Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Human foolishness or indiscretion

In spite of all human mistakes or indiscretion we can only gaze in awe and wonder how God keeps the world in existence.  Yes, there have been so many wars and violent exchanges in the past, lots of bombs exploding during past wars, and we have to thank the Lord who in His providence has kept us in existence.  No wonder there are people we admire and with whom we wish to join in prayer, as they persevere in trusting God Almighty for His protection on us poor mortals in spite of the indiscreet violence of many foolish or ambitious people.

                Yes, God is still in control because there are holy people who pray and trust in His mighty works.  Otherwise, if it were not for those humble and saintly people who call upon the Lord confidently, what will happen to humanity in general.  It might be the poor and simple people who restrain God’s punishing arm from punishing the abuse of the violent and rich who might not respect the rights of the less fortunate in society.  We must remember in this world there is a living God who cares for the poor.  Otherwise, how could this universe of ours last this long in existence.  Since there are multifarious arms for violence we must exert extra efforts for the reign of peace.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Remember history!

Why remember history or past events, personal or historical?  The reason is so we may not repeat past mistakes and also learn from them important lessons.  That’s the importance of history to help us avoid past mistakes.  Besides, remembering history also helps us thank God for His provident help and action in our lives.  What we are now is because of God’s care and love for each and everyone of us in the various stages and happenings of our life history.  Such is the song that should emanate from our lips, a thank you to the Lord of history who has accompanied our lives ever since.

                Let us remember the words of St. Paul in the Bible, Rom. 8:28: “We know that by turning everything to their good God cooperates with all those who love Him, with all those that He has called according to His purpose.”

Friday, May 2, 2014

Earthly life

We must remember that our life here on earth is just a temporal passage towards an eternal existence in another life which would constitute either the reward or punishment, depending on how we lived our existence on this earth.  Nobody doubts this life is temporal and passing since we can see that by our own observation of life here on earth that there is an end to it, no doubt about that.  The mere fact that there are funerals and burial places proves that.  We just have to follow what the Holy Bible tells us that our lives must follow God’s laws so we may be granted God’s eternal reward and felicity for our good behavior in our temporal lives on earth.

You can observe from the circumstances of people and things around us that everything passes away with time.  In the Holy Bible you can read in the book of Ecclesiastes: “There is a season for everything, a time for every occupation under heaven: a time for giving birth, a time for dying, a time for planting, a time for uprooting what has been planted” (Eccles.. 3:1-2).