VP BINAY’S BLESSING IN DISGUISE: If Vice President Jejomar Binay won’t be appointed to any Cabinet position under the term of President Benigno Aquino III, he would have more time to go around the country and prepare himself for bigger aspirations in the years to come.
Without any responsibilities other than the vice presidency, Binay can freely talk to all sorts of people in the four corners of the archipelago, help or assist them in one way or another with their concerns, and then galvanize their support for his future endeavors. Viewed this way, I think Jojo should consider his “alienation” from Aquino’s official family as a blessing in disguise, rather than a rebuke.
MICHAEL JACKSON COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED BY GOD: Indeed, turning to God and subjecting one’s self to His Word and obeying His commands and decrees will work wonders for everyone, not just for the late Michael Jackson, whose first death anniversary Friday, 25 June 2010, will be commemorated by his family and fans.
Michael’s brother, Jermaine, is actually correct in saying, during an interview with BBC Radio, that if the pop superstar only embraced God in his lifetime he would have been at peace and would not have died so soon. “God is so powerful,” Jermained said, and it is indeed true, regardless of what religious affiliation one may have, for God alone saves, not affiliations.
ASTRONOMERS PROVE HELL IS REAL: It was a shocking and revealing report that astronomers from the Netherlands’Leiden Observatory released the other day, confirming, as it were, that there is a place in the universe which approximates what Revelations 21:8 of the Holy Bible says is a “fiery lake of burning sulfur”---the place reserved for sinners, unbelievers, cowards, idolaters, murderers, sexually immoral, and liars.
The astronomers, led by one Ignas Snellen, identified the place as a planet named Osiris (ancient Egypt’s Lord of the Dead) in the constellation of Pegasus, 150 light years away from the Earth, and is officially named HD 209458b.
“On one side its surface is heated to a scorching 1,100 degrees Celsius (1,800 degrees Fahrenheit), although the other side is far cooler. The planet's atmosphere is laced with poisonous carbon monoxide and prey to storm winds that blow from 5,000 to 10,000 kph (3,100-6,200 mph), says the paper (as reported by the Philippine Inquirer).
This is a planet “where human beings would be simultaneously boiled, poisoned and ripped apart by superstorms”, the Inquirer said. Imagine if this is where you will be assigned for the rest of eternity?
LIFE OF JESUS RECOUNTED IN THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY: A keen study of the mysteries of the Holy Rosary will show that each of the mystery recited in praying it constitutes one important aspect of the life of Jesus.
In the Joyful Mysteries, for instance, what is recounted are the following events in the life of Christ: Annunciation, Visitation of Elizabeth by Mary, Birth of Christ, Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple, and Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
In the Mysteries of Light, we find the following: Baptism of Jesus, Wedding at Cana, Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, Transfiguration and Institution of the Holy Eucharist through the Last Supper.
The Sorrowful Mysteries narrate these events in the life of Jesus: Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning of Jesus with Thorns, Carrying of the Cross, and Crucifixion and Death of Christ.
Finally, the Glorious Mysteries make an account of the Resurrection, the Ascention, Descent of the Holy Spirit, Assumption of Mary, and the Coronation of Mary as Queeon of Heaven and Earth.
Anyone who prays the Holy Rosary, therefore, gets to remember Jesus Christ and is reminded all over again of His status as our God and Savior.