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Thursday, February 17, 2005

 

'The glamor of sin'


Did it ever occur to you that sin is glamorous? that's why it is attractive?


 

Weekly Food for the Soul batch 160


**
all things are vanity
the loftiest endeavour
the most ingenious milestone
if not done in His name

eastwind [pp136]

**
we are going nowhere too fast
we blast emails to all
but do we really have a message
we are regressing in our progress

balance digital with analog
keyboard with blue skies
victories for self with sharing with others
fear of hurt with risk of loving

we lose easily because
we want so much to win
in our desire to do everything
we have done nothing

what we can really do
are simple yet all-encompassing
what we can really give
are small yet it can change people

so profoundly beyond our imagination
if we truly do and truly give

eastwind [pp132]


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

 

Happiness vs joy


(This is fr. Fr. Jun)

Happiness is when something good happens to you and you get this nice feeling.

Joy is an inner disposition or a posture of the heart that does not depend on outer circumstances.


 

On 'doing something because it's right'


"Doing something because it’s “right” can be tricky. If our hearts are not in a position of humility and dependence on God, it can give us nothing more than the satisfaction that we have been obedient. By contrast, when we take on Jesus’ disposition of humble surrender, we don’t become satisfied; we become holy!"

WAU


Monday, February 07, 2005

 

"Dispel the gloom"


Are you an often-sad Christian like I am (sometimes)? Someone pointed out to me that I am sinning if I am often gloomy. It's because most likely I am in doubt.

"Scripture promises that we will be blessed far more—both materially and spiritually.......Not only will God meet our own needs, he will answer our prayers, heal our wounds, dispel our gloom, guide our steps, and renew our strength. What a deal!"

WAU

Do you really believe that? Enough to say you are happy and satisfied because you have God?

Lord, dispel the cloud of gloom hovering over my face.


Sunday, February 06, 2005

 

The third (and last) secret of Fatima


(Can anyone send me a better formatted version of this? Every time I get to read something like this, I become so very sad. I'm sad because I'm trying so very hard to be good and all I would hear is this -- the impending destruction of the world. But I trust that God is just in whatever He pleases to do.)

Is this of any relevance in the light of what happened in Asia on
the
26th of December?

Independent of any creed or Religion, it is better to be prepared
and be
in good Terms with GOD, though we never know when we will be leaving
this world .... THE LAST SECRET OF FATIMA.

The Church has given permission to reveal to the people the last
part of
the message. The Blessed Virgin Appeared to three children in
Fatima,
Portugal in 1917. This is a proven fact.

One of these children is still alive, her name is Lucia and she is a
Recluse nun and lives in a European monastery. Lucia disclosed the
message for the first time to Pope Pio XXII, who after reading it
sealed
and stored it away without making it public. Later John XXIII read
it
and in the same manner as his predecessor, kept it out of public eye
because he knew that once revealed, it will bring desperation and
panic
to the human kind. Now the time has come and permission has been
granted from Pope John Paul II to reveal it to the children of God
in
order not to create panic, but to make people aware of this
important
message so everybody can be prepared.

The Virgin told Lucia: "Go my child and tell the world what will
come to
pass during the years 1950-2005. Men are not practicing the
commandments that our Father has given us. Evil is governing the
world
and is harvesting hate and resentment all over. Men will fabricate
mortal weapons that destroy the world in minutes and half of the
human
race will be destroyed. The war will begin against Rome and there
will
be conflicts amongst religious orders. "God will allow all natural
phenomenons like smoke, hale, cold, water, fire, flood, earthquakes,
winds and inclement weather will slowly batter the planet. These
things
will come to pass in the year 2004. Those who do not believe, this
is
the time your beloved mother tells you those lacking charity towards
others and those who do not love thy neighbour like my beloved Son
has
loved you all, cannot survive. They will wish they had
died. Millions
are imaginable, they will come and there is no doubt. Our Lord God
will
punish severely those who do not believe in Him, those who despise
Him
and those who did not have time for Him. I call upon all of you to
come
& nbsp; to my son Jesus Christ. God helps the world but all of those who do
not
show fidelity and loyalty will be destroyed. Father Agustin who
lives
in Fatima said that Pope Paul VI gave him permission to visit
Sister Lucia who is a recluse nun (she does not leave the monastery
nor
allowed to receive any visitors). Father Agustin said that she was
greatly overwhelmed to receive him and told him:

"Father, our Lady is very sad because nobody is interested in her
prophecy of 1917, though the righteous are walking through a narrow
path,
the evil ones are walking through an ample road that is leading them
straight to their destruction. Believe me father, the punishment will
come very soon. Many souls will be lost, many nations will disappear
from
the earth, but in the middle of all th ese, if men reflect, pray and
practice good deeds, the world can be saved. On all of these, if men
persist with its evil, the world will be lost forever. The time has
come
for all to pass on the message of our Blessed Lady to their
families,
friends and to the entire world. Start praying to make penitence
and
catastrophes are near. Due to this, many who were far from the
church
will return to the open arms of the Catholic Church. England,
Russia,
China, the Jews and Protestants, all will return believing and
Worshipping God our Creator, in his beloved son and in our Blessed
Mother Virgin Mary "WHAT AWAITS US?

Everywhere there will be "Peace Talks" but punishments will come. A
MAN
IN A VERY IMPORTANT POSITION WILL BE ASSASSINATED AND THIS WILL
PROVOKE
THE WAR. A POWERFUL ARMY WILL DOMINATE ALL THROUGH EUROPE AND THE
NUCLEAR WAR WILL COMMENCE.

This war will destroy everything. Darkness will fall over us. For 72
hours (three days) and the one third of humanity that survives this
obscurity and sacrifice will commence to live a new era, they will be
good people. In a very cold night, 10 minutes before midnight, A
GREAT
QUAKE will shake the earth for 8 hours. This will be the third
Signal
that God is who governs the earth. The righteous and those who
propagate the faith and the message the Lady of Fatima SHOULD NOT
FEAR,
DO NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT TO DO????? Bow your heads kneel down and
ask
God for forgiveness because only what is good And is not under the
power
of evil will survive the catastrophe.& nbsp; In order for you to prepare
and
remain alive
I will give you the following signs: ANGUISH .......... AND IN A
SHORT
PERIOD THE EARTHQUAKE WILL COMMENCE ..... THE EARTH WILL SHAKE .....

The shake will be so violent that it will move the earth 23 degrees
then
return to its normal position. Then total and absolute darkness
will
cover the entire planet .....All evil spirits will be mingling
around
and free, doing harm to all those souls that did not want to listen
to
this message and those who did not want to repent. To the faithful
souls, remember to light the blessed candles. Prepare a Sacred altar
with a crucifix in order to communicate with GOD and implore for his
infinite mercy.... All will be dark; IN THE SKY A GREAT MYSTIC CROSS
will appear to remi nd us the price that his beloved Son had to pay
for
our Redemption . In the house the only thing that can give light
will be
the HOLY CANDLES . Once lit nothing will put them off until the
three
days of darkness are over. Also you should have Holy Water that
should
be sprinkled abundantly on windows and doors. The Lord will protect
the
property of the chosen ones. Kneel down before the powerful cross
of my
Beloved son, pray the Rosary and after each Hail Mary, you must pray
the
following "Oh God forgive us our sins.
preserve us from the fire of hell, take all souls into Heaven,
especially those who are in more need of thy mercy.
Blessed Virgin Mary, protect us, we love you, save us and save the
world.
"Pray 5 Creeds and the rosary which is th e secret to my Immaculate
Heart. All those who believe in my words, go and take the message
to
everyone. DO NOT FEAR FEAR NOTHING is time, those who keep quiet
will
be Responsible for all those souls who will perish in ignorance.
All
those who pray humbly the Rosary will have the protection of Heaven
and
those who are bound to die, I will help them die in peace and they
will
be Holy when they enter the other world, I wish all my children to
attend mass every first Friday and every first Saturday of each
month to
confess and receive Holy Communion and in doing so, save the world
from
TOTAL DESTRUCTION .... WHEN the earth shakes no more, those who
still
will not believe in our Lord will perish in a horrible way. The
wind
will bring gas and it will disperse everywhere then the sun will
rise.
May be you will survive this catastrophe. Do not forget that God's
punishment is Holy and ONCE IT HAS STARTED YOU SHOULD NOT LOOK
OUTSIDE,
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, GOD DOES NOT WANT ANY OF HIS CHILDREN TO SEE
WHEN HE PUNISHES THE SINNERS . All this encompasses with the
writings of
the Holy Scriptures ... Read in the New Testament Lucas 21-5; 121,
12:19, 20: 20, 29:33 Letters of St. Paul 3-8-14 Isaiah 40, 1:5:9 You
must understand that God allows all these to happen. The Pope and
Bishops are now awaiting another message that speaks about
repentance
and prayer. Remember that God's words are not a threat, but good
news.
Please reproduce these pages and send them to all the people that
you
know so we all can have the opportunity to repent and be saved. We
do
not know it those receiving this message believe or not in GOD, but
think, there is a reason for receiving this message! May be, the
Creator
is giving us the chance to be saved, no matter what religion or
Creed.
It you do not believe in this message atleast send it to others, it
will
cost you nothing. To all those receiving it, they can have the
opportunity to judge for themselves. Remember, we can avoid a great
deal if we practice the 10 Commandments that Our Father God has left
us. They are just 10 simple things that if we put into practice, we
can
obtain God's pardon. Jesus in you I trust. Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Did you know that Vasula Ryden said something about the towers in NY
last September 11, 1991? Christina Gallagher also said something
last
September 11, 1999? Something to the effect that America will be
destroyed if they do not turn to Prayers. And do you remember the
fluvial Marian procession spearheaded by Filipinos, the group of
June
Keithley, Lydia Sison, etc. and participated in by many countries
was
held in NY also last September 11, 1999 for the Lady of all Nations?
They are asking for Prayers, more Prayers, More Rosaries - because
for
one thing accordingly, because of the uncertainty of the times and
fear
for the worse due to the war more women (esp in NY) are resorting to
abortion and they are being Helped or encouraged even more. Despite
the
prevalence already before, now it has increased due to panic. We
are
asked to pray unceasingly for them all. &nbs p; Also, this prayer to Our
Lady
of Guadalupe is very fitting. After all, she is the patroness of
America
and also of Pro-life. This is a beautiful prayer. Please do not
break
this chain... it is miraculous.
for something! Letter to the Virgin of Guadalupe "Beautiful Virgin
of
Guadalupe, I ask you on behalf of all my brothers and sisters of the
world that you bless us and protect us. Give us proof of your love
and
kindness and please receive our prayers. Oh pure Virgin of
Guadalupe,
give me, through your Son, forgiveness for my sins, blessings for my
job, cure for my diseases and needs, and all that you deem
necessary, I
ask for my family and my country. Oh Saint Mother of God, do not
disdain the pleas we present to you in our needs.
"Dear Brot hers and sisters, I want to impart to you the presence of
the
Virgin of Guadalupe. And that she is miraculous and is always with
us
wherever we go. This letter has the objective to go around the
world to
receive miracles with this beautiful chain. Try to make 19 copies
and
share it during the following ten days and in return you will
receive a
proof from the Virgin no matter how impossible it is.
THIS LETTER IS SACRED, if you receive it and share it


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