In any team game, no player would like to be left out of the play, even as a substitute. To be left on the bench means that you are not good enough to be a first team player. Every player believes that he is skilled and the best to...Read More »
When God called us into His saving grace, He had in His sight our spiritual growth and maturity. The Apostle Paul underscores this when he writes, “And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints...Read More »
Dear friends and Carmelites,
Whenever the Word of God is preached, it would either awaken or harden a hearer. His Word could either pierce the hearer’s heart or like water that runs off a duck’s back. Some hear the Gospel and are overwhelmed by the wondrous love of God and His...Read More »
Simeon the Stylite, a 5th century monk, achieved fame by living on a platform three feet wide on top of a sixty feet pillar in the wilderness of Syria. He thought that the only way he could be holy and get closer to God was by punishing himself physically.
Often...Read More »
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Someone once made this startling observation: It has been said that man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, and about eight minutes without air—but only one second without HOPE.
There are others, however, who have been so disillusioned with hope. German philosopher Friedrich...Read More »