Category: spirituality

CAN YOU HELP OUT?

Last year during one of my short breaks in Croatia, a friend of mine gave me a book titled ” The Lost Books of the Bible.” Since then, I have read this book twice. But since then, there are many questions that I have been battling with inside me since then. If someone could help me out with good answers to these questions, I will be grateful.

Qt 1 How can God be defined?

Qt2 Is destiny real? If yes, how is God related to our destiny in life?

Qt 3 How is God related in our past, present, and future? Is He aware of all these?

I humbly await your reply. Thanks

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DO YOU KNOW THAT….

Better to die in the quest for wisdom and knowledge than to settle for mediocrity.

Searching for knowledge is not an easy task. It is total imprisonment. 😢

The quest for wisdom is the beginning of your imprisonment. 🤔🤔🤔🤔

When you depend on someone psychologically and emotionally, it implies that you depend on another human being for your happiness. Anthony de MELLO

Where you see as hell is heaven for others. 

He never promised to wipe away your tears. But He promised you that those tears will be tears of joy.

It is not all about going to church but it has to do with your lifestyle and personal relationship with God

CONFUSION IN FAITH

NB! THIS WRITE-UP IS NOT FOR THE ATHEISTS

There is no doubt about what you used to think about the entrance of Christianity into Nigeria. Many said they brought us religion and took away our culture. Some believed that those who brought to us Christianity went away with some of our precious heritage and resources then. This is a fact.

My problem is not from the above statements. The issue is this. Since the advent of Christianity to Nigeria, how have we been following the teachings of Christ? Let us forget about those who brought it to us and how their situation is now with regards to their faith in God. We have taken the religion to the highest level of iberiberism, filled with Pharisees and Sadducees. Take a look and see how religion has turned into a business enterprise. Did we learn that from those who brought it to us? If yes, good and fine. Maybe then, we were still in darkness and were still thinking not too far from our noses. Now that things are changing in our world, you are now educated and civilised to some extent. Do you think we are on the right track?

In a street, you will find tens of mushroom churches. What are they doing? Converting souls for Christ? Accolades for them then! If you don’t believe what those who brought the religion said, apply common sense. At least believe in God. But if you don’t believe in God, then I rest my case and this write-up is not for you as mentioned above.

Somebody would just wake up one morning, and start his own church all the name of being under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Thanks to God that He is not like other gods that would strike you once you misused their names. Watching the way many of these churches operate will leave you in pain and tears of sorrow. When you see you will ask yourself, “Are all these in the name of God?”

As long as true religion is concern, the shepherd will always do everything to protect the sheep. That is s true pastor. But the moment the shepherd feeds on the sheep, then he or she is not a true sherperd, he or she is nothing but iberibe practicing iberiberism. The shepherd is using the sheep to enrich himself or herself. You know the the rest of the stories.

MEDITATION OF FR HENRY


“The poor man died and was carried by the angels to sit beside Abraham at the feast in heaven. The rich man died and was buried, and in Hades, where he was in great pain, he looked up and saw Abraham, far away, with Lazarus at his side” (Lk 16:22-23). When the rich man died he was buried and in torments; whereas the poor man went to heaven. The rich man relied on his riches. He had not only distanced himself from God, but also from the poor man. With all his riches, he could not care a thing for the poor beggar. The wealth on which he relied not only failed to give him eternal life, but also brought him eternal damnation in hell. We are urged not to rely for our eternal happiness on the riches we accumulate, for they will fail us; rather, we rely totally on God. May God help us not forget that the rich man was condemned for eternity, not because he was rich, but because his wealth had made him indifferent to the plight of others, and give us the grace to be sensitive to the poor and complete reliance on the Lord.

REMAIN BLESSED