Birth Anniversary of the Saint of the gutter

Today the world is commemorating the birth anniversary of the Saint of the gutter,Mother Teresa.I couldn’t meet her personally though I got thousands of chances to meet her .

I was living in Kolkata very close to AJC Bose Road ,it was a distance of five minutes walk from Dehi Serampore Road .

Almost every evening I walked down the footpath on AJC Bose road and I had noticed the Door of Mother House with a message “Mother Teresa in”.

Perhaps God had a different plan for me so as a young boy I never felt like meeting her or speaking to her.It wasn’t because of my haughty attitudes but my humility and simplicity that made me feel very small so I didn’t dare to press the calling bell.

After her death I have come across many sisters of Missionaries of Charity who had worked with Mother Teresa.I remember one particular nun in whom I had noticed the similar attitudes of Mother Teresa.Her name is Sister Therese Marie.At present she is a superior in a state called Rajasthan.She had told me many facts of Mother Teresa.

One incident that touched me very much was ,one day Mother Teresa had gone out to seek help from the rich business men of Burra Bazaar and there she had put forward her right palm for help to support the orphans of her homes .The business man immediately spat on her palm.Mother Teresa was so humble and determined that she wiped her right palm on her uniform (Saree) and said to the business man that she got whatever she deserved and put forward her left palm and requested him to give what the helpless abandoned inmates of her home deserved.

The business man was shocked at the attitudes of that little humble nun and finally he agreed to help her .

Her indomitable strength and faith in the Lord made things possible .There were times when she was not sure of the ration of the next day for her inmates .Like angels people poured in with more than what was required .

I personally have seen very rich people drove in at Sishu Bhawan with gifts for the abandoned children which included new clothes ,food articles,sweet meats etc.

It is matter of great joy that we have an example of a soft spoken person’s success in following the footprints of our Lord.She started with a rented room and today there are homes in almost all the countries of the world .

I stay very close to a home run by the sisters of Mother Teresa and I was called many times to assist them to take the dead bodies for the last ritual .My family members and I feel privileged to be close to her home.I thank the Lord for sending such people to inspire us with their examples.

Thank you very much for reading.

BRINGING UP CHILDREN IN TRUE PERSPECTIVES.

Children are indeed beautiful flowers to all of us.We all love children, whether it’s our own or someone else’s. Parents without children live a very sad life,to them life is monotonous. They do almost anything and everything to have a child.Similarly there are parents who tolerate all kinds of tortures in the family just to remain close to their kids.They can’t even dream of being separated from their kids.Children are so important for this world that almost every human activity is connected to a child,for examples..hospitals,nursing homes, schools,colleges,shopping malls etc.Having children and bringing them up in the proper way are two different dimensions.

Practically speaking children are abused in many ways in today’s world.Even the parents’ hectic schedule is a bar to a child’s proper growth.The love and care of parents have been replaced either by different gadgets or by the caretaker/governess. Here I confess my disability to spend a proper time with my own son,who is writing his ISC Examination.(completing his 12th standard) Sometimes I regret for my sin of not spending time with him.I felt, I should give him the best education for which I work from dawn to night.When I go for my work in the morning he is in his bed.When I have my lunch he is in the school,during his dinner I return home after my work.

So it is very important to have intimacy with our children,to be close to them for a part of the day. If we fail to spend time with our kids then after a certain age they may not talk to us openly rather frankly.They may not speak of their problems or fight shy of their beloved ones.They have their sufferings of their own and they keep it in their heart.In this way they create a load for themselves.which becomes heavy after certain time and anything may happen when list expected.In today’s world the worst accident that is occurring in many families and the consequence of such accidents can’t be understood easily.Abortion(filicide) is that accident which spoils the family and with it the single kid. Trying to have a single issue to ensure that one child can be brought up in a proper way is a way to total destruction.

Sorry to say it is filicide, that is spoiling the present nuclear families.Single child certainly doesn’t know about one or two filicide in the family but a hatred grows in the living child against the killers of his /her own brother or sister (parents)naturally.Such a child is usually arrogant,disobedient to the parents and can even revolt against his/her parents in some matters concerning his

own life.Perhaps the blood understands or considers the parents as enemies.Another important cause of child’s change of attitudes is the abandonment of old parents (Child’s grandparents).Again it’s the blood that declares a cold war against the parents.Situations like this are really deadlier than a real war.Peace in the family is totally destroyed.Parents either become very arrogant and impose conditions which are often not acceptable for the child or become mentally and even physically disturbed.In such a state sometimes one of the parents try to come closer to the child to save him.A differences of opinion emerges.If it is not nipped in the bud then arises the question of separation and finally one sin compels to commit more sins and then a hellish state of affair is created in the family.So beware,don’t dare to ignore child’s total needs by means of filicide.It’s not enough to give the child the worldly things but we must keep in mind the fact that children deserve real affection and support in the family with brothers and sisters,parents are sometimes not enough for a funfilled and jovial life.

DIVINE LOVE

My love for my Deity is different from many other affairs,

it’s really very unique as he looks after me and cares.

My own praises and prayers to him is enough and sufficient,

for he never abandons me and he is ever present in my tent.

I remember him always so I sit to pray early in the morning,

that’s what makes me different from others & a unique human being.

After the day’s hard work when I return home late at night,

I forget all the other tasks and thank him which makes me upright.

I am so unworthy that I don’t praise and adore him on my own,

his love for my prayers enables me to follow the path he has shown.

It is such a divine relationship that he won’t allow others to spoil it,

he has allowed this affair to go so far cause he has considered me to be fit.

Do we call else one to love our dear ones when we are unwell or ill?

Let’s not force others to love our God it’s a matter of heart we have to feel.

The name of our God is so sacred that it can’t be uttered by any Tom & Dick,

hence we must not force others to utter it as it’s a reverential trick.

Isn’t a poor widow mother happy with the call of ‘Mom’ of his only son?

Why do we need unknown people to praise our God and make it a fun?

He can create billions of angels in a moment for his praise and adoration,

he doesn’t want the love of all as many are agents of devil among his creation.

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THANK YOU DEAR LORD FOR SAVING MY LIFE.

My beloved friends,today I am not about to write a post like other days but  I would like to thank the good Lord for his love for me and for you all as it’s a very special day for me and for my well wishers.

On 17 the August afternoon as I was returning home from my duty I fell down from my bicycle exactly on a busy road named National High way .You won’t believe that the particular time of the day is full of traffic(very heavy vehicles) on other days but that day When I fell down on my left side with all my weight weighed only on my left palm, there were no vehicles ,neither on the left nor on the right.The moment I fell, for a moment I felt that my left arm was missing so I sat in the middle of the road for a while to contemplate on my sad plight ,then I took up my bicycle and walked a little distance and crossed the road .

Thereafter I made a call to my son to help me as I was feeling helpless and soon my wife and son had come to my aid.I was saved once again for a purpose and the devil failed to kill me because of that blessed purpose.When I am destined to live for a great purpose nothing can destroy me .It was the love of the Lord and your prayers that foiled the plan of the evil one .So I thank the Lord for his saving grace and love.I request you all to thank the Lord for saving me .

At present the X-ray report says that I have a crack on my left elbow so the Doctor has prescribed 10 days of medications and if it doesn’t improve then the doctor will opt for other options .I am supposed to keep my arm in a sling pouch so that there is less movement .I Request you all to pray for me for quick recovery .

Interesting fact is that I was not able to sleep well at night for the last few weeks,I slept late at 2 or 2.30 AM and woke up at 5 AM so that was a big problem for me .After the accident I am able to sleep well despite the severe pain .I was suffering of insomnia.The accident saved me from some other major problems as numbers of covid 19 patients are sky rocketing every day.

I am sorry to say that I cannot reply to the questions which have been put forward by seamlessecho.wordpress.com as they have nominated me for the Sunshine blogger Award.Please do check their fantastic blog ,read ,comment and share as they are our well wishers,our beloved ones.I am sharing their link https://wp.me/pcbjgm-8f    for you all to check their Blog.                                     I thank you dears for nominating me for the Sunshine bloggers Award.God bless you abundantly.

I also thank asthaisha for nominating me for the GREAT ACHIEVER MAHASIDDHI BLOGGER AWARD. I am adding the link of her blog .Please read ,comment and share her blog posts .She is a star blogger hence I am requesting you all to check her lovely blog named Writing feels good .She is an educationist so I am sure you all will enjoy her articles.       https://wp.me/pcbxdv-4z                           I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your well wishes for my speedy recovery .God bless you abundantly.🌹👍🙏

Once again I thank all the blogger friends ,brothers and sisters for your support.Take care.Thanks a lot.

Blogging Wizard

When people die of loneliness,

they cry and hide their face.

I thank you all for your grace,

friends whom I’d love to embrace.

I know that I’m incomplete,

to be your friend as I’m unfit.

Sometimes I’m emotional a bit,

your reading my post is a treat.

From me you’ve got spam comment,

they are your post’s real ornament.

Your posts take me to the firmament,

so you be glad and have contentment.

Know the cause of my downfall,

it’ll make you great & never small.

reading a post is though normal,

but trust me I become emotional.

You are capable to create new things,

bring closer far away human beings.

Sadness flees as joy your post brings,

seeing the joy the cherubim sings.

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The Value of One

You know the parable. The one about the lost sheep. With a little creative license, let me retell it for you. A young up and coming shepherd built a large sheep empire. Starting with a couple of sheep (a male and female to be exact) the shepherd cared tenderly for them, meeting their physical needs […]

The Value of One

IF YOU WANT THE RAINBOW,YOU GOOTA PUT UP WITH THE RAIN.

Durng this season of the year we get reports of severe rain and floods in different parts of the world.After a severe heat wave the rain is welcomed by all.The farmers are happy,the beasts of the wilderness are happy even the common men are happy for the sudden change of weather. If the rains are heavy then there is a danger of flooding of low lying areas. So much rains are considered as calamity.Hence there is so much problems with rain,if we get the right amount of it then we are happy but if it’s excessive then we are scared of our sufferings. Human life is made up of joys and sniffles,it is not just a bed of roses but there are thorns to avoid to enjoy the lovely roses that means if we are scared of thorns then we will never ever be able to enjoy the beauty of a rose. Let’s read a lovely passage from the holy book and try to find what message it has to convey to us during this hard times of life. After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and precede him to the other side of the sea, while he dismissed the crowds.
After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone.
Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it.
During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them, walking on the sea.
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear.
At once (Jesus) spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.”
He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.
But when he saw how (strong) the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
After they got into the boat, the wind died down.
Those who were in the boat paid him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”-MATHEW 14:22-33

From the reading we know how the disciples struggled for hours and they were at a fix ,didn’t know what they should do to get going then suddenly they noticed the Lord.Though they could not recognize him but he was there in the midst of their trouble.He said to them ,he assured them by saying, ‘it is I ;do not be afraid.”

My beloved friends ,we are all in trouble and at a fix as we can’t take the right decision,we hear news of people dying everyday,floods and heat waves and an Air India plane crash in Kerala,Beirut blast and so many other unforseen happenings are making life a real hell .Now the question is ;When will life be normal on this earth?The answer is,may be we are very close to a great message .A message of the second coming of the Messiah ,just the way he appeared to the disciples during the strong winds and waves in the sea when their boat tossed about the waves and had almost given up hope.

So don’t give up hope in God ,he has better plans for us .The disciples faced the strong winds and waves and only then the Lord appeared.Let us be brave and take up our little crosses and carry it towards Calvary and I am sure he is coming towards us with his huge Cross to relieve all us of our little crosses.

During this pandemic ,he is shouting aloud to everyone and saying “Take courage,it is I;do not be afraid.”

Thanks a lot for reading .

Nomination for Liebster Award.

I thank dear Blanca for considering my  Blog of some use and for nominating.I am grateful to her for this attitude of her.I am mentioning the link of her blog ‘Journey In Finding God’ https://journeyinfindinggod414907732.wordpress.com

It’s really very encouraging to nominate bloggers of your choice but I find it difficult to choose a particular blogger for the nomination.Different bloggers are experts in different category or niche .I am not at all an expert so I refrain from nominating .I love to read contents of all the bloggers.

I love posts with beautiful photographs,especially photographs of the nature.I love posts of spiritual upliftment,Herbal medicines,health tips and stories from the lives of the poor and needy.

I enjoy the posts of Dear Blanca as she is always having a message of salvation in most of her contents.I am sure she will continue her work of spreading the word of God to enrich her blog.She is intelligent and pious so the good Lord will help her in all her endeavors.Once again I thank dear Blanca from the bottom of my heart .

For every other award the rules are simple:

Thank the blogger who nominated you,and provide a link to their blog with award logo.

Answer the 11 questions given to you.

Nominate 11 other bloggers

Ask your nominees 11questions

Notify your nominees once you have uploaded your post.

Blanca’s questions to me:

1.What special talent do you have?     

I love to sing,play the synthesizer,I love gardening.I love to speak to the masses.(Public Speaking).I love Exorcism.I like to chase demons out of possessed people.

2.When did you start blogging?

I started blogging in the year 2019 ,January 3rd.

3.One thing that you love to learn from blogging.

The understanding of different bloggers and their support towards other bloggers.

4.What is your profession?

I have been teaching since 1998

5.What are you thankful for?

I am thankful to the savior for his special care for me.

6.Where do you see yourself in 5 years I shall be a famous preacher.

7.One of your favorite quote

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God”-Mathew 5:9

8.Something new you wanna try..

Certainly ,I am preparing myself to preach the word of God in the future.

9.What’s the thing that you like most about yourself?

I am a God fearing man and for that I can give the devil a tough fight whenever he tries to tempt me of lust and greed.I need very little food to survive.

10.What three words describe you the best?

Generous

Straight forward

Reserved

11.One of your favorite film and why?

Children of God.

This film is all about sharing whatever you have.

Wish you all a happy weekend.Take care.🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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THE LORD IS GOOD.

I shall sing a song of joy and true love, the joy not of this earth but of above. The pleasures are followed by sorrow, little joy creates uncertain tomorrow.

Drink the honey of the living rock, make it subject of your daily talk. Taste and see the Lord is very good, with him no worry of your food.

Never doubt in God’s love & kindness, even you Don’t have much but less. He does all for the good of our life, let’s accept all that’s peace and strife.

The dead and the ailing in the street, the healthy,prosperous,poor & unfit; all are going through a litmus test, trust in him he will turn it into best.

We all need to clean the innerwears, it may cause illness is our worst fears. In the same way let’s clean our heart, entry of Satan’s virus may we shut.

Works of Satan though we can’t see, a clean body & soul will be virus free. With so much wisdom we’re hopeless, for treatment just look at Jesus’ face.

Thanks for your co-operation.

THE POWER OF SPARK

Ability is useless unless it’s used. One of the interesting facts of life is that most people die before knowing their capabilities,their talents.It is so,either because of lack of knowledge,guidance or determination.It is because of this reality we find the wrong person in the leader’s chair in many renowned concerns. This is because of the lack of farsightedness of the employers. All these facts have made human lives really miserable.We find the cruel person for a compassionate job,a dishonest person for a sacred job or a job that requires sanctity,an uncharitable person for a charitable society and so on.How are such organizations run? Some works must be done to retain the post otherwise the employers will remove him.Another important trend in today’s world is that the underprivileged people or the victims have learnt to tolerate all shorts of inhuman attitudes from the higher authorities. They have a wrong notion that they deserve the worst attitudes because beggars cannot be choosers.

The problem is finding the right person for the right job,there are enough efficient people to hold different portfolios but a good number of people are not ready to compromise.The malpractice of making use of helpless people illegally for one’s interest has become a common thing. There are states and countries where different organizations have been formed to create efficient workers, sportsmen etc.Here we can consider the performances of sportsmen in important games like SAFGAMES,OLYMPIC GAMES.Some countries always top the list of medals whereas some so called powerful countries dance around with one or two medals for ages.They have no interest in making use of human resources in this regard despite having human resource ministries.If they think of using it then there is politics, there is a question of influences and money power and so on.

There is a famous saying of William Shakespeare ‘Some are born great,some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them’. This means everyone has a chance to be a champion in his /her respective field of work.So there is no question of disappointment. I remember the fact that the job of a barber was once looked down upon but today it is considered an art for which one must undergo rigorous training and a great barber of our time is a celebrity.So if the requirement to excell in any field is complete then there’s no need of looking back.

After all a few are born great with silver spoons in their mouths but the rest of the people struggle hard to achieve greatness.So why be gloomy for failures?Just cheer up and prepare to conquer the world.There was a time when the youths didn’t know what they should do to earn but today with the help of the world wide websites many chances have opened up, so many options are there to follow,so many ways of having online classes from experts for different vocations.Just decide what needs to be done and follow the path of your choice and be an expert to be a celebrity.The world is ever ready to accept anyone who is skilled and confident of his/her capabilities.

Remember, a talented person is like a valuable diamond so your whereabouts cannot suppress you in any way.Make use of the spark in you just like a match stick,if it is lighted and thrown in a proper place then it will be a devastating fire, thousands of fire engines won’t be able to put out such fires.So when you know you have it in you don’t just ignore it make use of it and you will find success is knocking on your door.

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