Monday, November 30, 2015

Reblogged: The city on a hill

'THE HEART WHERE I WILL SPEAK': The city on a hill:

Can darkness penetrate light? Only light can penetrate darkness! But when light is covered by "those" entrusted with it, darkness comes in and evils of all kinds are at play in the dark, for evils are attracted to darkness.

Jesus Christ is "the light of the world" -John 8:12 and has left His Living Presence to the world via consecrated Wafer and Wine in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. 

However, when the Church (say, the local Church) does not exercise its Faith in the Holy Eucharist, the Presence of Jesus-Light is extinguished in that area.

Evils, spiritual, physical and man-made like cataclysms, calamities, so-called "climate change" and "UFOs," terrorism, prostitution, crimes and the likes abound -- even murders in the name of "peace and prosperity."

It is "we" who have invited these evils to come in by our indifference, faithlessness and sacrileges committed against the Holy Eucharist.

So no matter how "we" make noise barrage in the pulpits, if the root cause of the problem were not addressed upon, we just wonder why the perpetrators still linger on in our place of jurisdiction.

"I am very happy to have arrived hither but if I must express my desire that the church does not scream, not clap hands, and not even greet the Pope because 'Templum Dei, templum Dei.' 
"Now if you are happy to find you in this beautiful church, imagine if the Pope is not happy to see his children, but as soon as he sees them good children, not their hands beat them in the face, and this is what is in front of you and the Successor of St. Peter." -St. Pope John XXIII

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Born Free: Is it your life story?

Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows 
Born free to follow your heart 
So goes the lyrics of the song Born Free, theme song from the movie of the same title in the sixties.
The world still astounds you 
Each time you look at a star 
Live free, and beauty surrounds you 

Born Free is a true-to-life story about Elsa, an orphaned lioness cub, which game warden George Adamson took from the wilderness of Kenya to be raised by him and wife Joy at their home as a couple would rear a child.

Stay free, where no walls divide you 
You're free as a roaring tide 
So there's no need to hide
But time came for the couple to leave Kenya and the government ordered them to turn over Elsa to a zoo. Joy, however, declined to buy the idea as Elsa would never be happy being a caged captive. She wanted to set her free into the wilds. But how could she survive since she became a domesticated pet, untrained to hunt, to kill, and to be wild?
Born free, and life is worth living 
But only worth living 
Cause you're born free 
They trained Elsa to live as she should be. And they succeeded. She eventually lived in the wilderness, had a mate, and raised cubs of her own the way God willed her to live [at least, in this earth-life] -- "born to hunt, born to kill" -- and yet retained "all her affection" for the Adamsons "who nurtured her for so long." 

The song -- the movie -- our life story.