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Points to Ponder About

  July 2008

PURPOSE (*): The purpose of Points to Ponder About is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God (**) and away from the hypocritical duplicity  of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth .  



Published on July 30th, 2008

Do you wonder... why Democratic Presidential candidate-to-be, Senator Barack Obama continues with his message to Iran:  “don't wait for the next president” to take office before yielding to Western demands to dismantle its nuclear weapons program?

We present to our reader three options/guesses:

(1) He has been informed - as viable future US Presidents are on these type of situations - that Iran will be attacked before next election; or
(2) He has been informed - as viable future US Presidents are on these type of situations - that Iran will be attacked before next election; or
(3) He has been informed - as viable future US Presidents are on these type of situations - that Iran will be attacked before next election.


Published on July 29th, 2008

Do you wonder... why would God establish a Messianic Kingdom as Jews and many Christians expect - under a human King-Messiah - thus starting the much talked about "Golden Era" when God Himself was against the idea of setting a King above His people?  To wit:

4 Then all the ancients of Israel being assembled, came to Samuel to Ramatha. 5 And they said to him: Behold thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: make us a king, to judge us, as all nations have. 6 And the word was displeasing in the eyes of Samuel, that they should say: Give us a king, to judge us. And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel: Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to thee. For they have not rejected thee, but me, that I should not reign over them. 8 According to all their works, they have done from the day that I brought them out of Egypt until this day: as they have forsaken me, and served strange gods, so do they also unto thee.  [1 Samuel 8:4-8]

The answer is simple. Whether Jew or Christian or Muslim - Religious leaders learned their trade in the same place where they train managers for Cafeteria chains.... and the Special of the Day or Blue Plate rarely is related to the Will of God.

The obvious escaped most - The Kingdom of God has been amply described in the Holy Scriptures and its famous Keys are explained here - and it has nothing to do with a human King!


Published on July 23rd, 2008

Do you wonder.... what may be the most important "message" conveyed to us by the visit of the Three Wise Men to Jesus upon His birth?

In Matthew 2 we read:

11 And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

These men were the main Astrologers of their respective countries. Astrologers, by definition are: Practitioners of the study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs.

Therefore,  the authorities in that field wasted no time to come and adore (subject themselves to) the Savior of Mankind.

Therefore, who now needs to "... interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs."

All humanity needs is to know Jesus and subject itself to Him - then humanity - individually and collectively - would be assured that the future will always be perfect thus there would be no need to try to figure it out with Horoscopes, Tarot cards, Tea leaves, Palm reading, etc.


Published on July 19th, 2008

Do you wonder.... why the "big-to-do" about the official entrance of Benedict in Australia the way he did - in a ship?

It was no mistake, and certainly it was not Divine Providence. As we were metaphorically gagging over the news of said entrance "a friend" pointed out its subliminal purpose.

Below is a quote from one our documents on St. John Bosco (1):

THE VISION OF THE TWO COLUMNS

On May 30, 1862 , Don Bosco recounted that in a dream he had seen an immense sea on which a great many ships were arranged for battle against a larger and taller ship. He also saw others which were defending the tall ship. Here are his words:

"In the midst of this endless sea, two solid columns, a short distance apart, soar high into the sky. One is surmounted by a statue of the Immaculate Virgin, at whose feet a large inscriptions reads:" 'Auxilium Christianorum' ('Help of Christians') . The other, far loftier and sturdier, supports a Host of proportionate size, and bears beneath it the inscription: 'Salus credentium' ('Salvation of believers').

"The flagship commander - the Roman Pontiff- standing at the helm, strains every muscle to steer his ship between the two columns, from whose summits hang many anchors and strong hooks linked to chains. The entire enemy fleet closes in to intercept and sink the flagship at all costs. They bombard it with everything they have: books and pamphlets, incendiary bombs, firearms, cannons. The battle rages ever more furious. Beaked prows ram the flagship again and again, but to no avail, as, unscathed and undaunted, it keeps on it course. At times, a formidable ram splinters a gaping hole in its hull, but immediately, a breeze from the two columns instantly seals the gash.

"Meanwhile, enemy cannons blow up; firearms and beaks fall to pieces; ships crack up and sink to the bottom. In blind fury, the enemy takes to hand-to-hand combat, cursing and blaspheming. Suddenly the Pope falls, seriously wounded. He is instantly helped up, but struck a second time, dies. A shout of victory rises from the enemy, and wild rejoicing seeps their ships. But no sooner is the Pope dead than another takes his place. The captains of the auxiliary ships elected him so quickly that the news of the Pope's death coincides with that of his successor's election. The enemy's self-assurance wanes.

"Breaking through all resistance, the new Pope steers his ship safely between the two columns; first, to the one surmounted by the Host, and then the other, topped by the statue of the Virgin. At this point, something unexpected happens. The enemy ships panic and disperse, colliding with and scuttling each other.

"Some auxiliary ships, which had gallantly fought alongside their flagship, are the first to tie up at the two columns. Many others, which had fearfully kept far away from the fight, stand still, cautiously waiting until the wrecked enemy ships vanish under the waves. Then they too head for the two columns, tie up at the swinging hooks and ride safe and tranquil beside their flagship. A great calm now covers the sea. " (memoirs, Vol. VII. Pages 107-108).


Thanks be to God that He has given us the gift of no longer suffering over those who do not have "eyes to see" and use that spiritual energy to help those who have it - developed or yet-to-be developed - to navigate the troubled and treacherous waters on the End of These Times.

Yes - it would be very nice if all would make it to an Eternal Life of Bliss basking in the Glory of God but, we do not make the rules, any more than a square dance caller composes the song - he just "calls it". (2)


(1)  http://www.mgrfoundation.org/BoscoDream.html
(2)   
Matthew 7   13 Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat.
Luke 13      24 Strive to enter by the narrow gate; for many, I say to you, shall seek to enter, and shall not be able.
Matthew 7  14 How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!


Published on July 13th, 2008 [Mary, Rosa Mystica Day]

Due to existing priorities, God Willing, this page will again be updated on July 21st.


Published on July 9th, 2008 [Mary, Miraculous Mother]

Do you ever wonder... the consequences the Faithful faced before the time when the Sacrament of the Eucharist was uniformly established?
[Keep in mind that the Transubstantiation (1) was not taking place at many of the early meal-gatherings.]

Since God will not abandon His children who truly seek Him - He supplied the benefits otherwise; i.e. Spiritual Communion.

What is the importance of this information now? To bring consolation and reassurances to those who, sooner or later, will be deprived of the Eucharist.

However, take note: His "back up system" functions when every reasonable effort has been made, but to no avail, to partake of the Eucharist during Mass or a Eucharistic service.

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(1)  About the Miracle of Transubstantiation


July 5th, 2008, Highlights -  First Saturday plus Feast of Seven Joys of Mary


Published on July 4th, 2008 - [First Friday - US Independence Day - St. Elizabeth (Queen of Portugal)]

Can you see.... if there is a relationship between:

And said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew 18:3]

and

And they (Adam and Eve) were both naked: to wit, Adam and his wife: and were not ashamed. [Genesis 2:25]

and

And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou? And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat?  [Genesis 3:9-11]

Now ponder.... how does a little child - with a mind and soul unpolluted by "the knowledge" imparted by us, the "illuminated ones", starting with their parents, treat their nakedness?  Just like Adam and Eve did before their souls became polluted with information that they should have avoided.

No; we are not promoting the inauguration of a Christian Nudist Camp.  We are, once again, pointing to the Divine Coherence of the Holy Scriptures.

So, what to do with our well soiled souls; souls that are so polluted that many cannot even spell "purity"? Draw closer to God - the Purity of God is such that the closer we draw to Him, the filth that covers our souls - whether we acknowledge it or not - simply starts melting away.

To achieve the necessary purity to enter the Kingdom of Heaven is totally impossible for man.... but.... as we well know... all things are possible with God. [Mark 10:27]

Have recourse to Mary - the Immaculate One - thus: By Thy Pure and Immaculate Conception, O Mary, make my body pure and my soul holy.

After all, She taught us to pray thus: Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee.

In closing: It is a mystical reality, which we cannot explain, that the purity of a soul can be felt by some - even if no words are spoken. Even from a total stranger.

Conversely, a filth covered soul can also be felt by some. When we say "felt" we mean exactly that; a feeling which is so strong that it almost becomes physical.

As an example: That feeling can be so strong that after interacting with someone (1) whose soul is laden with filth, yet not noticeable to most - even via telephone and thousands of miles apart - once the interaction ends the urge to take a shower can be so great that one must do so.
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(1) Without the use of any profanity or vulgarity through said interaction.


Published on July 2nd, 2008

Do you ever wonder... what is the best way to describe Christianity BEFORE Constantine and Christianity AFTERr Constantine?

Christianity BEFORE Constantine was essentially the religion OF Jesus.

Christianity AFTER Constantine (1) is essentially the  religion ABOUT Jesus.

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(1)
The "Christianization" of Constantine - the Before and After of Christianity.


Published on June 30th, 2008 [First Martyrs of the Church of Rome]

Do you wonder... how long this seemingly endless "expectation" for the full unraveling of the world situation must keep on going?

Wonder no more. You may find the response on a letter from miguel de Portugal posted in the Public Forum - Part II dated June 30th, 2008.





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