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Sunday, August 28, 2005

 

Request for donations


Hello Dear Friends!

God in His Goodness has granted the WORD MADE FLESH FOUNDATION to produce a TV show at ABC 5 every Saturday from 8:00 to 9:am. It is also available in the internet. It is a Bible Study on the air.

The foundation rely on donations from friends and from people who benefit from the show. The cost of production is P37,500.00 and the airtime is P25,000.00 a week. Our funds had run out we need help for the shows these coming weeks.

Fr. Jun Lingad, SDB will be glad to receive any amount as a donation. Please help us in whatever amount you can give.

Please deposit your donation thru BPI Express Teller to C/A No. 0011-1653-62 or get in touch with any member of the foundation you know. For those friends and viewers outside the country you can deposit your donation to BPI FCDU Account no.0014-1512-06.

God reward you for your help.

Thank you,

Word Made Flesh Foundation

P.S. Please pass this message to your friends who want the WORD OF GOD to be proclaimed!


Tuesday, August 09, 2005

 

Worthiness


Often, we are tempted to feel justified by our success or goodness, or to feel unworthy because of the sin we know is in us. But Jesus’ command to be like a child rules out both positions. Whenever we feel [smug about being 'blessed by God'], we need to go before Jesus and say, “You alone hold the means to salvation. I cannot save myself. I am merely a steward of the gifts you have given me.” And whenever we feel unworthy, we need to say, “I am worthy, not because of who I am but because of what Jesus did for me.” Greatness in God’s kingdom means being humble before Jesus, staying close to him, and joining him as he goes out in search of the lost.

Ibid.


Monday, August 01, 2005

 

The paradox of Moses


The “meekest man” in history, at least according to the Bible, is also the most zealous. Zeal is an awfully misunderstood and misleading personal attribute. It can hide under a multitude of masks and motives. Moses’ zeal is the ideal kind of zealousness; it is one that’s based on humility – in the knowledge that his talent is a God-given gift and that is he just fulfilling a divine command, in the name of love of God and service to His people.


“Moses was the chosen leader of Israel, but he knew that God had given him that position and authority. Moses did have a special relationship with God. He did have many accomplishments. But he also knew that everything he had came from God. It wasn’t the role that God called Moses to that made him so righteous and powerful but rather the openness and humility that were already in his heart. It’s because of these virtues that he was disposed to do whatever God desired of him.”
Word Among Us.


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