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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Col 1:24-28

I rejoice when I suffer for you, and I complete in my own flesh what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of his body, which is the Church. For I am serving the Church since God entrusted to me the ministry of bringing into effect his design for you. I mean that mysterious plan that for centuries and generations remained secret, and which God has now revealed to his holy people. God willed to make known to them the riches of the glory of his mysterious plan among the Gentile nations; it is Christ in you, your hope of glory. It is Christ whom we preach. We warn and teach everyone with true wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Col 1:15-20

Jesus Christ is the image of the unseen God, the firstborn of all the creation, for in him all things were created, heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, rulers, authorities, powers; all things were made through him and for him. He is before all things and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is also the first, the firstborn from the dead, he may be the first in everything, God was pleased to let all fullness dwell in him. Through him God willed to reconcile all things to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by establishing peace through his blood shed on the cross.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Birthday Review

No points for guessing it, yesterday was my birthday :-) and praise Lord, what a wonderful day I had. I started my day by cutting my birthday cake and then went to the church to be with Jesus. For the first time ever, Golu and I attended the 6:30 am Eucharistic Celebration. What bliss!!!

Then Golu dropped me at home and went to office. After reaching home I realized that in the excitement of my birthday, Googaa and Goldie have forgotten to carry their water bottles. So I immediately rushed to the school with their respective water bottles. Felt nice to do that otherwise they wouldn't have got water for the entire day.

Then I began my office work and the Facebook wishes also kept pouring in one after the other. It really is a big mood booster. Nowadays, the celebrations aren't complete unless we share them on social platform ;-)

Then it was time for "Project T". There too had a small but beautiful birthday celebration with all the Ts and Ss. Felt really good and sentimental. An extremely emotional and satisfying feeling!!

Then in the evening, wrapped up the birthday with a cosy dinner at home which was cooked by me.

So, overall an extremely happy day. My entire year's shopping expedition finally found the light of the day. Now, its time to start shopping for fourteenth wedding anniversary in December :-P

Thursday, July 11, 2013

St. Benedict, Abbot (Memorial)

First Reading

Today's Psalm

Psalms 105: 16 - 21

When he summoned a famine on the land, and broke every staff of bread,
he had sent a man ahead of them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave.
His feet were hurt with fetters, his neck was put in a collar of iron;
until what he had said came to pass the word of the LORD tested him.
The king sent and released him, the ruler of the peoples set him free;
he made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his possessions,


Matthew 10: 7 - 15

And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay.
Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts,
no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food.
And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart.
As you enter the house, salute it.
And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town.
Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomor'rah than for that town.

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun? As the rainbow giving light in the bright clouds, and as the flower of roses in the days of spring.

-- Cant. 6:9; Ecclus 50:8

Recessional Hymn

To follow the Lord and find freedom,
To love as He loved and bring peace,
To spend our lifetime for His Kingdom,
To want it to grow and increase.

To search for the truth never ceasing,
To look for a star in the night,
To knock at the door never tiring,
To wait eagerly for His light.

To walk hand in hand with each other,
To share with the burdened their pain,
To comfort the people who suffer,
To help those in need, for no gain.

To sense how oppressed are the poorest,
To struggle for justice and right,
To stand for the truth and be honest,
To die to oneself in the fight.

Communion Hymn

Peace is flowing like a river,
flowing out of you and me.
Flowing out into the desert,
setting all the captives free.

Love is flowing like a river,
flowing out of you and me.
Flowing out into the desert,
setting all the captives free.

Healing's flowing like a river,
flowing out of you and me.
Flowing out into the desert,
setting all the captives free.

Alleluia, alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia.
Alleluia, alleluia.

Entrance Hymn

All the ends of the earth,
All you creature of the sea, lift up your eyes
To the wonders of the Lord. For the Lord of the earth,
The master of the sea, has come with justice for the world.

Break into song at the deeds of the Lord,
The wonders He has done in every age.

Heaven and earth shall rejoice in his might;
Every heart, every nation call Him Lord.

The Lord has made His salvation known, faithful to His promise of old.

Let the ends of the earth, let the sea and it holds
Make music before our King!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

What's up!!!

Someone on Whatsapp asked me "what's up?". That set me thinking.
So, what is actually up with me nowadays? And the answer is - I really don't know.

All I really know is that I am extremely caught up with too many things. My day starts quite early and though I retire at quite a decent time at night, I am unable to get sound sleep. My sleep is erratic which frustrates me alot and am exhausted and tired very easily. I want to sleep peacefully.

My days are extremely hectic and I have hardly any time for myself. I need rest. I am running helter-skelter from Monday to Friday. I have a busy week.

This is the reason I love the weekends nowadays. I really look forward to the weekends. They are refreshing and peaceful.

But the most beautiful development in my life is that I don't scream at my daughters nowadays. Not at all - not even to wake them up in the morning. All the screaming and shouting is done OUTSIDE. That's the best part of my choc-a-bloc life - I have mellowed toward my cuties. And I really love this though I miss them more than ever!!!