Oct 27, 2006

Beautiful saying...

This is just amazingly beautiful... don't you agree?

There is nothing more beautiful than to be surprised by the Gospel, by the encounter with Christ. ~ Pope Benedict XVI

How sad it is for those people who complained that the Gospel is too difficult to understand and they make all kinds of excuses to make everything else more important than reading God's Words.

Oct 26, 2006

Message of Our Lady from Medjugorje

Message of October 25, 2006

Dear children! Today the Lord permitted me to tell you again that you live in a time of grace. You are not conscious, little children, that God is giving you a great opportunity to convert and to live in peace and love. You are so blind and attached to earthly things and think of earthly life. God sent me to lead you toward eternal life. I, little children, am not tired, although I see that your hearts are heavy and tired for everything that is a grace and a gift. Thank you for having responded to my call.

Children of Medjugorge, Inc.

Oct 24, 2006

I am never alone!

You, LORD, will not forsake Your people, nor abandon Your very own. If the LORD were not my help, I would long have been silent in the grave. When I say, "My feet is slipping," Your love, LORD, holds me up...
- Psalm 94
I just came back from a field survey in Bintulu, a not-so-big town which is about 45 minutes of flight from Kuching. When I was on the plane on my way back home, I reflected on the days I had there. I was alone... my supervisor was supposed to go with me but due to some unknown reasons, he sent me off alone to this foreign town. Well, I wasn't really alone though. I flew there with a colleague and another 3 professionals; I felt lonely because I didn't know them as well as I've known my supervisor.

Oh nope. That wasn't what I was worried about. The thing that worried me the most (it occupied my mind ever since I got to know that I had to go to Bintulu without my supervisor) was that I would have to drive all the five of us to the site... using a 4-WD. Something which I've never done before! I know how to drive, but I've never anticipated a 4WD or any car bigger than the normal, standard-sized cars. Furthermore, I would be driving in a town which is totally foreign to me.

Let's keep the long story short and get straight to the point.

Even though I felt alone, I wasn't totally alone. God sent nice people to be with me. My Caucasian colleague, the traffic expert and two technicians assisting her, the geologist, and my dear aunt. Through them, I felt the strong presence of God... everything was well organised and I felt that I was well taken care of.

I really don't know how to explain this or to put it into words, but I do know that He has never left my side no matter where I am and was, no matter how alone I seemed to be at that moment. It was just AMAZING... when I looked back, He was there in every situation. Perhaps that was why I didn't face much trouble at all.

When I got into the plane all by myself (because all the rest have gone back the day before), it was peace and joy that I experienced. I knew I wasn't alone after all.

It is more than enough to know that He travels by my side! And truly, as St. Paul says, God will not give us more than we can handle [1 Cor 10:13].

I give You thanks, O Lord, for these people You've sent. And Father, thank You for always being there. Through Jesus' name, AMEN.