Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“ From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.”(Mathew 21:16)
4 years old child fills in when the parents miss it-the fundamental of life- prayer
Behold children are a heritage from the lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with enemies in the gate. (Psalms 127:3-5). He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the lord.(Psalms 113:9). “ And calling him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “truly , I say to you, unless you turn and become like children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”(Mathew 18:2-6)
We should not underestimate the little children. They are the most precious gift of God entrusted to you and me to move on and to witness Christ on this earth. They are delicate and most vulnerable and in need of all our focus in all their walks of life, in walk, sleep, rest, school, , church ,and in public. We should listen and mend when they correct us in our follies. Most often they may be the torch bearers of all the goodness and hospitality of a home. Time out, deprivation, and advice are all in good in love if we do for their betterment when they are in wrong.
Jeff is 4 years old , the eldest out of 3 children ,aged 6 months and 2 years. He is mature in all his actions but a child. One Sunday after the Holy Mass the parish priest and family visited their home. He was the first to come out and welcome them. Before going to the routine business of regards they all prayed at the out set by lighting the candles in front of the icon of Jesus. More than 2 hours they all had lovely and fruitful time with sumptuous lunch of home made. In between Jeff brought a piece of chocolate to the priest to share from the fridge. At the parting time when the priest just about to put the Jacket to go, Jeff came to him ask him “ will you pray and go”. That the priest and family members forgot to do.Then they all did the prayer and his face bighted like a sun. After a big hug to the children the guest parted with a lesson from Jeff- “Priest! Pray Always -entering and exiting a home”
Prayer: Jesus. Let us pray unceasingly. Let us approach and deal the children as your face and your presence. Let all the wombs bear the fruits of lovely children as the joy for them. We pray for the parents struggling to discipline their children in Jesus. Let us learn a lot through observation and mingling, playing, praying and reading with the children the good lesson where we miss or overlook the essentials of life and etiquette.
All we ask in Jesus' name. Amen.
Thursday 29 March 2012
- 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