Thursday, 17 October 2013
After living what I felt was a "decent" life, my time on earth came to the end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court house. The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defence table.
As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor. " He was a villainous looking gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I have ever seen.
I sat down and looked to my left and there sat My Attorney, a kind and gentle looking man whose appearance seemed so familiar to me, I felt I knew Him.
The corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room. I couldn't take my eyes off of Him. As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, "Let us begin."
The prosecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this sinner belongs in hell." He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole, and in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible perversions that were once in my life and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank.
I was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own Attorney, as the Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about. As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney who sat there silently not offering any form of defence at all. I know I had been guilty of those things, but I had done some good in my life -- couldn't that at least equal out part of the harm I'd done? Satan finished with a fury and said, "This sinner belongs in hell, and is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person who can prove otherwise."
When it was His turn, My Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned Him to come forward. As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendour and majesty. I realized why He seemed so familiar; this was Jesus representing me, my Lord and my Saviour.
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad," and then He turned to address the court. "Satan was correct in saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this sinner deserves to be punished." Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted Me as his Saviour, so he is Mine."
My Lord continued with, "His name is written in the book of life and no one can snatch him from Me. Satan still does not understand yet. This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy."
As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said,"There is nothing else that needs to be done. I've done it all."
The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the gavel down. The following words resounded from His lips... "This man is free. The penalty for him has already been paid in full. Case dismissed."
As my Lord embraced me and led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won't give up, I will win the next one."
I asked Jesus as He gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?" Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone that has come to Me and asked Me to represent them has received the same verdict as you, "PAID IN FULL."
"Stop telling God how big your storm is. Instead, tell the storm how big your God is!"
Jesus Loves you,what are you doing with your time
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Monday, 23 September 2013
Pope Francis in the interview was asked:
“What does the church need most at this historic moment? Do we need reforms? What are your wishes for the church in the coming years? What kind of church do you dream of?”
Surprisingly he gave one of the best answers which i would really like we reflect about and also to embrace because it is one of the most important aspect of our lives. it is the basis of our mission and it is what makes us Christians and stewards in whatever we do:
“That the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds.... And you have to start from the ground up.”
Pope Francis is calling us to heal the wounds. many a time we stress our selves with mundane things and forget our soul responsibility. but it is a call especially now that Kenya as a country is facing serious problem of terrorism attack and many people need God’s mercy and our mother Cosolata’s consolation. let us be our brothers keeper and stand steadfast. let us be quick to help and love dearly for in doing this we shall have in deed followed Jesus supreme law of Love, yes love for God and love for the neighbour. let us not bargain on this. Start with me and then go to the mission in the whole world.
Friday, 9 August 2013
The retreat was conducted by Fr. Christopher Letikirich, CSC., to the Consolata Seminarians. it was also a great moment which the community was able to welcome the first year and the third years entering the postulancy stage. Hence Fr. Chris helped us to appreciate our vocation and the mother church as well, which is the fountain of redemption for many Christians. He helped us appreciate the different kinds of retreat we have which helped us understand that we have the preached, directed and the private. but for our case we had the directed retreat where the priest was able to help us journey with Christ using Luke 24: 17-32, where Jesus revealed himself to the disciples of Emmaus and broke bread and hence they become the missionaries and went back to the apostles and told them what they had seen and heard from Jesus and as they were explaining Jesus appeared to them. and in deed we have been commissioned to also be the apostles of Jesus who spread the Good News to those we meet.
The last day which was on a Friday 09/08/2013, Father was able to take us to the journey of conversion where we were able to use the book of Luke 15 where the prodigal son went back to the father and asked for mercy and forgiveness, but we were able to see that here the father was the one who was at the looking and was always looking when the son will come back. Therefore this is the way God our father is always at the look to see when we shall come back from sin, coz he is always ready to embrace us. we concluded with confessions and adorations and there after with mass at 5.30pm.
it was also a privilege for seminarian Bertino Kelai Letikirich who is a Consolata being together for mass with his brother Fr. Chris Letikirich. It was in deed a blessing for us, as we see that the church is big and full of diversity and gifts.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
at Rio de Janeiro Brazil
"We need saints without cassocks,without veils - we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends. We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints - saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca- Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theatre. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints.”
This is but an echo of what Blessed Joseph Allamano asked his children to be, Saints First the Missionaries and also what Saint John Bosco asked the youths, enjoy life and do everything but remember not to sin, this is the holy purity which the holy father is asking us too today to do everything but not to sin, to remain chaste in all our undertaking as we go on to the normal undertakings.