To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My first Sunday

I was excited today, it  has been days since I looked forward to this day as finally, I can attend the Holy Mass. For info, it's the Thai New Year that's so called -Songkran and so it's a long holiday in the Kingdom.  Last night was one of my greatest moods I spent hours "youtubing" listening to music I used to hear. I felt so elated singing with the melodies until I noticed that it was about two in the morning. As a result, I woke up late today, yes at nine. It was late as the mass schedule was at ten thirty and that meant I had limited time to prepare. Simply amazing, excited but late. Hahaha.!

But nope, I wasn't and I AM very thankful. I got  to Saint John's at exactly half past ten and fortunately, the Thai Mass has just finished so then there was a need to take time to prepare for the English Mass. It started at exactly eleven o'clock.

I love the Gospel, it speaks of FAITH and BELIEVING. It  is  for us to stop pursuing our OWN personal beliefs but  to BELIEVE instead that Jesus Christ is here. He was dead and He came back to life. The readings were the proof of His life after death when He appeared to His disciples and how doubting Thomas was changed.

I noted what father reiterated in the Homily. And that we all LIVE with WOUNDS. As Jesus showed his wounds and let doubting Thomas touched them. We live with wounds both inside and outside us.  And this does not limit to ourselves but we do live with wounds as well of the people we care for and those around us. But despite that fact, we shouldn't forget that it is the beauty of life and that we must realize what is it within us that gives more meaning to this life. Sure, the people around us contribute to the joys and meanings of our existence however if we learn to focus on our inner lights and seek happiness from within then we can value life's deeper meaning.

LIVING is dealing.  We never deal with anything dead or gone. We interact with those who are alive, and so God is within us and He is alive. That fact we must not forget. He died but He came back to life and so He is alive. We have to deal with Him and so our very OWN LIVES as we are all alive.

I thought I was so blessed hearing the good words and again, I'm so grateful making it to the church today. I headed to The Mall after for meal. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to have my breakfast in the morning that made me really hungry after the mass, The Mall was the best place to go. I did first my grocery  then headed to my favorite steak restaurant. The queue was long and it took quite a time to have the orders served. To make it short, I had my meal at exactly two in the afternoon. I missed both breakfast and lunch today which I'm no surprise, I'm terribly in migraine agony this moment.

Nonetheless, I'm happy .

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