Thursday, March 21, 2019

Use the Blessings of God in Life!!!!

Every person on the earth receives gifts and blessings, graces and presence of the Lord in life and they bring along with it the responsibilities to use them for the good of society......blessings are bestowed upon us so that we can carry out many works which are beneficial for all....every power that we receive from society and God comes great responsibility...if we receive the responsibilities then we refuse the blessings and graces too
 If we would like to shine then we would have to do that with our own light......we want that others should see brilliance in our life then we need to create our own brilliance for which we have the blessings and graces already granted to us...
 A bird that sits on the branch of a tree does not get frightened with the branch that shakes heavily with strong wind....because it does not have faith in the branch but faith and confidence in its own strong wings......let us trust in our blessings and graces given to us by God.....
 Every one can have sweetness in our mouth, love in heart and mind....simplicity and humility in behaviour, aware of poverty in heart.....then rest of things happen automatically and naturally without any problems.....
 Two things we must believe in life: be beautiful and attract everyone like a flower and secondly, like flower spread the fragrance around us.....to give and share love with everyone is the big blessings and to deserve someone's love is a big respect we can earn...




Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lent:God's mercy knows no limits


God the Father never tires of showing his steadfast love and mercy to those who seek him. Scripture tells us that his mercies never cease. "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" (The Lamentations of Jeremiah 3:22-23). What can hold us back from receiving God's mercy and pardon? Anger, resentment, an unwillingness to forgive or to ask for pardon can hold us back from the healing power and merciful love that has power to wash away guilt and condemnation, fear and anger, pride and resentment. The Lord Jesus offers us freedom to walk in his way of love and forgiveness, mercy and goodness.
 Lenten season our Catholics in Maharashtra begin their way of the cross....by visiting churches in the various dioceses....it is good to see that many spontaneously join this devotion to show their love and faith in Jesus who died for our sins....many of them undertake fast and penance and also spend a day in some home for the aged, sick or orphanages....it is a tradition that began some years ago and now it is is part of the Lenten season....some parishioners from Vasai came to our Theologate here in Pune...we celebrated Eucharist for them....prayed with them...
 Time never waits for anyone and winds never require direction...it only depends on us how we use time and turn winds in our favour.......
 Life will be happier and stressless if we remember one thought, we can't have all that we desire but time will give us all that we deserve...
 Life laughs at you when you are unhappy, Life smiles at you when you are happy, But life salutes you when you make others happy....

This is great fact: strength is life, weakness is death...strength is felicity, life is eternal, immortal, weakness is constant strain and misery: weakness is death...

If you don't go after what you want you"ll never have it.  If you don't ask the answer is always no.  If you don't step forward, you are always in the same place.