COVID-19: Pope’s call for prayer in May is a divine message

Submitted by munir on Wed, 04/28/2021 - 09:20

 In early 2019, a pandemic hit hard all parts of the world with every country suffering from the deadly virus which developed various strains resistant to some vaccines.

 

People from all walks of life have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. It badly affected public health causing economic and social disruption that threatened the long-term livelihoods and well-being of millions.  Millions of people fell ill, others passed away, will others became unemployed and lost any hope in a better future.

 

CCSM reaches out to homes of Christian families through its new episodes

Submitted by munir on Sat, 04/24/2021 - 10:08

Since its inception in 2012, the Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) in Jordan has strived to excel in the field of media. It has demonstrated flexibility and capability to act efficiently and ardently under difficult circumstances to fully perform its message in conveying valid and useful information that serves love, peace, harmony, and common living.

 

“He fed the hungry… yet he was sentenced to two years in prison!”

Submitted by munir on Fri, 04/16/2021 - 11:57

In Lord Jesus’ beatitudes, He said, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”

 

Mercy is the crux of Christianity and without mercy people are bereft of love and compassion, whereas life becomes rough and merciless. Mercy breeds love and care. It instills in humans the divine nature of love.

 

From resistance to resilience

Submitted by munir on Tue, 04/13/2021 - 10:42

I was sitting at the doctor’s clinic the other day waiting for my turn, checking my emails from my mobile phone, and unintentionally listening to conversations around me. All of them can be summarized in one word: Resistance. A little girl refusing to wear her mask and kept taking it off, disregarding her mother’s several stern instructions. A woman on the phone, intensely refusing an offer to help her reconcile with her husband. The employee behind the desk refusing to listen to a man who in a monotone voice was trying to explain his unwillingness to wait his turn.

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Christians beckoned to be vessels of grace

Submitted by munir on Sun, 04/11/2021 - 18:48

During the public ministry of Jesus Christ, he preached a compelling and challenging message of mercy. He called on his disciples to forgive, not only their friends, but also their enemies. He raised the bar for forgiveness and exhorted his followers to forgive, not only seven times, but seventy-seven times.

 

It was a provocative summons then, it remains a provocative summons now.

 

"He sacrificed his life to save others"

Submitted by munir on Fri, 04/09/2021 - 15:44

 

Sacrificing one's life to save others marks the most sublime message in Christianity. This is the crux of Christianity which calls for extending a helping hand to the needy even at the expense of making personal sacrifices.

 

The Holy Bible includes numerous verses that call for extending all possible efforts to help others. One of them is “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God,” (Hebrews 13:16)