Friday, October 9, 2009

Tuklah Timenya... a.k.a. This is the Time...

For those who went to ICG 2009, do you still remember what Gerard or Gerald (or whatever his name is) said about being a true Catholic? The constitutive elements of the church are...
1. Scripture
2. Sacraments
3. Social Mission

Most of us have only 2 but don't be sad just yet. Now you can have all 3!
Isn't that exciting? *clap hands* -- dun wori, it's only a parody (like what you would see in ads).

But I was serious about the 3 elements. First, let me show you something to let you get the feel. Please prepare your heart and mind for the visuals that follow.

You can also watch a video of the typhoon here.

Maybe because they are in the Philippines, some of us may feel that there is not much we can do to help them. All we can do is pray for them. BUT. If there's a will, there's a way right?

In Penang, the Our Lady of Sorrows church provide a channel to help these victims by donating clothes, food, money, etc. All you need to do is haul all your unused stuff to church that you think they might need. Yes, it's that simple. Or for those of you who are not in Penang, just contact your church and let them know about your interest to help these less fortunate victims. I'm sure that they will be more than happy to assist you.

If you need more conviction that it is really a call for us to help them, try opening the bible to James 2:14 - 26. I'll just quote a line: If it[faith] is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead. Actually, I copied brother Ashley :p

Anyway, there are still lots of examples in the scriptures (e.g. Matthew 25: 31 - 46) that tell us it is not enough to just profess your faith on your lips but not through your deeds as well.

But seriously, I don't think that I would need to quote the bible just so that you would start acting. Mere humaneness would suffice.

Come, let's hold hands and make the world a better place! LOL. I mean, go, donate now!


Mad Maureen said...

Eh, cney versi translation bm sarawaknya? hehehe.. hmm, aku rasa kedak mok derma baju yg ko hand-me-down ngan aku jak.. ya pun mun ko sik kisah.. heheeh.

Mad Maureen said...

btw, ko belum agi jadi follower blog CUS? pleaselah, follow me, eh, follow CUS nektok.. :)

mcjayn said...

tuk iboh versi s'wak. cos bukan personal.