Saturday, November 29, 2008
The Lord then passed in front of him and called out, "I, the Lord , am a God who is full of compassion and pity, , who is not easily angered and who shows great love and faithfulness. Ex 34:6
One of them may encourage you to worghip the gods of the people who live near you or the gods of those who live far away. But do not ler him persuade you, do not even listen to him. Show him no mercy or pity, and do not protect him. Dt. 13 : 6-7
Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful father , the God from whom all help comes.2Cor 3:3
God in his mercy has given us this work to do, and so we do not become discouraged. 2Cor 4:1
So then evrything depends upon not on what man wants or does, but only on Gods mercy. Ro. 9:16
He rescues the poor who call to him. and those who are needy and neglected. He has pity on the weak and poor. Ps. 72: 13-14
The Lord is merciful and good, our God is compassionate. Ps.116:5
Let the wicked leave their way of life and chage their way of thinking. Let them turn to the Lord our God, He is merciful and quick to forgive. Is. 55:7
I will be mercifu to my people and and make them prosperous again. Jr. 33:26
So then your majesty, follow my advice . Stop sinning do what is right and be merciful to the poor, Then you will continue to be prosperous. Dn 4:27
Don`t give up my friends, Let`s wait five more days to see if the Lord our God will be merciful to us. Jdt. 7:30
The Lord is kind and merciful: He forgives our sins and keeps us safe in time of trouble. Si 2:11
Immediately all of them together thanked God for his mercy, he had made them brave enough to attack not only man, but even the most savage animals or even walls or iron. 2 Macc 11:9
Be merciful just as your Father is merciful. Lk. 6:36
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
their enemies defeat them and take them as prisoners. 2 Ch 6:36
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and there is no truth in us. But if we confess our sins to God, He will keep his promise and do what is right. He will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing. 1Jn 1:8-10
O Lord, do to me whatever shall seem good in Thy sight. If Thou wilIest that I should be in darkness, blessed be Thou! If Thou wilIest that I should be in light, still blessed be Thou! If Thou deignest to comfort me, blessed be Thou! And if Thou wilIest that I should be afflicted, equally blessed be Thou forever! I will willingly suffer for Thee, O Lord, whatever Thou wilIest should come upon me. I am ready to receive alike from Thy hand good and evil, sweet and bitter, joy and sadness, and to give thanks for everything that befalls me. Keep me only from all sin and I will fear neither death nor Hell. Cast me not off forever, nor blot me out of the , and whatsoever tribulation befalleth me shall not hurt me.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
What if, GOD decided to stop leading us tomorrow because we didn't follow Him today?
FEAR THE LORD ALONE
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather be afraid of God, who can destroy both body and sould in hell. Mt 10:28
2 Macc 7:29
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
FAITH AND WISDOM
My brothers consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials the result is the ability to endure.
If any of you lacks wisdom he should pray to God, who will give it to him; because God gives generously and graciously. James 1:5
Realizing that I was only a man, I prayed and was given understanding. The spirit of Wisdom came to me. Ws 7:7
TESTING AND TEMPTING
Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials, because when he succeeds in passing such a test , he will receive as his reward the life which God has promised to those who love him.
HEARING AND DOING
Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word, instead put it into practice.
WARNING AGAINST PREJUDICE
As believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearances. James 2:1
FAITH AND ACTION
As the body without the spirit is dead, also faith without actions is dead.
No one has ever been able to tame the tongue. It is evil and uncontrollable, full of deadly poison,
FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD
Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will lift you up. James 4:10
The person who does not do the good he knows he should do is guilty of sin. James 4:17
PATIENCE AND PRAYER
Do not use an oath when you make a promise. Do not swear by Heaven or by earth or by anything else. James 5:12
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
They forgot the miracles you had performed.
But u are a God who forgives;
But your people were deaf so you let them be
I waited PATIENTLY for the Lord`s help:
The Lord is merciful and loving,
It is better to be PATIENT than powerful.
People with a HOT TEMPER do foolish things, wiser people remain calm. Pr. 14:17
Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good:
PATIENT persuasion can break down the strongest
resistance and can even convince rulers. Pr. 25:15
Stupid people express their anger openly,
Don`t think that you can sin and get away with it:
No sinner can escape with what he has stolen.
Wait and be PATIENT and later you will be glad you did. Si.1:23
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Christmas mass and New Year mass were well attended. Then we began planning for the Infant Jesus festival. Building a church was our main purpose, so we did not want to spend lavishly on the festival. We decided to have a five day festival starting from Jan 10th to Jan 14th. Special decorators were called to make the shed as presentable as possible. Again we had many sponsors for the sound system, decorations, chairs, etc. etc. The flag was hoisted on the 10th of Jan at 6: 30pm, amidst singing and clapping. Everyday there were about three to four priests celebrating Mass. Phidalys our special organist was superb. On Sunday, the 4th day of the festival, First Holy Communion was given to 8 children. It was a great day, the service was very meaningful and beautiful. The photographers kept to their places but tackling the crowd was a bit tough. That same evening we had holy hour for three hours, followed by benediction. Father took pains in making this holy hour very special. After that there was dinner for one and all, sponsored by Five Star Caterers. The children kept finishing off the ice-cream and they kept supplying more and more. Everyone had a good time. The festival ended the next day on Jan 14th, with a high Mass after which the flag was brought down.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Seven days from now I am going to send rain that will fall for forty days and nights , in order to destroy all the living beings that I have made.. Gen. 7:4
After forty days Noah opened a window and sent out a raven. Gen. 8:6
Moses stayed there with the Lord forty days and nights , eating and drinking nothing. Ex.34:28
Joseph gave orders to embalm his father`s body , it took forty days, the normal time for embalming. Gen. 50:2
Jonah started through the city, and after walking a whole day , he proclaimed, “In forty days Nineveh will be destroyed!” Jon. 3:4
After spending forty days and nights without food Jesus was hungry. Mt. 4:2
David died and was buried in David`s City. He had been king of Israel for forty years, ruling seven years in Hebron and thirty three years in Jerusalem .. 1K 2:10,11
Solomon was king in Jerusalem over all Israel for forty years. 1K 11:42
Remember how the Lord your God has blessed you in everything that you have done. He has taken care of you as you wandered through this vast desert. He has been with you these forty years and you have had everything you needed. Dt. 2:7
Your children will wander in the wilderness for forty years , suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last one of you dies. Nu. 14:33
The no of lashes will depend on the crime he has committed. .He may be given as many as forty but no more. Dt. 25:2-3
Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebecca, the daughter of Bethuel and sister of Laban. Gen. 25:20
After exploring the land for forty days the spies returned. Nu. 13:25
For forty days after his death he appeared to them many times in ways that proved beyond doubt that he was alive. They saw him, and he talked with them about the Kingdom of God . Ac. 1:3
“Take the stone away” Jesus ordered. Martha the dead man`s sister, answered, “There will be a bad smell , Lord . He has been buried four days!” Jn. 11:39