Nama:Ask me! a0z0ra[at]gmail.com Suku: Tiong Hoa Agama: Kristen Katolik Ras: Mongol Adat-Istiadat: ikut orang tua Hobi: denger musik, baca macem2, nulis macem2, nongkrong
bareng temen, mendalami iman Kristiani. Harusnya: pulang Indo, nulis macem2, kerja wartawan budaya,
bina keluarga sejahtera, ikutan nongkrong bareng Romo Sandyawan
dkk, ikut2 politik buat angkat derajat orang Tiong Hoa dalam hukum. Ternyata: terdampar di San Diego CA USA, hedon dan hedon dan
hedon... Jadinya: merenungi hidup segan mati tak hendak dengan nulis2
May the Lord proclaim his justice on earth as it is in heaven
When I believe I was a victim of injustice
when that underage drunk driver with no insurance hit my under-insured car, when that crooks in New Jersey rob my parents and ruin our vacation, when people started seeking pleasure out of pain from each other, when people started to bad-mouth & ostracize a fellow,
O, how they have done wrong, how they will face justice someday due to the pain they've caused!
Then I started to think about
when I almost hit so many cars because I was careless, when I robbed someone's time due to my wishy-washiness in relationship, when I am ignorant of others' suffering due to my fear of being ostracized, when I deliberately throwing angers toward fellow Christians,
O, How I have done wrong, how I will face justice someday due to the pain I've caused!
May the Lord have mercy on sinful people, especially those who called themselves your followers yet understandingly live a shameful life.
May the Lord bless the victims of injustice, remove the bitterness from their hearts and give peace to their mind. May justice comes swift & quick on Earth as it is in Heaven.
For the victims of discrimination in Indonesia, O God, no matter what race is involved, heal their wound, remove their bitterness & bless their lives with grace so abundant, in here or in the after-life.
Because we are humans Lord. We do not know what we cannot see. We believe what have been given by the fragmented societies in all sides. Fellow men hated fellow men. Fellow women cursed fellow women. Humans against humans.
May the grace of Faith bestowed upon us, so we may speak of others in kind & forgiving ways. O God, please stop us when we want to infect other people with our unsurpassing hatred. Please put brakes in our mouth when we start preaching insolent discrimination towards those who are different from us. Please stop the never-ending bigot emails from spreading around, poisoning the mind with bigotry.
May the Lord put controls on our brains when our human thoughts start judging things we shouldn't judge. May people of all nations learned from saints who sacrificed their lives for good cause. May all countries who lost men & women of truth will be healed.
The almighty God sees nation rises & falls Great kingdoms will rise & fall O God, so too will this great nation I'm living in. May our hearts remember that the only great Kingdom is Yours only.
I'm all for ecumenism. The Universal (or in Greek, Katholikos, more known as Catholic) Christian ecumenism in which we can all agree on.
Catholic has many things to improve & learn from our brothers, the Protestants. Due to its super old age, there are many things in Catholic Church that desperately need reforms. If you study Catholic history, you noticed that the Church is dynamic, constantly changing (but not in serious doctrinal subjects though). For example, we use to have only Latin mass, in which people need to understand Latin to truly understand what's going on. Now we have mass & sing hymn in common language, so people can relate more. Not all popes are great too, there are some notoriously bad popes. We can only distinguished the good from the bad ones through history.
The Protestants need to consider a mean to stop the non-ending divisions and disagreements among themselves, and thus we can all be one Church in Christ. They need to understand that their movement was once not to create truly separate entity & reject the Roman Catholic Church, but it was to Reform the once Corrupt Church. That was then, war has been fought, The Church has learned its lesson. The continuation of "Protest" movement will only bring harm, and within time what was universally true in 15th century was rejected now due to lack of continuity. Compare Lutheran manuscripts with today's pop American church theology. With many smart brains trying to decipher the bible (which inspired by the Holy Spirit), if it is truly inspired, why is there so many differences in interpretations? Are the Holy Spirit(s) contradict themselves?
Article by Stephen Long, professor at Garett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL) In need of a pope