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A battle between Light and Darkness by Florence D’Costa

Christ is the Light of the World in this world of darkness! And we who follow Him walk in His Light. When we are in His Light, we have nothing to fear.  Darkness then becomes obsolete. Christ has banished the darkness and when we are in His Light, there is no darkness. Christ the Light of the World has conquered darkness and sin. It is vital for us to love the Light and to stay connected to Christ.  The moment we walk away from Christ and His Light, we will be engulfed in darkness and sin.  Only with God’s Grace can we be connected to the Light of Christ.  So, let us walk away from sin and darkness and stay connected to Christ,  it is as simple as this. We can stay connected to Christ by praying and being in God’s presence 24 x 7..

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January 21, 2019 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ's Light, Christianity, Cross | Leave a comment

God is my Friend, He calls me Friend!

God is Holy. He is my friend and He loves me. How blessed am I? How blessed are we? God is smiling on each one of us and He has got a lot of blessings in store for each one of us. He is waiting for us to believe, for when we believe and have total faith in God, it is only then that God will be able to pour out all His blessings on each one of us.

When we get down on our knees and pray, we must believe that Christ Jesus is with us and He does have a lot of special blessings for each of us. When we believe, we receive. Christ Jesus said, ‘If you have faith as big as a grain of a mustard see, when you say to the mountain, move, it will move.’ What are the mountains in each of our lives. What is blocking us from being happy and contented. If we have faith, we could say to these mountains or problems in our lives and it will move and go away. But we must trust in Our Friend Jesus Christ who is Our Lord and Saviour.

At the sound of God’s name, Angels will bow because God is great and majestic. So what is stopping us from believing in God’s great majesty. We must believe in God’s greatness and we must also join the angels and bow with them at the sound of God’s name. There is no one like our God and we must sing His praise Him. We must hold onto our God. We must never let Him leave us because of our sin. We must always repent of our sin and approach the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We must keep our whole selves clean and spotless – our mind, soul and body. If we stay near Our God, He will give us all the grace that we need to be pure and clean.

We must call out to His Holy spirit and His spirit will come and make us new. Christ Jesus is our friend. He calls us His friend. How privileged we are to be friends with a God who created this whole wide world. Who created the stars and the planets – who created mankind – you and me and put within us a soul where He dwells. We are the temples of the Holy Spirit, so as we walk the streets, the shopping Malls, the market places, to our work places, among our communities, let us take Christ Jesus with us. We are walking tabernacles.  He will transform those around us and those whom we meet. We must believe! Only faith can make us new.

Let us sing and be happy that we are friends of God and let us be aware that He calls us friends. My dear friends put on some spiritual music – sing and dance to this music and cry out to the Lord and thank Him for being our friend and for calling us His friends. We will always be His friend, so do not doubt in His love and in His friendship.

When we love someone or when we see our children, we see the greatness of God in them. So we must realise that God loves each one of us and He sees greatness in each one of us. The word of God says that Perfect fear casts out all fear. So my dear people, be strong and believe in Christ Jesus because He is our friend and He believes in us. There is victory in Christ Jesus because He was victorious when He rose from the dead.

I would also like to remind each one of you that we have been anointed at our Baptism and we belong to Him. We have been anointed to do good. We must be a blessing to our families, our neighbours, our parish and all those around us. We must give those whom we meet a smile which would transform their lives. Christ would reach out to those we smile at and He would bless them and bring Joy into their lives.

I would like to end with this statement – GOD IS OUR FRIEND AND HE CALLS US HIS FRIENDS. So, my dear people. Be happy and joyous, for happiness and joy is contagious. Let us be Contagious People for Christ Jesus! God is our friend. God calls us His friends, so let us be friends to those who have no friends! God bless you and May you be a blessing to others!

January 8, 2019 Posted by | Agape, Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Family, Friend, Friendship, God, God's Love, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit | Leave a comment

Happy New Year 2019!

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Very Happy New Year.  May we be kind and gentle to those we meet during this year! To those who are baptised, I would say “Happy New Year to the Temples of the Holy Spirit”.  The Holy Spirit dwells in each and every baptised, so let us LOVE ONE ANOTHER WITH THE LOVE OF CHIRST.

We all have family and friends whom we would be journeying with during this year, so let us make an extra effort to follow the Ten Commandments and more importantly to follow the two Commandments of Christ.  Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  So, Happy New Year and May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless us all in a very special way during this New Year!

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January 7, 2019 Posted by | Catholicism, Christianity, New Year | Leave a comment

Trust in God with all your heart by Florence D’Costa

Proverbs 3:5 ❥
I know that some of us at times feel doubtful if we are loved and cared for by God.  When we look around us and we see that other people have much more than we have and we feel quite let down by God.  Through experience, I would like to share with you today that what you have is what God has given you and it is best to trust Him because He is able to see around the bend and we cannot.  God has our best interests in mind – So pray more, meaning coming into God’s presence and have a chat with Him.  Tell him your problems, your worries and if you have any anxieties, just share this with him and wait upon the Lord, for He will surely answer you.  He works when you TRUST IN HIM.  Yes, we are not able to understand God’s ways but as the word of God says – let us not lean on our own understanding.  When we trust in God, we allow Him to perform miracles in our
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July 30, 2018 Posted by | Amazing Grace, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Compassion, Faith in God, Faithful, Family, Miracles | Leave a comment

Rules to have a healthy soul and body

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July 14, 2018 Posted by | Catholicism, Christianity, Evangelisation, Healthy Eating | Leave a comment

First Reading – 1 Peter 4:7-13 1 June 2018

I personally feel this is a very powerful reading, so please read and meditate on God’s word and I am sure you will surely have a message from God which would encourage you and make you a better person with a purpose in life.

1 June, 2018 – Saint Justin Martyr
First reading 1 Peter 4:7-13 ©
Each of you has received a special grace
Everything will soon come to an end, so, to pray better, keep a calm and sober mind. Above all, never let your love for each other grow insincere, since love covers over many a sin. Welcome each other into your houses without grumbling. Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these different graces of God, put yourselves at the service of others. If you are a speaker, speak in words which seem to come from God; if you are a helper, help as though every action was done at God’s orders; so that in everything God may receive the glory, through Jesus Christ, since to him alone belong all glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.
My dear people, you must not think it unaccountable that you should be tested by fire. There is nothing extraordinary in what has happened to you. If you can have some share in the sufferings of Christ, be glad, because you will enjoy a much greater gladness when his glory is revealed.
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June 1, 2018 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Evangelisation, Gifts, Grace, Youth | Leave a comment

The Magnificat

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May 31, 2018 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Humility, Mary, The Magnificat | Leave a comment

Divine Mercy Sunday – 2018 by Florence D’Costa

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Divine Mercy Sunday – Wow! is the only word that I can use for the Mercy that the faithful receive on Divine Mercy Sunday.  For those of us who did pray the Divine Mercy Novena, attend Mass – free from sin and for those who make a conscious decision to try not to sin in the future, would gain a Plenary or Partial Indulgence.  God’s Mercy has no bounds. God’s devotion to His faithful, his desire to bless us constantly and to forgive us and to make us pure and holy is foremost in his plan for us.

If we have received a Plenary Indulgence on this wonderful day or a partial indulgence would for sure know the state of our soul because we would feel free from sin and we would surely feel a desire to keep away from sin.  Words cannot express our gratitude to God for His love and Divine Mercy.

Let us today, make a decision to keep away from sin and evil and to walk alongside Jesus Christ and to love him alone and to do His Holy Will in this life.  It is also important for us to help others who are willing to be helped and help them to journey with Christ and to be safe in His Love and Divine Mercy!

We should also pray for our priests who are instrumental in helping us to receive tremendous graces through the Sacraments.  Life is surely not easy for us or for priests and we all have a responsibility to pray for our priests and for one another.

Happy Divine Mercy Sunday and God bless us all.

 

April 8, 2018 Posted by | Blessing, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Divine Mercy Sunday, Forgiveness, Plenary Indulgence, Youth | Leave a comment

The Catholic Mass (1) by Florence D’Costa

The Mass is the pinnacle of prayer.  Mass is a Celebration where we celebrate Christ.   Christ Jesus died only once on Calvary.  At every Mass we go into time and we are present at Calvary.  We are there when Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was betrayed, tormented, tortured and crucified.  He died for you and for me.  He died for the whole world and for all people.  If we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, then Salvation is ours for free.  The Mass is a powerful weapon against Satan and his wiles.    The whole of heaven is present during Mass with all the angels and saints.  At Mass, there are readings and the gospel – The Liturgy of the Word.  We have the prayers of the faithful.  At the Offertory, the priest offers the whole congregation to God – as we are, including our sinfulness.  Liturgy of the Eucharist – When we receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion, God, the Father, blesses us and a lot of graces is given to us so that we can continue to live for Christ and for what He stands for.  At Holy Communion, we receive Jesus Christ Himself.  Let us pray that Christ whom we receive in Holy Communion will make us a new creation and will make us more and more like Him.  I will continue to write about the Mass as and when I feel prompted by the Holy Spirit.

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April 7, 2018 Posted by | Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Celebration, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Cross, Evangelisation, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Kingdom of God, Mass, Youth | Leave a comment

Vive Jesus El Senor sung by Florence D’Costa – Easter Greetings 2018

Yes, Jesus Christ has risen. He has risen indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia!  Happy Easter to all my viewers.  May the Risen Lord bless us all with His choicest blessings!

 

April 1, 2018 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Easter, Women, Youth | Leave a comment