"Let Go and Let God"

In John 6:40 Jesus declared, "For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." Overcome your fears and let God through the Holy Spirit mold you and rule your life. Be happy as you trust in Jesus, follow his teachings and God will bless your life abundantly. And in 1 Corinthians 5:16-17, the Holy Spirit in Saint Paul tells us, “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

In John 8:12, Jesus spoke again to the people saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." Make a difference in this world by helping others know Jesus in you and see the light ... Let your light shine brightly now!

And in Matthew 6:33, Jesus said, " Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Live with true peace, see and feel the blessings and fulfillment that come upon your life when you do what is good for others as compared when you judge and cause pain in others which can bring so much stress, conflict and even illness in your life."

To Our Youth and The Weary, "Hope and Trust in God and Be Generous"

Herewith is a related inspirational message from the letter of St. Paul to the young Timothy (1Timothy 6:17-19), which states, “Command those who are rich in the present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Coolest Wedding Dance. | Funniest Stuff on the Net!, Love in Christ, Forever Marriage and Annulment

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The Coolest Wedding Dance. | Funniest Stuff on the Net!

A great dancing couple, do you agree?  They appear to be trained dancers with their well coordinated moves.

I just wonder, the supposed bride is not wearing a more appropriate wedding dress, unless they were married in a civil court?

Whether or not this was scripted for funniest stuff, it is still cool and an awesome entertainment for everybody.

Sharing What You Do Best

Will it not be great if married couples can offer some quality time to do the same for their guests?

This can be very entertaining for anyone, and see the appreciation that follows, lol.

Sharing your God given talents can make life more meaningful especially when shared with others.

For a more memorable wedding reception after church ceremonies, it is probably one of the best ways for a newly married couple to show their love for each other jump starting their celebration with a fitting dance number in complete harmony with one another as you have been married as one body and one spirit with God in the holy sacrament of matrimony.

Just make sure you can dance with both feet, or you can forget the whole thing, lol.

No, don't give up, you can do other things you do best and show them as early, you are ready to face the challenges of a married couple, 'for better or for worse, for richer for poorer and ‘til death do (you) part,' as you dedicate your efforts for others, that is, your family and friends right there supporting you.

You may want to sing your favorite song doing a duet, a poem that will inspire your marriage, a verse or a biblical message or a parable that will keep you holding on together no matter what and at whatever cost.

[read our related link on ‘Preparing for marriage” via catholic news agency.com]

Marriage as ‘Forever’ and Annulment

And in the Catholic faith, however, marriage is forever and divorce is taboo. "Being one in body and spirit with God," let no man separate it, unless it has been void or proven to be invalid from the beginning to which an annulment may be filed which can take up to 16 months to process for a possible approval by the diocesan Tribunal.

In Matthew 19:5-6, Jesus said to the Pharisees on the question of man divorcing his wife, “Haven’t you read, at the beginning the Creator made them male and female, and said, ‘for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

When one or both parties may have entered the marriage in good will, but with lack of openness, honesty, maturity, full freedom of choice, the right motivation, emotional stability, or capacity to establish a community of life and love with another person, this may open up the doors to a possible annulment case for the Tribunal to decide.

On the question of the necessity of a 'pre-nuptial agreement' in marriage, I am personally against this as it undermines the sacredness of marriage and reduces it to material considerations and negates the vow of oneness in love even in financial or economic difficulties brought about by certain situations beyond the control of each spouse.  This, for me, in the true test of the greater love that each spouse has on each other, that no material element or issue may break this sacred bond together, and that while death may separate each one from the other, their oneness may be cherished together even beyond this life, as they become one with God having lived in God, and ready for life eternal.

As in Matthew 4:4, Jesus said that 'man cannot live by bread alone but by the words from the mouth of God,' the more we should become stronger as we are guided by God's words, more than we may be lured to the bondage of sin whence we may be subject to the wrath of God as in Romans 12:19, compromising that elusive goal to eternal bliss.

Every person has the right to ask the Church to examine a previous marriage and see if it was a valid marriage or not, taking into consideration the presence or the lack of a freely chosen commitment between two mature, knowledgeable and capable adults to enter a covenant of love in a community for life, with priority to spouse and children.

[read our related link on Catholic Annulment Guide via Idotaketwo.com]

Remarriage After Annulment

In the end, saving the marriage would be the other object of the church as much as it can and it will welcomes any couple who had a previous annulment of their marriage as they so decide to remarry.

Some may end up doing this, though rare as it may seem, if they stay unmarried in the Catholic Church with a different spouse, as they come back to terms and often find themselves in a more fruitful and a stronger relationship after a ‘temporary separation.’

Yes, that's right, why did they ever decide to seek annulment in the first place?

God moves in mysterious ways.

Anyone in the Spirit, can always seek guidance and enlightenment in the Holy Spirit.  And before you make a drastic decision to change your life through annulment, pray, and pray hard.

Humble yourselves before the Lord and empty yourselves of your pride and arrogance, selfishness or deceit, temper and childishness, hatred, boredom and impatience, sins of lust, excessive vanity and materialism and instead find true peace, love, mercy and forgiveness in the words of God through His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and everything will be alright as you keep him in the center of your life.

Your love for your children, whether legitimate or adopted , may help keep your love for each other burning and shining.

Even if you have no children, you have each other and the whole world to love.  When you are in the love of Christ, your love will flourish as you continue to give thanks and pray, and will grow abundantly in Christ as your marriage will be blessed.

There have been amazing instances of childless couples being gifted by the Lord with a child.  Sarah, the supposed old and barren wife of Abraham, still gave birth to a gifted and blessed child in Isaac because of God's love for Abraham.

Remember, "with God, all things are possible"  (Matthew 19:26).

And in Proverbs 37:4, “Delight yourself with the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” 

And those who so decide to remarry after their marriage has been annulled, nevertheless, requires the help of their parish priest or the assigned parish office staff member for this purpose.

If you heard of and believe in the saying, “Love comes out lovelier, ‘the second time around,’” then you know what I mean.

[Read on our related post:  "'Love' by Saint Paul, Love of God and Self-Pity" which, for me, is the best definition of true and pure love in Christ.]

Seek God’s Guidance in Christ

As I have mentioned earlier, before any couple decides on a divorce or an annulment, please pray and take away pride and arrogance in the relationship as it is living in God’s spirit that we should be guided, speaking with love and in truth, with humility and forgiveness for a more peaceful and harmonious family life.

In 1 Corinthians 7:2-7, St. Paul says on marriage, “But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise, the wife to her husband. The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. I say this as a concession, not as a command. I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God. One has this gift and another one has that.”

Perhaps, men are normally prone to long for sexual pleasure that is why the Holy Spirit in St. Paul, as a concession, admonishes husband and wife not to deprive one another from this bodily pleasure to free them from evil and from further temptation of the flesh.

Expressing a deeper understanding of 'unconditional love' for each other makes the body and spirit one with God as they selflessly offer their love for each other in true passion and grace.

In this way, the love of God in you is consummated.

And alas, how wonderful and beautiful this feeling can be as you are doing this not only to show your deep love for each other, but because of your deep love for God our Almighty Father and Creator.

And what greater gift can God give you than rewarding you with heavenly happiness out of your faithfulness in Him and being one in Christ, His Son, as you express your selfless and unconditional love for each other in this human endearment in total surrender and sacrifice, as this has become 'God's will for you in Christ Jesus.'

And what could be a more fitting gesture of His love for you as He grants you a child, one of the greatest gifts and treasures that one can have in Christ.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:6-17, Saint Paul, after he admonished everyone to live in peace with each other, to encourage the timid to help the weak, to be patient with everyone, nobody to pay wrong for wrong and to always be kind to each other and to everyone else, he said, “Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Pray that married couples do not deprive one another of being expressive and passionate of their love for each other by retaliation for unmet expectations or needs as this is in itself a sin of pride and selfishness, rather, surrender and submit to each other as both their body and spirit belong to one another, having been blessed as one with God through the Holy Spirit in the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony.

Otherwise, they may just be inviting the evil one to get into their weakest link and succumb to sins of lust and materialism, whence, they become unwise instruments of evil than being sacred instruments of God’s plan to keep their marriage and family life eternally blessed.

I feel and believe that each wedded couple surrenders practically everything in this life to each other during their marriage, and their vows of unconditional love, care, humility and total commitment to one another in a sacred covenant with God should further bind them together in love.

To selflessly and continuously pursue this goal is but honorable and sublime… and let no one put this asunder.

If one falters and falls to sin, let true love with humility, mercy and forgiveness reign as against pride and selfishness with that willingness to renew one self and accept each other again, as God has been loving, merciful and forgiving in Christ, and finds happiness in seeing all his lambs and children happy being one with him, and becoming ever faithful and obedient to God's will.

And remember, we cannot hide his anything from God as He sees everything.

For all those who continue sin and stay astray, they 'will repay' and repay they will.

In Romans 12:17-21, Saint Paul in Christ writes, "Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eye of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘it is mine to avenge, I wrill repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary:

        “If your enemy is hungry, feed him,
        If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
        In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

God cares about what we do to our bodies and self abuse is being discouraged as in John 31:1-3, “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl. For what is man’s lot from God above, his heritage from the Almighty on high? Is it not ruin for the wicked, disaster for those who do wrong?”

In Matthew 5:28, Jesus exhorts the crowd against adultery, “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

In 1 Corinthians 10:13, St. Paul writes, “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

We always pray for enlightenment with great self control and discipline that should help us in our fight against evil and slavery from sin that we may always keep our hearts and spirit pure in every way, as we prepare to meet our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, someday, in his coming.

And would it not be a blessing to see our children grow with much love and joy in God’s guidance that they too may be blessed with a happy family in the next generation?

We do not want material things, the evil one or ‘Mammon’ to rule our life would we?

God wants us to be the master of material things while we give thanks and glorify His Holy Name in all these, and not to become a slave of anything material.

Remember, all these that we have on earth are all temporary.  We cannot bring any of them when we die can we?

As such, God is watching us.

Being ever faithful to our marriage vows and to our covenant with Him through Christ Jesus in this life as we keep and obey his commandments for the love of God and of our neighbors, we are bound to enjoy heavenly happiness and peace as early as in this life, and a much better extension awaits us leading to life eternal.

Being one with God in Christ makes our marriage and family life truly blessed as our faith and good works make us whole with God, and this makes our relationship wonderful and magical as it is meant to be  .... with Christ, it is forever.

And as always, KJOH (Keeping Jesus in our hearts) can make our marriage relationship even better, do you agree?

You may read further and get more inspiration on our related post on Commentary on – 600 Couples Renew Marriage Vows in DC,” for inspiration.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Wonder in Sharing - Commentary on Mark Zuckerburger Interview

As a prelude to our above featured video link on time.com, it may interest you to note that Mark Zuckerburg was born with a dentist dad and a psychiatrist for a mom, although she preferred to assist her husband in his dental clinic, and perhaps, to spend more time with the growing Mark.

Mark is now the youngest billionaire in the world as facebook CEO and people are just amazed how this wonder kid did it fast big time.

If you believe in the great role the parents have in keeping their children smart from conception to adulthood and in taking a positive outlook in life with that willingness to share with others, then, you may be in the right path of helping grow another wonder kid.

Pinoy Blogger (PB) believes that the love that we can share in this world goes back to us in multiple blessings.

Life may not be easy as trials, criticisms and temptations abound.

And it may not only be sheer determination, guts, will power and resilience that make everything move the way they do in this world, rather, it is faith in God Almighty through His Son Jesus that puts more fuel and power into any worthy endeavor, praising and thanking God and giving credit to whom it is due, that our good Lord may be glorified.

It does not matter how high your aspirations may be, just keep your expectations low and never wane in your trust in Jesus, for it is in your moments of failure that you must stay strong, calm and composed for he is with you, never to be carried away by your emotions.

And he knows what is best for you. If it is not for you it will not be for you. Whatever the outcome, win or lose, you stay a winner with him.

And you will be amazed what greater plans he has for you and for all of us who believe in him.

Not until we see and understand things this way, we may not be able see our dreams to last as we see ourselves stumble and fall many times in our life and just believing in ourselves devoid of love, compassion, charity, mercy and forgiveness for others may not be wise.

Let us learn from the examples in history where men of high stature fail because of their uncaring stance for others.

In the end we know that those who have been unjust and persecuted others will fall into the pit of darkness as they themselves cannot see peace within their spirit as we see in them a proud, arrogant, selfish and an unforgiving spirit.

Jesus reminds us not to lose our soul by clinging to what is worldly or evil. In Matthew 16:25-26, he tells his disciples, “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?”

And further in Matthew 5:3-10, Jesus Christ said in sharing the 8 Beatitudes,

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the those who mourn for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness for theirs is the
kingdom of God.”

With God on our side, our complete trust and faith in Him will lead us through.

Whatever and whoever you may be and the rest of the world will see your dreams through even beyond your lifetime, if only you trust, believe and follow his words of love in truth and justice.

As Jesus Christ has said to his disciples in Matthew 24:35 with reference to his teachings, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

Read on related our related post on “God’s Awesome Works on God’s Awesome Creation - Commentary on Flicker Pics.”

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

God’s awesome works in God’s awesome creation and the Messiah in Jesus - Commentary on High-Speed Captures - a gallery on Flickr

God's Awesome Creation

High-Speed Captures - a gallery on Flickr

See these great high speed capture photos on our link above.

Out of God's creation comes out man's creativity and ingenuity.  And with man's talents and prowess is the affirmation of Our Almighty God's grandeur as He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.

Do not all of what you have seen in our link show God's awesome power in His foremost creation which is man supported by nature, God’s other complementing creation?

Without God, how can all these happen? Clearly, man cannot do all these alone.

Go beyond physics and science, and open your heart and spirit, you will see and understand what I mean (watch interesting videos and web links along highlighted phrases).

If you dig deeper into the Holy Bible and seek its true meaning, it all spells one thing, that there is only one God who has created us all, gave us His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save us all from our sins and lead us to life eternal.  And in John 4:24, Jesus declared, “God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

Consider the following truths:

[Watch this very inspiring video on a great huge work of art,  'Resurrection of Jesus Christ' painting by Ron DiCianni which will soon be seen at the Dallas Musem - thanks to Eydie Randolph for the email update]

The Messiah in Jesus

It is no wonder that despite the wondrous miracles that Jesus had done in the latter part of his life, many people were still not convinced that he was the Messiah as prophesied by the prophets.  They even condemned him to die crucified along with two thieves.

Does this not manifest that evil is in our midst and it all started in the Garden of Eden, when, Satan was successful in alluring Adam and Eve to disobey God by eating of the forbidden fruit?

And now with Christ's passion and death on the cross, his glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven, he has empowered us to defy evil and not be lured to his evil ways if we only trust and fully believe in him.     

In Philippians 1:21, Saint Paul writes as he rejoices in God’s words and in his overwhelming faith and love in Jesus, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.”

Further, in Philippians 2:3-16, Saint Paul and Timothy, by the Grace of God and through the Holy Spirit reveals the need to live and love for others, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus."

In Romans 8:31, St. Paul writes in assurance, "If God is for us, who can be against us?”

And if you read the Holy Bible, the Old Testament is all about the covenant of God and man about the coming of God's Only Begotten Son to save us from the original sin, that of Adam and Eve, and the New Testament is the fulfillment of God's greatest gift to man, His Son Jesus, our Lord and Savior who is the Lord or Lords and the King of Kings.

Jesus is the "Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." There is redemption at the moment we start to believe in him and follow him as the true Messiah whom God has sent to save our souls and lead us to life everlasting, as he has shown in his life and has proclaimed his power over life and death.

The Divinity of Christ

In Luke 2:13-20, upon the birth of the baby Jesus, the angel of the Lord with a great company of heavenly host said to the shepherds living out in the nearby fields, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on who his favor rests,” and they all went to Bethlehem to see the child as both Mary and Joseph were amazed how the shepherds learned all this through an angel of the Lord. “And they returned glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen.”

When Jesus discreetly took three of his trusted apostles, Peter, James and his brother John to a high mountain, he was suddenly transfigured into divine form seen with his face shone like the sun in his white shining clothes talking to Moses and Elijah, who appeared out of nowhere in glorious splendor.

The Transfiguration was the second time that God's voice acknowledged to glorify his Son, the first time was during Jesus' baptism through the Holy Spirit with John the Baptist at the River Jordan, in Matthew 3:16-17, “At that moment, heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love, with him I am well pleased.’”

Jesus, Moses and Elijah were overheard by the three of Christ's apostles discussing God’s plan for redemption with Jesus’ impending death on the cross. Peter said to him in his excitement of what they saw, as stated in Luke 9:33-36, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters – one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

Then a voice came from the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him.” When the voice had spoken, they found that Jesus was alone.

And Jesus told them not to tell anyone of what they saw “not until the Son of Man is risen from the dead”.

Three apostles witnessed the transfiguration that their succeeding account of what they saw would be believed and to strengthen the hearts of the disciples whose concept of the crucifixion of Christ was one of denial.

That they not stand the way of Jesus’ fulfilling heaven’s plan to redeem man through his death, resurrection and ascension. And that we may learn to carry our own cross, deny ourselves by being humble and selfless in our efforts to lead others to him in this life that they too may see God’s promise of eternal life (read Luke 9:22-23).

From the Acts of the Apostles, 10:33-38, “Peter proceeded to speak to those gathered in the house of Cornelius, saying: ‘In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in very nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him. You know the word that he sent to the Israelites as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all, what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.’”

“I and the father are one”. In John 14: 11-14 Jesus added, “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me… I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

Only Jesus can claim this and he alone has claimed it with conviction.  His overwhelming power over evil has countless times seen manifest on earth through his followers and former non-believers, who now enjoy the gift of faith and the fruits of God's love in Jesus.

In John 6:53-58, Jesus said to the crowd while teaching in the synagogue with some grumbling and unbelieving Jews around him:

“I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and dies, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.”

In the Holy Sacrament of the Mass, through the consecration of the Holy Eucharist, Catholic Christian faithfuls humble themselves before the Lord Jesus Christ with a cleansed soul as they partake in his body and blood through the bread and wine that was offered.

With this sacrament, the covenant of God in us through Jesus is further strengthened, our faith, belief and witnessing in him as part of his flock renewed.

What greater joy can be felt than to welcome once again God's spirit with the body and blood of Jesus in your heart flowing through your veins revitalized, energized and healed in the Holy Spirit?  

Nonetheless, we need to follow this up with works and good deeds.  Let us be guided in James 2:26, as he said, “As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.”

Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, as in Ephesians 1:4 (echoed from similar messages in Isaiah 49:16 and Jeremiah 1:5). And those who believe and do what God teaches will be blessed.

Still, we should not lose heart but try to win the unbelievers that they too may see the light and be healed. As Jesus has said to his apostles (Matthew 13:14-15), “In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah,

“You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving; For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.”

Jesus encourages us to spread his words and teaching, as in Matthew 28:19-20, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Healing in Jesus

Have you ever noticed how our health is affected once we get carried away negatively by our emotions and reactions?

But the more we practice Christ's teachings of love, hope, faith, humility, mercy and forgiveness, the more we gain inner peace and happiness?  And through this, as we are cleansed by the Holy Spirit, do we not heal faster and even help our love ones heal faster too?

[Read on:  Goodbye to Heart Disease?  See How, and Nitric Oxide]

Is this not the message that God wants to relay to each and everyone of us, to have faith in Him and in Christ's teachings that we can better enjoy this life on earth and to prepare ourselves for life eternal?

From the Book of Ezekiel 18:3-32, it is written, “Therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you, each one according to his ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent! Turn away from your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!”

Now, more than ever, not only Hebrews, but all people of all other faith and religion who wish to know more about Jesus the True Messiah and the Son of God, you are herein enjoined and invited to pray for further guidance and enlightenment through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, the true Redeemer, as we open our spirit and welcome him in our hearts, then see and share the light in this site or click on RCIA (You can email me via edwinoelt@yahoo.com).

Why do we have to harden our hearts and deny Christ in God when we all will one day die and be humbled like the soil of the earth, stepped on and trampled by others and feasted on by nature, and nothing, yes nothing, will we be able to bring with us except our souls and our past which will be the basis on the Day of Judgment?

Why not rather live in truth and in love, and by following Christ's words, we may have true peace and happiness that we can share with others, for the love of man, and for the love of God in Christ Jesus?  Whence, we may one day enjoy the fruits of our love in God's Kingdom onto eternal life.

In Psalm 95:8-11, it states, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah (means quarreling), as you did that day at Massah (means testing) in the desert, where your fathers tested and tried me, though they had seen what I did. For forty years I was angry with that generation. I said, “They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.” So I declared an oath in my anger, “They shall never enter my rest.”

Prayer to Welcome Jesus in Our Hearts

"Grant that I may know you dear God through Jesus, your Son, as I open my heart and spirit to you.  Fill me up with your love that your Holy Spirit may come upon me with your power, care, protection, kindness, mercy and forgiveness that with you I may be cleansed from anything evil or unworthy of your presence, and that with you I may be healed, learn to forgive and be renewed that I may see and share your love and your light with others and that I may have peace in myself.  Amen."

... recite this prayer, as I so believe that prayers can move mountains, every morning when you wake up, anytime during the day and in the evening before you sleep, rest assured Jesus will reveal himself through the Holy Spirit in you.

[Read on our related post on 'Christ's Teachings Seen on 90:10 Principle' for further guidance]

Just look around you and see, and feel as you fully open and surrender your spirit to our Almighty God and Creator, and through His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, you will feel oneness with him and with all of his creation.

Indeed, we have an awesome God in an awesome creation. Amen.

We do appreciate your thoughts and your comments.

Read our related post on "The Shroud of Turin - Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ, Resurrection Signs and NDE's."

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Commentary on - Jury convicts Smart kidnapper, rejects insanity - Yahoo! News

Jury convicts Smart kidnapper, rejects insanity - Yahoo! News
It's appalling how people can be so weakened by lust that even pretentious preachers can be used by dark forces to commit major crimes such as kidnapping, prostitution, pedophilia and in some cases even murder under the disguise of insanity.

It took a courageous girl of 14, now 23, to expose this heinous crime after 8 long years of an agonizing wait since the abduction to the chagrin of the victim's family.

At long last, we see light at the end of the tunnel with this case about to close, seen to favor Elizabeth Smart and her family, after the estranged wife, Wanda Barzee, of the culprit, Brian David Mitchell, testified against the latter that 'he was a great deceiver.'

As in Matthew 7:15, 19-20, Jesus said while preaching to the crowd in Galilee with his disciples, “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly they are ferocious wolves… Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.”

Remember that God wants us to love in truth, in peace and justice that we may always see the light.

Let us be aware that anyone who goes beyond this is deceiving us a darker path.

In Matthew 6:24, Jesus also said, “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Mammon (money/lust/power).”

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Commentary on - Michael Jackson's Ghost on Live TV

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If you believe in ghosts, you may want to see this video taken at Michael Jackson's house a week after his death.

Pinoy Blogger (PB) believes in the afterlife. Whether or not this video was faked is not what matters.

But PB has heard of people seeing ghosts of their loved ones a few days after their death.

And in NDE's or Near Death Experience, those clinically dead or brain dead related how they came out their body in spirit, and vividly seen and heard people in different rooms in the area and some even saw a bright light engulfing then with people whom they recognized as friends or relatives meeting them before being sent back to their body to resume their life on earth.

In the presence of doctors and scientists, these NDE's have proven the consciousness of the spirit even after death, the power of prayers for the living and the dead, and the power of God over His creation.

To date, PB has personally listened to three trusted friends and a religious witness to Jesus Christ's divine mercy prayer who have related their out of body experiences.  And all them now do not fear death as they had a glimpse of the afterlife.  

As in the bible, the book Ecclesiastes reminds us that everything in life is meaningless, but not until we learn to understand the wisdom of God and strive to become mature in spirit that we learn to “fear God and keep His commandments, which is the duty of man,” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14), whence, shall God “bring indeed every deed into judgment, including every hidden things, whether it is good or evil.”

And through Christ's teachings of love in truth, we may be guided towards the path to eternal life.

Read our related post on, "The Shroud of Turin - Burial Cloth of Jesus Christ, Resurrection Signs and NDE'S."

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Commentary on - Ian Poulter gifts Tiger Woods with a new nickname: 'No. 2' - Devil Ball Golf - Golf  - Yahoo! Sports

Ian Poulter gifts Tiger Woods with a new nickname: 'No. 2' - Devil Ball Golf - Golf - Yahoo! Sports

Whether or not this comes as a mockery, Pinoy Blogger (PB) would rather face this as a challenge if he were Tiger Woods.

And there are a lot of things going on right now in the mind of Tiger woods, no doubt, after his infamous charades.

PB hopes and pray Tiger Woods goes back to God and see the fullness of His love, and for sure, he will regain back the charisma he once lost.

And everything good follows after... as in Matthew 6:33, Jesus tell his disciples, "... seek first His (God’s) kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." 

God moves in mysterious ways. He has ways in guiding you back to His flock and into His care.

The choice is ours to make, however, given our 'free will.' And in PB's life, he can only share the truth.

He has seen countless blessings, miracles and wondrous things that have unfolded before his very eyes that has proven God's magnificence and glory through His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ.

And it is in his spirit that he has welcomed Jesus to stay in his heart.

In John 4:24, Jesus declared, “God is spirit, and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” 

Belief in God goes beyond the body and beyond the mind. It is only with our spirit what we can better understand the truth, as it is then that we become one with Him, again.

Remember, we were one with Him before we ever existed here on earth. And when we were baptized, we became fully immersed with Him as one body and one spirit.

But because we are not ready we refuse to understand this truth. We submit ourselves to sin thinking that anything material is better in this life than living our faith, or than being guided and see the importance of thanking and glorifying God our Creator by being there for our neighbors.

Haven't you noticed how unhappy you still can be whenever you get stuck to material things, on lust or money?  How lost you can be and confused not knowing where to go?

That is when you are in a state of 'darkness.'

But once you go back to Him following His commandments and Christ's teachings of 'unconditional love,' you begin to see the 'light.'

In John 14:6(Holy Bible) Jesus said to His apostles, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”.

Further in John 3:16, Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 

If you or Tiger Woods will follow and believe in this, PB guarantees you, you will find more fulfillment, peace, love and happiness in this life, greater than any material thing one can possess.

With Jesus, you will always be a winner.

As in Matthew 19:26, Jesus said to his apostles, “With God, all things are possible.”

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Commentary on - Pacquiao affirms faith in God in thanksgiving Mass | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Pacquiao affirms faith in God in thanksgiving Mass | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Reading from our link above, the People's Champ, World Boxing's P4P Champ and  8th Time World Champion in 8 Boxing Divisions Manny 'Pacman' Pacquiao made it clear during a thanksgiving mass for his victory held at the Quiapo Cathedral in Manila, that he "won not because of (his) own skills, but of (his) faith in the Lord."

Who would ever imagine a small 5'6 1/2" fighter can achieve this extraordinary feat taking 8 division titles if he just relied on his own skill?

In his recent fight with a taller and a much heavier warrior, Antonio Margarito, Pinoy Blogger saw Goliath before the fight bragging about how he intends to slay a puny David in Manny Pacquiao, having won by a knockout against Miguel Cotto.
Even before his fight pitting him with Cotto, many people doubted his ability to overcome the much bigger and heavier seasoned fighter in Miguel.

His speed and punching power awed many including his bigger sparring partners, not to mention UFC MMA champion George St-Pierre and WBC Silver Middleweight Champion who both saw him train with Roach.

Despite all the praises and accolades he has received around the world, Manny still humbles himself to people around him and very calmly avoids using derogatory and trashy comments or bear an unsportsmanlike behavior inside or outside the ring.

He is a true gentleman you might say unlike many title holders in different sports discipline who cannot even control their mouth when they talk against their opponents and fall short of even thanking or praising God before or after an encounter.

As in among the 8 Beatitudes, Matthew 5:5, while talking to a multitude with his disciples tow Jesus was saying, "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." 

Manny, who himself had a humble beginning while helping his family earn a decent living at a younger age as a tricycle driver before trying on his first boxing gloves as he yearned for a better livelihood honing his skill with his new found talent in this unpredictable and life threatening sport in General Santos City, better known as the 'Tuna Capital of the World,'  is now serving in the Philippine Congress aside from giving inspiration to many people around the world with different nationalities while acknowledging and glorifying God in all his undertakings.

And many people know how much he has endured, sacrificing his own life and family while serving God in this own dignified way through his country and its people.

During the post fight interview, Manny showed great character and humility.  He was honest enough to admit his weakness in the fight and where he got hurt by his toughest opponent thus far in Margarito.

He knows he can only rely on his faith, especially when the going gets rough.  And he feels all the time secured with his persevering confidence in his Creator.

With rosary around his neck resting close to his heart, he knows Jesus Christ is there ever guiding him, and Mama Mary, keeping him close to his family and to the people he serves and continue to inspire.

And a fitting reflection from Proverbs 29:23, perhaps, seems appropriate for this man of humble spirit as it states, “A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.”

Still after the fight with Margarito, he never forgot his countrymen and his constituents in Sarangani, Cotobato, whom he represents as he said, "I need to go back and serve my people,"  as he knows that he has a bigger task to handle back home.

In Matthew 23:11-12, Jesus Christ said to the crowd with disciples, "The greatest among you will be your servant. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted."

This 'man of God' and 'true to life hero' truly deserves our support and prayers.  Again we salute you, "Mabuhay ka (Long Live) Manny Pacquiao."

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Commentary on - Google Offered to Buy Twitter for $2.5-$4B

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Google Offered To Buy Twitter For $2.5-$4 Billion – Sources

This came out of twitter. Whether it's true or not it's spreading like wildfire.

If ever it is true, $4B is a lot of money for Twitter to turn down from Google.

Whether it is true or not, millions on people can benefit out of this money. Lol.

This blogger hopes that more big names in the internet world are already doing this like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who is donating $100M donation for Children's education.

Aside from tax credits, they gain immortality and spiritual credit. If you believe of an afterlife, like this blogger does, it is more than worth it.

Teaching more people to help themselves prosper can be a great cause so they may share the light.

As in Matthew 16:25-26, Jesus Christ tells his disciples, 'For whoever
wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul?' 

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Amazing Baby Loves Gospel Music - Commentary

This baby is an angel as you can see from video clip taken from YouTube.

For Pinoy Blogger of PB, he sees in this child God's message of the need to share God's His commandments and Christ's teachings through Gospel songs in praise and worship.

PB cannot even imagine how a baby at so young an age can be so receptive to Gospel music complete with the raising of the arms to God in praise and thanksgiving.

You may hear people saying this is no big deal with, perhaps, her parents influencing her actions.  Can be absolutely right, but still, this is a very rare feat for a baby her age.  

In Luke 10:21-22, Jesus full of joy through the Holy Spirit said to his apostles, “I praise you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your good pleasure.”

[Read on our related educational post on "Teaching Children Love and Obedience," for added inspiration.]

And we know how entertaining and for many people funny this video clip can be but if you try to go beyond what your eyes enjoy seeing, you see the love of Christ in this baby, radiantly expressing the presence of the Holy Spirit in her own body and soul.

Moreover, singing in praise is the best way to worship God and communicate with Him as all the angels and the heavens open up to God's delight.

It lightens the spirit, and it soothes the soul as it heals the body. Yes, singing to praise and glorify the Lord can truly heal as it is exercise of humility, adoration and oneness with God.

May this beautiful video open up our spirit to God through praise and worship songs.  It is through our spirit that we can better understand God's meaning, essence and presence in us.

As in John 4:23-24, Jesus Christ declared as he was talking to a Samaritan woman with his disciples, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.”

But first, we have to humble ourselves and pray for guidance that we may see the light... the light of God in us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What a 7 Year Old Can Do - Do Not Immitate

Here's another amazing video this time featuring a 7 year old boy chased by police for driving a car. And would you believe, He admitted he was drunk?

We suggest guidance from parents for kids and minors before watching this video.  

Wow, for all of you minors and young kids, you better learn from this one. And see why you should not imitate him.

This may be funny but it's better to see the message behind this eye opener especially for parents with kids who can make a good resource of this video as they guide them to 'love and obedience' through Christ Jesus, before it's too late.

You may want to read our related post on 'Teaching Children About Love and Obedience," for further guidance.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bishop's Death in Turkey a Call to Christian Unity - Commentary for Peace and Freedom of Religion

The June 3 (2010) murder of Bishop Luigi Padovese, the president of the Bishop's Conference of Turkey, is an eye opener for all Catholics and Christians around the world. 

It is an opportunity to share Christ's teachings to our Muslim brothers while we question the murder of Bishop Padovese in Turkey.  As we pray for the reposal of his soul, this martyred leader of the Catholic Church in Turkey is a shining example of the fearless stance a true Christian can offer, even his life, in the propagation of his faith.  As St. John states in his letter to the Philippians, "For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."  Let not our emotions rule over us, rather, let Christ's words guide us in our actions and reactions or counteractions.

As we have seen in many Christian countries worldwide, there have been mosques built freely for Christians respect the freedom to exercise one's religion and in Christ's teachings, "love you neighbor as yourself."  Is it not proper that Christianity, in the same way, be freely practiced in a Muslim country?

In 1 John 4:13-16, he proclaims through the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit who Christ Jesus is, “We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.”

And in John 15:12, Jesus made clear his commandment of love, “… Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Comments on '9/11 Families, Others Rally in Favor of NYC Mosque'

The rallyists may have all the good intentions of having a Muslim mosque built on Ground Zero in New York City, where the 9/11 massacre happened killing thousands of people, but would this really promote peace and freedom not only in the US but also around the world, especially in Muslim countries where there is ongoing war and violence?

Would this really promote the Muslim faith founder, Mohammed, as the Prince of Peace as others have commented on our Yahoo link article below?  Then would Muslims be discouraged from supporting globally Al Queda and  Imams who are for terroristic attacks and suicide bombings that kill countless civilians including children?  Then would there be freedom of religion in all Muslim countries? Then would Muslim women be given equal rights too as men?  Then would children and adults caught stealing in these countries be put to jail instead of having their hands cut off so they won't steal again?

Come to think of it, why is it in many Muslim countries' flags, the crescent moon is present?  Is Allah and Al-ilah, the pagan Moon-god worshipped as the greatest of all deities among 360 gods at Kabah in Mecca in 555 BC, one and the same, as some people who made extensive research on this say?  We certainly hope not as Muslims claim that Allah in the Quran is the same as the God of Abraham and Moses in the Old Testament, and this too as testified by Mohammed, claimed to have been duly passed on to him and dictated by the Angel Gabriel, as in all the 114 chapters of the Quran.

If all these questions can be affirmed that the building of the mosque at Ground Zero would lead to global peace, justice and freedom for all including the free practice of one's faith even in Muslim countries, then, let it be.  Hereon we pray for further guidance and enlightenment that there would be true lasting peace not only in the US but the whole world over.    


Sunday, August 22, 2010

“Life on the Rock” Really Rocks

Watch this interesting video taken from EWTN via Twitter.  The first part tells about the Blessed Virgin Mother, Mama Mary, and her relevance to our faith, which is both an enlightenment and an eye opener for everybody, believers and non-believers alike.

The Blessed Virgin Mother, the Queen of Peace, has been a great inspiration to many Catholics as she has represented the motherly and human love that one can expect by a loving child in Christ Jesus, the Son of God, our Lord and Savior.  So we too can expect and can believe in God's endearing presence in Mama Mary.

This blogger has experienced the love and warmth of a mother that a father cannot give or manifest.  He becomes emotional as he relates this feeling of love for his mother as if he experiences also the love of Mama Mary in all of God's children and creation.

That is how important a mother can be in one's life and Mama Mary's love, protection and affection for all of us, being God's children, is greatly felt as we begin to realize how important her role is in being the only one created and chosen to conceive God's only Begotten Son.  That makes her no ordinary human being, who deserves the honor and glory that God has placed upon her as He has sent His trusted and beloved Angel Gabriel to announce to her how blessed she is to conceive the Son of God.

And Mary's intercession in our prayers leads us to the love of Jesus Christ, her son, the Great Mediatrix of All, who is One with the Father.  As in John 10:30, Jesus has said, "I and the Father are One."

That is why, as we pray the Holy Rosary, Mama Mary brings us closer to Jesus, and with it, praying the Holy Rosary especially with our family with zeal and in all sincerity, makes us feel safe in God's hands and glory.

This blogger still remembers the great Fr. Patrick Peyton of the Holy Rosary Crusade who keeps on saying, "The family that prays together, stays together,"  after encouraging each one to reverently and regularly pray the rosary, in a television program back in the Philippines.

This encourages Pinoy Blogger to pray with you now the Hail Mary as we feel the power of God in this prayer ...

"Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death,  Amen."

Further in the middle and later part of the video, we are brought to interesting insights from an archbishop, priests and seminarians that can be worth your time to see, as you can listen to their views and discover their motivations to their faith.  We pray that we all be guided and enlightened in God's words and wisdom in Jesus' name.  Amen.  Peace to all and Godspeed.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Accident Kills 8 in California Off Road Race

Tragedy struck on an Off Road Race in southern California killing 8 people with the driver unscathed with details on our link below. (The driver was later arrested and committed suicide himself as reportedly, the kind of person he was, that he cannot take humiliation and embarrassment ... much more in public - another sad story indeed as we pray for the eternal repose of their souls, Amen.)

Death comes so suddenly that we never know when it will happen.  And when it happens, as when things happen in our life, it always has a purpose, as only God knows when our time is up.

As in 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3, St. Paul writes to the Thessalonians, "Now brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.  While people are saying, 'Peace and safety,' destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape."

May these words  guide us to always be prepared as more often than not, with or without safety measures, death comes unexpectedly, and when it does come, we are ready for it as we learn to follow Christ and live in his teachings.  As St. Paul wrote to the Philippians (Philippians 1:21), "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." 

Christ is the "truth and the life", as in John 14:6, Jesus said to His apostles, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”.  Read further on our updated post link and get related inspiration, 'The Shroud of Turin - Burial Cloth of Jesus, Resurrection Signs and NDE's.'  


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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Comments on Going Postal on a Plane

Steven Slater became one of the most talked about flight attendant who quit his job after hurling some trash words to a customer who refused to say an apology after hitting him in the head on the same plane.

And he continued doing this on the PA system before ditching the jet.

Read interesting comments and be a part of the forum through our link post with an open mind.

You may want to read our related post on "Jesus Christ's Teachings Seen in 90:10 principle," as we pray for everybody's well being and guidance.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Be Guided with Chastity.Com

This site is highly recommending the website Chastity.com designed to guide and answer questions especially for growing teens, adults, parents and even for seniors.

You can navigate this site for topics that suit your needs and find helpful answers to many questions.  Some interesting topics include:

How is Too Far
Birth Control
How to Stay Pure
 ... and many more.

Be on top of your league at chastity.com, Learn a lot and be guided spiritually to keep you strong in the many challenges and trials of this life. 

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Comments on 'Californians Already Fighting Back' re Prop. 8 Amendment

A federal judge has overturned a ruling against "same sex marriage" as previously voted for by 7 million Californians in 2008 under Proposition 8. 

Be enlightened through our posted link from the National Catholic Register website, read  about this interesting issue and get involved with your comments in this forum.


You may want to read further on our related post on "In Support of Pro-Family Group's Stand Against Allowing Same-Sex Marriage."  That in Christ Jesus, we may continue to be guided. 

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

In Support of Pro-Family Groups Stand Against Allowing 'Same Sex Marriage'

Matthew 6:24 reminds us of Christ's teachings as he made it clear to his disciples, "No one can serve two masters.  Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve both God and Mammon (money/material/flesh)."

Are not advocates of gay marriages also promoting what has been considered "evil" by God in Genesis 19:4-26, wherein God decided to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, places where people have been obsessed with sexual pleasures to the extent of forcefully threatening other inhabitants who did not abide by their practices, which includes doing these with the same sex?

In the letters of St. Paul to the Philippians, 3:2-3, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit St. Paul states, "Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh.  For it is we ... who worship by the Spirit of God, who glorify in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh."

And in Romans 1:25-32, St. Paul writes to the Romans about people who have degraded their bodies with one another, "They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator - who is forever praised.  Amen.  Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts.  Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another.  

        "Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.  Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity.  

        "They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.  They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who practice them."

Moving on through our link, Pro-Family groups have denounced Proposition 8 allowing "same sex marriage", and being able to answer following questions may further guide and enlighten us in the light of this very controversial issue.

Are we here to destroy our values and slowly destroy nations as we veer against God's commandments and Christ's teachings just so to satisfy our pride, our will, our emotions or our own self  interests which lead to a ripple of uncontrollable sins of lust and of the flesh in a supposed civil society of  honorable gentlemen and women of praise?  In the long run, is approving  same sex marriage beneficial to future societies and to our children - to tolerate what has been the mistake of the past instead of learning from it and avoiding its ill effects and repercussions?

Are we here to destroy societies or build them into having more responsible fathers and mothers for our children, the hope of "our future?"  Can we not protect the "family values" which our forefathers have lived for and died for that which made nations great and bountiful?

How can we be credible or reliable to make good moral judgment if we ourselves encourage what is not of God?  Are we really for the upliftment and betterment of society or for its destruction when we are overcome by our emotions and become overly sympathetic by becoming tolerant to wrongdoings rather than correct them for the benefit of society in the long run?  Or would we permit ourselves to be devoured by pawns of evil slowly eating into our better values and judgment until we find this malady trapping us as it continues to spread like wildfire later on into uncontrollable proportions as we have allowed ourselves to be pushed to "a point of no return," leading to the brink of destruction?

Are we really helping other people, a small but aggressive minority, when we become tolerant of their worldly practices and be blinded from the truth that God teaches us, hence, adding to our woes and problems later on instead of putting our right foot down and say "enough is enough" to straighten things up that the rest may live a more respectable life?  It is time to say "NO to same sex marriage."

You may refer to our earlier post, "Catholics Denounce Slated 'Documentary' on Pope by Homosexual Activists,"  touching on Homosexuality as a "decision."

However intelligent or creative one can be, everyone is still responsible for his or her actions to society and to God.  Freedom is good for as long as we know, understand and acknowledge our limitations and be ready to support what is for the common good.

Everybody is always encouraged, by Christ Jesus, to have a change of heart.  Disciplining ourselves and redirecting ourselves and values towards Christ's teachings of love with a responsibility, in humility, with forgiveness and understanding can lead to a better quality of life and an enhanced relationship with one another.  To become  faithful instruments of God through his teachings that God may be glorified can lead us to true peace and harmony in this life.  

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Demi Lovato in South America - Inspires and Delights Many

Youthful singer Demi Lovato inspires many in her South American concert with her songs getting priceless reactions from fans.  Her message of hope for people in distress seems to have touched many.  Check this out on our link below.

Demi shares her talent for the downtrodden and as Christ has said to his disciples, "Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it unto me."  And in Matthew 7:12, Jesus Christ also said, "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." 

Doing something good for others daily can ripple and multiply into many other good acts and you will see more blessings coming into your life.  Remember the great movie, "Pass it Forward"?  It has the same very powerful message.

More often, when someone sings for you, your soul gets lifted.  In this token, Demi has done a great job entertaining people from their miseries even for a moment.  A more lasting way of  uplifting one's spirit though, this blogger believes, is lifting everything and surrendering everything to Jesus.  Through his love, he heals.  

Read our related post too on "Feeling Depressed, Disappointed, Sad or Lonely?  See the Best Remedy."


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Monday, July 19, 2010

'Blind Side' Mom's Story Didn't End with Film

Leigh Anne Tuohy, mom portrayed by Best Actress Sandra Bullock in the successful movie, "Blind Side", shares more  on parenting and disciplining her kids which you may find interesting through our link below.

Our responsibility to our children goes beyond providing material needs for them to finish their education. 

The greater part is providing them with the proper love and guidance as they grow up, to equip them with the much needed psychological and spiritual tools, armor and strength to face the many challenges, trials and temptations in this life.

And you may want to relate this to our post which can be of help in "Teaching Children About Love and Obedience."  Anytime is "share the light" time.  Godspeed!


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