Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy, peace on you."(Romans 15:13)
Do you think of ending your life?
Some times the burden of life, disfigurement of body, or marginalization by the society make the people to think about to end their life. When darkness encircles from all sides of life, the morale and anchor to float may brake in to hopelessness's. Here love ,faith .and hope play their decisively roles. There is hope for all living creatures as long as they have the ebbs of life. Even if you are the last man left in the world, still there is hope. Hope in the resurrected Christ. There are plenty of people living in and around you not to express the real feelings of shame and pressure of society imposed on them due to the deformity of their physic. Church has a vital role to play in this juncture to remove the shame and acceptance and engagement of the people who are in the verge of braking down and death.
Nicole was born with a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis (NF), which causes tumours to grow in the tissue around nerves. She has small growths all over her body, including many on her hands and face. She was once told to leave a public pool because a parent was afraid she would contaminate the water." That didn't give me a chance to explain that my condition is not contagious. That was one of the worse experiences of my life. I wanted to die. Hundreds of times I thought of ending my life." There is no known cure or effective medical treatment. In Canada, one in every 3,500 people has NF, almost as many as Cystic Fibrosis, and more than ALS and Huntington's disease combined . Nicole Porlier now happily married and running a wine- making business(Aptly called The Glass Half Full) with her husband, this vivacious and out going woman has chosen hope over despair. She recently joined the board of directors of NF Canada. Nicole says, "You have to have hope, no matter who you are or else you don't have anything."
" Declares the Lord, "For I know the plans I have for you- plans to prosper you an don't to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."( Jeremiah 29:11)
Jesus. remove the shame the society imposed on the sick's and deformed. We pray for those who are in the brink of committing suicide. Let the people have the hearts of compassion and knowledge. Let your love and hope encircle those who are in very distressful condition. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen
Toronto, Sunday 6 the February 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