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Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor : So you Believe in GOD ?

……Student : Absolutely, sir.

Professor : Is GOD Good ?

Student : Sure.

Professor : Is GOD ALL – POWERFUL ?

Student : Yes.

Professor : My Brother died of Cancer even though he Prayed to GOD to Heal him.

Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill.

But GOD didn’t.

How is this GOD good then? Hmm?

( Student is silent )

Professor : You can’t answer, can you ?

Let’s start again, Young Fella.

Is GOD Good?

Student : Yes.

Professor : Is Satan good ?

Student : No.

Professor : Where does Satan come from ?

Student : From . . . GOD . . .

Professor : That’s right.

Tell me son, is there evil in this World?

Student : Yes.

Professor : Evil is everywhere, isn’t it ?

And GOD did make everything. Correct?

Student : Yes.

Professor : So who created evil ?

(Student does not answer)

Professor : Is there Sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?

All these terrible things exist in the World, don’t they?

Student : Yes, sir.

Professor : So, who Created them ?

( Student has no answer )

Professor : Science says you have 5 Senses you use to Identify and Observe the World around you.

Tell me, son . . . Have you ever Seen GOD?

Student : No, sir.

Professor : Tell us if you have ever Heard your GOD?

Student : No , sir.

Professor : Have you ever Felt your GOD, Tasted your GOD, Smelt your GOD?

Have you ever had any Sensory Perception of GOD for that matter?

Student : No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor : Yet you still Believe in HIM?

Student : Yes.

Professor : According to Empirical, Testable, Demonstrable Protocol, Science says your GOD doesn’t exist.

What do you say to that, son?

Student : Nothing. I only have my Faith.

Professor : Yes, Faith. And that is the Problem Science has.

Student : Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?

Professor : Yes.

Student : And is there such a thing as Cold?

Professor : Yes.

Student : No sir. There isn’t.

( The Lecture Theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events )

Student : Sir, you can have Lots of Heat, even More Heat, Superheat, Mega Heat,

White Heat, a Little Heat or No Heat…

But we don’t have anything called Cold.

We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is No Heat,

but we can’t go any further after that.

There is no such thing as Cold.

Cold is only a Word we use to describe the Absence of Heat.

We cannot Measure Cold.

Heat is Energy.

Cold is Not the Opposite of Heat, sir, just the Absence of it.

( There is Pin – Drop Silence in the Lecture Theatre )

Student : What about Darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as Darkness?

Professor : Yes. What is Night if there isn’t Darkness?

Student : You’re wrong again, sir.

Darkness is the Absence of Something¡K

You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light . . .

But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and its called

Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, Darkness isn’t.

If it is, were you would be able to make Darkness Darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor : So what is the point you are making, Young Man ?

Student : Sir, my point is your Philosophical Premise is flawed.

Professor : Flawed ? Can you explain how?

Student : Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality.

You argue there is Life and then there is Death,

a Good GOD and a Bad GOD.

You are viewing the Concept of GOD as something finite,

something we can measure.

Sir, Science can’t even explain a Thought.

It uses Electricity and Magnetism, but has never seen,

much less fully understood either one.

To view Death as the Opposite of Life is to be ignorant of the fact that

Death cannot exist as a Substantive Thing.

Death is Not the Opposite of Life: just the Absence of it.

Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your Students that they evolved

from a Monkey?

Professor : If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process,

yes, of course, I do.

Student : Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?

( The Professor shakes his head with a Smile, beginning to realize where the Argument is going )

Student : Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and

Cannot even prove that this Process is an On – Going Endeavor,

Are you not teaching your Opinion, sir?

Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?

( The Class is in Uproar )

Student : Is there anyone in the Class who has ever seen the Professor’s Brain?

( The Class breaks out into Laughter )

Student : Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s Brain, Felt it, touched or Smelt it? . . .

No one appears to have done so.

So, according to the Established Rules of Empirical, Stable,

Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have No Brain, sir.

With all due respect, sir, how do we then Trust your Lectures, sir?

(The Room is Silent. The Professor stares at the Student, his face unfathomable.)

Professor : I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.

Student : That is it sir . . .

The Link between Man & GOD is FAITH.

That is all that Keeps Things Moving & Alive.

NB:

I believe you have enjoyed the Conversation . . . and if so . . .

You’ll probably want your Friends / Colleagues to enjoy the same . . . won’t you?

Forward them to Increase their Knowledge . . . or FAITH.

It turned out later that the student is Albert Einstein

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THE GREATEST ADVICE | Reposted

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Don’t date because you are desperate. Don’t marry because you are miserable. Don’t have kids because you think your genes are superior. Don’t philander because you think you are irresistible.   Don’t associate with people you can’t trust. Don’t cheat. Don’t lie.. Don’t pretend. Don’t dictate because you are smarter. Don’t demand because you are stronger.   Don’t sleep around because you think you are old enough & know better. Don’t hurt your kids because loving them is harder. Don’t sell yourself, your family, or your ideals. Don’t stagnate!   Don’t regress. Don’t live in the past. Time can’t bring anything or anyone back. Don’t put your life on hold for possibly Mr/Ms.. Right. Don’t throw your life away on absolutely Mr/Ms. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking.   Learn a new skill. Find a new friend. Start a new career. Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty decisions.   To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless. To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy. To fulfill your parenting fantasies, get a puppy. Don’t bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.   To make yourself happy, pursue your passions & be the best of what you can be. Simplify your life. Take away the clutter. Get rid of destructive elements: abusive friends, nasty habits, and dangerous liaisons. Don’t abandon your responsibilities but don’t overdose on duty.   Don’t live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family. Be true to yourself. Don’t commit when you are not ready. Don’t keep others waiting needlessly.   Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it. Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass. Do what you have to, even at society’s scorn.   Write poetry. Love Deeply. Walk barefoot. Dance with wild abandon. Cry at the movies.   Take care of yourself. Don’t wait for someone to take care of you. You light up your life. You drive yourself to your destination. No one completes you – except YOU.   It isn’t true that life does not get easier with age.. It only gets more challenging. Don’t be afraid. Don’t lose your capacity to love. Pursue your passions.   Live your dreams. Don’t lose faith in God. Don’t grow old. Just grow YOU!   When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give to someone is your time. Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is T-I-M-E because the essence of love is not what we think or do or provide for others, but how much we give of ourselves…

 *Shared by Jefferson Faudan through Facebook.

Through a Rapist’s Eyes | Reposted

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Jim Paredes wrote: Katipunan , QC incident

Reposted by Proud to be a Filipino and shared by Atty. Tating Mariscal

Dear friends,

Many of you may not have heard of the incident that happened to a friend of my son last week at about 6:30 pm right in front of the thickly-populated area of BPI-Katipunan, near shoppersville. She parked her car right in front of BPI to make a withdrawal and to do some groceries. As she was getting into her car after doing her chores, a man suddenly appeared beside her and tried to bully her into moving to the passenger seat. when she pressed her car horn to call attention, he pushed her in the car and pinned her down with his elbow on her neck. it was a good thing that she had the presence of mind to continue to struggle and press on her car horn to catch attention(even if she had to use her foot to do this) Her assailant even tried to make people believe that it was a domestic matter by telling the crowd not to get involved as it was a “private matter”. But with the onlookers multiplying by the second, her assailant finally gave up and ran. That was when she stood up and shouted for help. Thank God the guy got caught and is now under police custody. Last saturday, during the inquest, she told me that what gave her the guts to fight her assailant was the article “THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” forwarded to our e-groups! about a week prior to her attack. I am re-forwarding the article (you can find it at the bottom of this (e-mail) for everyone’s benefit. please tell your friends, family, and loved ones about this. It works. may i just add that to a certain extent, we have to get ourselves involved if we see violence being committed on anyone like calling on a security guard or a police officer even if it appears to be a domestic matter. It seems that a lot of attackers use that tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a situation. Everyone, please be very, very careful.

THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…

FYI – Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:

1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh – HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL …. I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading, forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This hassaved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage: a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) . b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars. c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim. I’d like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well.

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.

Jim Paredes

Divine Mercy Devotion

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The Wonderful Mercy of God is Inexhaustible

In heaven Jesus still carries the scar of that wound in His Sacred Heart,pierced by the spear of Longinus, which speaks eloquently of the greatest love the world will ever know.

Between 1930 and 1938 Our Lord appeared to Sister Faustina, a Sister of Mercy in Poland, to re-teach us the story of His love even unto death, and His disappointment in us because of distrust in His Mercy and goodness.  Sister Faustina’s life was a routine of everyday chores – tending the door, cooking, sweeping, gardening; Even the closest of her nun companions never guessed God’s predilections for her, or knew the wonderful secrets He whispered to her at prayer.

Sister Faustina received the first apparition of the Merciful Christ on the 22nd of February, 1931 in Plock.  She describes it thus:  “It happened in the evening.  I was in my cell, when I saw Jesus dressed in a white garment.  He held one hand raised in blessing and with the other, He was touching the garment at the breast.  From under the garment came two rays of light, one read the other pale.  In silence I contemplated the Lord.  My soul was filled with fear and, at the same time, with great joy.  After a moment Jesus said to me:  ‘Paint a picture according to the vision you see and with the inscription, Jesus, I Trust in Thee.  I desire that this picture be venerated first in your chapel and then throughout the whole world.

” ‘These rays (red and pale, symbolizing the Blood and Water that gushed forth from the Sacred Heart) shield the soul before the wrath of My Father.  Fortunate is he who lives in Their shelter for the just hand of God will never reach him.’ “

Along with these instructions of Our Lord, Sister Faustina notes two promises given by the Savior:  “I promise, that the soul that will venerate this picture will not perish.  I further promise to that soul victory over its enemies already here on earth and especially in the hour of death.  I, Myself, shall defend that soul as my own glory.” Our Lord also promised:  “When punishments for sins shall come upon the earth, and your native land shall be in extreme abasement, the only salvation will be hope in Divine Mercy.   I shall preserve the cities and homes where this picture shall be found;  I shall protect likewise those persons who shall venerate and have confidence in My Mercy.”  Of special interest and inspiration is the fact that Wilno and Cracow, the only two cities in Poland where the picture of Our Merciful Lord was publicly exposed before World War II, were both spared destruction, even though other cities were greatly damaged.

Confidence in God!  Trust in God!  This is the great appeal of Jesus in this devotion.  Through the devotion to His Most Sacred Heart, the Savior desires to enkindle in the heart of man a flame of love and expiation.  Through this devotion, He wishes to instill in our hearts a feeling of unbounded trust and confidence in His Mercy.  “The flames of Mercy consume Me,” cries Jesus, “and I desire to pour them out upon human souls.”  Lack of confidence pains Him immeasurable.  “Distrust of souls tears at my bosom.  The lack of confidence in chosen souls hurts Me most.  Despite my inexhaustible love, they do not trust Me…!”

In order to console the worst of sinners He told Sister Faustina to write: “The greatest sinner has the greatest right to have hope in My Mercy.  The soul which invokes My Mercy brings Me untold delight.  I grant it graces beyond its expectations.  I cannot punish a soul which has recourse to My pity and compassion even though it be the greatest sinner…  In My unfathomable and inscrutable mercy, I seek to justify it.”

Our Dear Savior warmly exhorts people to hasten to His Mercy before His Justice prevails:  “Write that before I come as the just one, I first open wide the gates of My Mercy.  He who does not want to pass through the gates of mercy, will have to pass through the gates of justice.”  Our Lord permitted Sister Faustina to see the enormity of man’s sins.  Frightened at their hideousness, she asked Him how He could suffer such gross insults.  “I have eternity for the punishment of these.  Now, I prolong the time of My Mercy.  But, woe to him who does not recognize the time of My visitation.  Secretary of My Mercy, you are obliged not only to write and proclaim My Mercy, but also to implore graces for sinners, that they too may praise My Mercy.”  At another time Jesus said to her:  “Write, the greater the misery, the stronger the right to mercy.  Summon all souls to confidence in the incomprehensible abyss of My Mercy, for I desire to save all.  The well of Mercy was opened wide with a lance on the cross for all souls.  I do not exclude anyone.”

Through this humble nun Our Savior also voices a warning to the world that its efforts to rise from its present material and moral degradation will be fruitless, unless it turns to His Mercy:  “Mankind will not find peace, until it turns with confidence to My Mercy.”  But at the same time He add a kind invitation and a hopeful promise:  “Tell ailing mankind to draw close to My Merciful heart and I will fill it with Peace.”

Chaplet of Mercy

On September 13, 1935, Sister Faustina saw an angel, depicted to her as the executor of God’s Wrath.  In his hands were lightning bolts and thunder.  She understood the angel was about to visit a certain place on earth and mete out punishment to its inhabitants.  Our Divine Savior had made Sister Faustina’s heart after His own merciful one, and she was sorrowful and begged the angel for mercy.  But somehow she realized that her poor prayers were without power to appease the wrath of God.  Then suddenly the Holy Trinity was manifested, and at the same time the sister heard these words:  “Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Most Beloved Son and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world.”

Wonder of wonders, as she repeated the words over and over, the angel was powerless to mete out the punishment.  The next day while going into chapel she heard once again: “As many times as you enter the chapel, immediately recite the prayer I taught you yesterday.”  She recited it at once and the voice spoke again:  “This prayer is given to appease the Wrath of God.  You will recite it for nine days on the usual part of the Rosary (five decades) in the following manner:  First you will say the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Creed.  Then on the larger beads you will recite the prayer,

‘Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Thy Most Beloved Son and Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and the sins of the whole world,’

and on the smaller beads,

‘Through the sorrowful passion of Jesus have mercy on us and on the whole world.’

In conclusion you will say three times:

‘Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.’

Sister received on September 14, 1935, the following beautiful promises for all who would pray this powerful chaplet.

“Unceasingly recite this chaplet that I have taught you.  Whoever will recite it will receive great mercy at the hour of death… Priests should recommend it to sinners as a last hope of salvation.  Even the most hardened sinner, if he recites this chaplet even once, will receive grace from My infinite mercy… Oh, what great graces I will grant to souls who will recite this chaplet… By means of it you can ask and obtain anything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will…  I want the whole world to know of My infinite mercy.  I want to give unimaginable graces to those who trust in My mercy.”

During His Passion Our Savior shed His Precious Blood for us.  There were but a few drops left in His dying Heart.  He permits His Sacred Heart to be opened with a lance; and the blood trapped therein gushed forth and water with it.  The Savior wishes that this touching manifestation of His love be venerated in a special manner in the devotion to the Mercy of God.  It is for that reason that He instructed Sister Faustina to write down this short prayer and to use it often:  “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of Mercy for us, I Trust in Thee.”

Let us imagine that Jesus is addressing us, when He said to Sister Faustina:  “Secretary of My Mercy, I obligate you not only to write and proclaim My Mercy, but also to implore graces for them (sinners), that they may also praise My Mercy.”

Proclaim His Mercy

Our Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Faustina, too.  On the Feast of the Annunciation in 1936 Mary said to her:  “I gave the world a Savior.  You must proclaim His Mercy to it and prepare the world for His Second Coming.  He will then come not as a Merciful Savior, but as a just Judge.  It will be a day of horror; resolved to be the day of Justice – the day of the Wrath of God.  Angels tremble before it… Speak to souls of His great Mercy, while there is still time.  If you remain silent now, you will have to account for a great number of souls on that final day.  Fear nothing.  Be faithful to the end.”

Three O’clock In The Afternoon – The Hour of Great Mercy

This was designated by Our Lord as the Hour of great grace for the whole world.

After Sister had said this short prayer:

“You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world.  O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelope the whole world and empty Thyself out upon us.”  

She recorded the following request by Our Lord:

“At three o’clock implore My Mercy, especially for sinners;  and, if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony.  This is the hour of great Mercy for the whole world… In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.”

It was about four months later when Sister wrote the following words of Jesus:

“I remind you, My daughter, that as often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners;  for at that moment, mercy was opened wide for every soul.  In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking;  it was the hour of grace for the whole world – mercy triumphed over justice.”

Suggestions

You are encouraged to set the alarm on your clock or wristwatch for 3:00 P.M. as a reminder to follow Our Savior’s instructions above.  And also to obtain a picture of Our Lord’s Divine Mercy with the words, “Jesus, I Trust In Thee” inscribed on it.  And finally, it would be a good idea to print a copy of this email right nowso that you will have it readily available and to read the prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet that you can say on the beads of any regular rosary.

Epilogue

Sister Faustina died on October 5, 1938.  Her time to work for God’s Mercy on earth came to an end.  On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized Sister Faustina as a saint in Heaven due to her holiness of life.  So we now need to refer to her as Saint Faustina and ask her to pray for us so that God will grant us the grace to have that hope and trust in His wonderful Mercy that conforms to His Will.  Now it is up to us to tell sinners about the love and mercy of the Sacred Heart.

Jesus promised that:

“Souls who spread the honor of My Mercy I will shield through their entire life as a tender mother her infant, and at the hour of death I will not be a Judge for them, but the Merciful Savior.  Tell My priests that hardened sinners will crumble beneath their words when they speak about My unfathomable Mercy, about the compassion I have for them in My heart.  To priests who will proclaim and extol My Mercy I will give wonderful power, and I will anoint their words and I will touch the hearts to whom they will speak.”

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3 Things To Be Happy | Bo Sanchez

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A psychiatrist who’s been listening to thousands of unhappy patients for 40 years realized that there are three things to be happy. If you have these three things, it’ll be very difficult to be miserable!

Do you have these three things?

1. Something to do

2. Someone to love

3. Something to look forward to

Why did I mention these three things to you? Here’s my message: I believe that if you make God first, all things will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33). Including these three things!

1. Something To Do

My mother is 85-years old and she’s happy. Why? Because when she wakes up each morning, she has something to do. Everyday, she goes to the prayer room and prays for me. If she has extra time, she prays for her other children. Just kidding. She prays for everyone—every son-in-law, every grandchild, every cousin, every friend who needs prayer. That’s her call. And she’s happy. One of the most precious things that God gives you is a call. You were born with a sacred purpose in life. Do you know why the entertainment industry is huge? Do you know why a single video game can earn $30 Million? Because people are bored. They don’t have anything to do. And that’s why people are miserable. And because people can’t take the misery, they thirst for distraction. And so they buy entertainment. Why are people bored? Because they don’t have a cause to die for, a mission to dedicate their lives. Here’s the good news: If you seek God first, He’ll give you something to do. You’ll wake up every morning with a cause you’ll be willing to die for. I pity the person without a God-ordained dream, with a powerful Divine Call summoning his heart. Listen to God’s voice in the depths of your being. I created you for a beautiful purpose. Live for this purpose. Die for this purpose.

2. Someone To Love

If you seek God first, you’ll have a lot of Someones to love! Christianity isn’t a religion as much as it is a relationship. It’s primarily a personal relationship with God. He’s the first “Someone” to love. And it’s also a relationship with a spiritual family. If you follow God, you’ll never be alone again. A woman came up to me yesterday. She said, “Bo, ever since I’ve attended the Feast (our weekly gathering), my life has totally changed. And my relationships have changed. My marriage is so much better. My relationship with my kids has grown so much because of the Feast.” Give yourself to God and He’ll give you His family. Both come in a package! And finally…

3. Something To Look Forward To

When a person doesn’t have hope, he dies. If you seek God first, He’ll give you a vision for your future. Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it in abundance.” I look forward to a life of abundance—in this world and in the world to come. Last week, we were relaxing at home when my little Francis said, “I want to watch Shreck again.” If you’ve got little kids at home, I’m sure you know this movie. Shreck is about an Ogre and his sidekick Donkey. Both of them rescues Princess Fiona locked up in a tower, guarded by a fiery red Dragon. The movie has done so well, they’ve come out with a Shrek 2, Shrek 3, and Shrek 4. And we’ve watched all of them. But yesterday, we put Shrek 1 in the DVD player and had fun fun watching the entire movie again. But because I knew how the movie ends, I watched it in a different way. When the fiery red Dragon was about to eat the Donkey, I had a smile of my face. Because I knew that at the end of the movie, Donkey will marry the Dragon. (As crazy as that may sound!) In fact, in Shrek 2, they’ll have 4 kids. It’s very different if you know how the story ends. Thanks to Easter, we know how your story ends. You may be going through rough times now. You may be going through severe trials. Sometimes, you wonder if you can overcome your problems. Don’t give up! Because you know that at the end of the day, you’re going to win. Because God is with you. The Bible says, If God is for you, who can be against you? In fact, even death can’t win over you. Like Jesus, you too will rise. Death will be conquered. And you will live forever. Yes, we have something to look forward to! Happy Easter, my dear friend! May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez

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QUESTION: could either be answered by a YES or NO

DOORS: has ENTRANCE & EXIT

LIGHTS: has to be ON or OFF

TABLES: have COLUMNS and ROWS

LOVING: has to be at two sides, TO LOVE and BE LOVED

SHARING: means GIVING and RECEIVING

RESPECT: comes into ways, SELF and OTHERS

FIGHT: could be LOOSING or WINNING

VICTORY: means you SURVIVE and SUCCEED

LIFE ON EARTH: there is ME and GOD

See What God Sees In You

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Last month, I bought a second-hand car. The car was a beauty. (Yes, I’m still a guy. As a little boy, my favorite toy was the matchbox.) I was curious why the owner was selling it—because it was just four years old. The leather seats still smelled nice. The paint was still shiny. The engine was still powerful. When I visited his home to pay for the car, I realized why. In the parking lot, he had newer, bigger, better cars. No wonder he was getting rid of his older car. To him, the car was garbage. But to me, the car was gold. It’s funny how one thing can be garbage to one person and gold to the other.

“God Chose Me”

Once upon a time, I felt like garbage too. That was how I saw myself. I was a man with an uncontrollable sin. I was so messed up I was ashamed that I was even alive. But Jesus looked at me and didn’t see the garbage. He only saw the gold. And He loved me so much, He bought me. He said, “No price is too high. Not cost too big. I want you.” He ended up paying with His life, shedding his blood. Friend, this is the Jesus whom we follow. This Good Friday, I invite you to see what Jesus sees in you. Find the gold that He insists is there in you. And receive His love anew this Holy Week.

May your dreams come true,

Bo Sanchez

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