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Points to Ponder About


PURPOSE

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 Words again:

"...Get 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]

 and further

"And I 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]

 and finally

"But 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 27th, 2005

  Do you wonder... where are the Saints that we Catholics pray seeking their intercession if the Second Resurrection [Rev. 20:14] has not taken place yet?

 They are in Heaven because Heaven is in Eternity and Time and Eternity coexist while Time marches on. View Time as "Eternity in Progress". For more details on Time and Eternity review our document entitled  What is "Time and Eternity"? and "Understanding the Existing Confusion About the Apocalypse"


Published on October 24th, 2005

 Do you wonder... why sects continue to promote corporal punishment as a means to attain holiness and control their sinful natures?

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 the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.  And he hath said unto me, My 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]

 Do you wonder... why man keeps placing his complete trust in technology?

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 that we have made regarding unexpected events in our lives such as... "Miss Wilma" knocking at your door.


Published on October 11th, 2005 [Feast of the Motherhood of Mary]

 Do you wonder... why the Book of  Enoch fell 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]

 Do you wonder... why only 197 of every 1000 visitors to our Board downloaded a key (to their spiritual and physical well being) document - The Return to "Christendom" : The State and Church Alliance -  A False Hope For the Faithful and whenever we publish something about the Planet "X" or some sort of  "Secret" the readers flock to read them by droves while ignoring yet other very, very serious documents?  

For the same reason tabloids always outsell serious and reliable newspapers.


Published on September 29, 2005 [Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael]

 Do you wonder... why the prayer of the Angelus, on the third invocation reads: "The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us"?

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?


Published on September 23, 2005 [Feast of the Conception of John The Baptizer]

 Do you wonder... 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 Almighty"]

G = God speaking
AoA = Agent of the Apocalypse speaking

G:  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)

AoA:  Lord, You know what is Right and Perfect, but since You have asked, I will think, pray and then speak.....

 AoA: 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) 

(a) 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. without You 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 dispensed.

(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.

G:  OK - but you are giving Me options that I know, but, what do you think I should do?

AoA:  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.

G:  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.

AoA:  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 (b) above 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 Apocalypse (5).

Therefore, I would choose option (b) BUT, as always, totally deferring 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 real easy on the poor of the area. OK?

G:  Amen!

AoA: Sir, if I may make one final statement....

G:  By all means, do!

 AoA: Am I glad that I am not God and that "The Buck Stops THERE!"

Let us pray.....

NOTES
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(5)  Minimum destruction through nuclear weapons and comet strike, while more through earthquakes, hurricanes, and water.
 


Published on September 20, 2005

          Do you 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 wood)?


Published on September 12, 2005 [Feast of The Holy Name of Mary]

Do you ever wonder... why those who vehemently attack the Marian Apparitions in Garabandal and Medjugorje never mention the fully approved by the Roman Catholic Church Marian Manifestations in Akita, Japan?

The message that Mary transmitted in Akita - which is part of the public domain now - makes any public revelation about Garabandal and Medjugorje pale.

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).


Published on September 8, 2005 [Feast of the Birth of Mary]

Do you ever wonder... 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 fair."

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 God 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 benefit.

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 6,000 years. 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 repeatedly and insistently since the beginning of the 19th Century? To help us integrate God in our lives!

It is really that simple!


Published on September 6th, 2005

Do you wonder what is the real meaning of:

"...then 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 Announcement?

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:

(1) The 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
(3) 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 do you respond to it,  is completely out of our hands because it is between you and God.


Published on September 2, 2005


Do you wonder
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, is "just 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

With all the "Katrina talk" - Do you wonder 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 site:

On September 8, 1900, a hurricane struck Galveston.  Winds estimated at 140 mph swept over the island, leaving  devastation 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 destroyed.

 The 1900 Storm is still considered to be the deadliest  natural disaster in U.S. history. After the storm, Galveston constructed a seawall and raised the grade of the island to  protect it 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 one that we consider the best news station  in Spain. We informed them of their oversight and gave them the appropriate Site address so that they would not have to take our word for it.

Results: Not a word on TV nor the global press as of midnight GMT.


Published on August 27, 2005 [Mary, Health of the Sick]

Do you ever wonder... What Jesus really meant when He said:  

"And 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 until 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 11:23-24]

The time 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:

Even 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 wonder....?" 

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(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]

Do you 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 17, 2005

Do you 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.

Definition 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 mentality.]

Definition 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 today.]


Matthew 23:1-39

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 undone.

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 12, 2005

Do you 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 of incompetence.

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 progress?

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 our 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 2, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, after a concerted and confirmed effort by European governments, U.S. and Roman Catholic  leaders to remove/neutralize/disarm communist regimes,  Fidel Castro continues to "thumb his nose" to the U.S. from barely 90 miles away?


Published on July 25th, 2005

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 the 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 obey 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 23rd, 2005

We ponder... why amongst  the least downloaded documents is the one which clearly explains the 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 18th, 2005

We ponder... why the most downloaded documents in Portuguese are the following (in their English version):

(1) The Secret Concept of the Most Holy Trinity
(2)  Prayers Against Satan and The Rebellious Angels
(3)  Marian Apparitions and The Roman Catholic Church - Obviously The Response Was Not Appropriate
(4)  How the One Universal Religion Will Be Utilized For The Manifestation Of The False Christ


Published on July 12th, 2005

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 war!

Because the "Name of the Game" is brainwash and as long as humans continue to be easy prey to such manipulations, they will continue.


Published on July 10th, 2005

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 1st, 2005

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 repeated since the 19th Century?  Because marching and demonstrating is "more 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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