I have written about the c-word here. Some commented on what it means to them.
The ‘C’ word is synonymous with another ‘C’ word, I believe…and it’s a Catalyst for change….. personally and collectively. In the long run, humanity as a whole may evolve to a higher level of consciousness, I opine. But Change can also be Crippling if one is unable to adapt.
Catalyst. Change. Collectively. Consciousness.Crippling. Profound c words from the passion for truths.
For me, there is one c-word that controls my whole being for it has been known by many other people before me how their life changed amidst suffering.
Quora asked this question and what it means?
” I am the way, the truth, and the light, nobody can come to my Father except through me” in John 14:6
“ricercare et trovatà,” one answered.
Search and you will find.
I would like to stay longer and soak up the three world’s religion: Islāmic, Judaism, and Christianity. I want to be with the Muslims, Jews, and Christians: and have interfaith dialogue. At the hotel in Jordan, waiting to leave for Canada, I … Continue reading
Play is part of praying. And we know how to have fun regardless of the weather. It will be a wet soggy field for the Easter Egg hunt for the children. For sure, it will be a muddy hunt. But who cares.
Oh, the Easter Bunny did come knocking on my door yesterday bearing some more chocolates. I still have yet to eat the Santa Clause chocolate from Christmas. Should I get inspired, I will just make chocolate cookies instead.
Oh, it will be a fun day. Happy hunting.
“Woman, why are you weeping?”
Mary Magdalene heard someone talking to her as she stood weeping outside the tomb of Jesus. She did not recognize the person at all. She thought he was a gardener.
Then Jesus said to her, “Mary”.
When Mary Magdalene heard Jesus called her name, this is the time that she recognized him.
“Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father.”
Mary Magdalene is the first person that saw and spoke to Jesus since he died.
This is the reason I chose Mary Magdalene as my gravatar. I am hoping that one day I will hear Him call my name and hoping you will hear Him call your name as well.
Wishing you all a Blessed Easter.
Refuse to believe?? Think backwards!
It is good to be reminded.
Easter is coming
But for many of us, this is not the ultimate reality
There is too much pain and suffering in the world today.
Death has the last word. It would therefore be foolish to say that the life and death of a first century
Jew names Jesus makes a difference.
Why? Might makes right. Power is superior to compassion and despair is stronger than hope.
So I refuse to believe a man can come back from the dead.
Sometimes the most important facts are the hardest to accept.
Resurrection is a false hope.
How can you say an empty tomb changes everything.
Don’t you see “God loves the world” is a lie.
“Money is God” and “The one dies with the most toys wins.”
I will tell you what I tell my children
There is no more to this world that what…
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Religion is a strange conversation especially when an Atheist, a Sikh, a Christian and a Catholic discuss it. I am the Catholic.
The Atheist asked me a question how do we determine Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. How many days are there?
Well, the Sikh is a mathematician and from the top of his head he came up with the number 45 days. The Christian joined in, pulled out a calendar, started counting the number of days and confirmed its 45 days.
And I said: “You guys got it all wrong. Its 40 days excluding Sunday.”
A recount ensued to prove that it’s correct. Of course, I am correct since I learnt from my error last year. I sacrificed myself for more than 40 days and I didn’t turn “holy”.
The Atheist is still not satisfied. Being an Atheist, she questions everything. Fair enough since I question everything myself, too. The next question was that these days keep on changing every year. Sometimes Ash Wednesday is early then Easter is early, as well.
This time I’m stumped for I do not know the answer. Being a Catholic when it comes to calendar of events, I just follow the schedule. It’s a worthy question and this is something I really don’t have the answer. Just like a good Catholic the answer can be found through Google.
Based on my research it all depends on:
- Spring Equinox
- Easter falls on the first Sunday after the full moon of the following month
- Ash Wednesday is counting 40 days backwards excluding Sundays
Spring was on March 21. The first full moon the following month is on April 15. The first Sunday after the full moon is April 20 and this what we call Easter Sunday. Back to the calendar, we all started counting backwards, excluding the Sundays and it worked. We were all filled with glee in learning new things.
The Atheist proclaimed: “Allah is good!” And I responded: “Thanks be to Google.”
This is the simplest way I can explain it to a cross cultural conversation without having to tell them about Paschal moon, Gregorian Calendar and a conflict in the beginning between the Jewish and Christian calendar.
She came to Canada by steamship as a young woman in 1958 with a four-day train ride from Halifax to Vancouver as her introduction to Canada. Vancouver offered the beauty of the ocean, along with the comfort of the mountains that reminder her of her home in Italy. She married, raised a family, and lived in Kitsilano where she was known for her garden and flowers, which she carefully tended until just weeks before her passing.
She was a supporter, a volunteer, and active participant at the Italian Cultural Centre and Villa Carital until her illness would no longer allow her to help. Through her work, at Arbutus Manor for many years, and involvement in various clubs and groups, including Catholic League of Women (CWL) and the Circolo Trentino, she had built a large and varied group of friends.
The Easter candle is lit at baptism and lighted again upon death. “In dying we are born to eternal life.”
We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living. ~ Romans 14
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This year will be extra special in celebrating Easter. Not only that we are celebrating the real sense of Jesus’ resurrection; we, my family that is, will be celebrating our Mother’s 13th year of her death anniversary. And it falls on Easter!
Being a Catholic, we are Easter People. We celebrate death filled with hope that we will be resurrected and finally be where we are supposed to be; with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit; and with all the Saints and choirs of Angels.
Sister #5 asked me to write something about Mother. As much as I want to, Sister #2 mentioned that she wants to write about her journey and Mother. With that thought in mind, I declined because I don’t want to steal my sister’s thunder.
Instead, I compiled some pictures and memorabilia that I can find for the family to look at. This is a good place for safekeeping for now because my notes are all over the place and I tend to throw or give away pictures. Maybe, just maybe, I will gradually write something about this.
My readers, I wish you ALL a Blessed Easter and here are some of the ways of the Easter People. If you are not a Catholic, replace the last item according to your belief system.
- Cling to the people who love you
- Remember who you are
- Don’t wait for the other shoe to drop
- Bring joy to the world
- Breathe in the Holy Spirit