See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, May 25, 2012

Feeling sad? Lonely? Thinking no one suffers as much as you do?



5 Christian family members beheaded in Pakistan.
Okara, Punjab: May 24, 2012. (LEAD) The news of cutting throats of five Christian family members spread fear and anger among millions of Christian living in Punjab province of Pakistan.

Dr. Babar was living in Muhala Ahmad Town, Okara, with his wife Shagufta Babar, a teacher in Convent School, Samina Bibi his sister in law and children Zanib aged 12 and Zarish aged 15, from years.

On night of May 22, 2012, killers entered in their home and cut throats of five family members with sharp blades.

The fear of persecution is always remained in the hearts of Christians, after this incident the fear is increased and Christians feel insecure their lives in Pakistan. The Police is investigating deadly episode of target killing of five Christian family members and have not made any arrest. - Pakistan Christian Post
When you are down and troubled, think of it this way, "In your fight against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood." - Hebrews 12 

2 comments:

  1. One of the things I'm most ashamed of are the times when I've complained against God because of the suffering I've experienced. I don't know for sure, but I think that complaints of that nature are displeasing to God and/or put a distance between us and Him.

    St. Ignatius of Loyola believed that ingratitude was displeasing to God in a particular way:

    "It seems to me, in light of the divine Goodness, though others may think differently, that ingratitude is one of the things most worthy of detestation before our Creator and Lord, and before all creatures capable of his divine and everlasting glory, out of all the evils and sins which can be imagined. For it is a failure to recognize the good things, the graces, the gifts received. As such, it is the cause, beginning, and origin of all evils and sins. On the contrary, recognition and gratitude for the good things and gifts received is greatly loved and esteemed both in heaven and on earth."

    -St. Ignatius in a letter to Simon Rodrigues, March of 1542.

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  2. Anonymous11:35 AM

    Once again you are prophetic, and this is the one thing I needed to read today. Thanks Terry.
    Fr. Ray / D.C.

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