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Word Salad

I could make this poetic and interesting.But I don’t want to.As rambling and uncoordinated as it is, it will sure give you a picture of the mind that is not at peace.

Do I need to do bad to achieve good?

Do I need to create darkness to make light?

If I believe in God and his awesome power, am I convinced that He cannot do Good all by himself? So much so that He needs to do good thru the avenue of evil.

If I believe in God’s time being the best, does it make sense that I would seek to run faster than him? That I would follow short cuts to a place that he may or may not have said I will eventually get to?

If I believe His plans for me are better than any I can ever have for myself, then why am I planning to take a path other than his?

It is all rambling and mumbling. But at the end of the road we need to know what is morality? What is principle? What does it mean to take a stand? 

I am convinced that to stand with God is not to guarantee success and victory in the battles of this world. That is why Job will say “though he slay me yet will I trust him” or the three Jews thrown in  to the burning furnace will say “Our God will save us, but even if He does not, we will not worship your image”.

I might be too strict with myself, but I know for a fact that God doesn’t need to create bad before he can create good. He can do good all by himself.

So this is where I make my stand today; ” even if I don’t get that good I yearn for, I will not do wrong or take a short cut to get it”.

Crazy….?  God help me.

©Fr.

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My God My Hope

In the darkest of nights I fear not
Because I know you are light.

In the fiercest of battles I blink not
Because you are my mighty warrior.

In my time of weakness, I succumb to you
Because you are my strength from ages past.

In my trials and challenges, I look to you
Because you are THE solution, I know.

In wrongful accusations and prosecutions, I trust in you
Because you said you will speak for me.

In my sickness and disability, I search for you
Because you are my magnificent healer.

When I am depressed, and moody because of “me”
I seek you in worship, ‘cos you are my happiness.

When I need a miracle,
I look to you.

When I need a “lecture” on love,
I look to the Cross.

When I need strength for my journey,
I look to Gethsemane.

When I don’t know what to do,
I look to the heavens for guidance.

When I think my life is less awesome,
I sit back, and remember your victories on my behalf.

“Though He slay me yet  will I trust in Him” (Job 13:15)

©Fr

Are you a miracle ?

A miracle is always associated with the divine, the supernatural, unexplainable, the creator or God himself however our beliefs want to understand it. A miracle does not contradict nature rather it strengthens it.
Nature is about causes and effects but as someone said , a miracle circumvents nature’s laws. So a miracle is an effect for which there is no known physical cause. It is not making a rabbit disappear or turning a handkerchief into a butterfly.
That brings us to today’s reflection. You were conceived a number of years ago, and inspite of the uphill task, you survived thru out pregnancy and was delivered safely. Today you are a child , a teenager or an adult maybe even a parent. And despite all the battles you fought along the way, you are here .
You fought health issues , emotional issues, psychological issues disabilities but you are still standing tall.

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Your parents died when you were just a child and nobody  gave you any chance at success. Now you have achieved a measure of success bringing shame to your detractors.
Your life stopped because you had to care for your siblings, when your parents were physically present but emotionally absent. You lost your childhood because you had to grow up quickly and be the adult in the home that your parents were supposed to be.
You were raped by a trusted friend or abused by a parent (sexually or physically even emotionally). Or maybe you had a child you were not prepared for and your life took a sharp turn down hill.
But today you are here with a life or an accomplishment worth celebrating.  You have been thru thick and thin, thru the fog and the rain .  You have survived where others died, stood tall where many fell flat. Yes the weather has been harsh, but you came in for a landing, you struggled but you made a perfect landing. Or maybe you are still trying to land, negotiating the turns and thunderstorms but eventually you will land on your feet.
So what are you my dear, a miracle or a magic trick?

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Running for God

If I were God,

I will put an end to all wars and end all sicknesses.

If I were God,

No mother will mourn a child and nobody will live beyond 70. 🙂

If I were God,

I will “uncreate” the devil and show my power always.

If I were God,

My judgement will be swift and my punishment severe.

If I were God,

Humanity will be one race knowing man’s penchant for segregation.

If I were God,

I will make Men able to carry pregancies, so they will alternate motherhood with women.

If I were God,

I will ensure that all men fear me and always stand in awe of me.

If I were God,

Success will be based on input and life will be fair.

If I were God,

Nobody will be able to take his/her life cos all life will be subject to me.

If I were God,

I will neither inhabit temples, mosques or churches rather I will have a palace where all will pay me homage.

If I were God,

There won’t be sadness in the land forever and joy shall reign supreme.

If I were God,

Once you lie, your pants will be consumed by fire. 🙂

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But am not God thats why He is doing a better job than me.

Don’t envy another man’s position, in his capacity you may be incapacitated.