It is a belief that even the most difficult moments of my life is known to God and He has arranged it for my goodness.
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!
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…
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…)
Pope Francis in one of his books states:
“In this day and age unless Christians are revolutionaries they are not Christians. They must be revolutionaries through grace!”
… I was thinking how comfortable I live as Christian in my comfort zones.
“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
Wojtyla, Karol. Fruitful and Responsible Love. St Paul’s Publications. ISBN 085439 159 2
Summary of the Book: Address given by Karol Woltyla, then Cardinal Archbishop of Cracow at the international Congress on family problems held at Milan in June 1978 to mark the tenth anniversary of Humanae Vitae.
My Views: The book approaches the key theme of the encyclical Humanae Vitae ‘fruitful and responsible love’ from a very pastoral point of view. I must say the book encourages the couples to take responsibility for themselves and their actions basing on the Love for each other. Love being the guiding principle one is led to do the right thing resecting each other.
Though never stress on contraceptive means as something the wrong, the importance given to the explanation of Love makes one understand the right way of shaping ones life.
Its quite am easy reading book.
“”…responsibility for parenthood is s engendered through conjugal love, understood and experienced in a responsible way,…”(26)
John Paul II, Fruitful and Responsible Love
“Marriage and the family are invariably at the root of all the affairs of man and society. Although in itself it is, one might say, a most private concern, an affair of two persons, of husband and wife, and of the smallest social group, which they form together with their children, yet the fate of nations and continents, of humanity and of the Church depends upon it.”
John Paul II, Fruitful and Responsible Love.
മിച്ചൽ, മാർഗരറ്റ്. കാറ്റിനോടൊപ്പം. ഡി സി ബുക്സ്. ISBN. 978- 81-264-5 116-6
Book’s Summary: അമേരിക്കൻ ആഭ്യന്തര യുദ്ധത്തിന്റെ പശ്ചാത്തലത്തിൽ എഴുതപ്പെട്ട സൃഷ്ടി. ഇതൊരു ചരിത്ര നേ വലല്ല, മറിച്ച് സ്കാർലറ്റ് ഒ ഹാര എന്ന പെൺകുട്ടിയുടെ വൈകാരിക ജീവിത കഥയാണ്.
My Views: Margaret Mitchell in the famous book ‘Gone with the Wind’ explores the struggles that Scarlett had to go through to keep her family alive during the American Civil War. The higher value of life is stresses all through the story. The author has succeeded in keeping the value of life rather than anything in situations such as war internal struggles in the country. Books communicates to the readers about life and its daily struggles.
I would like to share with you an incident that occurred last day as I was spending my time with the boys here in Kollam. As the boys were playing I asked one of the boys to remove his slippers as other were not having it. In the spirit of the game he threw it out and continued the game. But noticing that a chapel is upside down he came back running and kept it right. Out of my curiosity I called him aside and asked him about his action, he said with a smile on his face; brother if the chapel is not straight, it is not good for my parents.
I am sure you must be wondering, why I am so fascinated with such kind of a belief. In fact, I am not taken aback by the belief rather knowing that both his parents are not concerned about him. His mother has decided to abandon her children (He and His Sister) to have, so called, better life with somebody else. His father lives and irresponsible life and creates problems in the society.
He wants to wish well for them…
Truly children like this questions each of our actions towards our parents and teachers.
What is it that comes to your mind when see this picture?
Once, all villagers decided to pray for rain,
on the day of prayer all the people gathered
but only one boy came with an umbrella.