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Monday, June 27, 2005

Simple and Humble Message

Have a happy holiday, but take care on the roads as you heed to the beach.

How about this message?

That was the message Pope Benedict (the Pope who called himself "a humble and simple worker") delivered to the faithful in his weekly blessing on Sunday.

The Pope was reported to have said this to the pilgrims and tourists at St. Peter’s Square –

While I wish everyone the possibility of passing a peaceful few days of deserved rest and relaxation, I would like to call for prudence by these who are setting off for the various vocation sites. Everyday, there are so many road accidents with so many human lives tragically cut short and more than half of the victims are young people. Life is precious and unique, it must always be respected and protected, including with correct and prudent behaviour on the roads.

You hear this during the festive seasons here also. It’s simple yet profound.

Yes, life is precious and unique. It must be respected and protected.

5 comment(s):

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By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:30 pm  

It's interesting to read a blog from a different angle. Are you more liberal than conservative with your children?

By Anonymous Ms SpeedStick, at 9:36 am  

Sorry but which part of Malaysia are you living in?

By Anonymous Ms SpeedStick, at 9:37 am  

Dear Speedstick,

Unfortunately no, or fortunately no, I am not more liberal than others.

I give my children a firm foundation based on Christian teachings. I give them wings to fly too.

Certain books of the Bible were written especially for young people Take Proverbs - with all its wonderful wisdom is a book designed for those in the early years of life.

The book of Daniel with the story of the 4 teenagers is also a wonderful story for the young.

The two letters of Paul to Timothy were also written to teenagers.

But the summing of the advices to the young people is in this one verse in Ecclesiates 11:9 -

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

It's easy to understand the first two parts - live life to the full while you are young, live to the full according to your imagination and adventure ...

Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes - you are to make the choices, do not be over anxious, fretful and envious ..

The last principle on the judgement - it's not what we parents like to "threaten" our children - go ahead and enjoy yourself, but just wait, I'll get you in the end.

Someone put it this way -

Remember, there is one more aspect of life that is very important, yet one more thing is necessary. Remember that as you do these other things, it is possible for ou to go wrong. You need more than yourself. Life is too big for you to handle on your own. At the end, each of us in the human family must give an account of ourselves, and the certainly of that points up the need for a adequate guide right now.

Thank you speendstick for your comments. I guess you are commenting on my postings on "Sarong Party Girl".

I do have struggles, like all parents. It's not easy.

I live in Sarawak.

Yan

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