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Faith in God opens the door to Miracles by Florence D’Costa

Many Catholics and Christians of our day, have less faith, even though the stories in the Bible tell us about the love and power of God.  Many of us doubt in God’s care and mercy.  We think, well God can and has done wonderful things in the bible and I know people who have been very blessed by God but I doubt if God can and will do for me.  Why? Because till date I have not received miracles and wonders like the others have.

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I would like to assure you that I did think like that many, many years ago and God proved me wrong.  I have studied scripture and I became aware of how much God loves us all, especially me.  By that I mean God loves me in a personal way and He cares for me in a personal way and He knows my every thought, not to punish me but to help me in this life.  He has and was performing miracles in my life right from the moment I was conceived in my mother’s womb because my parents were so happy to have me and they gave me life. I WAS NOT ABORTED like babies who are aborted and killed these days in their mother’s womb.  My God gave me life, love, happiness, joy, fed me through my parents, clothed me and gave me shelter and protection under my parents’ guidance. My parents and the family, relatives and friends around me loved and cared for me.  I was a happy child.  But when trouble strikes, we immediately say, “God does not love me like he loves others and I do not think he will perform miracles in my life.  Well, my brothers and sisters, we are all miracles and Christ is journeying with us and if we look closely, we will find that he does perform many miracles in our ordinary lives, daily.

But, let us now stop and apologise to our God and continue our days as we recognise the miracles in our lives and thank God for every one of them.  LET US HAVE FAITH IN HIM.

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January 30, 2019 Posted by | Blessing, Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Miracles, Youth | Leave a comment

Gospel Mark 3:1-6 23 January 2019 by Florence D’Costa

Gospel Mark 3:1-6    1 And he entered again into the synagogue, and there was a man there who had a withered hand. 2 And they watched him whether he would heal on the sabbath days; that they might accuse him. 3 And he said to the man who had the withered hand: Stand up in the midst. 4 And he saith to them: Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy? But they held their peace. 5 And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored unto him. 6 And the Pharisees going out, immediately made a consultation with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.

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in yesterday’s gospel, we did see that the Pharisees were not pleased with Jesus and his disciples because they picked grain on the Sabbath to eat and Jesus did admonish them by saying that Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath and he also added that he was Lord of the Sabbath.

After saying this he again entered in the synagogue and there was a man who had a withered hand.  Now, Jesus was God and Man and being God, he always felt compassion for man.  When he does notice that something is not right, he would
immediately set out to fix things.  He could not sit back and do nothing, even if he was being watched and knew that he would get into trouble with the Pharisees.   He did see the man with a withered hand and immediately he felt pity and compassion for this human being.  He knew that he simply had to heal this man whether it be the Sabbath or not because he knew that it was the right thing to do and being God, he knew.   Since the Pharisees questioned him earlier regarding picking grain on the Sabbath, Jesus looked at them and asked them if it was lawful to do good on the sabbath or to do evil, to save life or to destroy.  But they did not say anything but Jesus was angry and he was grieved because he could see the blindness of their hearts.  Jesus, being God could see into their hearts and he was greatly distressed and he felt great sorrow.  Pharisees were middle class businessmen and leaders of the synagogue. They were known for their emphasis on personal piety.  Now, being leaders in the synagogue, Jesus expected them to feel pity and compassion for the man with the withered hand but they did not and were following Jesus and waiting for a chance to accuse him.

Jesus knew that he could heal the man’s withered hand and make him whole.  What was the feelings of the man who was healed.  He was first of all shocked that Jesus decided to heal his hand on the Sabbath and yet grateful and joyous.  I am sure words could not describe his joy.  Jesus was bold and courageous and not afraid of man.  His main aim was to do the Will of His Father in heaven. Jesus then asked the man to stretch forth his withered hand and his hand was restored. Jesus gave back to this man – dignity and health so that he could be normal again.

Herodian (in the New Testament) a member of a Jewish sect associated with the Pharisees in opposition to Jesus, and assumed to be supporters of Herod the Great’s dynasty.  So the Pharisees as soon as they saw Jesus healing the man with the withered hand, they went off to meet with the Herodians to plot against Jesus.

Now, we, in this world, who do we choose to be like?   1.  Jesus – full of compassion and mercy   Ready to do good, even though we might get into trouble because of it.   2,  the pharisees who were waiting to accuse Jesus or  3.  like the Herodians full of power, ready to join the Pharisees and do Jesus evil.  or are we like the man with the withered hand in need of healing.  If we are in need of healing, let us go to Jesus Christ and we will be healed.

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January 23, 2019 Posted by | Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Gospel, Healing, Health, Miracles, Scripture, Will of God, Word of God | 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

Intercessory Prayer for Victory by Florence D’Costa

Let us all pray for one another.  Let us also pray for those who are attracted to the same sex.  Let us also pray for those who have terminal illnesses and who want to Euthanasia to be introduced.  Let us all come into the presence of God and plead for Him to have mercy on Australia.

October 13, 2017 Posted by | Aged Homes, Be not afraid, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christianity, Drugs, Faith in God, Hospitals, Intercessors, Intercessory, Miracles, Presence of God, Suicide, Teen suicide, Terminal Illness, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Suffering – Can you Pray?

To those who are sick in hospitals, nursing homes, sick at home and in agonising and excruciating pain.  Is it possible for such people to praise and thank God.  For those who are suffering terrible and excruciating pain, it is highly impossible to be praising God during that time but your love for God is above all others, then your soul is in the Presence of God.  That is what is important.  Loving God all the time even without saying One Word out loud. There is one thing I would like to tell you all.  When you are suffering excruciating pain, and you know that you love God above all else then, I am sure that God is very much aware of how much you love Him and YOU CAN BE SURE THAT YOU ARE IN HIS EMBRACE.  Suffering, Happy, Sad, Laughing, Dancing, Crying, Smiling – whatever you may be doing – if you love God above all else, you can be sure that you will be FOREVER IN HIS EMBRACE and that is the safest place to be at all times.

June 8, 2015 Posted by | Aged Homes, Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Cross, Elderly, Evangelisation, Faithful, Family, God's Love, Happiness, Healing, Holy Spirit, Hospitals, Jesus Christ, Laughter, Love for God, married couples, Miracles, Nursing Homes, Praising God, Prayer, Prayers, Presence of God, Sad, Sick, Smiles, Suffering, Testimonies, The Cross, The Sick, Trust in God, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

At the Foot of the Cross – Lyrics

Are you feeling burdened or stressed.  Are you worried about something that you cannot solve?  Are you sick with some terminal illness?  Feeling weak and alone?

I have some good news for you. Most importantly it is necessary to forgive all those who have hurt you and to ask forgiveness from those whom you have hurt. Then leave it all at the Foot of the Cross.

Jesus Christ died for you and for me.  Leave your burdens at the Foot of the Cross and believe that you are Loved by God and He will relieve you of your burdens, your sickness and whatever else is keeping you down.

JESUS CHRIST LOVES YOU AND HE DIED FOR YOU.

Jesus Christ said, ‘YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL”.  NOW BE READY TO RECEIVE A FLOOD OF BLESSINGS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 1, 2015 Posted by | Blessing, Blogs, Catechesis, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Cross, Family, Forgiveness, God's Love, Healing, Jesus Christ, Lent, Miracles, Suffering, Terminal Illness, The Cross, The Sick, Trust in God, Youth | Leave a comment

Myuran Sukumaran and his Art and Educational

We are all aware that drug trafficking is very wrong but when we see a young man who has repented of his wrong doings and who has changed his way of living, we as a people of Australia and the world must plead for his life to be spared.

A young man who we are sure, if his life is spared, would become a PERSON WHO WOULD SACRIFICE HIS LIFE FOR HIS INMATES AND FOR THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA.

SUCH GREAT TALENT should not be wasted by EXECUTION.

My opinion is that if all prisoners reform their lives and become useful to their inmates and to the country in which they are imprisoned, the prisons will become a better place.

We pray O Lord Jesus Christ to save people who are on drugs and to open more Drug Rehabilitation Centres.  Give people the grace to WALK AWAY FROM DRUGS. Amen!

All countries all over the world including, Indonesia and Australia should teach children in high school (State schools, catholic schools and Private schools), Colleges, Universities and work places etc about the danger of drugs.

AS MYURAN SUKUMARAN HAS CHANGED HIS LIFE AND IS MAKING A GREAT EFFORT TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF HIS INMATES, WE PLEAD AND WE PRAY HIS LIFE AND ANDREW CHAN’S LIFE BE SPARED.

I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES!

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Art, Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Drugs, Educational Rehabilitation, Indonesia, Indonesia Prison, Jesus Christ, Miracles, Politics, Repentance, Youth | Leave a comment

Are you struggling in Your Marriage?

A reminder to those who have forgotten how happy they were on their Wedding Day and a reminder that you could recapture those happy times again.

Where have you gone wrong? Have you neglected to love each other in good times and in bad times?

AND BECAUSE OF THAT –

Are you struggling in your marriage?  Are you being taken advantage of?  Are you being walked all over?  You are not alone.  You definitely are not alone.  Jesus Christ is journeying with you.  I suggest you try and talk things over with your husband/wife.   Pray everyday on a personal level.  Pray as a family.

If the problem persists and the situation is really getting out of hand, then, I think it is time for you to approach a priest and seek help.  I am sure that he would suggest that you visit him with your spouse and you can be sure that HELP IS ON ITS WAY.  The Parish Priest will help you the best way he can.

So my dear married people who have stopped going to church for a very long time,  I would like to remind you that you are loved very much by a God and for those of you who have stopped going to Church and have stopped praying, I think it is time for you to come back to Church. Don’t stay home and become bitter.   Come back to Church, be friends with the Community and we as a Community will try to help you the best way we can.

Whatever be your problem, HELP IS ON ITS WAY but you must take the first step.  Come back to Church, talk to a Priest or to somebody whom you could trust in the Church Community and you can be SURE that YOU WILL BE HELPED.

 

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Love, Marriage, married couples, Miracles, music, Singles, Solution to problems, Women, Youth | Leave a comment

Baby Jesus Appears in Bethlehem – His place of Birth – Caught on camera

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This a MUST SEE.  It is a miracle.  I am amazed but I do believe this  because I did go for Midnight on Christmas and I did have an awesome experience.  During the Our Father,  at Mass, our Spirits were transported to Bethlehem to the time when Jesus Christ was born in a stable.  I did see Mother Mary, St Joseph and Baby Jesus.  Baby Jesus was a little bit older and He was in His Manager and He was abit active when compared to a newly born baby.   I did ask Mother Mary if I could carry baby Jesus and she said, ‘Yes’.  So I carried Baby Jesus and then all the important Catholic people were there in spirit and they all had a chance to carry baby Jesus.  It was an amazing night.  

 YES, I DO BELIEVE.

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March 22, 2013 Posted by | Christmas, Miracles, Presence of God | Leave a comment

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