Faith is like an ‘Open Wifi’ and the speciality is it is available always and everywhere. However, as the devices need to be connected to the wifi to access, we too need to connect to the faith to access it.
The question is are you connected?
The people who share are those who don’t have much to keep aside…
Often the feeling that takes me over these days of lent can better expressed in the words of St. Paul.
I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. (Rom. 7: 15) (NIV)
Lord Help me find Meaning in what I do!
Technically speaking we have a long summer holidays in KJC. However, one need to understand the term holidays in a very Salesian way. I am told in Salesian circles holidays also would mean change of occupation. It is very true in my case at least, for this summer during my holidays I and Br. Santhosh are trying to update the data in our province website. Though quite challenging, enjoying it for now.
It is the law of the nature that we are only able to give what we have. Just reflecting about life, once can see what one has. If others feel positive in my presence, naturally it means I am filled with positive energy; in the same way, if others are affected negatively in my presence it naturally mean I am filled with negative energy.
The question is what do I radiate in my life?
Age matters …it matters a lot. These days I had an opportunity to attend a class taken by an aged professor. It was quite…(I don’t know what to say). However, some of the common characters that I have noticed in his lectures were:
- Undue Glorification of the Past
- Extreme criticism/negativity to the present world and its generation
- An objective judgment on anything that happened (generalizing things)
- An over self confidence (about himself and about his times and methods)
- A feeling of undue authority over the Subject, and so on
However, the thought that stuck me all these while was about the character presented in the first part of the movie, oru muthassi gadha, may be the second part of the movie can draw some light into the situations we discussed above.
Yet, I would like to make clear I am in no way interested in making a judgment on his person or on his believes. Neither I will be interested in generalizing what I said above.
Tomorrow will never come…until I start today. It is very true of my blogging too. The previous months were really busy and filled with many activities especially as the first years were organizing the Don Bosco Month at KJC. However, days that passed were of learning experience. I shall mention some of those in the coming days. Though it’s quite late the New Year has its newness around…let us keep it.
Often we find mistakes with ourselves and that is the way we are thought to be humble. But is the correct way of doing thing?
It’s not about accepting the mistake that we commit, but about the unnecessary guilt that we place in ourselves in comparison with others and other situations.
I feel all I have to do today is be myself….because I am more than good enough.
…God told me so!
Let me ask you…
Do You Pray? and What do you pray for?
Prayer is often understood as a presentation of list of requirements and things required to God.
So the question, When do pray is also quite relevant?
Often we pray when we are in trouble and when we have issues which we feel can’t be managed by us alone…
Said all these… I feel
Prayer is just any of above said rather…
Prayer is a request made to God for a state of mind to accept His will in our life…whatever it may be…
It made a difference in my life…try it out
When I am not able to make the change that I want to make in life…
When life is faced with more failures than success…
When the promises made remain remain as promises…
You what it feels…
I can understand it now… at least something of it…
Desire to change a habit has to be stronger then the habit you have now.
Forgiveness is an act of self Love…
Forgiveness has not changed the past but it will enlarge the future…
Being great is…being the best of what you are…
(Being great is a subjective understanding…no two persons can be judeged on the same measure…)
As part of our formation we are having a week of village experience in Galigarehundi with Sumana (an organization for social welfare and development of women).
Upadate you with further experiences on the coming days…
What makes one an effective teacher?
The command over the subject, control over the students, the ability to interact…what more I don’t known we can speak of.
However, I feel above all these authenticity of life and action is the one thing that can make a teacher most effective.
Note: Students drive home faster what is seen rather than what is heard.