Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“They are like trees planted along the river bank, bearing fruits each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.” (Psalm 1:3)
Are you happy and good by your faith?
Faith and happiness go together. Happiness and wellness is the ultimate destination of all believers in God. Those who meditate and delight in the law of God have all the nourishment for eternal bliss and happiness. God will shine on their faces. “The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did” (Genesis 39:2). Much of the wisdom of both Eastern and Western traditions centers on making God’s will, not my will and not to expect God to act according to my needs and wishes. Success seems to have little to do with happiness and wellness. Scientific studies prove that the happiest are religious people, defined as those for whom 'RELIGION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF DAILY LIFE AND CHURCH/SYNAGOGUE/ MOSQUE/CENTRES OF WORSHIP ATTENDANCE OCCURS AT LEAST EVERY WEEK OR ALMOST EVERY WEEK.’ Faith is a way of submission in place of conquest, they would have been free from the prejudices that obscure the religious way of life.
Dow Marmur writes, "In the 1990s, I was part of a group that launches the Toronto Jewish healing Project. Its aim was to help individuals to deal with life’s burdens by studying the texts in our tradition that put life as it is in a mature perspective, thus giving it purpose and meaning. Cure, we knew, must be left to the doctors, but affirmation of faith can bring healing by making people whole and, yes, happy even when they are outwardly broken.”
Take our faith as a way of life , not as for instant gratification. Daily prayer, Bible study, meditation, and church attendance are the connecting link to happiness. Don’t stop it, but do whatever you can to enhance it.
Prayer : Jesus, give faith to those who are in doubt. Let us focus on eternity and its joy. Remove all distracting sounds and fury of frustrations and discouragement. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Wednesday, 26th January 2011
Sunday Mass : 9 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Sunday School : 10 A.M. to 10.30 A.M.
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012