Friday, 28 March 2014 10:05
THE WORD: “There was a certain rich man who was splendidly clothed in purple and fine linen and who lived each day in luxury. At his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus who was covered with sores. While laying there waiting for the scraps from the rich man table, the dogs would come and lick his open sores. Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried, and his soul went to the place of the dead. There, in torment, he saw Abraham in the distance with Lazarus at his side. The rich man shouted, “Father Abraham have some pity! Send Lazarus over to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue. I’m in anguish in these flames. But, Abraham said to him, “Son, remember that during your lifetime you had everything you wanted and Lazarus had nothing. So, now he’s here being comforted, and you’re in anguish. And, besides, there’s this great chasm separating us. No one can cross over to you from here, no one can cross over to us from there. Then, the rich man said, “Please Father Abraham, at-least send him to my father’s home. For I have 5 brothers, and I want him to warn them so they won’t end up in this place of torment. But, Abraham said, “Moses and the prophets have warned them. Our brothers can read what they wrote. The rich man replied,” No Father Abraham! But if someone is sent to them from the dead, then they’ll repent from their sins and return to God. But, Abraham said,” If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they don’t listen even if someone rises from the dead.”( 16: 19-31).
Words of enlightenment).
WHEN the inevitable(death) visits us, no one is spared at all. Both the rich and the poor will die. Now, these verses are self-explanatory. The single word “Repent! Is again being underscored here. Unless, we repent, then our souls will surely go to Hell. We need to repent first—that means surrender our human will( our being a god unto ourselves) and then vow to GOD, that from now on, “No longer my will to be done my Lord, but your Will be done in life from now one my Lord, unconditionally.”
These are souls talking now to each other-- I mean, the tormented soul of the rich man who died later after Lazarus’ death earlier. It’s now the rich man in hell pleading to Abraham to send Lazarus back to the earth, and to remind his 5 brothers still on the earth to repent! Or else they’ll end up in hell, as well. But, it’s being stressed by Abraham that if they don’t listen to those sent by GOD as his prophets, his messengers and/or his enlightened sons and daughters, they won’t listen at all, even if someone rises from the dead.” End of their story as well narrated in the Scriptures. Email! Jayfeliciano2@yahoo.com / cp. No. 09292189937.
STILL dominating in the council are all those rhetorics of theirs-- more of a grandstanding to serve their own selfish interests—politically.
THAT’s how it’s that goes on and on in the council, as usually being keenly noted down by many, including the media out here.
IN Wednesday morning’s regular session, most councilors were redundant in their own discussions & deliberations, in their own trying-hard argumentations, not hitting them right on the nail’s head to save precious & ample time. Instead, they kept, as usual, beating around the bush before finally resting on what they’d wish to propose as their resolutions. That’s so much waste of time!
AND, when everyone practically reached for their time watch or the council’s clock conspicuously displayed inside its session hall, it was way past 12 noon. And, when they sensed they were running out of time for their adjournment, they rashly engaged in listless discussions on those still remaining items in the agenda. AND, this is even crucial in their policy-making role, for it may lull them into a level where they may frivolously & unconscientiously decide matters even prejudicial to their own constituents.
“Ese yakel Pencing, ta abla sila ora de peligro donde ay puede sila pasa ila mga resolutions o maski ordinansa de lasang ya hinde ba? Cay apurahan ya man se,” aba c Bogs ya critika ya tamen.
“Poreso, akel mga critics ya abla gayot cay poko’ lang dao gayot lli el debersan puede sila considera consehal, el losdemas de lasang ya,” c Ador ya segunda kritica.
“Korek, tupao cosa ya abla kel antes city official, cay bien disgustao le como taxpayer ki ste tiempo, cay nuay dao cosa kta saca lli na conseho. Mas muchu dao lasang lang ta sale na boca,” c Nado ya pega tamen suyum maski ste de alla, alla lang. Ta aprende tamen kritika.
WELL, it’s all up to the council’s presiding officer to make the August Body more appreciative in the eyes of the public-- now more with access to their weekly regular session—thanks to the more comprehensive tri-media coverage of their live proceedings with replays later, perhaps, as one local TV station is doing as its own way of serving the public.
“Alla gayot mga consehal diaton quiere, quiere espera para mira ila paka grandstanding. Media mileage tamen gayot se Pencing,” c Bogs ya umenta pa su pikda.
Next Pencings’ corner, we’ll delve on what the council actually tackled, relative to the major items found in their agenda during the same plenary session last Wednesday (March 26). As for now, that’s all, guys.
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