Eli Snyder 

SIGNS ACCOMPANY THE BELIEVERS: REFLECTION BY PRAYER AID

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will recover."

Mark 16:15-18

Jesus gave authority to the eleven, over evil. If we believe in Him, that authority is also ours. He gives us authority over every evil in our lives, and calls us to extent that gift to others too. To encourage those who are discouraged and depressed, to help those who are weak, to visit the sick and lonely. These are some of the ways we can “preach the good news to all creation”

Nothing the Lord gives us is only for ourselves. We have to share all He has blessed us with. Let us spend time reflecting on this today. 
(Thanks to Jane Pimenta for highlighting the healing power of God.  By this power and authority the disciples and the faithful could display signs of miracles, awesome and rare!  "For nothing is impossible for God."  Superb reflection!)  New World 

WORLD OF WISDOM: FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP RANNI

WORLD OF WISDOM (FORWARDED BY THOMAS PHILIP)
LOVE


Love... is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen KellerLove is the virtue of women.  MadDudevant.

Love gives itself; it is not bought.

Ps 24: 4 "Teach me your ways, O Lord" Reflection by Maria Cassia

"Make known to me your ways, Lord.  Teach me your paths." (Ps 24:4)


How can we know the ways of the Lord?  Through the Church, by attending Holy Mass, by reading the Holy Scriptures and by reading about the work of the Fathers of the Church and of all the saints.  Sometimes, revelation could be given to God's chosen ones, but the Church has to validate it to be sure it comes from God alone.  One can also attend regular Mass to get insights about the ways of the Lord.

A daily reading of the Holy Bible truly helps.  One could also attend a bible study group to get good reflections or one can read reflections from books or online.

The ways of the Lord are different from ours.  If we truly love God, we will pray for the grace to know his ways and what pleases Him.

Dear Lord, we pray for the grace of perseverance to seek your Face in the Church, in your Word and in your promptings.  Please give us a sensitive heart and an acute mind to sense your call.  Mother Mary and St. Joseph and St Michael the Archangel, pray for us!  All of the Angels and saints, pray for us.  All in Jesus Name, Amen

A MESMERIZING PICTURE OF CHILE'S MOUNTAINS BY MARCELLO ARRAMBIDE (www.wanderingtrader.com)




THANKS TO MARCELLO ARRAMBIDE FOR THIS

STUNNING PICTURE OF CHILE'S TOURIST SPOTS.

Monday, October 16, 2017

IS 45: 6 "THERE IS NONE BESIDES ME"


GOD ALMIGHTY---THERE IS NO

OTHER!