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Colossians 3:12 by Florence D’Costa

This verse, I find very interesting.  Paul was in prison when he wrote to the Colossians.  So, what does Paul say here.  He addresses them as ‘God’s Chosen People’.  To belong to someone is very special.  It is a very special feeling.  And to belong to God is really awesome and especially to have the knowledge that God has hand picked and chosen them.  He further calls them ‘holy and dearly loved.’  When we are called ‘holy and dearly loved’ it gives us a feeling of being very close to God.  What is Paul telling them to do.  He is specifically telling them to clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  These qualities belonged to Jesus Christ.  Because Christ was compassionate, he always healed the sick, made the blind to see, fed the multitude, raised the dead to life etc….  He was God and yet he was humble.  He did not strut around in grand clothes.  He was God and yet he emptied himself of all his glory and was born as man in this world.  Philippians 2:7  but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Jesus Christ humbled himself by being born was a mere creature.  Jesus Christ was kind to children who had no status in those days.  He would gather them and he would show kindness and he would speak with them.  Matthew 11:29 – Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 18:26-27  26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, cancelled the debt and let him go.  Here we see that Christ was patient and he forgave….  So my dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ is very patient and gentle with us.  So Paul is requesting us to be like Christ.  So, let us try our best to be Christlike.

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November 8, 2017 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Compassion, couples, Family, Gentleness, God's Love, married couples, Will of God, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Romans 12:12 by Florence D’Costa

 

 

 

 

 

November 7, 2017 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Evangelisation, Presence of God, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Philippians 4:13 by Florence D’Costa

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My dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, there is something I would like to share with you.  Many times in our lives, we do experience a sort of disability when it comes to doing God’s Holy Will.  Let us ask ourselves, Why?  Why do we feel incapable of performing?  It is because we try to do things with our own strength.  But if we realise that we are in Christ and Christ is in us and whatever we do, it is vital that we do through Christ who strengthens us.  If we keep this in mind and stay connected, God will give us the grace to do all things through Christ Jesus.

November 5, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Faithful, Family, Jesus Christ, married couples, Scripture, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Philippians 4: 6-7 by Florence D’Costa

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When we pray, we come into the Presence of God and His presence.  God’s presence is soothing and comforting.  Sometimes, there may be times when we just want to come into His Presence and remain silent but yet being aware of His Presence.  When we come into His Presence, it is important for us to praise and thank God for His blessings from the silence of our hearts.  Then we could get into the mode of surrendering ourselves and our families to Christ.  What is the meaning of surrender – It means to let go – to give everything to God.  To have total faith.  If we have total faith in God, we will surrender everything to Him and Trust that He will take care of us.

Let’s say, when we were children, what would be our attitude towards our parents.  We ofcourse would trust them totally and completely.  That was my relationship with my parents.  I trusted them.  So, if we trusted our parents who are human and we believed that they would take care of us in the best way possible – how much more do we need to trust in God.  God was the one who took care of our parents who took care of us.  Well, so I guess that now we need to trust in God totally and completely for ourselves, our families and for all, especially for all those whom we love and care for.  SO, SURRENDER AND TRUST ARE THE KEY WORDS.

Our Heavenly Father, sent Jesus his son to die for us, so that we will have new life and hence it is important for us to SURRENDER TO GOD through Jesus Christ, His Son and trust in Him totally and completely for MIRACLES TO HAPPEN IN OUR LIVES.

November 5, 2017 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Jesus Christ, Surrender, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

God is our shepherd by Florence D’Costa

God is our Shepherd and we Iike sheep have all gone astray, so God laid all our iniquity upon His Son Jesus Christ so that we the sheep would be saved and redeemed. So, let our prayer be ‘ Shepherd me O God beyond my wants, beyond my fears from death into life’.

October 16, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Christmas, Christmas Carols, Compassion, couples, Cross, Evangelisation, God is our Shepherd, Jesus Christ, married couples, Sacrifice, Scripture, Singles, Songs, The Cross, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Faithfulness of God by Florence D’Costa

Yes, the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

October 2, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Faith in God, Faithful, God, God the Father, God's Love, Trust in God, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

GIVE SOMEONE A SMILE TO BRIGHTEN THEIR LIFE AND YOURS AS WELL!

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All these days, I was talking to happy people – to people who have plenty of everything.  Now I am talking to the people who consider themselves less fortunate,  I do have a WORD OF ADVICE for you.

You might think that you do not have something to share but give away free from what you do have.  Give to those who pass you by – give to them a SMILE which is FREE OF COST.  If you are homeless but you know that you are healthy.  All you need is a shower everyday and food.  If you are happy with this, then go around and spread happiness – Give people a SMILE. There are so many wealthy people who are not happy one way or another.  So let those of us who have less, give to others the little that we have.

 

 

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September 25, 2017 Posted by | Blessing, Blogs, Catholicism, Celebration, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christ Jesus, Happy, Jesus Christ, Melancholy, Sharing, Singles, Smiles, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Hope in God – He will never let you down by Florence D’Costa

Hope is a life line. If we hope in God, He will come to our aid. He will safe us from trouble and from danger. So let us trust in Him and hide in His embrace.

September 12, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Charity, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Hope, married couples, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Word of God by Florence D’Costa

Read the Word of God because the Word of God is alive. Read the psalms, the letters, the gospel – read and listen to God’s Word.

September 10, 2017 Posted by | Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment

Gospel Luke 4: 31 – 37 5/9/2017 God will make a Way by Florence D’Cost

In today’s gospel an unclean demon reveals to us that Jesus of Nazareth is the Holy One of God. The demon has no choice but to be obedient to Jesus …….

September 5, 2017 Posted by | Blogs, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christ Jesus, Christianity, couples, Deliverance, Elderly, Gospel, Joy of the Gospel, Marriage, married couples, music, Songs, Women, Word of God, Youth | Leave a comment