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Psalm 1

Psalm 1

A beautiful comparison between what is Godly and what is ungodly. It teaches us the way of life and the choices that would lead us to either eternal peace or death.
We all struggle each day because of the choices we make. If we keep this Psalms’ word near our heart, there are chances that our struggles might not burden us.
Read it slowly, and let the word come to you.

1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.

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Posted by on January 23, 2015 in My Christianship

 

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Gentle Jesus


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Gentle Jesus listen closely

To the words that I would say,

‘Tis with love that knows no limits,

That I come to Thee today.

For without You life is empty,

With no comfort anyplace,

I have naught save You to help me,

Do not turn away Thy face.

Gentle Jesus teach me patience,

Take away this foolish pride,

Grant I only permitted,

To continue at Thy side.

Though my heart is sometimes weary,

And my eyes are filled with tears,

I have only but to tell Thee

And my sorrow disappears.

Gentle Jesus, Lord and Master,

Deep within this human shell,

Lives a soul which Thou hast ransomed,

It would love Thee long and well.

You have felt as I am feeling,

Who could better understand,

That the One who meekly listened,

To their “crucify the Man!”

Grace E. Easley

Taken from Sharing Jan-Feb. 2007 (Bi-monthly magazine of Diocese of Simla- Chandigarh)

 

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A Launching Pad

Simla chandigarh diocese a launching pad 01 Laws, are made for people according to the situation and environment they find themselves in-hence they are temporary. they are means of instructions-a living and continuous instruction. the law is intended to educate people to come to God. It is not intended to be observed externally only, but should guide people as a map along the road to God. Hence the laws should be internally observed. The greater the fidelity to the law, the more prosperity s increased.

The law is basically instructive. In school, for example certain laws and regulations are made to keep discipline and peace. They are catechetical and suited to normal life and are an expression of the life of the community. In the home too certain observances are necessary.

Laws: like

  1. Honor your father and mother;
  2. Be kind and neighborly to your fellowmen;
  3. Be decent and pure with yourself and your neighbor;
  4. Do not steal &
  5. Do not harm or kill your neighbor or destroy his property or take away his  good  name come, these have come from God through man so that we may be  able  to live a happy life.

A law serves to fear God. Also, by keeping the Law, you can give public witness to your vocation. This means that you have a personal sense of your vocation. In other words the Law draws us to the Love of God.

The Law therefore gives us a choice of Life or Death. It is merely an external Love of God and serves to make it practical. Laws therefore establish proper conditions for us to live our lives as:

  1. It educates as to what man is
  2. It gives us the knowledge of what His nature is
  3. It shows us man’s relation to God by keeping him away from the weaknesses that could harm him i.e., by protecting him against himself and by the gift of God’s own presence that he gives us in the law.

The Law is a launching pad. Every morning therefore we can start off once more and be launching towards God by obeying His commands and the various laws that help the immediate environment.

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