Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Unhappy people

What makes people unhappy?  What’s wrong?  Is the problem inside or outside?  The gospel indicates it’s inside.

Why?  They could have forgotten that the happiest people, like the saints, are the humble people, hardworking, patient, loving and forgiving, with full trust in the Almighty and in the Savior Jesus Christ, God’s only Son.  They thank God amid the trials and humiliations of the world. 

The unhappy ones are always bitter, hateful, angry and resentful, as if their world tumbled down.  There is sure hope for the righteous persons whose God is the Lord (not the passing worldly goods), who depend on God and do His will.  God who cannot lie nor cheat tells us in truth: “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His justice and everything else will be added unto you” (Mt. 6:33).  “Do not even worry about tomorrow.  It will take care of itself.  Enough for everyday is its own problem” (Mt. 6:34).

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Which Church?

Deep in our hearts we should have the attitude of Jesus, especially in answer to the persistent  question what am I to do or which Church denomination am I to join?  Jesus Himself said that: “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find” (Mt. 7:7, Lk. 11:9, Mk. 11:24).  Of course it is important in the first place that we are sincere and true to ourselves in seeking the right answers.

                This means we go back to history and search for what the Lord really said and what are those visible signs that could point to us the Church and the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.  First of all Jesus wants us to be honest and true to ourselves in this quest for the truth rather than engage in detracting or mud-slinging discussions speaking badly of other institutions.  Let us rather humbly help one another in this important task of seeking for the true Church of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Many troubles in our world, even in our inner self, come from a violation of Jesus’ law: “Judge not and you shall not be judged” (Mt. 7:1). People in prison bewail the fact of their mistakes in life which they committed after a rash judgment on their neighbor.  All the violence and acts of hatred came from judging the neighbor.

            It sounds that simple and common yet much violence and many mistakes in life could have been avoided if only we shunned from judging our neighbor.  Maybe if we see one sinner we could just say within ourselves: “If it were not for the grace of God, I could have been much worse than that person.”