Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“If you argue your case with a neighbour, do not betray another man’s confidence.” (Proverbs 25:9)
BBC apologizes to the Queen over Abu Hamza's disclosure.
Jesus is always faithful. He will not let you down under any circumstances. David prays,“Help, Lord, for the godly are no more; the faithful have vanished from among men” (Psalm 12:1). He will not break the confidence that we have in him. Jesus expects this faithfulness from you and me. The family, church and society are all in existence only because of the faith and confidence of its members. We have no right and it is against all ethos of a civilised society to reveal any secrets of others that are confidentially conveyed to us. Breaking that trust is a sin to God. We confess to the priests as they are the representatives ordered by Jesus (John 20:23) and they are supposed to be above all suspicion. So, we can confess our sins in confidentiality. If anybody breaks that faithfulness, he should be shunned from the church and society, and should be considered as Pariah. They should be put to trial in a legal court and be punished. Why are the confession tables almost empty nowadays? Because the stake holders are not faithful shepherds who can be depended upon. That is why David cries for faithful leaders in homes, churches and in society at large.
The BBC has apologised for revealing that the Queen had raised concerns with the government about why radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri had not been arrested. The apology comes after Security Correspondent, Frank Gardiner, told BBC Radio 4 of a private conversation he had with the Queen some years ago. The BBC said it and Gardner were sorry for the “breach of confidence, which both “deeply regret.” Gardiner said the monarch had told him, in a private meeting, how she had been upset that Abu Hamza could not be arrested.
“The conversation should have remained private and the BBC and Frank deeply regret this breach of confidence. It was wholly inappropriate. Frank is extremely sorry for the embarrassment caused and has apologised to the palace.”
A spokeswoman for Buckingham palace said it would “never comment on private conversations involving any member of the Royal Family.”
ConScience - Where are we in our confidentiality of marriage vows, secrecy of confession, faithfulness of friendships, sacredness of parents and children, teacher and students, priests and laymen, boss and subordinate relationships?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be faithful in all matters. Let our confessions be kept confidential by the priests. Help us never to reveal matters told to us in confidentiality.
We pray for those who are faithful in this regard. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Sunday, 30th September 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