Friday, February 13, 2015
- 1 Corinthians 10,31-11,1 ;
- Mk 1,40-45
Lord, if you want you can heal me
Is not this the misfortune to be a leper? In the West we do not have a clue, because nobody suffering from this disease. However, there are countries in the modern world, where it is still a serious problem. Working several years as a missionary in Africa, I had the opportunity many times to see lepers, talk to them and listen to their stories. The disease begins with a small yellow spot on the skin, which in time grow, they become harder and festering. You can not deal with them. Body in these places begins to rot and fall off. Most often there are attacked the fingers, toes, arms, sometimes cheeks or eye sockets ... lepers are haunted by their appearance, people move away from them, run away. They are aware that they became an outcast that they are no longer among the healthy. The affected part of the body -usually limbs or face- become crippled, rot, stink, fester, and after some time dead fall. It is a terrible disease. Only a miracle can make a difference, to find remedy.
With sin is the same. -as it begins with leprosy- it starts from small, sometimes imperceptible changes, yellowing of the skin. And then ... faster and faster, in an irreversible way, everything starts to rot, stink and fall out ... People are moving away from you, run away, you become an outcast. It seems to you (at the beginning), that it is harmless, that you can deal with it, make a difference ... That it's treatable. And the disease progresses faster and is spreading, causing increasing destruction and desolation. You become a leper. These scabs and wounds cover more and more areas of your life, and you have to deal with it without remedy. Cry then as soon as you se your situation: " Lord, if you like, only you can make me clean! " And you will hear: " I want to! be thou clean. "because he came to the sick and the lepers, the suffering and the sinners", and not to the smug and healthy bigheads.
There is only one basic principle ... sin just as leprosy can not be ignored !!! Unfortunately, in today's post-industrial and modernistic society, we do not want to admit that there is a leprosy of sin. And this is a disaster. The greatest sin and biggest misery of modern man is prideful belief that THERE IS NO SIN !!!
Christ is ready to show us the gesture of kindness: "Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched out his hand, touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean ." But we in our pride and arrogance are not able to come to Him and as "a leper kneel down, and ask him: If you want, you can make me clean . " We say: "I do not have leprosy, I'm not sick, I do not need cleaning. I am pretty good".
Please watch this: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sohdQ83wShk
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Aleksander Doba, Adventurers of the Year 2014/2015 - National Geographic
Sunday, February 08, 2015
A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light, and God appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin.
The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. So, this the man did, day after day.
For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all of his might. Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain.
Since the man was showing discouragement, the Adversary (Satan) decided to enter the picture by placing thoughts into the weary mind: "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't moved." Thus, he gave the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.
These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man. Satan said, "Why kill yourself over this? Just put in your time, giving just the minimum effort; and that will be good enough." That's what the weary man planned to do, but decided to make it a matter of prayer and to take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.
"Lord," he said, "I have labored long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock by half a millimeter.
What is wrong? Why am I failing?
The Lord responded compassionately, "My friend, when I asked you to serve Me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all of your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push. And now you come to Me with your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so?
Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewy and brown; your hands are callused from constant pressure, your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition you have grown much, and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have.
True, you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. That you have done. Now, my friend, I will move the rock".
At times, when we hear a word from God, we tend to use our own intellect to decipher what He wants, when actually what God wants is just a simple obedience and faith in Him. By all means, exercise the faith that moves mountains, but know that it is still God who moves mountains. When everything seems to go wrong ...just P.U.S.H.!
When the job gets you down ... just P.U.S.H.!
When people don't react the way you think they should just P.U.S.H
When your money is "gone" and the bills are due... just P.U.S.H!
When people just don't understand you ... just P.U.S.H.
Pass this on to all the loved ones and friends who may need it; they may get it just in time. Truly, great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget!
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Monday, February 02, 2015
Love without Truth ...
Fourth, serious crisis in the Church, (about what Bishop. Athanasius Schneider is talking) is the result of forcing the false, and even diabolical understanding of mercy without justice, love without truth, or even tolerance for evil. So unfortunately it exist today, these concepts of love, mercy, tolerance are operating today without any reference to truth, justice, an objective assessment of the human moral act.
Pope Benedict XVI wrote the encyclical "Caritas in Veritate" or Charity in Truth. Unfortunately, today's heralds of mercy and tolerance in isolation from the truth and justice forget about the second part of the title.
Under banners of love and mercy they promote the most perverse attitudes and behaviors, where the truth is rejected, ridiculed and distorted.
And the Satan, who is the father of all lies and the champion of confusion is very happy.
Mercy without justice is the mother of dissolution.
Justice without mercy is cruelty.
Tolerance of evil
Sorry for what I will write, but according to my observations and experience, "niceness" and falsely understood tolerance the "tolerance of evil" are the two most genuine, the most clever a the most dangerous inventions of Satan. The mercy without TRUTH is diabolical, the tolerance of EVIL is exactly what the EVIL is searching for. Unhappily so many people let themselves be duped by Devil.