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The prince of this world...........

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Recently, the church of satan was opened in Colombia. It is very heart breaking and continues to trouble my mind! The cult leader (Victor Damian Razo) claims they are not worshipping the devil, but Lucifer, the fallen angel expelled for his pride! Lucifer and Satan are the same person so i dont know who he is trying to deceive here!


I cannot understand how people can be so blind as to worship evil! Lucifer is evil incarnate and he is only capable of hatred and malice! Do not deceive yourself into thinking that there is any good in him. Some very misguided people think they should sympathise with his cause because he was "unjustly" judged by God. Angelic beings were created with full knowledge and thus his sin could not be forgiven. He knew fully well what he was doing when he rebelled against God!


Lucifer / Satan is the prince of this world but make no mistake, he is evil and only desires your downfall. He is an expert at deception and flattery so do not fall for his trap. L…

Comparison robs us of contentment..........

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I recently received an inspirational video that focused on comparison. Basically the message was that we become depressed and envious when we compare our situations and lives to others! It also helps us to ponder why it seems that the people who have the most, are the most unhappy?


Everyone has a different journey and a different life story. The sooner we accept that, the better for us. There will always be someone smarter, wealthier, better looking or more talented than you! So what? Does that mean they are better people than you or that your life matters any less than theirs? No, your unique life has purpose and meaning whether you are an educated professor or a high school drop out!


Do not let comparison rob you of your joy and contentment. Instead of focusing on what others have thna you do not, focus on what you do have! There is no one on earth who has nothing to contribute. We all make life on earth beautiful and meaningful. We each have a purpose and a unique journey, discover…

You are not defined by the perceptions of other people!

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I recently received a video about Lizzie Velasquez. Lizzie is a beautiful , amazing young woman who was born with a genetic disorder that does not allow her to gain any weight! Growing up Lizzie had to deal with bullies and at age 17 was dubbed the "world's ugliest woman in a you tube video". I was speechless at the cruelty of human beings. How could someone do that to her?


Today Lizzie is a great motivational speaker, author and graduate. She made a choice , a very brave one not to let the cruelty and shallowness of some people define her. She is so strong and such an inspiration to thousands of people around the world today!


There is a alot of negativity in the world today but only you can decide how you deal with it. You can chose to be bitter and spew hatred and venom if its hurled at you or you can use that to grow! People can be cruel but use that cruelty and let it make you strong. Do not let them win! Do not let the bitterness around you change you. You were made…

Living for others..............

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Yesterday, someone shared with me a beautiful life quote. It starts with the words, "does a candle lose anything by lighting another candle? Obviously not! In our era of today, we have forgotten the true meaning of life and what happiness really is!


Just look towards nature. Do flowers bloom for their own benefit? Is their sweet fragrance smelt by them? Do trees eat their own fruit? Does the radiant sun shine for its own benefit? The list is endless!
Our selfish nature notwithstanding, we were created to help and complement one another!


You do not lose anything by being kind. Your talents will only shine brighter when used to help others. Be an inspiration to someone everyday and you will discover that true fulfillment in life is in service to others. Let your motto come from Jesus, "I am among you as one who serves".
God bless you all!


This wicked generation....

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Recently, there have been quite alot of kidnappings, robberies , rapes and murders in Kampala. The police still havent been able to get the people responsible and people are in a state of disbelief and fear! When did Uganda become so unsafe?


Honestly everywhere around the world, terrible things are happening and seem to be on the rise. Its not just here and the motive for these terrible crimes seems to be money or sometimes a vendetta. History has proved countless times that an eye for an eye never bring justice, it only perpetuates the cycle of violence!

We are truly a wicked generation! We who think, are enlightened and advanced due to technology have degraded ourselves to the point of being worse than animals! How can we say we are enlightened when we treat human life with such disregard? In my opinion, abortion is one of the worst things to happen and have been accepted and its truly horrific. If we can murder innocent babes in their mothers wombs, then we no longer have any respe…

Shared Blessings........

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Yesterday i was reminded of the reason why some people seem to be blessed more than others! In the homily, the priest in my local church reminded us not to be selfish with God's blessings. "To whom much is given....much will be required!"


Some people have millions in their bank accounts but cannot be bothered to help out a homeless person! And not just money, we are selfish with our hearts and time as well! We all keep thinking about creating a better life for ourselves but do we ever stop to think that the first step to making a better life is helping others?


When you are blessed by God, dont raise your standard of living, raise your standard of giving! It is true that there is more joy in giving than receiving and the more you give, the more you get! In the words of mother theresa of calcutta, "give untill it hurts". It doesnt matter if some people do not appreciate your charity, do not let that make you selfish!

Lord, bless us everyday with your gifts that w…

I shall not be moved................

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The United States Government and some citizens seem to stand by the above statement. They indeed will not be moved by the many tragedies that have occurred there due to the reckless use of fire arms. (especially guns). Just last week, 17 people (most of them high school students) were killed by a former student of a high school in florida.


A priest in my local church once said we are becoming contemptuous of situations and people. Our hearts have indeed grown cold as the bible says and they are in desperate need of thawing. I keep thinking to myself, how many more must die senselessly? How many young innocent lives have already been lost? How many families are heartbroken and torn part? When will it be enough?

Sadly, we cannot bring back the lives lost. We can only hopefully learn from this! We cannot make sense of the loss but we can do our best to prevent future situations like this! The government and the citizens need to make a change. The right to protect yourself should not come…

Lent : an exercise in discipline............

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Today , ash wednsesday marks the beginning of Lent. As christians, the pillars of lent are charity, forgiveness and fasting / abstinence. We are encouraged especially during this season to focus on those pillars and also to meditate on Christ's passion. Lent is also the perfect time to form us in the art of discipline.


Very difficutlt indeed when today the world encourages an excess and abandon of your emotions. Do what you feel and the consequences be damned! A life of reckless abandon will lead you down a dark path that will eventually destroy you!

Watch your thoughts. There is a reason an idle mind is the devil's workshop. Do not let your mind wander as it can lead to wicked thoughts that will drive into actions. Watch your words as well. There is a wisdom in silence and thinking before we say things as words cannot be unsaid and can do damage that is difficult to repair.

Watch your eyes. The eyes are a mirror to the soul. Let your eyes be filled with light! If you let your…

Devotion to our king......Jesus in the tabernacle!

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Yesterday, the priest in my local church wanted to remind us of the sanctity of the mass! He started by using the saying "familiarity breeds contempt". This is very true indeed as we tend to take for granted people and situations that are of common occurence to us. We lose the true value of people and certain things which MUST never happen with the mass!


He reminded us of how many people spend days without access to a priest to say mass! Yet, we who have Jesus in our midst everyday are constantly DISTRACTED during mass. We are on our phones, sometimes using mass as an event to socialize with our friends or generally come to mass just to pass the time, or out of obligation when our hearts are not really present!

And oh, he reminded us about how we disrespect Jesus in the blessed sacrament! How many offenses against his sacred heart! We enter the mass as if we are walking into any other place. Jesus, king of kings is truly present in the tabernacle. We owe him all our respect …

Our encounters with suffering......

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The saying goes "misery loves company", which is very true! In our everyday life, we meet suffering in many forms. No matter how much we may want to escape it, human suffering is and always will be part of our lives. We will do well to accept that but the question is, how do we respond to misery when we encounter it? Do we try to ignore it and pretend it doesnt exist?


I was recently reading an article about a cancer survivor and her experience with suffering. While she was struggling with chemotherapy, she looked out the window and observed many people going about their lives, seemingly unconcerned that she was in so much pain! Life must go on true, even in the midst of tragedy but how should we respond when we meet tragedy and sorrow?


We shouldnt feel guilty for being happy if our lives are going well. However we shouldnt ignore people we meet in everyday life who are suffering. We cannot do everything but we can do SOMETHING! A smile, or a word of encouragement goes a long…

To Appreciate and Encourage......

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In Life, we get what we put into it! Be watchful about being negative about people and situations! People are not perfect and there is no perfect life. We need to learn to look for the good in others and in every situation in life.


People more often than not, believe what you tell them and can be influenced by your words. Sometimes its even only one thing that people choose to focus on, one mistake or flaw. If you repetitively tell someone something, they can become that or behave that way!
Just think about how we can influence and bring about a positive change in people's lives ! Think about how we can effect change in the world. A real positive change by making an effort to encourage and appreciate others!

People always say they want to make a difference in this world! Start by simply using your words and actions to encourage and appreciate, offer support to others. Do not give up on people or situations, no matter how difficult they may seem! God bless you all!


Slip of the tongue.....

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Recently, a certain president made very inflammatory statements which he cannot take back. Your reputation is the best thing you have and in my opinion, a good reputation is better than all the money in the world. Once your reputation is gone, you cannot get it back. I know everybody deserves a second chance but we need to watch what we say! Once the words are out, they cannot be taken back!

I have been reflecting on moments in my life when i wanted to say something really horrible to someone close to me and you know what? Am so glad i held my tongue because that would have been a grave mistake and it would have hurt them terribly!


I honestly believe in walking away when you feel extremely angry or upset with someone or a situation. Confrontations usually get out of hand and we end up saying things we shouldnt or things we dont really mean but the damage is done once the words are out and they cant be unspoken. I am not saying dont confront people when the situation demands it. I am s…

RIP

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Rest in Peace....we all want that for the people close to us and any one who has passed on from this life. Its very nice to wish those who have died a peaceful rest but our assumption that they are in a better place and indeed resting is very wrong. It may bring the relatives and friends of those close to them some comfort but we need to be ready to accept the truth!


No matter how many tears are shed for the deceased, they cannot help them if you do not PRAY! We are all sinners and have not kept God's commandments faithfully! Only the pure of heart shall see God! Heaven is a place of purity and goodness where we shall see God as he truly is and possess him fully! Oh , how the thought of being there fills me with hope. But we must remmeber that we can only go there when our souls are pure!

Purgatory exists because of God's mercy. It is a place of purification and suffering. The souls there suffer immensely becuase they long to be joined to their creator but know that they must …

Am i not here.....I who am your mother?

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The above words were spoken by our lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego, a recent convert to christianity in Mexico at a time when south america was steeped in culture of darkness and death (human sacrifice especially among the native tribes of mexico). He was anxious about the message he had been given by our lady and thought of it as too difficult. He was trying to escape when he encountered our lady and she spoke those calming words to him.


We recently celebrated the feast of Mary, mother of God! Mary is the mother of our saviour and the mother of all christendom and the human race. Children need the soothing touch of their mothers especially when experiencing difficulties. It is unfortunate that some people have lost their mothers or been abandoned by them in life.

However when we are faced with challenges and difficulties, the storms of life, we need only remember that we have the most tender of mothers, Mary. She is the undoer of knots and we only need to call out to her and she will…