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Common Beliefs 2 - 9 May 2017

2 Guys came up to me earlier today, Jeremy & Kok Tat. They wanted to share with me about the word of the Lord. Pretty much told them I was a Catholic. Then launched into a conversation that talked about how Jesus gave himself up for us.

It is through the common belief between all Christians that always make me happy to engage in this type of conversations. Like really really. Getting to know other Christians from the different denominations is a blessing, and I am glad the Lord gave me a chance to listen to how they perceive about salvation, as well as the blessing and usually unfounded wisdom for me also, to explain a lot about my faith.

Jeremy and Kok Tat, if you are reading this or my mind from anywhere, always remember that the Lord is with you always, just it has been said in a section of Psalm 23, "For You at my side, with Your Rod and Your Staff, that give me courage."

Dear Lord,
I thank you very very much for the gift of Jeremy and Kok Tat for the gift of their fai…

Common Beliefs - 8 August 2016

So today 2 guys, Jie Ming & Jeremy (I hope I spelt your name right) came up to me asked me whether I was a Christian. Told them I was a Catholic. Well, but they still sat down with me and talked to me about their faith in Jesus. Talk about Ecumenical discussion right there.

They showed me a chapter from 1 John 5: 11-12 which states:
"And this is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."

Truly, that is one of the beliefs in the faith, and it's something I'm proud to say that we all, Catholics & Christians alike share.

Though, what is eternal life? They told me that just by believing in Christ, it brings us eternal life. My view however, came from the creed. And the fact that by His Death & Resurrection He has given us a clean slate.

"He will come again to judge the living & the dead, and His Kingdom will have no end."
Yes, he w…

The Mass - 18 February 2016

I feel like an old man just spouting out everything hahahahahah but I'm waay too excited to share what I've learnt today. I stumbled across my introduction notes and I will share this with you guys too. The main outline of the course was for me to learn 3 Key Aspects of the Mass. The Mass as a Sacrifice
The Mass as Real Presence
The Mass as Holy Communion The MASS AS A SACRIFICE
The Jews often did sacrifices, which of course, involved the killing of the poor animal. However, the sacrifice did not end there. They would then partake of the animal. Literally. This Communion Meal then symbolizes the renewal of the Covenant Union. This can be linked to different stories in the Old and New Testaments.
In the Old testement, the family feud between Isaac & Abimilech in Genesis 26 is a great example. They sacrificed an animal, and then partaken of the animal. This therefore led to the reconciliation as well as a covenant union between the both of them. They became in a way, brothers. …

The Sign of the Cross - 18 February 2016

How's Lent Everybody? Hopefully the journey has been great so far. I started embarking on this programme today known as "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" with the Little Rock Bible Ministry. Summary:
- Liturgy & its relations to Scripture
- 4 Parts: Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word, Liturgy of the Eucharist, Concluding Rites I was finishing up the first part of my self-study on the Introductory Rites when I stumbled upon something which has definitely deepened my understanding on this important thing which we always do but might take for granted. The Sign of the Cross. We do it all the time, too many to even count, and it has been done this way even from the time of the early Apostles. In fact, how the early followers did it can be described with the words of the Theologian Tertullian: "In all our travels and movements, in all our coming in and going out, in putting on our shoes, at the bath, at the table, in lighting our candles, in lying down, in sittin…

Companionship & The Bible Study - 29 October 2015

Hey there!
May the Lord Give you His Peace! How has everything been, haven't seen you guys for a while, and hopefully the Lord has been walking beside you in life!
Well, because I had no paper today, I learnt something at LRBM that I'm almost dying to share with you guys. As you know, there are many Jewish festivals, but I would like to narrow down to three of them. 1. Passover
2. The Feast of Weeks
3. The Feast of Booths Those were the three main festivals of that time, and customs then were that the people should go on pilgrimages to Jerusalem to offer the sacrifice, to lift up their prayers... But there is one thing they would travel great distances for. The Blessing. The final Blessing that marks the end of the festival. That blessing is known as "The Aaronic Blessing". It first surfaces in Numbers 6: 23-27: The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you
and give you peace. During the journ…

SG50 JOY - 6 July 2015

How many Are Your Works Oh Lord,
In wisdom you have made them all.
The Moon to Mark the End of Day,
The Sun to rise and light our way. Send out your spirit upon the earth,
and let your spirit bring us to birth
send out your spirit and make us new,
till all creation returns to you. Eyyo! How's life for everyone? Hope it's pretty gooooooooooood under the wings of God. (okay Chinese O Orals tomorrow so I'm feeling a bit... you geddit.) I'd bet we all agree that the Catholic community has come a long way, and it is all about the pioneers who made the sacrifices for this. But we all know, that they did it in the Glory of the Lord. Dear Lord,
Thank you for helping us establish out footing in this world today,
Thank You, for the wisdom to help us decide where ever we should go.
Through the bumps of the times,
you have led us through to this life. Life of the Church, Life In the Church. So Dear Lord,
Continue to bless the Community, the clergy that serve it, the 31 Churches that make up…

A New Era - 1 June 2015

Closure of Chapter 1: Psalm 91 (2 Days On) Hey Guys! I still remember the very day I entered this wonderful ministry. Sec 3 PA, I mean. Always awkward (but stayed jumpy for a year straight. Ha!). Since then, I really have learnt many things about you guys, and also much more about God. That he works in really mysterious ways. I tell you why. 1. The moment I stepped into B11 on the very first PA session I was pretty sure I was calm and not hyper. From then on, I knew Love Has Come to Show the Way :) 2. Over the years, Psalm has always been one of my homes of refuge, and it has always become a habit to come for any of the sessions. I always feel uncomfortable if I don't go. And if my parents (or my mother at least) disallow me from going... Well that's a different story. That happened when I was 'grounded'. Tell you more if you want to know. This really has been a journey filled with ups and downs, and I hope everyone really learnt something about (at least) somebody in…