Saturday, July 30, 2011

Love: what is God's Love, Human Love and devil's love

We all know to some extend what 'Love' is. We have heard many times quoting 'God is Love'. That means love is God. The term 'love' is originally pure and good. Sometimes it is misinterpreted and taken in the wrong sence. Love can never go wrong or commit any crimes, if it is real 'love'...!

Love is of three types.

God' Love: It is real love. It is unconditional and limit less. God's love is full of compassin and kindness. Its depth or height is not measurable. It is always flowing evenly to all human beings, whether good or bad...!

Human Love: It is always selfish. Human love consists of Parental love, children's love, Brothers' love, couple's love, love (attraction) of opposite sex, etc. All these love's are driven by some self benefit...!

Popular Mission Retreat in Sacred Heart Church

It is proposed to conduct a Retreat by the famous 'Popular Mission Team' in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh in the first week of October, 2011. The five day Retreat begins on the evening of 2nd October and concludes on 6th. The head quarters of Popular Mission Center is at Potta in Chalakkudy of Kerala. They have a world famous Retreat Center at 'Muringoor' in Chalakkudy which is attended by thousands of people every week. Retreats are held here in English and most other Indian Languages every week. A lot of great Miracles take place during these retreats.

Rev. Fr. Antony Antheenatt, the Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Parish has organized this retreat to bring about a spiritual revival and progress in the faithful of this parish and the nearby parishes like St. Ann's Church Jagannaickpur, St. Anthony's Church, Samalkot, St. Mary's Church, Yanam etc.

All the devotees are expected to make good use of this opportunity and to make a self examination of his/her way and to mend it if needed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sr Jean, the Mother Teresa of Bangalore can stay in India

It was a good gesture from the Indian home ministry to extend the visa of Rev Sr Jean, who has been serving the lepers, poor, sick and worried people in and around Sumanahalli in Bangalore for the last 29 years. This Sister's visa expired yesterday and she was about to say a farewell to her crying inmates and the less fortunate people with tears, to go back to her Native country England.

Just minutes before her departure, an urgent message was sent to her stating the unconditional extension of her visa to stay and serve the poor of India. This order of the Ministry of Home affairs, New Delhi, was welcomed by all the people without any differences of religion or caste.

May God Bless Rev Sr Jean with a long life and good health and mind to serve the poor.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Body language of Celebrities, Amitabh Bachchan and Rajani Kanth

Humility, simplicity and openness make a person more attractive, lovable and admirable. I am writing this to comment the appreaciable behaviour of two Indian cinema super stars, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr. Rajani Kanth. Thogh I watch good movies now and then and I am fond of the excellent action of many Indian superstars and actors, I personally like Shri Amitabh and Thiru Rajani for their plainness and humbleness.

Though these two are doubtlessly among the first and best in ranking, they give due respect even to the smallest artist and to the staff of the units. We are often irritated to see the pround behaviour of so many young and upcoming stars, even though they have no or very less number of fans and admirers.

My advise to one and all... The more height you reach or want to reach, you humble yourselves to the lowest level. By doing this your status in the society and in the industry will only increase. Because the Lord Jesus in the Holy Bible says, "Whoever humbles himself will be exalted and whoever exalts himself will be humbled".

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Personality Development - What is personality? What is individuality..?

We see and hear a lot about 'personality development training or courses' now-a-days! Many people misinterpret personality with individuality. To improve or develop a person's individual abilities or talents, certain trainings or confidence-building tactics are taught. This is widely commercialized these days.

Even personality has two sides. The external 'appearance of a person' and the 'internal character' side which makes his true sense! A person is the result of many aspects. His behavior or dealings with others is the result of his 'brought up' by parents, teachers, friends, the society etc.

The external appearance is valued much while assessing a candidate for certain jobs and appointments. What is to be weighed more is his 'true colors' that is temporarily hiding in him.

To some extend the individuality can be developed, by trying to remove any 'inferiority complex' or 'unknown fear' that is a hindrance to the growth of a person. In any case I feel "fear of the Lord" is the most important thing to develop in one's life.

It is very unfortunate if the 'Church' gives any importance to 'outward appearance' or the 'complexion' of the devotees. Because The Lord sees not the appearance but the heart of people.

So beware, "appearances are deceptive"...!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The huge treasures found at Thiruvananthapuram Sri Padmanabha Temple

The recent discovery of the huge treasures in five vaults under the Sri Padmanabha Temple in Tranvancore has become the talk of the world, being it the largest discovery of such hidden treasures in the entire world yet. One can know the importance of this as most of the local, National and International electronic and print media giving wide coverage to it since its unearthing. Now everyone's eyes are turned towards the sixth room which is yet to be opened as the Supreme Court of India has given a stay regarding its opening.

When a Christian sees all these, he must immediately recollect the Sayings of the Lord in the Gospel according to St. Matthew, chapter 13, verse 44. 'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man finds in a land/field and immediately he hides it and hurries home, sells all that he has and buys the land'...!

Acquiring a place in the Kingdom of God is much higher than posessing all the treasures, the world can offer...! A believer should not lose this great berth in God's Kingdom for mere worldly treasures that cannot grant anyone the entry into God's Kingdom.

We have heard many great kings like Goutama Buddha, who lived in this earth forsaking the riches and pleasures of this world, as they realized that they are all vanity. If a man gains the whole world and loses his soul, what is the use (Matt. 16:26)...?
Dear brethren, be watchful...!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Let us all unite in Prayer for those victims of Yesterday's Mumbay Blasts

The triple bomb blasts in the main centers of Mumbai claiming many lives of innocent civilians, and injuring hundreds, thus creating terror and panic in the ordinary people was quite unfortunate. More than a year of peace, the terror strikes were very condemnable. What do they gain by killing or wounding normal people who live in communal harmony and brotherhood...?

Our sympethy and prayers are with the victims and their grief stircken families. May the Almighty God give rest to the departed souls, heal all those who are wounded and in hospitals, and strengthen and give courage to the affected families.

It gives a lot of happiness to understand many people in and around the spot are rushing with aid through social networking sites like twitter and facebook, without any sort of discrimination.

God Bless ALL and prevent another such anywhere on the face of the earth...!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Beware of Satanic worship and false crucifix and medals...!

This is a Serious warning to all the saved followers of God the Almighty...!!!

The term satanic worship is heard here and there. satan is using all his might to capture, deceive and derail the 'children of God'! We must be aware that he is also mighty. But we can rest and relax because our Lord the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob is Almighty...! He is the One who created everything. He is the One who redeems all. He is the One Who sent His dearly beloved SON to save us...! Alleluia...!

The evil spirit knows that we are approaching the end days. he wants to trap as many children of God as possible and join his gang. Poor innocent people who are not vigilant and walk in a distance from the Word of God are prone to be trapped easily.

Now a days, even Crucifixes, Rosaries and Religious Medals of Blessed Mother and Saints are fake and are manufactured and circulated by these loyalists of the cursed angel. When we buy or receive a spiritual item or product carefully examine it and conform whether it is from the true Church or her devotees...!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Medjugorje Apparitions - for 30 long Years....!

It is a great News that the Apparitions of our Blessed Virgin Mother have been taking place without any hinderance for 30 long years at Medjugorje, a small and quiet place.

Many miracles are continuously taking place here and people from far and wide are rushing to this place to have a vision of Our Lady Queen of Peace of Medjugorje and to get their wishes granted.

Even people who donot honor the Virgin Mother, have no answer to these apparitions, as these are being witnessed by the whole world, including media, dignatries, officials etc.

O' Mother, Queen of Peace of Medjugorje, Please pray for all your children living in this world and grant us peace and true devotion for your Divine Son. Amen...!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Prayer for the London 2012 Olympics

The Church of England has released a prayer for those preparing for the 2012 London Olympic Games. It pleads for God's presence to be with the athletes, their families and supporters , and the thousands of churches preparing for the events in their communities during the preparation and during the games.

The Church of England's Executive Olympics Coordinator, Rev Duncan Green said that as many as 16,000 Churches of England are planning events to coincide with the Olympic 2012 Games.

The Anglican Church's Olympics prayer has been composed by the Rev Christopher Woods, who is the Church of England's National Worship Development Officer.

Let's also join hands with them and pray for the peaceful and successful conduct of the 2012 Olympic Games...!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 is Vatican's new information website

Pope Benedict XVI has launched recently Vatican's new information website. The official launching came with a short 'twitter message' from the Holy Father, Praising our Lord Jesus Christ. The new portal will have online information from the Vatican's Print and Electronic media outlets as part of Roman Catholic Church's fresh communications.

This site is expected to have high popularity as Catholics alone number about 1.1 billion in the world...!

Praise be to our Lord...!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Independence Day, Dear Americans...!

United State of America is celebrating its 'Independence Day' on 5th July 2011...! We wish whole heartedly all the people of America a "Happy Independence Day"! May God Bless America and all its people abundantly for their steadfast Faith in HIM.

May I request the Americans humbly, not to forget the Lord who has called them and granted them prosperity and joy. I also wish that, America being the strongest and most developed country, should not promote or enact any laws that are contrary to the "Law of the Lord"...!

It is sad to see more American states joining the making of some unnatural laws like legalizing 'the gay marriage'. Recently I read, New York, the largest state also passed the rule!

We have seen many times and learned from experiences, that any individual or organization or state or country, how ever great they are, when they forsake the Teachings of the Lord, and start doing injustices, they will pay for it...! Let America flourish and be safe ....!