The Sunday Song For All Seasons

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Psalm 23 also known as the Psalm of David is the Song for all Seasons.

Here are the reasons why…

The Lord is my Shepherd = That’s Relationship!

I shall not want = That’s Supply!

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures = That’s Rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters = That’s Refreshment!

He restoreth my soul = That’s Healing!

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = That’s Guidance!

For His name sake = That’ s Purpose!

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death = That’s Testing!

I will fear no evil = That’s Protection!

For Thou art with me = That’s Faithfulness!

Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me = That’s Discipline!

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies = That’s Hope!

Thou annointest my head with oil = That’s Consecration!

My cup runneth over = That’s Abundance!

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life =
That’s Blessing !

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = That’s Security!

Forever = That’s Eternity!

What is most valuable, it is not what we have in our lives, but…….

WHO we have in our lives!

And remember, God is Always There for Us!

Is The Catholic Church Relevant today in the Philippines?

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After 382 years of a bloody struggle for Independence, came the birth of the new Philippines republic. Those 382 years are inclusive of Spanish rule since 1564-1898 and WWII Japanese Occupation 1941-1945, and 48 years of American rule 1898-1946.

The nationalist efforts of the Filipinos in driving away their colonial masters raises an ironical question. Did the loss of Filipino blood and lives make any worthwhile difference?

Ironical in this instance, that nationalism aimed at driving away the foreign devils it gave birth to greater monstrosities with self-governance. It gives credence to Oscar Wilde’s statement that “We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell”.

66 years later in this present year, not even the might of Christianity and the piety of the 85 percent Christian population of the Philippines has been able to neither contain nor improve the social ills and abject poverty of more than half of the Philippines’ population.

[pullquote]The Philippines was number one in Southeast Asia when it gained independence from the United States in 1946. Since then it has gone from the very top to near bottom in the six decades since Filipinos started calling the shots. It takes a lot more than just really bad luck to fall that far down. Pinoys it seems are simply incapable of properly governing themselves.
Editorial Philnews: {A New “Statehood” Movement? Pinoys for Annexation By China}
Published 7/21/2012 [/pullquote]

The amassed wealth of the Catholic Church alone in the Philippines runs into mind boggling thousand of billions of Pesos. The Philippines’ Catholic Bishops and priests live in modern comfort, sleep in air-conditioned bedrooms, drive modern cars and have a divine gift of the gab.

They profess to emulate the life of their Religion’s Model and Founder, Jesus of Nazareth, who rode on a donkey. A donkey today can be considered as being equivalent to a beat up, jalopy automobile that hee-haws each time the ignition key is turned to start the engine.

How do these hypocrite Catholic priests and their leaders preach the Word of God to those whose bellies are starved for food, their children severely undernourished and are homeless?

How do these hypocrite Catholic priests and their leaders preach about hope, moral resilience and that God loves when in plain human terms they need bread and water to summon strength in believing such?

How do these hypocrite Catholic priests and their leaders live in their ivory towers when they should by example, walk bare feet and live and sleep along the five-foot walkways with their impoverished and homeless parishioners?

I have even seen not once but several times, while shopping at Robinsons’ Mall, located off Mabini Avenue in the heart of Manila, Catholic Nuns with bags in their hands, walking towards Robinsons’ Supermarket. These Catholic Nuns take the Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience but over there, shopping in a Mall for the rich has become the new Missionary beacon of Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience MY ASS!!!.

It is neither the humongous wealth of the Catholic Church nor the height of the Church steeples that display the Truth and the Glory of Almighty God!

Religious "21 Gun" Salute for President Arroyo

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What a howler! I could not help laughing so loud and so much when I read about 21 priests say Mass for President’s birthday

Say, say, say….

1. A birthday Mass con-celebrated by Archbishop Paciano Aniceto and 20 priests.

2. She arrived at the church promptly at 8 a.m.

3. She took nearly 10 minutes to negotiate the aisle.

4. After the Mass, Ms Arroyo stayed away from the media and sat down to a closed-door breakfast with her allies.

5. She wished that the country would reach First World status in 20 years.

I am tempted to but nevermind, I’d rather not comment on all those five points let alone what was reported following that.

Gosh! How much lower will the Catholic Church in the Philippines have to stoop?


Sacrilegious Acts of Devotion In Pampanga, Philippines

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I have a question for these devotees who annually re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth on every Good Friday in the Philippines.

Source: HERE

If your devotion can be so intensely melodramatic and extol the Man-God Jesus of Nazareth, why don’t you also do a re-enactment of Jesus walking on water?

Choose a spot in your nearby Pacific Ocean where it is a shark infested zone and walk on water as did Jesus of Nazareth. (Matthew 14:22-33).