"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.”

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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