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I am a Friend of God!

Isn’t it awesome to be a Friend of God!  God is the highest power.  He is the beginning and the end, the alpha and the omega and He is calling each one of us today and saying : I AM YOUR FRIEND.  So let us rejoice and be glad.  Let us say, THANK YOU LORD for being my friend.

February 4, 2017 Posted by | Agape, Blessing, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Elderly, Faithful, Family, Friend, Friendship, Jesus Christ, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Our Mission today – Make others happy!

I went for Mass this morning and the homily that Fr Martin did give was very interesting.  He touched on the subject about concentrating on making others happy.  He said, let us not worry too much about making ourselves happy.

So I decided to share this video.  I would like to add here that it is important for us always to have a smile that we could share for it does not cost us to SMILE at others.  To give someone a smile, give them a kind and encouraging word, an embrace if they need one would definitely not cost us anything.  It is FREE TO GIVE and if we could make others happy – Why not!  My experience is that when I make others happy, then it surely proves that I am happy and then because I am happy, I could share that happiness with others.  We should be there for others and it is important for us to let them know that we will always be there for them.

Another important point – if we are there for others, then you can be sure that they will be there for you and even if they are not or unable to be there for us, it still does not matter.  What matters is THAT WE ARE THERE FOR OTHERS and that their happiness  MATTERS TO US.

So, let this MISSION be ours today – TO MAKE ANOTHER HUMAN BEING HAPPY.  Wow! this makes me happy.  When we decide to make others happy, we can be sure that we will not work at MAKING OTHER UNHAPPY!

So, let us go forth and produce HAPPINESS! Wow! Such happiness!

February 4, 2017 Posted by | Confidence, Family, Fathers, Forgiveness, Friendship, Happiness, Laughter, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Teen Suicide in Australia is a “national emergency”

http://www.mamamia.com.au/teen-suicide-in-australia

There is a growing problems where teenagers are concerned.  Parents, make your children happy.  If you feel that they are depressed or sad, reach out to them and give them a helping hand.  Love them and show them that you care and that they are very special children.  There is help for your children.  Please do care for them, love them and THERE IS HELP FOR THEM.  Parents, they are your responsibility.

To parents and friends of Teens all over the world.   Please be good to your children and friends look out for your friends.  There is help for Teens who are going through depression all over the world.  Reach out and help……

Intercessors, let us pray for our Teens in Australia and if there is any way we can help them, let us do.

January 5, 2017 Posted by | Agape, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Family, Fathers, Friendship, Healing, Hope, Intercessors, Intercessory, Lonliness, Prayer, Prayers, Singles, Suffering, Teen suicide, Testimonies, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

The Baptised are Adopted Children of God

I am writing again on BAPTISM.  I feel the Lord has placed it on my heart to write about the Baptised.  What do you personally think about being baptized? Does belonging to God Almighty excite you or have you drifted away from the Church.  Do you believe that God does have a plan and a purpose for you or do you feel that though you are baptized you do not have an obligation to go to church.  I have recently been talking to Catholics who have been baptized but who have drifted away from the Church and during that time have come across quite a lot of problems and confusion in their lives and are still in a dilemma.  The parents of these Catholics, took these children to church, when they were younger only to receive the Sacraments.  They failed to pray with their children and to take them to church on a regular basis.

Now these children have grown up and they do not have a relationship with God, their Creator and their Savior.  They do have many problems and are not able to cope with them. They are in a dilemma?  Many of these Catholics do not have a happy relationship with their parents, siblings and many are divorced or separated.  These individuals are not able to have a stable life.

Now, let us examine those children who come from Good Catholic homes and whose parents have taught these children well.  Took them to church, prayed with them at home and taught them to love God.  These parents sent their children to Catholic schools and now these children are adults, married and they do go to church on a regular basis and in turn are bringing up their children the way they were brought up.

So, my question is.   As practicing Catholics or Christians, how can we help those who have lost their way.  How can we help those who are groping in the dark.  We are not created to be selfish.  The Baptised are
Children of God and as Children of God, we should be more like Our Lord Jesus Christ who came into the world to help the helpless.  Do we have an eye to spot people who need our help.  Well, then, let us keep some time every week to visit the sick first in our own families and then the sick in hospitals, visit the elderly in your own family and see how we can be of help and assistance to them.  There are many in our own families who need help in some way or the other.  Can we be of assistance?

Some of us might be living in countries where there are many orphans and as married couples, maybe we could adopt a child and give them a home.  Give them love that they have been deprived of.  Hold them in your arms and tell them that you love them.  Maybe we as individuals could encourage families who can afford to adopt a child, to do so without any inhibitions.  Many people think it is below their dignity to adopt a child and to bring them up as their own.  I would like to remind you that God Our Father, adopted us and CALLED US HIS VERY OWN on the day of OUR BAPTISM.  Why can’t we do the same to poor little orphans WHO ARE SO ALONE IN THIS WORLD.  Every country has so many orphans.  COME ON PEOPLE, take one home and give them love and treat them as your very own.  Let us be grateful to God Our Father for adopting us and for CALLING US HIS VERY OWN.  He gave us His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to be Our Brother and Saviour.

 

January 18, 2015 Posted by | Adoption, Baptism/Children of God, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, couples, Family, Friendship, married couples, Poor, Youth | Leave a comment

Praise, Worship and Thanksgiving Lyrics

Yes, God is good all the time and His blessings are limitless and endless.  In everything, Let us Give Thanks.

January 7, 2015 Posted by | Blessing, Catholicism, Christianity, Friendship, God's Love, Italy, Jesus Christ, Poor, Praising God | Leave a comment

How to Stay In The Presence of God 24 x 7

Prayer is having a conversation with God.  When God talks, we listen.  When we talk, God listens.  What do we normally? We talk and talk and talk to God.  Well, what do we talk to God?  Well, I remember how I used to pray a very long while ago.  I would tell God my sob stories and how he was not taking good care of me, meaning THAT HE WAS NOT DOING WHAT I WANTED HIM TO DO FOR ME.  I would go on and on and on and I did not give Him a chance to answer me and when He did speak to me, I could not hear Him because I did not know how to listen.  I could hear when people spoke to me but I was stone deaf when the Holy Spirit would gently whisper to me.  I was so full of myself.  I stood on a little pedestal and I kept on telling God that He being God, He could make me happy by granting me all my desires.

Well, God had other plans.  He definitely did not like my plans.  He did have a blue print that He designed for me from ALL ETERNITY.  Do you think I was happy with His Blue Print?  No way.  Then began my wrestling with God, Night and Day.  My wrestling with God continued for a period of time.  He allowed, struggles and suffering to meet me Head On.  Do you think I was happy?  No way but I knew that God was  my only hope.  I could never leave Him nor Forsake Him.  I GUESS, HIS LOVE FOR ME WAS SO GREAT THAT HE DID NOT LET ME GO  AWAY FROM HIM.  I WAS IN HIS LOVING EMBRACE BUT I WAS STRUGGLING TO COPE BECAUSE NOTHING WAS GOING ACCORDING TO MY PLAN BUT EVERYTHING WAS GONG ACCORDING TO HIS (GOD’S PLAN).

I always had a passionate desire for the WORD OF GOD.  I was wanting to study Scripture for a very long time but the Catholic Church was afraid to allow us to read the Bible, leave alone studying scripture.  The Catholic Church held onto the Sacraments and the Protestants held onto The Bible (the Word of God).  Then like a miracle, one day I heard that the Charismatic Group was having Adoration once a week in Convent, which I attended.  Oh my God, those were such wonderful days.  I enjoyed every moment of it.  I enjoyed BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD FOR ONE WHOLE HOUR once a week.  Then, our group attended a stay in Retreat at a Hill Station.  A very cool and beautiful place.  At this retreat the Word of God was preached and Oh My God, my eyes were opened.  You see, when I was in Grade One I learnt catechism but along the way I had forgotten the Question and Answer that I studied.  Who made you?  God made me.  Why did he make you.  He made me to Know Him, Love Him and Serve Him.  This was not explained to me in Grade One but at this retreat Fr Rebello explained it so well.  And later when I began to study scripture Sr Claude taught us in a very deep way.  While I was in Scripture Class I was definitely in GOD’S PRESENCE and I felt as though I was lifted upto Heaven.  Fr Rebello and Sr Claude taught me the same thing.  How would we get to know God.  Only through Scripture.  Right from the Old Testament to the New Testament we learn that God is Love.  But we Catholics remembered God as a punishing God.  Once we get to know God and that He is Love even in the Old Testament, we begin to fall in Love with Him.  Any human being can fall in love only when we know a person and Scripture teaches us that God is Love and He can be nothing else.  So, when we love Him, we will begin to Serve Him without any questions.

From that day on I stopped wrestling with God and I began to SERVE HIM.  GOD WON and did I lose?  NO, I ALSO WON BECAUSE NOW I KNEW MY GOD, THEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM AND FROM THAT DAY ON I BEGAN TO SERVE HIM WITHOUT ANY GRUMBLINGS AND MUMBLINGS.

So, a word of advice to all my readers.  If you are having struggles and sufferings in your life, this is the time to begin wrestling with God.  Never leave Him.  Keep on questioning Him and the Listen, He will answer you through His Word.  In fact He has answered you already through me.  Go for a WORD OF GOD RETREAT and God will talk to you through His Word.  He will answer all your questions and He will remove your all your doubts.

It is very important to get to know your God because when you get to know Him, you will fall in love with Him and then you will serve Him without any questions.

Now that we believe and trust in God a 100 percent, we have already begun to LIVE IN HIS PRESENCE.  My advice to everyone is, no matter what we are doing in our lives.  Whether, we are sleeping, eating, bathing, studying, crying, laughing, playing sport, working or praying etc, we need to be aware that we are in HIS PRESENCE.  HE NEVER LEAVES US.  JESUS CHRIST IS FAITHFUL AND HE IS ALWAYS WITH US, THUS PLACING US INTO HIS PRESENCE but it is very important for us to know that we are in His Presence all the time.  You might ask me, what about the times when I commit grievous sins, I am sure He would leave us.  Yes, when we commit grievous sins, we open the door of our hearts and we send Him out.  Yes, when we commit Mortal or grievous sins, He leaves our heart but never our side.  He stands outside the door of our hearts and He knocks and knocks and knocks.  John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.’ Jesus Christ was born in a stable for love of mankind and then He carried His Cross to Mount Calvary where he suffered and died and let us not forget that on the Third day He arose victoriously from the dead and He lives and reigns and He is seated at the Right Hand of the Father in Heaven where intercedes for us.  The Holy Spirit is with us and through Him we are in God’s presence.

I will now give you a few important points to follow to ensure that we are in His Presence all the time.

1.     Pray in the morning, before and after meals, night prayers, personal prayer and family prayer.  You can also pray The Divine Office.                                                                                                                   2.     Try to go for daily Mass and if that is not possible, atleast for Sunday Mass.                                                                                                           3.      For those who are not able to attend daily Mass, you can atleast read the Catholic readings for the day.  You may go to : http://www.ewtn.com.au/daily-readings.

If you are faithful to God and if you continue to have a conversation with Him.  You talk, God listens, God talks, you listen.  Be true to God in everything that you do and you will REMAIN IN HIS PRESENCE 24 x 7.  If you fall into grievous sin, be sorry, go for Confession and God will enter your heart again.   ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT JESUS CHRIST NEVER LEAVES YOUR SIDE BECAUSE OF HIS GREAT LOVE FOR YOU.  IF YOU ARE SUFFERING WITH ANY KIND OF SINFUL ADDICTION, DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE, PRAY AND SEEK HELP IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.  CATHOLICS ARE ALWAYS READY TO HELP THE BEST WAY THEY CAN.  REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  GOD AND HIS PEOPLE ARE WITH YOU.

IF YOU ARE A CATHOLIC AND HAVE NOT GONE TO CHURCH IN A VERY LONG TIME, THEN, NOW IS THE TIME TO RETURN.  MEET A PRIEST, GO FOR CONFESSION AND MASS, PRAY AND MEET WITH FAITH FILLED CATHOLICS  WHO ARE WAITING TO BEFRIEND YOU.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 30, 2014 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Faithful, Family, Friendship, God, God's Love, Healing, Jesus Christ, Marriage, married couples, Persecution, Prayers, Presence of God, Singles, Solution to problems, Suffering, Testimonies, Trust in God, Youth | 2 Comments

Lord, Deliver Me!

January 30, 2013 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Confidence, couples, Deliverance, Faith in God, Faithful, Family, Friendship, God's Love, Healing, Marriage, married couples, Miracles, Persecution, Presence of God, Solution to problems, Suffering, Trust in God, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Good and Faithful Servant!

I was viewing this video and it really touched my heart. You will note that the bond between Msgr Georg Ganswein and
His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI is really strong – It is the Holy Spirit that binds the two together in Holiness and yet again you will see the three of them together knit together with the power of the Holy Spirit – The three are Msgr Georg Ganswein, Cardinal Bertone and His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI! Wow to Friendship, Faithfulness and Loyalty!


January 7, 2013 Posted by | Cardinals, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Faithful, Friendship, Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican | Leave a comment

Come Back – There is still Hope – Come Back to Jesus Christ and He will give you New Life!

I have been watching this video clip and I think that the Singer is revealing that when she set eyes on the Waiter, she falls in love with him and she dreams of getting married to him and having a family with him. I think there are many youth out there who do not value marriage or having children or raising a family. Many youth have become selfish and are all out to have fun with girls and to eventually ditch them.

I have decided to pug this video clip on my blog and I hope and pray that this would reach many youth who are sceptic of having healthy relationships with each other because they either do not trust the other or because they do not want to responsibility of getting married and raising a family. I think it is time for the youth of today to make a complete TURN AROUND and walk back to Jesus Christ. Many youth have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation but have for some reason not continued to come back to Church. To these youth, I pray and request them to come back to Jesus Christ. To all the youth who are confused, or whose hearts are filled with disappointment, who have met with failure after failure in their lives, who have lost all hope in God – I pray, Come back to Jesus Christ – Go to Church, make a good confession and receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist who is the ANSWER TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.

I request all those who read this article and if you know of someone who is lonely, who has lost all hope and who do not know what to do next, please pray for them and request them to read this article. Tell them not to give up hope for JESUS CHRIST is real and He will surely help them. So dear youth, THERE IS HOPE. GO BACK TO CHURCH AND MEET YOUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST WHO IS WAITING FOR YOU WITH OPEN ARMS. HE IS WAITING TO GIVE YOU NEW LIFE AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.

I AM NOT PROMISING YOU A FAIRY TALE ENDING BUT WHEN YOU GO BACK TO CHURCH JESUS CHRIST WILL HELP YOU IN YOUR DIFFICULTIES. HE WILL MAKE YOUR JOY SWEETER AND YOUR PROBLEMS WILL BE MORE BEARABLE AND THERE WILL BE A SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS. JUST GIVE THEM ALL TO JESUS CHRIST!

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January 3, 2013 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, couples, Family, Friendship, Jesus Christ, Marriage, married couples, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS!

Wow!  Another year has begun. Do we have to be afraid of anything? I guess not. Our aim should be to stay close to Our Lord Jesus Christ and to trust that His Holy Spirit will lead and guide us throughout this New Year! Should we think only of ourselves and of our families? Well, I guess not. We should be outward looking. Our prayers and concerns should be for those around us. We should become sensitive people – always looking out for people who need our care and concern.  We must remember to love those who are in need of our love.

  • I pass people on the road who are afraid to smile and say ‘Hello’ or ‘Good Morning’ or ‘Good Afternoon’ or ‘Good Evening’.  We are afraid to acknowledge someone whom we do not know or who we have not met before.  These days, I see families shopping together or at restaurants or sometimes people walking quite briskly – excercising I guess.  I wave to them and say, ‘Hi’ or ‘I guess, you are enjoying yourself with your family’ and then we get into a conversation and we have a laugh together.
  • If we have not cleared our Walk-in-Robes, our cupboards and our homes of things we do not need, I guess, it is time that we do that now. With the surplus that we have, we can share with those who have not. I guess, instead of having a Garage Sale and selling items for a dollar, we could source out people who are really in need and give them our extras or maybe, you can think of other ways of helping people who are really in need.
  • There are many ways to remind people about going to church.  When we get into conversation with people whom we do not know, we can always mention, ‘Oh! I have forgotten, I must hurry back home as I need to do something before going to church tomorrow morning or wear a Rosary around your wrist or around your neck or wear a cross around your neck.  We must be brave enough to let people know that we are Catholics/Christians.

When we make GOD’S BUSINESS OUR BUSINESS,  HE MAKES OUR BUSINESS,  HIS BUSINESS.

So, My dear Readers, let us be people who are ready to EVANGELISE – BE READY TO HELP THOSE WHO NEED OUR HELP!


January 3, 2013 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Family, Friendship | Leave a comment