Testing Faith

The Malaysian Insider
The Malaysian Insider (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Pope Francis Portrait Painting
Pope Francis Portrait Painting (Photo credit: faithmouse)

One of the current burning issues in Malaysia is freedom of religion. The abuse of God’s  name in which many of these rights violations are committed would certainly be seen as not just oppressive and unjust, but a down right insult to the Almighty, let alone Peoples of “The Book”, as Jews, Christians and Muslims are called. Saying that, it seems that particular extremist factions from any of this troika seem to take every opportunity to abuse, insult and oppress each other, especially in the holiest of times when all should peacefully sit back and deeply reflect on our sinful ways. However, in this country, there are perpetual tests of faith for Muslims as well as Christians and the article I share here reflects the sort of test that arises when least expected. There is no headline, but this came out in the Malaysian Insider, an online daily. Continue reading “Testing Faith”

God’s Ear! Got a Pope!

Instead of knocking me down, he knocked me up
Instead of knocking me down, he knocked me up (Photo credit: Liz | populational)
Deutsch: Münster, Petrus-Skulptur, Überwasserk...
Deutsch: Münster, Petrus-Skulptur, Überwasserkirche in Münster, Portal, Schlüsselsymbol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
HIV/ AIDS - NAKURU
HIV/ AIDS – NAKURU (Photo credit: davida3)

Hey! Never thought you were listening to this common human being. Obviously, you’ve got a very BIG EAR! So, you heard my gripe about what kind of Pope, this opinionated one thought should wear Peter’s sandals. You gave me what I wanted and I hope it’s a good thing. Well, at least he seems to have started off right. Sincerely hope he can make the necessary changes, especially in this too-much-of-me-world. Continue reading “God’s Ear! Got a Pope!”

Vacancy at the Vatican

Jesus H. Christ
Jesus H. Christ (Photo credit: angelofsweetbitter2009)
Fisherman
Fisherman (Photo credit: jo fleet)
Pope Benedictus XVI
Pope Benedictus XVI (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pope Benedict XVI will be leaving his Papal chair by the end of this month. Understandably, the mantel gets heavier as one grows older and the world  continues in the throes of change. One can sympathize with him. But, this is nearly the end of an era, and at the moment, who will put on the sandals of the Fisherman and hold the fort of the Roman Catholic Church, we can only speculate. Continue reading “Vacancy at the Vatican”