Category Archives: The Bible

These days…

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These days, my Dear Friends, have been concentrating on writing posts for my Facebook page: For Catholics, accessed through @swamiyesudas.

It has been both my hope and Firm belief that people, Actively taking part in the affairs of life, can Effect Powerful changes.

It is the Apathy and Lethargy of mankind that prevents this action, and results in the proliferation of evil.

On the other side Christians, – I shall limit myself to catholics, as I dislike infringing upon areas not my own, thus – catholics, seem to think that attending ‘mass,’ to use the word they themselves would use, saying ‘book’ prayers, going for pilgrimages, and giving to charity is all there is to it; and the clergy takes pains (!) that the laity remain in this mindset.

Christ Weeps.

Here is a sample of what I write there.

…Do hope You visit that page. …Hearty Regards.

PS: Am not able to type all that well with my left hand. So forgive me if I do not get in touch with You too much.

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Damp Firecrackers

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From my Tweets:

Swami Yesudas @SwamiYesudas

Archbishop Wilton starts with a bang, and fizzles out like a Damp cracker. …But he did at least that. More than can be said of #EdwardPeters, canon lawyer, #bishops in general, or the #pope

@Pontifex himself.
In response to:
The Washington Post @washingtonpost
Wilton Gregory, America’s only black Catholic archbishop, goes from diplomat to firestarter in the wake of George Floyd’s death wapo.st/2z55SUa
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10 Ways Jesus Showed Us How to “Rejoice Always”

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” He leaves the one and comes after the ninety-nine, a philosophy that overflows with love beyond survival to the fittest.”

– An excerpt from the article. …Very good, convincing, and moving.

https://www.ibelieve.com/faith/10-ways-jesus-showed-us-how-to-rejoice-always-even-in-the-trials.html

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Who a Christian, from the Pope himself

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“You cannot be a Christian without living like a Christian,” has said Pope Francis. He makes particular reference to Refugees!

Do peruse:

http://usuncut.com/news/pope-francis-cannot-reject-refugees-call-christian/

PS: The above link seems to have been taken down.

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The Baby Catepillar 

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Inviting Us to Change!

The title definitely gives the message away, but the Presentation is Very Good! 🙂 Enjoy!

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South Boston Stephanie

There’s was once a baby caterpillar.

Who was afraid to grow up.

She wanted to stay a baby caterpillar forever.

The cocoon scared her.

She had a million excuses…

“It’s too dark…”

” I’m afraid of heights…”

So instead she just watched as each of her friends one by one changed into butterflies.

when the winter came she grew lonely.

All the butterflies flew to warm places.

Even the baby caterpillars out grew her,

Taking the challenge on proudly.

Why was it so hard for her to grow up?

One night after a really bad storm she was forced into the cocoon

When she finally awoke & broke free… (wah-la)

She had transformed into a beautiful butterfly!

As she soared amongst the clouds in the warmth of the sun she looked back at the little tree where she had spent most of her life..

Although it will be missed,

Her…

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The BIBLE, PARTIALITY, and Hard, Harsh, Hot and even UGLY Words

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My cousin is a Die-hard supporter of the ADMK, the current ruling party of Tamil Nadu. And the reason is, as he puts it, When he had been in difficulties, when no relatives were forthcoming to help him, members of the ruling party had helped him.

My Contention is that This is Exactly what the MAFIA does! Help You today, and Reap benefits, With Interest, in Tomorrow. In the case of ADMK, they have given; Computers to school students, mixies, grinders, fans, cycles, …even money or golden ornaments as help for jewels for marriage.

broken-fans-etc

Above: Some of the ‘fans’ given ‘free’ by the ADMK government. They have been issued with the self advertising and Ubiquitous stickers of the face of the chief ministress. But, as You can see, even here ‘Cheapness’ reigns. The things land up in repair shops all too soon. And in such bulk too!

But the ruling party has Reaped the benefits in the form of NOT bothering about Good Roads, Sufficient Buses, and, Above All, Enough Water, etc. All the money allocated for these things are in the pockets of the ministers.

School children and crowded buses

The picture, from the Internet, of course, needs No explanation.

They have further indulged in the Crime of Looting Sand from the Rivers and the Sea Shores. This is called Looting even by others as this has left No Sand Bed, particularly in the Rivers.

And all those who have ‘received’ those trinkets from the ADMK are happy to keep their mouths shut, at the cost of the Future of their own Children and Grandchildren.

Meaning:

These people feel obliged and are grateful, which are all good things; but they Refuse to Criticise the administration even when and if this becomes necessary; when the govt does wrong. And that is Anti-Social, Cowardice and worse, a Crime against Humanity, well, against the Well being of their Own Children and Grand children anyway.

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What does the Bible say about this kind of behaviour? Do We support our children (or our parents/spouses) even when they have indulged in serious Crimes? In other words, give in to Partiality?

I do say that We have to Stand by Our Family members, in the form of providing necessary legal aid, and prison visits, and later on accepting them back, etc. But shielding them? Would that be Right?

There are Enough and More examples in the Bible where the Wrong doer Has to pay for his crimes.

We are ALL the Children of God, but God will not hesitate to cruelly punish evil doers.

Think of Drug barons, Mafia bosses, Acid throwers and Multiple Rapists. 

Just one example, that of ELI, who was a Priest, (these were held in very high esteem, even by the Lord). But his two suns were ‘Scoundrels,’ as the Bible Itself calls them. They were Desecrating the Offerings to the Lord, (1 Samuel 2:12-17), and were also lying with ‘the women who worked at the entrance to the Tent of the Lord’s Presence.’ (Ibid verse 22). So the Good Lord even decides to Finish them Off. (Verse 25).

PAUL, who was, shall We say, a mere Apostle, Chides Peter, accepted as the earthly Leader of the church. “When Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him in Public,” writes Paul. (Galatians 2:11).

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“Ah, all that is Right and True, Yesudas,” I hear voices say, “but they did not use words like you do.”

Izzat so?

You might like to look up these verses.

And they are not just in the Old Testament. Paul uses similar language. ‘May these fellows lose their Manhood,’ was what he had said. Terrible enough for You?

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It is the DUTY of Religious leaders to Inculcate Values, and the Sense of Right and Wrong in People.

The pope, as the supreme (human) leader of the catholic church, HAS to set the Tone therein.

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Again, the meaning of this whole post too, is:

Let Us Not look at the ‘words.’ The Issues are what matter.

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