Tuesday, December 7, 2010

You who are crafty, be warned!

In this hilarious short animated film, undesirable things were suddenly happening unexpectedly and then in no time a possibility of world war III was in progress. The whole incident happened all just because a piece of donut unsuspectingly lured the animalistic instinct of a supposedly harmless pigeon.

What lure are you holding in your one hand and what device are you carrying on the other hand? Be warned you who are crafty, for you do not know what you may be unsuspectingly attracting with your lure. You have no idea what exactly are the undesirable things that might ensue in the process when those that are lured get unexpectedly trapped inside the sophistication of your device.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

There Is A Way...

All Along The Watchtower
Original Song by Bob Dylan

"There must be some way out of here", said the joker to the thief.
"There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth.
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth."

"No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke.
"There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke.
But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate.
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late."

All along the watchtower, princes kept the view.
While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.
Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl.
Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.

See also: Fr. Barron on Bob Dylan

"All Along the Watchtower" is a song written and recorded by singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. It initially appeared on his album John Wesley Harding. It has been covered by other artists in different genres, most notably by The Jimi Hendrix Experience. There exists much speculation as to what the song is actually about. Dylan wrote "All Along the Watchtower" along with the other songs on John Wesley Harding over the year or so following his motorcycle accident in the summer of 1966. His recuperation from the accident, which occurred near his home in Woodstock, New York, enabled Dylan to escape the excesses of touring and make a dramatic turnaround in his lifestyle. With one child born in early 1966 and another in mid-1967, he settled into family life and even took a growing interest in the Bible, as reflected in the album's Biblical allusions, particularly in songs such as "All Along the Watchtower", "Dear Landlord", "I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine" and "The Wicked Messenger".

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Scent In The Air

Behold, a wild bitch is in her season.

The wind blows and her scent is known.
From near and far, male beasts are drawn,
Attracted by the smell of her pheromone.

Instinctively they set out to track her.
About her lair they all riskily gather.
Wild strength and pheromone-driven temper,
Everyone's a great danger to one another.

Piercing wild stares and fearless howls,
Intimidating fangs and threatening growls.
A wild and deadly game they are playing,
All because a bitch lured them into mating.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I'd rather that the wicked repent and live

[Ezekiel 18:21-32]

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he has committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live.

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? says the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? All his righteousness that he has done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.

Yet you say, "The way of the Lord is not equal." Hear now, inhabitants of the earth; Is not my way equal? are not your ways unequal? When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies in them; for his iniquity that he has done shall he die. Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Yet says the people of the land, "The way of the Lord is not equal." People of the land, are not my ways equal? are not your ways unequal? Therefore I will judge you, people of the land, every one according to his ways, says the Lord God. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby you have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will you die, people of the land? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves, and you live.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wisdom Dawns In A Dark Night


Sun rules the day, but moon reigns at night.

Yet the moon is dark, of its own has no light.
Day is made for work, night is made for rest.
But instead of sleep, some nights bring test.

For the trying night's pain, grieve if we must.
But only just enough; know that it won't last.
Though long and dark the trying night may be,
Yet in a world's turn, tomorrow is a new day.

While darkness lasts, slumber not nor sleep.
For wisdom shall the dawn offer us to keep.
Clouds may again cover moon's borrowed light,
But strength there'll now be for any dark night.

There are days and there are nights.
Always will there be days and nights.
Ever since, such has the world been.
Always turning, keeping things going.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 05, 2010

אֱמֹר, אֶל-זְרֻבָּבֶל פַּחַת-יְהוּדָה לֵאמֹר: אֲנִי מַרְעִישׁ, אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ.

וְהָפַכְתִּי, כִּסֵּא מַמְלָכוֹת, וְהִשְׁמַדְתִּי, חֹזֶק מַמְלְכוֹת הַגּוֹיִם; וְהָפַכְתִּי מֶרְכָּבָה, וְרֹכְבֶיהָ, וְיָרְדוּ סוּסִים וְרֹכְבֵיהֶם, אִישׁ בְּחֶרֶב אָחִיו.

בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא נְאֻם-יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת אֶקָּחֲךָ זְרֻבָּבֶל בֶּן-שְׁאַלְתִּיאֵל עַבְדִּי, נְאֻם-יְהוָה, וְשַׂמְתִּיךָ, כַּחוֹתָם: כִּי-בְךָ בָחַרְתִּי, נְאֻם יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 15, 2010

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. (Genesis 8:22)

Behold, varieties of fruits of the land. They were yesterday's seeds. Some were seeds of varieties of good fruits, others were seeds of bad fruits. Some seeds succeeded and bring forth their kind of fruits, while the others didn't make it.

Of the fruits of the land, humans and other creatures shall eat. Those fruits that give good nourishment and bring forth wellness, save their seeds for they shall be greatly multiplied. The rest of the seeds, leave them to the creatures of field and the fowls of the air; their fruits shall satisfy them.

The seasons have their own varieties of fruits. No matter how good a variety of fruit is, it only can last for a season. Different creatures will take some shares of the fruits. The ground too will take its share; for whatever is left unconsumed will rot away fertilizing the ground. In God's economy nothing is left wasted nor unutilized. Each season is provided with different varieties of fruits suited to each season's conditions. Therefore, utilize timely the season's fruits without lack nor waste; for they will be gone one way or the other when the season ends.

Yet whether a fruit's meat is consumed or rots away, its seed remains. A seed is an encapsulation of the future. What is sown today will become the harvest of tomorrow. Thus, make sure to plant for the future. The fruits' seeds are for tomorrow's blessings. Find and secure a suitable ground for each variety and determine when is the soonest right time for each kind of seed to be planted, and then plant accordingly.


If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. (Leviticus 26:3-6)

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law does he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper. (Psalms 1:1-3)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

June 17, 2010

Strive not for the world's glory,
But rather, with all of your being,
Honor the Lord in whatever you do,
And to your feet He shall be a guide;
On solid grounds your steps He shall set.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 09, 2010

Thus says the Lord, heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what manner of house will you build unto me? and what place shall be my rest? (Isaiah 66:1)

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the Lord of Armies. (Haggai 2:8)

Now, please consider from this day and backward, before a stone was laid on a stone in the temple of the Lord. (Haggai 2:15)

Through all that time, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were only ten. When one came to the wine vat to draw out fifty, there were only twenty. (Haggai 2:16)

The precious things of the nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of Armies. (Haggai 2:7)

The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former, and in this place will I give peace, says the Lord of Armies. (Haggai 2:9)

Is the seed yet in the barn? Yes, the vine, the fig tree, the pomegranate, and the olive tree haven't brought forth. From this day will I bless you. (Haggai 2:19)

And Wisdom shall build her house. She shall carve out her seven pillars. (Proverbs 9:1)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My Pasture

You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:31)

I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:15)

I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice. (Ezekiel 34:16)

I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. (Ezekiel 34:23)

I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken it. (Ezekiel 34:24)

And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land; and they shall dwell securely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. (Ezekiel 34:25)

I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in its season; there shall be showers of blessing. (Ezekiel 34:26)

And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. (Ezekiel 34:27)

And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. (Ezekiel 34:28)

I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. (Ezekiel 34:29)

Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they are my people, says the Lord God. (Ezekiel 34:30)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

May 09, 2010

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined. (Isaiah 9:2)

Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear. For most assuredly I tell you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see the things which you see, and didn't see them; and to hear the things which you hear, and didn't hear them. (Matthew 13:16-17)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Awake! The Day Is At Hand

You know the time, that the hour has come for you to awake out of sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is almost over, and the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in the ways of darkness. (Romans 13:11-13)

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But everything that is exposed to the light becomes visible, for it is the light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise. (Ephesians 5:6-15)

You are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore, we must not fall asleep like other people, but we must stay awake and be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It is Nîsan

ὁ μὴν οὗτος ὑμῖν ἀρχὴ μηνῶν πρῶτός ἐστιν ὑμῖν ἐν τοῖς μησὶν τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ λάλησον πρὸς πᾶσαν συναγωγὴν υἱῶν Ισραηλ λέγων τῇ δεκάτῃ τοῦ μηνὸς τούτου λαβέτωσαν ἕκαστος πρόβατον κατ' οἴκους πατριῶν ἕκαστος πρόβατον κατ' οἰκίαν ἐὰν δὲ ὀλιγοστοὶ ὦσιν οἱ ἐν τῇ οἰκίᾳ ὥστε μὴ ἱκανοὺς εἶναι εἰς πρόβατον συλλήμψεται μεθ' ἑαυτοῦ τὸν γείτονα τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ κατὰ ἀριθμὸν ψυχῶν ἕκαστος τὸ ἀρκοῦν αὐτῷ συναριθμήσεται εἰς πρόβατον πρόβατον τέλειον ἄρσεν ἐνιαύσιον ἔσται ὑμῖν ἀπὸ τῶν ἀρνῶν καὶ τῶν ἐρίφων λήμψεσθε καὶ ἔσται ὑμῖν διατετηρημένον ἕως τῆς τεσσαρεσκαιδεκάτης τοῦ μηνὸς τούτου καὶ σφάξουσιν αὐτὸ πᾶν τὸ πλῆθος συναγωγῆς υἱῶν Ισραηλ πρὸς ἑσπέραν καὶ λήμψονται ἀπὸ τοῦ αἵματος καὶ θήσουσιν ἐπὶ τῶν δύο σταθμῶν καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν φλιὰν ἐν τοῖς οἴκοις ἐν οἷς ἐὰν φάγωσιν αὐτὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς καὶ φάγονται τὰ κρέα τῇ νυκτὶ ταύτῃ ὀπτὰ πυρὶ καὶ ἄζυμα ἐπὶ πικρίδων ἔδονται οὐκ ἔδεσθε ἀπ' αὐτῶν ὠμὸν οὐδὲ ἡψημένον ἐν ὕδατι ἀλλ' ἢ ὀπτὰ πυρί κεφαλὴν σὺν τοῖς ποσὶν καὶ τοῖς ἐνδοσθίοις οὐκ ἀπολείψετε ἀπ' αὐτοῦ ἕως πρωὶ καὶ ὀστοῦν οὐ συντρίψετε ἀπ' αὐτοῦ τὰ δὲ καταλειπόμενα ἀπ' αὐτοῦ ἕως πρωὶ ἐν πυρὶ κατακαύσετε οὕτως δὲ φάγεσθε αὐτό αἱ ὀσφύες ὑμῶν περιεζωσμέναι καὶ τὰ ὑποδήματα ἐν τοῖς ποσὶν ὑμῶν καὶ αἱ βακτηρίαι ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν ὑμῶν καὶ ἔδεσθε αὐτὸ μετὰ σπουδῆς πασχα ἐστὶν κυρίῳ

ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ μηνὶ ἐν τῇ τεσσαρεσκαιδεκάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ μηνὸς ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ἑσπερινῶν πάσχα τῷ κυρίῳ καὶ ἐν τῇ πεντεκαιδεκάτῃ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ μηνὸς τούτου ἑορτὴ τῶν ἀζύμων τῷ κυρίῳ ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας ἄζυμα ἔδεσθε καὶ ἡ ἡμέρα ἡ πρώτη κλητὴ ἁγία ἔσται ὑμῖν πᾶν ἔργον λατρευτὸν οὐ ποιήσετε καὶ προσάξετε ὁλοκαυτώματα τῷ κυρίῳ ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας καὶ ἡ ἑβδόμη ἡμέρα κλητὴ ἁγία ἔσται ὑμῖν πᾶν ἔργον λατρευτὸν οὐ ποιήσετε

At the last hour, in the fourth watch of the night, at the beginning of Nîsan, I saw the full moon brilliantly shining traversing almost full way already across the deep night sky moving down towards the western horizon. Meanwhile at the opposite eastern horizon, the sun was gently breaking through the dawn.

In a short while that followed, just as the moon was about to completely hide its face behind the horizon, the moon beheld the magnificence of the sun rising from the opposite horizon. In a rare sight to behold, the uniquely transitioning color of the sky manifested the moment when the moon's borrowed light was overwhelmed by the sun's light. The moon's brilliance gently paled as the rays of the sun gradually intensified.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March 10, 2010

Sa makadiyot paminaw ug pamati-a.

Nabati mo ba ang kahaponong hoyohoy,
Nga sa galamhan mabugnawong nagtaghoy?

Sa makadiyot lingi ug paga-lantawa.
Namatikdan mo ba ang kilum-kilum,
Nga hinay-hinay midangat sa hilom?

Sa lapyahan sa panahon nagsingabot ang kahunason.
Mga tunob sa baybayon, sa tubig paga-papason.
Mga gapnod sa kagahapon, sa balud paga-dalhon.

Sa langit ibayaw ang tanan,
Kanato nag-ubay ang kahitas-an,
Iyang pagka-mangluluwas maghari.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25, 2010

The sun rises up, then it sets down.

Rises up again, then sets down again.
And yet it revolves not around our earth.

Many are staring intently, yet are not seeing.
They look at the vastness of what they see,
But failed to perceive and discern completely.

For they look but don't know what to see,
They hear but don't know what to listen.
Yet what's to see and listen isn't a mystery.

To see, the eyes have to stare through.
To listen, ears need to hear through.
To know, the mind has to think through.

Even the blind sees with his ears.
And the deaf hears with her eyes.
And mute speak with their hands.

So, close your eyes that you may see through.
And close your ears that you may hear through.
Open your mind and you'll be thinking through.

Now look again..., what do you see?
And again listen..., what do you hear?

Think through. Do you see and hear now?
Now speak! What do you say?