It is quite interesting to reflect over the ‘yes’ that Mary said at the moment of Annunciation to the will of God, did she ever understood it at that moment we do not know. However, we know that the ‘yes’ which she said changed her course of life and that of the entire world. It is also quite true that the ‘yes’ which she said just did not intend an ‘yes’ alone rather it meant more ‘nos’ in her life, to be in accordance with the ‘yes’.
To be something or with someone would mean not to be with many other things or with many other people
When one acts according to convince one has no right to speak about the conviction…
Convictions can often demand much from our lives, often we may be the odd one out because of our conviction. Yet you need to hold on to it because it is your faith that you are right.
It’s interesting to reflect, how do we select people to work with us. I am sure we will always look for the best and the most talented, and we will be extra careful if they had to carry that mission forward..
Yet, I was facinted by the way Jesus selected his disciples, knowing that they have to carry this mission to the ends of the Earth. He never looked for the best and most talented, rather he called the ordinary men who was engaged in the daily chores of life and made them extra ordinary to carry his message…
Thinking on…. I think I know why I am here…. THANK YOU LORD
All by virtue of baptism are called to proclaim the Lord, through word, action…yet it is interesting to note that, it is the Lord who touches the heart of the listener…
With all good intentions we wanted to change the world…
This statement in the movie Evan Almighty always comes to my mind
How do we change the World
One act of random kindness at a time…
In the movie ‘Take off” Sameera, the main character says something to this sense;
‘I lived my life always in fear… younger days fear of the father, then of the husband and now of the child.’
Is it a tragedy everyone especially the women in our society has to face?
Selfishness has become so much part of our life or rather we can say with the help of development in psychology we have come to realize the role of selfishness in every action of ours.
When a father wants his child to be the best….he is selfish
When a teacher wants his students to perform well in the exams…she is selfish
When a doctor wants his patients to get well … he is selfish
Just say we cannot take away selfishness from our action but we can make our intentions better.
Point to ponder: We speak of looking from the others point of view but it often ends up for my advantage.
It is an interesting observation in life that every disappointment leads one to a new hope.
Hegel, one of the modern philosophers would speak of a process of thesis, antithesis and synthesis as the cyclic process on which carries on in the world and in its history.
It is also true in the case of disappointment and hope. It is clearly understood in a political context. When we elect a new government everyone has the hope that they will do the best for the people but often they disappoint the people. However, in the next election we elect another group with the same hope.
So the rhythm of disappointment and hope is carried on life.
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
നിങ്ങൾ ഒരു കപ്പൽ യാത്രക്ക് പോവുന്നതിനു മുൻപ് ഒരു തവണ പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കണം. ഒരു യുദ്ധത്തിനാണെങ്കിൽ രണ്ടു തവണ പ്രാർത്ഥിക്കുക എന്നാൽ വിവാഹം കഴിക്കാൻ ഒരുങ്ങുകയാണെങ്കിൽ മൂന്നു വട്ടമെങ്കിലും പ്രാർത്ഥിച്ചിരിക്കണം…
(It speaks about the preparation that one needs to give before entering into marriage)
Meeting the different people in the village, we realized they are grateful to the sisters of SUMNA for what they have done.
The whole institution has emerged to address the needs of the time and its has kept growing. Strayed as a social service center, today it helps and shapes the lives of nearly 60 villages in Mysore.
A great work…
How can I express my faith? What extent can I go in the expression of my faith?
I was in a village in Mysore during the Ganesh Chaturathi, I was really shocked by the amount of noise that was made during the feast. Every corner of the village had a statute of Ganesha and everyone was competing to be louder than other. (Its also quite true in that case of loud songs played in the churches and the other places of worship)
Expression of Faith??? I don’t know. Will god be happy because we play songs and disturb everybody else…
Do I believe that Christ is risen?
The lack of faith that I manifest in life at times questions my faith in Christ as a living God. Often He becomes just a psychological fulfilment rather than a living experience- living experience of a living person.
May that is why I remain even after all these prayers and recollections without much change…
“The text of Second Vatican Council affirms many times that love in general, and conjugal love in particular, consists in the gift one person to another, a gift that embraces the human being as a whole, soul and body.” (20)
John Paul II, Fruitful and Responsible Love