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Points to Ponder About
The purpose of Points to Ponder
About is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented
Faithful back to God (1)
and away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious
institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth (2)(3).
The instructions are simple: Just invoke the illumination of the
Holy Spirit of God while you ponder upon any of these Points to Ponder and let God guide
you to Light. We know that some make-believe religious leaders will
say: "What about satan interfering
and leading the soul astray?" To those... we invoke Our Lord's
the behind me, Satan: the art an offense unto me: for the severest
not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." [Matthew 16:23]
say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and yea shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that sketch
receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it
shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a
father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a
fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer
him a scorpion? If ye
then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how
much more shall
your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? [Luke 11:9-13]
woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the
kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither
suffer ye them that are entering to go in." [Matthew 23:13]
Points To Ponder - July
- October 2005
Published on October
Published on October
why sects continue to promote
corporal punishment as a means to attain holiness and control their
Perhaps they have not yet reached the part in the New Testament when
the method is clearly explained by Paul:
And by reason of the exceeding
greatness of the
revelations, that I should not be exalted overmuch, there was given to
me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, that I
should not be exalted overmuch. Concerning this thing I besought
Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he hath said unto
grace is sufficient for thee: for my power is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the
power of Christ may rest upon me. [ 2 Corinthians 12: 7-9 ]
Or perhaps - since Divine Grace is the requirement - they just have
to use other techniques
Published on October
20th, 2005 [Feast of Mary, Wonderful Mother]
why man keeps placing his
Have you noticed what happened as the result of Katrina and Rita? What
happened as the result of earthquakes in Kashmir? The floods in Central
America? The tsunami in S.E. Asia? Do you realize that not even in
cutting edge technology US preparations nor response for the hurricanes
were even adequate?
Check into the news services worldwide and you will see that the
crisises are still "open" in all of those areas. We may still lose as
many human beings in the Kashmir area as the result of no proper
response than to the earthquake itself.
In the meantime - take a look at some suggestions
regarding unexpected events in our lives such as... "Miss Wilma"
at your door.
why the Book of Enoch
on disgrace, to the point of being labeled heretical by the Roman
Catholic Church, at the beginning of the ninth century when the
canonical Epistle of St. Jude, in verses 14, 15,
explicitly quotes from the Book of Enoch [the citation is found in the
Ethiopic version in verses 9 and 4 of the first chapter]?
Published on October
4th, 2005 [Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year]
September 29, 2005 [Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and
why the prayer of the Angelus, on
the third invocation reads: "The
Word was made flesh and dwelt
It should be: "The Word was made flesh and dwells amongst us"
. Jesus, in
His Eucharistic manifestation
DWELLS amongst us today just as He did
2000 years ago. That fact is central to the Catholic
Faith and not those other stories to build up man or an institution at
the expense of Jesus Christ. We repeat again and again - Who is like unto God?
September 23, 2005 [Feast of the Conception of John The Baptizer]
why would God allow Hurricane
Rita right on the heels of Hurricane Katrina? Perhaps this
imaginary conversation between God and one of the Agents of the
Apocalypse may answer that question. [Tone of the conversation
wit God is similar to those found in the movies "Oh God!" and "Bruce
= God speaking
= Agent of the Apocalypse
Well, Agent of the
Apocalypse, what do you think We should do with Rita? Remember, St.
Rita is the patroness of the Hopeless Cases and
we should be able to use that "connection" to get people, in apparently
hopeless situations, to pray. (1)
Lord, You know what
is Right and Perfect, but since You have asked, I will think, pray and
I see three options
that You have, although, of course, You may have many more that I am
not able to
discern yet, for You are Infinite and I am not. (2)
Guide the storm right into the same area Katrina destroyed to see if
they catch on, since they obviously have not - considering that
they are giving priority to the opening of Strip Joints in the French
Quarters while the corpses were still littering the area streets.
Destruction and disruption would be minimal since most that could be
destroyed has been destroyed or flooded out already. The area is
essentially uninhabited since most are already still out and there will
not be the hassle of an evacuation; or
(b) Guide the storm to the
Houston-Galveston metroplex and "work it over" like You did in the New
Orleans - Mississippi area. This strike, after the Katrina punch, will
essentially fulfill part of the Step No. 1 (2a) for the U.S.
having to allow the abuse of nuclear weapons. Thus keeping with the
theme of a Green Apocalypse, where suffering (for the good people of
the US) will be minimized while Prophecy is fulfilled and Justice
(c) Guide the storm against
empty coastal area after making the citizens of major coastal cities
"walk on their knees" for a while "while sweating blood" with fear thus
inspiring the spirit of repentance in them.
OK - but you are
giving Me options that I know, but, what do you think
Well Lord - no
wonder You are God - you don't miss a trick... certainly not this poor
Agent of the Apocalypse trying to weasel out of an answer.
OK, let me see if I can make any sense...
Should You allow option (a), they will still not catch on. The damage
would be less and, if with greater damage and suffering, all they think
about is getting Sodom and Gomorra going again first and foremost, a
second pass will not do anything else but bring more hardship upon the
poor and abandoned.
Should You allow option (c), on a second thought, the level of
blindness and denial (3)
is so great that the few who would walk on their knees would be those
who fell down
drunk during the Hurricane Parties and not because they are praying.
Thus, that storm energy that you will spend will yield few new
conversions and many severe hang overs.
Must admit - you are
not far from the truth. But what about option (b)? Would not that be
terrible? You know well the area. You know that is packed with
refineries and petrochemical complexes and the population is about 3
million. You know that Houston is also major port and business center.
Frankly, Lord, You
have taught me much and some of those teachings help me to "see beyond
the obvious", to "look at the whole picture" and to understand what
Your "Mercy In Action" (4)
is all about. Therefore, I must admit that option
seems to be the
best, unless, of course, this is just a teaser to make people think of,
and pray to St. Rita - the patroness of the impossible - and You have
something else up You Holy Sleeve to answer my prayer for a Green
Therefore, I would choose option (b) BUT, as always
to Your Will by stating: Should it
be in accordance to Your Most Holy and Adorable Will
... and try
to hit River Oaks, Memorial and Sugarland harder while this time go
on the poor of the area. OK?
Sir, if I may make one
By all means, do!
Am I glad
that I am not God and that "The Buck Stops THERE!
Let us pray.....
Minimum destruction through nuclear weapons and comet strike, while
more through earthquakes, hurricanes, and water.
September 20, 2005
ever wonder... what Jesus meant when He said: "For if men use the green wood like this,
what will happen when it is dry?" [Luke 26:31]
He meant that: If He - in a
living human body (green wood) - after giving proof after proof of His
Divinity was treated the way He was by the Shepherds of that time, how
would the future Shepherds, who would be blinded by physical riches
beyond their wildest dreams, treat His
Mystical Body after His physical death (dry
September 12, 2005 [Feast
of The Holy Name of Mary]
why those who vehemently attack
the Marian Apparitions in Garabandal and Medjugorje never mention the
Roman Catholic Church Marian
Manifestations in Akita
The message that Mary transmitted in Akita - which is part of the
public domain now - makes any public revelation about Garabandal
For a better understanding of a "fully approved" by the Roman Catholic
Church supernatural event, Click Here
This "oversight" can only be understood through what we have explained
in the September 8 posting (see below).
why History repeats itself?
History repeats itself because man is incapable of learning unless
God has been fully integrated into his life.
This is why what Konrad Adenauer, German Chancellor (1876-1967), was
wrong when he said: "The good
Lord sets definite limits on man's
wisdom but sets no limits on his stupidity – and that's just not
It is not that God is unfair - it is that man, without God
cannot be anything else but stupid, thus continues to repeat the same
mistakes millennia after millennia.
The "God" component in man is "the
ingredient" that allows man to be the Crown Jewel of Creation as
intended him to be, thus, man will cease being stupid and avoid
repeating mistakes. Mistakes which God allowed to be made so that
lessons, that could not be learned otherwise, be learned for his
When the God "component" is missing, man is incomplete and drops to the
bottom of the zoological scale as he has repeatedly proven for over
What other member of the zoological scale (mis) behaves as man has for
those years? None!
Why, pray tell, has Mary been visiting Her children
since the beginning of the 19th Century? To help us
integrate God in our lives!
It is really that simple!
on September 6th, 2005
what is the real meaning of:
let them that are in Judaea flee unto the
mountains: let him that is on the housetop not go down to take
out things that are in his house: and let him that is in the
field not return back to take his cloak."
The above quotation is from Matthew 24: 15-21 which appear on our most
recent document An
Obviously is not a call to immediate
action in the literal form. He is not telling them, then, and us,
today, to drop everything and "head for the hills". Basically what He
is telling us is that:
events are near enough to remain ready - physically and spiritually; just as
the children of Israel were on the night of Passover [Exodus 12: 1-13];
(2) We must
rearrange our priorities
as they should be - attentive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit and not to the physical
things you posses; and
Once you are on the move, do not turn back for anything - this brings
to mind the wife of Lot who turned into a pillar of salt. [Exodus 19: 26]
God is as consistent with His instructions as we are with
our disobedience. By clarifying this for you we are obeying Him - how
you respond to it, is completely out of our hands because it is
between you and God.
Published on September 2, 2005
why the mightiest financial and military
empire of the whole world cannot effectively come to the rescue of the
citizens of a devastated city - which, in Apocalyptic terms
peanuts"? Could it be that when "the chips are down" it all boils down
to a gallery of "smoke and mirrors"?
Published on August 31, 2005
the "Katrina talk" - Do you
why the 1900 Storm
which razed Galveston,
Texas, has not been mentioned by anyone on a global scale?
It is not that we are crying "conspiracies!" but when something this
incoherent hits us right on the face it makes one wonder.
As the newscasters in Europe and the US were making the approach of
Katrina just another Reality Show, we realized that no one was
mentioning the 1900 Storm in Galveston. To give you a "flavor" for that
storm we quote from the official
On September 8, 1900, a hurricane struck
Winds estimated at 140 mph swept over the island, leaving
in their wake. After the storm surge of 15.7 feet subsided,
Galvestonians left their shelters to find 6,000 of the city's
37,000 residents dead and more than 3,600 buildings totally
The 1900 Storm is still considered to be the
natural disaster in U.S. history. After the storm, Galveston
constructed a seawall and raised the grade of the island to
from future hurricanes.
We thought that the News Services young reporters were just not aware
of it or
forgotten it, thus we took the time and communicated with CNN, Euronews
and two key Stations in Spain - one of International reach and another
we consider the best news station in Spain. We informed them of
oversight and gave them the appropriate Site address so that they would
have to take our word for it.
Not a word on TV nor the global press as of midnight
Published on August
27, 2005 [Mary, Health of the Sick]
ever wonder... What Jesus really meant when He said:
thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven,
shalt be brought down to hell; for if the mighty works, which have been
done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained
this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the
land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." [S. Matthew
of the destruction of Sodom was the time of Abraham, who as you may
recall, managed to convince God to delay its destruction appealing to
His Justice for the few non sinners remaining in it. [Genesis 18: 17-33]
However, Capernaum (1) was a city that was
Graced with the physical manifestation of the Second Person of the Most
Holy Trinity - Jesus Christ. In that city he worked mighty deeds, yet,
they turned their back to Him; they did not believe in Him.
Thus, one of the many messages in this
particular Biblical passage is that:
amidst the wickedness (due maily to ignorance/darkness) found in Sodom,
had they met Jesus Christ and learned His teachings, enough of those
ignorant citizens would have responded in a positive way so that the
city would not have been destroyed for the same reason God did
not destroy it originally at Abarham's insistance. Yet, "holy"
Capernaum which rejected Jesus Christ, was brought down to hell.
But what is "accept" or "reject" Jesus
Christ? That will be the next entry in "Do you ever
(1) Capernaum: A city on the N.W.
shore of Sea of Galilee. Chief residence of Christ ans His
Apostles. [Matthew 4: 12-16; 8: 5; 9: 1; 17: 24; Mark 2:1; Luke
7: 1-5; John 6:17]
Published on August
22, 2005 [The Queenship of Mary]
ever wonder... Why sin seems to be making successful inroads everywhere
in the world and it appears that God is not capable of stopping it?
It is because God placed that task in our hands - It is our responsibility to
understand it and subdue it with the help of Mary -
the Queen of Heaven and Earth.
Published on August
ever wonder... Why can the Church Administrators cannot see themselves
in the following words clearly spoken by our Lord and Master Jesus
Christ? When they do, it
will be too late for them. They have had many
opportunities to make a correction of course. We gave them the final
opportunity and, as it is written, it was also ignored. May verses
36-39 be again
fulfilled as written.
of Pharisees: "The separate people", a Jewish religious group
who strictly followed religious laws and customs. [The M+G+R
Foundation Comments: Brings to mind the Dominus Iesus
of Scribes: Writers, or secretaries that recorded the
Scriptures. [The M+G+R
Foundation Comments: Wrote and recorded as needed to fulfill the
personal agendas of those who claimed to be serving God - just like
1 Then spake Jesus to the
multitudes and to his disciples, 2 saying, The scribes and the
Pharisees sit on Moses seat: 3 all things therefore whatsoever
they bid you, these do and observe: but do not ye after their works;
for they say, and do not.
4 Yea, they bind heavy burdens
and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they
themselves will not move them with their finger.
5 But all their works they do
to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge
the borders of their garments, 6 and love the chief place at
feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and the
salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi.
8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye
are brethren. 9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one
is your Father, even he who is in heaven.
13 But woe unto you, scribes
and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven
against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them
that are entering in to enter.
15 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one
proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of
hell than yourselves.
23 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have
left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and
faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other
24 Ye blind guides, that strain
out the gnat, and swallow the camel!
25 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the
platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and
of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.
27 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which
outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones,
and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear
righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
29 Woe unto you, scribes and
Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and
garnish the tombs of the righteous, 30 and say, If we had been in
the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in
the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye witness to yourselves,
that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets. 32 Fill ye up
then the measure of your fathers.
33 Ye serpents, ye offspring of
vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of hell? 34 Therefore,
behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of
them shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in
your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: 35 that
upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the
blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah son of
Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.
36 Verily I say unto you, All
these things shall come upon this generation.
37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that
killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how
often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen
gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall
not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in
the name of the Lord.
Published on August
ever wonder... Why the Vatican continues to try to impose God and
His Laws, by force and coercion, upon people instead of loving people
into wanting to be with God and love His Laws when this unGodly method
of "Evangelization" has failed so miserably given the state of the
world today - and its history?
The answer lies in what in the business
world is referred to as the "Peter Principle": An individual is promoted up to his level
Logically, if said individual's abilities
were still being "under utilized", he would still be promoted one more
level and so on. In the spiritual realm it is the same, except that,
through drawing closer to God our "abilities" keep on growing and we
may safely be "promoted" within His service indefinitely.
If Jesus, the Second Person of the Triune God, "...advanced in wisdom,
and age, and grace with God and men." [Luke 2:52] - that is, He
progressed in His spiritual and intellectual development as a human
would do - what makes the Church Administrators think that "they have
arrived" and no further effort is needed for spiritual and intellectual
Tragically, they stopped centuries ago as legendarily Francis of Assisi
pointed out to Pope Innocent III while, at the same time, John Bosco
showed, by his trajectory that the only limit that we may have to
growth is our self-satisfaction and contentment with our status-quo and
not the supply of resources for growth - resources which are
uniquely supplied by God.
Published on August
ever wonder... Why, after a concerted and confirmed effort by European
U.S. and Roman
Catholic leaders to remove/neutralize/disarm
communist regimes, Fidel Castro continues to "thumb his nose" to
from barely 90 miles away?
Published on July
Do you ever wonder... why such a prayer
"big to do" is made when someone passes on? Masses, rosaries, etc.
If we would have paid close attention to our Lord Jesus Christ and His
Most Holy Mother, we would have made a point of offering all those
prayers before the
individual passes on. When we pray for each other we are helping each
other to minimize the falls into sin as well as giving each other a
hand in returning to
House of the Father.
But, as with most everything else, after nearly 2000 years, the
"Shepherds" do not quite have it clear yet - thus the repeated visits
of our Heavenly Mother Mary. After all - if She does not help us
Her Son - who will? Do not count on "Cardinal" Law, even though
he was rewarded by being
made the titular head of the most important
Basilica dedicated to Mary - St. Mary Major in Rome.
Published on July
We ponder... why amongst the least downloaded
documents is the one which clearly
covenant that we have entered with the Father and
how we keep violating it without a second thought. Many do not seem to
realize that counting on the Mercy of God as "an
insurance policy" for
"sure fire" forgiveness and a "free pass" to Heaven is almost
equivalent to sinning against the Holy Spirit of God.
Published on July
We ponder... why the most downloaded
documents in Portuguese are the following (in their English version):
Published on July
Do you ever wonder... why the US
Government takes such precautions for the safety of the Space Shuttle
crew and then sends its young men and women to Iraq, for example, and
not even provide basic protection for them like, for example, adequate
armor? Not to mention a real reason for the
Because the "Name of the Game" is brainwash and as long as
continue to be easy prey to such manipulations, they will continue.
Published on July
Do you ever wonder... why a recovering
alcoholic can have Holy Communion with both species [Body and Blood]
and not "fall off the wagon"?
The answer lies in the fact that, after a long fast, partaking of the
Blood of Christ during communion does not have the same effect in the
organism as if one took a drink of wine.
Published on July
We often wonder... why so many keep
"chasing new Marian Apparitions" and when quizzed about their prayer
life they do not even fulfill Mary's most basic requests
the 19th Century? Because marching and demonstrating
fun" and is not what Jesus
taught by word and example.
Do you want to quickly shut up one of those "finger pointing" and "damn
all of you sinners" holy ones?
Start inquiring about their prayer life with specific questions
demanding specific answers and you will see squirming like you have
never seen before!
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