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[1: 829 of 10,000] I Am A Traditional Roman Catholic

In Journal on November 10, 2012 at 7:18 AM

I am a traditional Roman Catholic. I may appreciate the modern things, the radical ideas, but in terms of religion I want it simple, routine, and ceremonial. I am not suitable for Born Again where they sing and dance to praise, I am not saying it is bad but that isn’t me.

I watched the Girl With Dragon Tattoo, the Daniel Craig version, and Martin the secret serial killer said, “Let me ask you something? Why don’t people trust their instincts? They sense something is wrong, someone is walking too close behind them… You knew something was wrong but you came back into the house. Did I force you, did I drag you in? No. All I had to do was offer you a drink. It’s hard to believe that the fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain. But you know what? It is. And they always come willingly. And then they sit there. They know it’s all over just like you do but somehow they still think they have a chance. Maybe if I say the right thing? Maybe if I’m polite. If I cry, if I beg. And when I see the hope draining from their face like it is from yours right now. I can feel myself getting hard. You know, we’re not that different, you and I. We both have urges, satisfying mine requires more towels.”

I am not comparing religion from a thought of a serial killer; it is just the reality that I am into not offending people that I often get caught not expressing what I really feel. Is it because there are just some things that need to be said? There is a particular group sort of born again that I wanted to join but when they started singing and dancing all at the same time I melt and have the urge to run away – it is very uncomfortable. I never told them that but I never again attended one of their meetings. If I told them they will not change their ways but just maybe they will make me feel better and explain my very reserved feeling.

[1: 578 of 10,000] Why Berkley Jones doesn’t want to sin anymore?

In Article on March 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I got a hold of the book “The Ten Commandments: Rules for Peace and Lasting Happiness” by Loron Wade and on page 105 I read something interesting about a person named Berkley Jones.

He is a dangerous criminal but one day Jesus found a place in his heart and when someone asked him, “Do you ever felt a desire to go back to the life you had before you knew Jesus?”

This seemed to him the most foolish question in the world. He said: “Suppose a man is drowning in a hole where there is dirty water. Then someone comes and pulls him out. Would this man want to jump back into the hole? He knows that there is nothing in there for him but death.” Why would anyone prefer the dirty hole when Jesus offers health and healing for our hearts?

Loron Wade’s Source: Story told by Rose Slaybaugh in “Escape from Death,” (Nashville: Southern Publishing Association, 1953), pp. 113-143.

It’s a beautiful answer. It may be a simple illustration of what it’s like but we rarely see a man who would want to be in a hole of death. The biggest challenge is true sins don’t look like a deep scary hole but in a form of an enticing temptation and before we know it our soul is dead. Thanks to God who gave us Jesus to give us a new redeemed life.

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[1: 450 of 10,000] Anima Christi

In Prayer on November 24, 2011 at 12:00 AM

“Anima Christi” is Latin word that means “The Soul of Christ.” The prayer dates from the early 14th century and it is one of my favorite communion prayers that I would like for you to enjoy too.

What I love about this particular video: Aside from the lyrics (which is found in it) and the melody (sung by Bukas Palad Music Ministry); love the images of different people intently praying. Thanks to Princedolorfino for sharing it.

[1: 377 of 10,000] Laugh Or Cry But There’s A Twist

In Journal on September 26, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Being an optimistic person and trying to be righteous as much as I can, the question posted by Scott Berkun “Would you rather laugh with sinners, or cry with saints?” lead me to answer laugh with sinners.

I am not perfect – let me put that out in the open before I may sound pretentious; I may not be perfect but I am fully aware of my actions and very conscientious. I get overboard sometimes that I act crazy but it doesn’t mean that I still don’t recognize to stop and do what’s right.

So what made me go with the laughing with sinners – I am hoping I could bring light; being a mess up sometimes give me enough experience that I do understand the sinners’ predicament and we can both become good or better human beings. Remember Jesus’ statement on Matthew 9:12, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” I don’t want to sound too biblical or religious (Scott you started it) but I am about to go to that road now… I am baptized as a Roman Catholic and I have the desire to share God’s love and words in every chance I can.

My thoughts on cry with saints, there may be martyr tears but deep inside the saints’ hearts is pure bliss because they knew they got God with them. Hugh Grant playing the role of George Wade may have said “Saints are boring!” but I just don’t feel they need my company or not just yet.

[1: 311 of 10,000] Holy Month of Ramadan

In Article on August 1, 2011 at 11:41 PM

Today is the beginning of Ramadan for our Muslim brothers. Being in United Arab Emirates, we would have a sense of participation for the event and here were my observations having to experience it for the 4th time Read the rest of this entry »