Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness
have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” (2
A wise request from a wise Pope : "Let the
unbelievers in Christ’s teachings of marriage and pro-life better leave the
Catholic church." - Pope Benedict XVI
Christ is the eternal truth. All other teachings contrary to the teachings
of Christ are to be shunned and to be separated. We should be sincere to our
names in Christ, its institutions and affiliations. If we cannot live up to the
core principles of Christianity, then it is better to leave or to be cut off
from the affiliation. Otherwise, even the good can become bad. Homes, churches and other time-tested
society benefitted institutions are dithering with dissension and crumbling
without stalwart leaders. There are no wise spirit filled leaders who have the
guts to say ‘stop it and leave'. Dog
in the manger attitude is dangerous and self-destructive. You can’t take what
is in the upper shelf and not lose what is under your arm pit. In one source,
there will not be good and bad. Either the source is good or bad - no via
Knowingly, we should not allow more Judas to betray
the teacher and destroy the school of thought that the teacher stands for. A family
is a bond when a man weds a woman and is the foundation of Christianity in
Jesus. Jesus stands for life, not death in any form. Any one not complying with
these fundamentals should disassociate and relinquish all the inheritance they
Pope Benedict XVI suggested that those who disagree
with Catholic teachings or do not believe in Jesus Christ should leave the
church rather than become betrayers like Judas. The Pope said, “Judas could
have left if he were honest. Instead, he remained with Jesus. He did not remain
because of faith, or because of love, but with the secret intention of taking
vengeance on the master.” Catholics
need to always be sincere like St. Peter and believe in Jesus.
Conscience question: Do we have the guts to say that
bad is bad and good is good, and that both will not go together?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be honest in our lives in the church
with your teachings. Test and search anything in our hearts and minds that is against
your spirit. Cleanse us from all sins. Let us not be a bad witness for you on
this earth. Let our homes and churches be one in your faith and love. We pray for wise leaders like the Pope
to lead our homes and churches. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Friday, 5th October 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