Monthly Archives: July 2016
*Be careful who prints your wedding programmes.*
A printer was asked to put 1 John 4:18 in a wedding programme but made a mistake and printed John 4:18. Why was it a mistake?
1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear …..”
But John 4:18 reads, “For you have had FIVE husbands before, and he whom you now have is not your husband”.
Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, And whose deeds are done in a dark place, And they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?” (Isaiah 29:15)
Then He said to me, “Son of man, do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are committing in the dark, each man in the room of his carved images? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'” (Ezekiel 8:12)
Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them. (Ephesians 5:11)
Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church. Be ashamed when you sin. Do not be ashamed when you repent. Pay attention to what the devil did to you. These are two things: sin and repentance. Sin is a wound; repentance is a medicine. Just as there are for the body wounds and medicines, so for the soul are sins and repentance. However, sin has the shame and repentance possesses the courage. (+ St. John Chrysostom)
Waste not your freedom O believer,
Love Christ but not any deceiver.
Waste not your freedom O child,
Love God and his mercy mild.
Waste not your life that’s pure,
Let it be holy to fully endure.
Waste not your life that’s freely given,
Let it be fruitful since you’re forgiven.
Waste not your divine calling,
Let Christ keep you from falling.
Waste not your time abundant,
Let it go wisely not redundant.
Waste nothing of your blessing,
Let it be spent without any messing.
Waste not the Holy Spirit’s lead,
Let you towards God pick up speed.