Stay and Suffer

This writing comes from the heart of a relatively young person whom I have much to learn from.

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I am a recent convert, and after my baptism, decided to join a ministry. To my horror, there is much judgment and politics and my first reaction is to fight or flight. Fight is not really an option and flight is rather cowardice. Then a fellow brother-in-Christ came to me and suggested – there is a third option: why don’t you choose stay and suffer?

Stay and Suffer? You must be mad! Why would I submit myself to further harassment and humiliation? Why would anyone deliberately choose to suffer?  It is against human nature!!!

Or is it? As I cooled down and contemplated about it, there are indeed people who choose to stay and suffer.

Whether it is the mother who stay and suffer for her autistic son, or the wife who stay and suffer for her cancer stricken husband, or the son who gave up marriage to stay and…

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O God is GREAT!

They say that birds of a feather flock together

and  it is true to a large extent

Yet here is one lone bird

It is content to be by itself

Far from feeling alone and why is  it so?

I see myself in this bird

I have choices to make

sometimes I choose

to be alone

to be alone

to be alone

time to spend in silence is good

time to hear our Lord in solitude

and in silence

so all is well

and all is well indeed

In the Church of St Anthony of Padua

It is interesting to note that one needs grace to be at a particular church, and I have personally experienced this all these years. I started off with St Michael’s Church. Newly converted I was full of zest and fervour for the charismatic way of worship which I am so comfortable with. I also can remain silent and not raise hands to worship our Lord. I am  open and I can adapt to the worship styles and I thank the Holy Spirit for this.

At the recollection – Our Lady of Fatima

There was  so much that I learned from the recent recollection that it would  be worthwhile sharing; yet, I have been so busy that I have not  had time to  re-read all that I managed to keep note of. . .

Perhaps I can share that one of the first things that I have  put into practice is this… when one enters the church, one normally would make the sign of the cross with holy water and enter. But now I  add a prayer as taught by the  visiting priest to us.

May this holy water and the Precious Blood of Jesus wash away all my sins, O Lord!                 

Flowers for the Catholic Church

The above are flowers for the Catholic Church, that is true but I would like to talk about the lady who is very  prayerful. She is independent although she cannot walk far without the help of her vehicle. I have spoken to her and I do love the way she spends her time praying in spite of her age and her health. May I add that her example is reflected in the family especially the daughter and her husband. It is such a joy, is it not?