Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is
to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy
the gloom of somebody else."

-- Arnold Bennett

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go.
They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin."

-- W. Clement Stone

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Our journey began at Genesis through Exodus.

Our journey began at Genesis through Exodus.

On the way, we saw Leviticus recording the Numbers
of people at Deuteronomy, while Joshua was waiting at the beautiful gate for Judges to see Ruth calling loudly "Samuel, Samuel".

At a stage, the first and second Kings of Chronicles were coming
to visit Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther for the misfortune of Job,
their brother.
Then they noticed that Mr. Psalms was teaching his children Proverbs
concerning Ecclesiastes and Songs of Solomon. This coincided with the period that Isaiah and Jeremiah were engaged in Lamentation
for Ezekiel and Daniel their friend.

By that time, Amos and Obadiah were not around. Three days later, Hosea,
Joel and Jonah travelled in the same ship with Micah and Nahum
to Jerusalem . More also, Habakkuk visited Zephaniah who introduced him to Haggai a friend of Zechariah whose cousin is Malachi.

Immediately after the old tradition, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
got involved in Acts with the Romans who were behaving like the Corinthians, who were also always at loggerhead with the Galatians.

At that time too, the Ephesians realising that the Philippians
were close to the Colossians, suggested to the Thessalonians
that they should first of all see Timothy who had gone to the house of Titus to teach Philemon his younger brother how to read and write Hebrew.

On hearing, James asked Peter to explain to him how the three Johns
have disclosed to Jude the Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ..

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there
is no path and leave a trail."

-- Harold R. McAlindon

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Malaysia: Church Seeks Apology From Journalists

Malaysia: Church Seeks Apology From Journalists

Reporters Desecrated Eucharist, Criticized Christians
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, MARCH 5, 2010 ( The Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur will not pursue legal action against two journalists who desecrated the Eucharist, but it is looking for an apology.

The FIDES news agency reported today that Archbishop Murphy Pakiam of Kuala Lumpur made a public statement in which he said the Church wanted to move on from the incident, which had caused outrage in the Christian community.

"Forgiveness is an integral part of our mission," he said.

Last May two Muslim journalists attended a Mass and, posing as Christians, took Communion. They later criticized and ridiculed Christian beliefs in an article published in Al-Islam magazine.

The incident was reported to the police, who accused the two of having "caused disharmony, feelings of enmity and hatred, and undermining religious harmony in the country."

Penalties for this offense in Malaysia include imprisonment for two to five years.

FIDES reports that the Church in Malaysian hopes that with this gesture, they will successfully "reach out to Malay Muslims (majority in the country) in the hope of finding solutions, in an atmosphere of dialogue and friendship, to the question of the use of the name Allah for Malay-speaking Christians."

In 2007, the Catholic Church launched a legal challenge regarding legislation in the country that states that the word Allah should be used exclusively by Muslims.

The case came to a head on New Year's Eve when the Malaysian High Court ruled that Catholics should be allowed to use the term Allah.

After the ruling, protests immediately broke out and as a result the high court suspended its ruling pending an appeal, and Christians suspended the use of the word Allah.