Use the media to evangelize

August 30, 2009

part of our effort to answer the call from the Pope to evangelize using the media: http://stmary.sg/emmaus/sessions

Pope’s Message FOR THE 43rd WORLD DAY OF COMMUNICATIONS
[…]
“I would like to conclude this message by addressing myself, in
particular, to young Catholic believers: to encourage them to bring
the witness of their faith to the digital world. Dear Brothers and
Sisters, I ask you to introduce into the culture of this new
environment of communications and information technology the values on
which you have built your lives. In the early life of the Church, the
great Apostles and their disciples brought the Good News of Jesus to
the Greek and Roman world. Just as, at that time, a fruitful
evangelization required that careful attention be given to
understanding the culture and customs of those pagan peoples so that
the truth of the gospel would touch their hearts and minds, so also
today, the proclamation of Christ in the world of new technologies
requires a profound knowledge of this world if the technologies are to
serve our mission adequately. It falls, in particular, to young
people, who have an almost spontaneous affinity for the new means of
communication, to take on the responsibility for the evangelization of
this “digital continent”. Be sure to announce the Gospel to your
contemporaries with enthusiasm. You know their fears and their hopes,
their aspirations and their disappointments: the greatest gift you can
give to them is to share with them the “Good News” of a God who became
man, who suffered, died and rose again to save all people. Human
hearts are yearning for a world where love endures, where gifts are
shared, where unity is built, where freedom finds meaning in truth,
and where identity is found in respectful communion. Our faith can
respond to these expectations: may you become its heralds! The Pope
accompanies you with his prayers and his blessing.

From the Vatican, 24 January 2009, Feast of Saint Francis de Sales.

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Praise and Worship Night The Emmaus Young Adult Prayer Group

August 30, 2009

nice prayer meeting, great people, wonderful God.

Thanks for those posting the video.

http://stmary.sg/emmaus/sessions/2009-08/praise-and-worship-night


a wonderful community

August 17, 2009

In Philip’s session last saturday, he told about the time when I accompanied Nicholas went back home after outing till late night. Actually he hides something which I would like to revealΒ  πŸ™‚ That night, it was not me alone who accompanied nicholas, but there are four other angels who accompany me and nicholas. Thank the Lord who sent these angels.

We ended late that night during outing at East Coast, and we took the wrong bus πŸ™‚ hahaha, but it was wonderful and great. I guess everybody was tired including me. But Nicholas was even more tired, he was sleeping along the way in the mrt. and he slept on the Ronny’s shoulder. Lisa started to take picture of that beautiful event πŸ™‚

I felt it was my responsibility to take Nicholas home, since it is already quite late, and the parents must get worried. But what surprised me was that there are four other people who decided to accompany me: Leo, Ronny, Philip and Lisa. For them, however, it is not out of a sense of responsibility, but out of love I believe.

It turns out to be a wonderful journey. We were all laughing for many things. Ronny made jokes, Lisa fed the boys with chocochips, and nicholas was sleep walking. But trully, I was touched by their sincerity to accompany me that night. They really turn the night into day πŸ™‚ I was joyful when I went back home. I really felt loved.

So thank you Lord for giving me a community where I can experience love. and Thanks to the other four angels who accompany me that night πŸ™‚


Created google gadget for my daily devotional link

August 17, 2009

I followed the instruction in : http://sites.google.com/site/gsunhelp/step-by-step-guides/buildinggadgetsforgooglesites

I created a google gadget to add the daily devotional links to my sites.google pages. The url is:

http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/114161369042437853421/my-daily-devotional2.xml


Verse-by-Verse Analysis: a personal bible study method

August 15, 2009

Slide on verse-by-verse analysis:

http://show.zoho.com/public/pauljoseph/Verse-by-Verse%20Analysis

some examples:

http://theemmaus.wiki.zoho.com/Christian-Living-2008-series.html