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Real hope


We wait in hope for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
May your unfailing love be with us, LORD,
even as we put our hope in you.
Psalms 33:20-22

Ignorance is something quite dangerous. People who do not know God ─ and even many who do─ are naturally willing to put their hope in anything or anyone. This is how many unscrupulous politicians ─ which one is not? ─ take advantage of this feature of the human race to exploit the ignorant people. Which, by the way it is something that also white-collar crooks do. People put their hope in politicians, warlords, social programs, campaign promises, the lottery jackpot, offers of healing, easy methods to achieve happiness, weight-loss products, saints, witches, horoscopes, psychics, herbs to increase sexual potency, girdles to improve the female figure, creams to remove wrinkles , perfumes to attract mates, capsules that solve all kinds of health problems such as dandruff at the top and corns at the bottom and all that lies between these two afflictions including caries, colitis, cancer and cataracts and financial plans to become a millionaire in a very short time. When people have needs, whoever comes with any offer, whether true or false, will be received with joy and people will pay close attention to him. Whatever the deceiver says , the needy and dispossessed will put their hope in the hope trafficker because they are unaware of who is the only real hope.

Let us stop dreaming and fantasizing and let us put our feet on the ground. The solution is not to create policies to try to solve the problems of society to improve the living conditions of man. Rather, the solution is to transform man so that he in turn transforms society and we can all live in a better world. Neither politics nor religion can do anything for man. Only Jesus Christ has the solution in his hands, dealing with men, one at a time to achieve their transformation by the renewing of their mind and with the love without limits shown on the cross of Mount Calvary. Christ is the only solution, period. Put your hope in him alone. To God alone be the glory!

Today’s word for May 23, 2011


My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad indeed;
my inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.
Proverbs 23:15-16

Wisdom and justice will always bring a companion along, happiness. A wise and just person hardly becomes involved in the serious problems that ignorant and foolish people attract upon themselves because of their senseless course of action. A wise and just man does not make decisions lightly but he weighs all options and all avenues of action displayed in front of him. Having carefully considered all options in light of the Word of God, and having also consulted with God through prayer, he makes the decision he considers most righteous because it adheres to the principles of life that Jesus left for us. The Holy Spirit is responsible for guiding his analysis and also for communicating his needs to the Father so that every step of the decision making process ensures perfect alignment with the plan his God and Lord has prepared for him and for creation. A wise man understands that he is not the center of the universe and that his scope of action has limits established by God, He knows that staying within those limits will guarantee the success of his plan.

Let us look our decisions in detail and if in doubt, let us not forget the fundamental ethical principle that Jesus taught us and that is known as the Golden Rule, that is: “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” This way, our actions will be cause for celebration not only for our loved ones but also for others, especially those who also seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Let us, therefore, place the kingdom’s interests above our own interests and let us make sure that our actions are a source of joy to our Father and to those who love him. To God alone be the glory!