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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
 
Apr 15, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Dont be a Forgetful Hearer!)



Apr 15, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Dont be a Forgetful Hearer!) 
"Write upon my heart, O Lord, the lessons of your holy word, and grant that I may be a doer of your word, and not a forgetful hearer only." 
  
  
Friday in the Fifth Week of Lent 
Jeremiah 20:10-13 
Psalm 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 
John 10:31-42 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Fathe...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Apr 14, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (Keep HIS WORD)



Jesus made a claim which only God can make – "if any one keeps my word, he will never see death."  How do you keep HIS WORD? 
  
  
Thursday in the Fifth Week of Lent 
Genesis 17:3-9 
Psalm 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 
John 8:51-59 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death." 52 The Jews said to him, "Now we know that you have a demon. Abraham died, as did the prophets; and you say, `If any one keeps ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Apr 13, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Hold Fast!)



Apr 13, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Hold Fast!) 
Reflective faith is always better than blind faith; considered beliefs are stronger than tenuous assumptions.  What you believe, understand why you believe it. Think for a minute—what tenets of your life do you hold this strongly, this definitely, to the point to which they construct part of your very core of being?  What beliefs and opinions make you indubitably who you ar...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Apr 12, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (Make Room for JESUS!)



To fail to recognize Jesus and where he came from is to remain in spiritual darkness; to believe Jesus and his words is to walk in the joy and light of God's truth. Each of us is given the opportunity to know and to accept Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior. Life here is limited and short, but how we live it has everlasting consequences. Do you take advantage of the present time to make room for God so that your l...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
Apr 10, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (Live What You Believe!) 
These stories of Jesus’ doing miracles all end with some kind of statement of belief. “Now many of the Jews who had come to Mary and seen what He had done began to believe in Him.” Jesus called Lazarus, the apostles, the man blinded, the adulterous woman, and the others to believe, not only in Him, but in their being sought out and sent out to live their beliefs. 
  
  
Fifth Sunday in Lent 
Ezekiel 37:12-14 
Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Apr 9, 2011 - Saturday Meditation (Time of Pruning and Re-growth!)



  
Lent is actually a word for “Spring.” Abstaining from something is a good thing, but only if it really helps our spirits “spring” into Easter.  Like the new green shoots appearing on plants in early spring, Lent is a sort of process of pruning and re-growth.  What I really need to give up are the things that push me away from God. What are those things, my friend? GOD BLESS! 
  
Saturday in the Fou...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Apr 2, 2011 - Saturday Meditation (Take Your Eyes Off Yourself!) 
Jesus invites each one of us to pray as the tax collector did, in humility and simplicity. So take your eyes off yourself, and fix them on God. Come into his presence, recalling his glorious majesty and his great love for you. If the Spirit leads, offer words of thanks and praise for everything that God has done for you. 
  
Saturday in the Third Week of Lent 
Hosea 6:1-6 
Psalm 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21ab 
Luke 18:9-14 He a...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Apr 1, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Bow Down and Worship the LORD!) 
Come to know who God is! Get in touch with his covenant love and faithfulness! See how deeply committed he is to you! If you can grasp this, you will almost naturally bow down in worship and put all your energy into loving God. And as you experience God’s love and mercy —as you get to know him as a friend—you can’t help but see how deeply God loves all his other children. 
  
Friday in the Third Week of Lent ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 31, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (His Strength is Absolute!)



God is not engaged in a power struggle with the devil. He is above everything, so no opposition can pose a credible threat to him or his kingdom. His strength is absolute, his intentions are pure, and his desires for us are perfect. So why should he—or any of his followers— fear the devil? Remember:  Your power is so great that your enemies bow down in fear before you (Psa 66:3).

Thursday in the Third Week ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 30, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Turn Away from what is Harmful and Destructive!) 
He wants to set us free from our unruly desires and sinful habits, so that we can choose to live each day in the peace, joy, and righteousness of his Holy Spirit (Romans 14: 17). To renounce sin is to turn away from what is harmful and destructive for our minds and hearts, and our very lives. As his followers we must love and respect his commandments and hate every form of sin. AMEN! 
  
  
  
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 29, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (Be Merciful Too!) 
The more you understand God’s radical gift of mercy, the easier it will be for you to forgive the people around you. Don’t make the same mistake that the unmerciful servant made! Look to your merciful Father, and you will become merciful yourself. 
  
Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent 
Daniel 3:25, 34-43 
Psalm 25:4bc-5ab, 6+7bc, 8-9 
Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin aga...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 29, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (Be Merciful Too!) 
The more you understand God’s radical gift of mercy, the easier it will be for you to forgive the people around you. Don’t make the same mistake that the unmerciful servant made! Look to your merciful Father, and you will become merciful yourself. 
  
Tuesday in the Third Week of Lent 
Daniel 3:25, 34-43 
Psalm 25:4bc-5ab, 6+7bc, 8-9 
Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin aga...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 28, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Let's Renounce Our Sinful Ways!)



God makes us a new creation in Christ (2Cor5:17), but sinful pride, indifference, and unbelief can block that transformation from taking full effect in us. If we want to walk in freedom and grow in love and holiness, then we must humbly renounce our sinful ways and submit to Christ's instruction and healing for our lives. 
  
Monday in the Third Week of Lent 
2 Kings 5:1-15ab 
Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3-4 
Luke 4:24-30...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
 
Mar 25, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Believe in God's Promises!)



God gives us grace and he expects us to respond with the same willingness, obedience, and heartfelt trust as Mary did. When God commands he also gives the help, strength, and means to respond. We can either yield to his grace or resist and go our own way. "Heavenly Father, help me to live a grace-filled life as Mary did by believing in your promises and by giving you my unqualified "yes" to your will and plan ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 24, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (Be A Sign!) 
We can bring heaven a little closer to earth, even if it’s for just one person. When we alleviate someone’s suffering, we are helping to make God’s kingdom a reality, right here in the present. We become a sign of the way things will be in heaven, when every tear will be wiped away and everyone will be treated as equals— cherished brothers and sisters in Christ. May I give them not just earthly bread but the bread of your p...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 21, 2011 - Monday Meditation (God's Love Conquers All) 
How can we possibly love those who cause us harm, ill-will, and grief? With God all things are possible. He gives power and grace to those who know his love and who ask for the gift and help of the Holy Spirit. Paul the Apostle reminds us that "God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us" (Romans 5:5) God's love conquers all, even our hurts, fears, prejudices and griefs. ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 18, 2011 - Friday Meditation (His Plan of Mercy!) 
We often times reason that as long as we keep the good deeds (credits) ahead of the evil deeds (debits) we ought to be God’s special chosen ones for eternal glory. This is the human way of reasoning which people believe would be more fair.  It might be true in the human way of justice but it’s far from God’s plan of mercy.  Do I indeed derive any pleasure from the death of the wicked? “says the Lord God.” Do I not r...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Mar 17, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (Father Knows Best!) 
The essence of faith is trusting that God knows our needs better than we do and trusting that our prayers will be answered in ways we cannot anticipate. God sometimes sends us challenges to prepare us to cope with greater difficulties ahead.  When we are faced with adversity, instead of asking God “why me” or “how could you let this happen to me,” we should try to trust that a greater good or hidden purpose will eme...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 15, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (BE Forgiven so You can F
orgive!) 
Makapagpatawad tayo sa kapwa natin dahil ang Dios ay nasa atin. Mali yong paniwala na dapat patawarin muna ang kapwa natin para tayo ay patawarin ng Dios. It is an old heresy. God's love is unconditional! We dont have to earn God's favor.It's His nature to forgive and because of the grace we received when we are forgiven, this enables us to forgive kahit na yong mahirap patawarin. Amen? REPENT OF ALL YOUR SINS A...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Mar 13, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (Strength In HIS WORD!)
Where did Jesus find the strength to survive the desert's harsh conditions and the tempter's seduction? He fed on God's word and found strength in doing his Father's will. Satan will surely tempt us and he will try his best to get us to choose our will over God's will. If he can’t make us renounce our faith or sin mortally, he will then try to get us to make choices that will lead us, little by little, away from what God...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Mar 12, 2011 - Saturday Meditation  (GOD BLESS JAPAN!)
When your neighbor stumbles through sin or ignorance, do you point the finger to criticize or do you lend a helping hand to lift him up? The prophet Isaiah tells us that God repays in kind. When we bless others, especially those who need spiritual as well and physical help, God in turn blesses us. GOD BLESS JAPAN!!!
 
 
 
Saturday after Ash Wednesday
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Luke 5:27-32 After this he went out,...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Mar 11, 2011 - Friday Meditation (FAST TO GROW in our HUNGER FOR GOD!)
Fasting can be done for a variety of reasons – to gain freedom from some bad habit, addiction, or vice, to share in the suffering of those who go without, or to grow in our hunger for God and for the things of heaven. Basil the Great wrote: “Take heed that you do not make fasting to consists only in abstinence from meats. True fasting is to refrain from vice. Shred to pieces all your unjust contracts. Par...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 10, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (And Did it God's Way!)

 



When we try run our life our own way, we end up losing it to futility. Only God can free us from our ignorance and sinful ways. When we surrender our lives to God, he gives us new life in his Spirit and the pledge of eternal life. When the body is very weak or ill, we make every effort to nurse it back to health. How much more effort and attention should we give to the spiritual health of our hearts and minds!
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 9, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Let's Check Our Motives!)

True piety is something more than feeling good or looking holy. True piety is loving devotion to God. It is an attitude of awe, reverence, worship and obedience. It is a gift and working of the Holy Spirit that enables us to devote our lives to God with a holy desire to please him in all things (Isaiah 11:1-2).
 
Ash Wednesday
Joel 2: 12-18
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17
2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 "Be...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 8, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (No, You are not Half-Finished!)
Many Christians today think about their spiritual life as unfinished house. Sure, there’s something there, but it just feels incomplete. But I want you to know that God has not forgotten you. He doesn’t just leave you half-finished and walk away. All believers are a work in progress, and we can be assured that his work is being done. One day, on that glorious day of Jesus Christ, we can have full confidence th...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 7, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Decide to BELIEVE!)
Faith is confidence in God and a belief that His promises are true. When a person begins to walk in faith, Satan immediately tries to hinder her through many things, including fear. Faith will cause a person to go forward, to try new things, and to be aggressive. Unless we make a firm decision to “fear not,” we will never be free from the power of it. A FAITH-FILLED MONDAY TO ALL!
 
Monday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Tim...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 6, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (Proved by His Deeds!)
There is only one way in which a person’s sincerity can be proved, and that is by one’s practice. Fine words can never replace good deeds. Our character is revealed in the choices we make, especially when we must choose between what is true or false, and good or evil. If we make the Lord and his word the rock and foundation of our lives, then nothing can shake us or keep us from God's saving presence and help. Is the Lor...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 6, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (Proved by His Deeds!) 
There is only one way in which a person’s sincerity can be proved, and that is by one’s practice. Fine words can never replace good deeds. Our character is revealed in the choices we make, especially when we must choose between what is true or false, and good or evil. If we make the Lord and his word the rock and foundation of our lives, then nothing can shake us or keep us from God's saving presence and help. Is the Lor...

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MEDITAIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 


Reproductive health bill should be passed says Santiago

By Jason de Asis

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 5, 2011-Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago yesterday called for the urgent passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill following the rise in maternity-related deaths, unwanted teenage pregnancy, and HIV infection in the country, which could be curbed by implementing measures that would promote and safeguard the reproductive health of persons, especially women.

 

Santiago, who has filed the...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 


Defense Chief Gazmin lauded NOLCOM AFP

By Jason de Asis

 

CAMP AQUINO, Tarlac City, March 4, 2011-Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin, who is a member of the Philippine Military Academy class of 1968 lauded the operational accomplishments of the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) headed by the Commander Lieutenant General Gaudencio S. Pangilinan during his visit here yesterday where he was hoping that the situation in Northern and Central Luzon will continue to improve up to the point that a...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 


Phl at high risk for 6 major hazards: Science and technology needed to remain competitive

By Jason de Asis

 

SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 4, 2011-With the joint study by Columbia University and the World Bank entitled ‘Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis’, which identifies countries where the Philippines was pegged as one of the riskiest countries in the world for six (6) major natural hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones, Senator Edg...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 4, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Gift of Anger?) 
“The definition of anger is God getting our attention through our flesh.”  She went on to say that anger is sacred and holy.  This was her caveat:  it’s how we use the energy generated by our anger that matters.  We can use it negatively or positively.  Through prayer, God will assist us to use our anger to achieve what is good. Be angry and not sin! Amen! GOD BLESS Kapatid! 
  
Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time 
Sir...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Mar 4, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Gift of Anger?) 
“The definition of anger is God getting our attention through our flesh.”  She went on to say that anger is sacred and holy.  This was her caveat:  it’s how we use the energy generated by our anger that matters.  We can use it negatively or positively.  Through prayer, God will assist us to use our anger to achieve what is good. Be angry and not sin! Amen! GOD BLESS Kapatid! 
  
Friday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time 
Sir...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Mar 2, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Selfless Service!) 
Jesus did the unthinkable! He wedded authority with selfless service and with loving sacrifice. Authority without sacrificial love is brutish and self-serving. For many, it entails the long routine of the Christian life, with all its daily sacrifices, disappointments, set-backs, struggles, and temptations. A disciple must be ready to lay down his or her life in martyrdom and be ready to lay it down each and every day in th...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

 Mar 1, 2011 – Tuesday Meditation (Him Alone!) 



Should we be surprised if we lose favor and experience ridicule, intimidation, and injury when we take a stand for truth and righteousness? In place of material wealth, Jesus promised his disciples the blessing and joy of rich fellowship with the community of believers. No earthly good or possession can rival the joy and bliss of knowing God and the peace and unity he grants to his disciples. 
  
Tuesday of the Eighth Week...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

Feb 28, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Greatest Joy!) 
Treasure has a special connection to the heart, the place of desire and longing, the place of will and focus. The thing we most set our heart on is our highest treasure. The Lord himself is the greatest treasure we can have. Giving up everything else to have the Lord as our treasure is not sorrowful, but the greatest joy. 
  
Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time 
Sirach 17:20-24 
Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 
Mark 10:17-27 And as he was setting out o...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 27, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (What Are We Living For?) 
Where is God in our lives? Jesus insists that we need only to have faith in God and to trust in his Providence . Do we really believe that God cares for us, that he alone can provide for all our needs? Do we believe that he loves us more than a mother loves the infant at her breast? Do we really trust that he is our rock and salvation?  SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS!  A BLESSED SUNDAY TO YOU BRO/SIS... 
  
Isaiah 49:14–15 
Psalm ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Feb 25, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Our Lives Are not our Own!)



Both marriage and celibacy are calls from God to live a consecrated life, that is to live as married couples or as singles who belong not to themselves but to God. Our lives are not our own, but they belong to God. He gives the grace and power to those who seek to follow his way of holiness in their state of life. Do you seek the Lord and his grace in your state of life? 
  
Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordina...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 24, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (Let's Set A Godly Standard!) 
The Greek word for temptation (scandalon) is exactly the same as the English word scandal. The original meaning of scandal is a trap or a stumbling block which causes one to trip and fall. The Jews held that it was an unforgivable sin to teach another to sin. If we teach another to sin, he in turn may teach still another, until a train of sin is set in motion with no foreseeable end. The young in faith are especial...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 23, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Overcome Envy, In Jesus Name!) 
Envy and jealousy, its counterpart, are sinful because they lead us to sorrow over what should make us rejoice – namely, our neighbor's good. The reason we may grieve over our another's good  is that somehow we see that good as lessening our own value or excellence. Envy forms when we believe that the other person's advantage or possession diminishes or brings disgrace on us. Envy is contrary to love. How ca...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 21, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Rely on His Mercy!) 
The mighty works and signs which Jesus did invite belief in Jesus as the Son of God and Savior of the world. While Satan may act in the world out of hatred for God and his kingdom in Christ Jesus, and may cause grave injuries of a spiritual nature, and indirectly even of a physical nature, his power is nonetheless limited and permitted by divine providence (Romans 8:28). Jesus offers freedom from bondage to sin and Satan. H...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 20, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (Overwhelming Generosity!) 
What makes Christians different from others and what makes Christianity distinct from any other religion? It is grace – treating others, not as they deserve, but as God wishes them to be treated – with loving-kindness and mercy. God seeks our highest good and teaches us to seek the greatest good of others, even those who hate and abuse us. Our prayer for those who do us ill both breaks the power of revenge and rel...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Feb 19, 2011 - Saturday Meditation (Spiritually Awake?) 
  
How much do we miss of God's glory and action because we are asleep spiritually?  There are many things which can keep our minds asleep to the things of God: Mental lethargy and the "unexamined life" can keep us from thinking things through and facing our doubts and questions. The life of ease can also hinder us from considering the challenging or disturbing demands of Christ.  Prejudice can make us blind to something n...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

 Feb 10, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (Taste of Heaven!)



Gentiles were “dogs” to the Jews. When she made her request Jesus said that the children should eat first and that it is not right to take the food prepared first for the children and throw it to the dogs. Her response? I don’t need the food on the table. All I need is equivalent to what a dog might have given to it under the table by one of the kids. A “scrap” is all I need. A scrap? She is asking him to ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 9, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Consoler and Helper...) 
Like a physician who probes the wound before treating it, God through his Word and Spirit first brings sin into the light that we may recognize it for what it truly is and call upon his mercy and grace for pardon and healing. The Spirit of truth is our Consoler and Helper. His power and grace enables us to choose what is good and to reject what is evil. Do you believe in the power of God's love to heal, change, and tr...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 8, 2011 -  Monday Meditation (Fit to Worship!) 
What makes a person unclean or unfit to offer God acceptable worship? If we listen to God's word with faith and reverence, it will both enlighten our mind ands purify the hearts – thus enabling us to better understand how he wants us to love and obey him. The Lord invites us to draw near to him and to feast at his banquet table. Do you approach with a clean heart and mind? Ask the Lord to cleanse and renew you with the purifyi...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 7, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Walk in His Way of Love!) 
Believing and trusting in God to act in our lives is only possible by the grace and help of the Holy Spirit who moves the heart and converts it to God. The Holy Spirit opens the eyes of the mind and helps us to understand, accept, and believe God's word. Lord, Give me eyes of faith to recognize your presence and fill me with your Holy Spirit that I may walk in your way of love and peace. 
  
  
Monday of the Fifth Week in...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

 Feb 6, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (You are Christ's Light-Bearers!)



Just as natural light illumines the darkness and enables one to see visually, so the light of Christ shines in the hearts of believers and enables us to see the heavenly reality of God’s kingdom.  In fact, our mission is to be light-bearers of Christ so that others may see the truth of the gospel and be freed from the blindness of sin and deception. Lord, you guide me by the light of your saving truth....


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 5, 2011 - Saturday Meditation (Called to be a Shepherd?) 
Shepherding was one of the oldest of callings in Israel , even before farming. Looking after sheep was no easy calling. It required great skill and courage. A shepherd literally had to put his life on the line in defending his sheep. The sheep and their shepherds continually lived together. Their life was so intimately bound together that individual sheep, even when mixed with other flocks, could recognize the voice ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 4, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Stand Up for What is Godly!) 
Herod was a weak man. He could take a strong stand on the wrong things when he knew the right. Such a stand, however, was a sign of weakness and cowardice. The Lord gives grace to the humble, to those who acknowledge their sins and who seek God's mercy and pardon.  God's grace enables us to fight fear with faith and to overcome the temptation to compromise goodness and truth with wrongdoing and falsehood. GOD BLESS!...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 3, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (When He Appoints He Anoints!)



Why did Jesus give the apostles these great powers?  And what was his purpose in providing them with this internship?  To answer that question I turn again to the image of the internship.  Interns learn by the experience of getting involved in the work of their employer. He wanted them to do the same work that he was doing.   The work of preaching, teaching and healing. As a good employer, he gave them wha...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 2, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (What Do You Hope For?) 
Advancing age and the disappointments of life can easily make us cynical and hopeless if we do not have our hope placed rightly. Anna's hope in God and his promises grew with age. Her hope and faith in God's promises fueled her indomitable zeal and fervor in prayer and service of God's people. Does your hope and fervor for God grow with age? 
  
  
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord 
Malachi 3:1-4 
Psalm 24: 7-10 
Hebrews 2...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Feb 1, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (Faith Made Visible!) 
“Glory to you, hidden Son of God, because your healing power is proclaimed through the hidden suffering of the afflicted woman. Through this woman whom they could see, the witnesses were enabled to behold the divinity that cannot be seen. Through the Son’s own healing power his divinity became known. Through the afflicted women’s being healed her faith was made manifest. If she was a witness to his divinity, he in tu...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Jan 31, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Willing to Pay the Price for your Freedom?) 
After Jesus freed the demoniac the whole city came out to meet him. No one had demonstrated such power and authority against the forces of Satan as Jesus did. They feared Jesus as a result and begged him to leave them. Why would they not want Jesus to stay? Perhaps the price for such liberation from the power of evil and sin was more than they wanted to pay. Are you willing to part with anything that...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 30, 2011 -  Sunday Meditation (Extravagant Love) 
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 
Zephariah 2:3, 3:12-13 
Psalm 146:6-7, 8-9a, 9b-10 
1 Corinthians 1:26-31 
Matthew 5:1-12a Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 "Blessed are the meek, for t...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 29, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Jan 28, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Be Changed by His Power!) 
The tiny mustard seed literally grew to be a tree which attracted numerous birds because they loved the little black mustard seed it produced. God's kingdom works in a similar fashion. It starts from the smallest beginnings in the hearts of men and women who are receptive to God's word. And it works unseen and causes a transformation from within. Just as a seed has no power to change itself until it is planted in the ...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 27, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (Live in God's Light!) 
Jesus remarks that nothing can remain hidden or secret. How tempting to shut our eyes from the consequences of our sinful ways and bad habits, even when we know what those consequences are. And how tempting to hide them from others and even from God. But, nonetheless, everything is known to God who sees all. There is great freedom and joy for those who live in God's light and who seek this truth.  Do you know the joy an...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Jan 26, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Love is All That Matters!)
We should have the desire to please Him and follow His commands, but pleasing Him starts with our heart condition. Scripture tells us in 1 Corinthians that only faith, hope and love will last into eternity. We can’t have faith unless we first have hope, and our faith won’t work without love. The point is that we have to remember to adjust our focus and make sure that we aren’t just going through the motions i...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 25, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (Are You a Real Convert?) 
By his conversion Paul revealed the Spirit’s power to change us, and through us, to transform the world.  So we ask: despite our occasional blindness and stubbornness, how has the Spirit used us/me as chosen instruments to make Jesus known and to change our immediate community---home, workplace and school—for the better? As Mother Teresa noted: “today Christian women and men have to carry our Lord to places he h...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 24, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Dead to GOD?) 
What is the unforgivable sin which Jesus warns us to avoid? Blasphemy consists in uttering against God, inwardly or outwardly, words of hatred, reproach, or defiance. To fear such a state of sin and spiritual blindness, however, signals that one is not dead to God and is conscious of the need for God's grace, mercy, and help. There are no limits to the mercy of God, but anyone who refuses to acknowledge and confess their sins and...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Jan 23, 2011 - Sunday Meditation (Ordinary People for Extraordinary Job!) 
When the Lord calls us to be his disciples and co-workers, we must not think we have nothing to offer him in exchange. The Lord takes what ordinary people, like us, can offer and uses it for greatness in his kingdom.  Paul the Apostles says, "But thanks be to God, who in Christ Jesus always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Jan 22, 2011 - Saturday Meditation (Visualize to Materialize!) 
In the natural, you will move in the direction that your eyes are looking. In the spiritual, it works the same way. Whatever you focus your mind and heart on, you will move toward. That’s why today’s verse tells us to look straight ahead. God doesn’t want you to live in the past. He wants you to keep growing and moving forward. Look straight ahead so you can see His blessing and move forward into the life of ...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, January 21, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Jan 21, 2011 - Friday Meditation (You are Called! Accept His invitation!)



Jesus' call looks different in different people's lives, but I believe that one way or another it involves dining with and caring for the poor and marginalized, loving, forgiving, healing, welcoming the stranger and the migrant, and tirelessly working for peace and justice. 
  
Jesus, help us to hear your call. Grant us the courage to accept your invitation to join you in your  mission despite the p...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, January 20, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 20, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (You are Precious, Honored and Deeply Loved!) 
It is so easy for us to be wrapped up and distracted by the lowliness of events, language, activities, problems, and all of the other negative stuff that goes on around us. What small thing can you do today to lift your own dignity to see yourself as God sees you - precious, honored, and deeply loved? 
  
  
Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time 
Hebrews 7:25-8:6 
Psalm 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 17 
Mark ...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 19, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Be Humble!)



Of all of the sins that plague us, pride may be one of the most common and among the worst. It is so easy – almost reflexive – to lash out against someone who criticizes us without bothering to consider whether the other person actually has a point.  It’s hard, so very hard, for us to admit that perhaps we are wrong, or that someone else’s idea is better than mine.  It’s harder yet when the other person is someo...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 18, 2011 - Tuesday Meditation (Rule of Love Must Prevail!) 
Jesus reminds the Pharisees that the Sabbath was given for our benefit, to refresh and renew us in living for God. It was intended for good and not for evil. Withholding mercy and kindness in response to human need was not part of God’s intention that we rest from unnecessary labor. Do you honor the Lord in the way you treat your neighbor and celebrate the Lord’s Day? 
  
Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Ti...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 17, 2011 - Monday Meditation (Be Open and Ready for the New Wine of the Holy Spirit!)



The Lord gives us wisdom so we can make the best use of both the old and the new. He doesn't want us to hold rigidly to the past and to be resistant to the new work of his Holy Spirit in our lives. He wants our minds and hearts to be like new wine skins – open and ready to receive the new wine of the Holy Spirit.  Are you eager to grow in the knowledge and understanding of God's ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Jan 15, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Commissioned Not To Judge but to Love!)



Jesus’ followers think they know Jesus, but they have missed the essential quality of being a true follower.  No matter how many times and in how many different ways, Jesus’ message is to love one another, to act lovingly toward one another.  As an anointed follower of Jesus I am anointed to invite and welcome the stranger, the lonely, and the one who seems different and in some way unacceptab...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

 Thursday Meditation (Listen To the Still Small Voice! Harden not Your heart!)



“For man has in his heart a law written by God.  To obey it is the very dignity of man:  according to it he will be judged. Conscience is the most secret core and sanctuary of man.  There he is alone with God, whose voice echoes in his depths. In a wonderful manner conscience reveals that law which is fulfilled by love of God and love of neighbor.”(paragraph 16 - The Church and the Modern...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Jan 8, 2011 - Saturday Meditation (God's Enabling Power - GRACE!)



Grace is God’s enabling power. His grace will give you the strength, wisdom and favor to accomplish what you could not normally accomplish on your own. His grace is sufficient for whatever you need in your future. Receive His grace today, by faith, and let Him empower you to walk through that difficulty into a place of supernatural victory in Jesus’ name! 
  
Saturday after Epiphany 
1 John 5:14-21 
Ps 14...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 07, 2011 - Friday Meditation (Be Compassionate...) 
The Holy Spirit inflames our hearts with the love of Christ that we may reach out to others with compassionate care, especially to those who have been rejected and mistreated. The love of God impels us to do as Jesus did – to love the unlovable, to touch the untouchable, and to forgive the unforgiveable. Do you allow the Holy Spirit to fill your heart with the love and compassion of Christ for others? 
  
Friday after Epip...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 6, 2011 - Thursday Meditation (God's Power Alone Can...) 
What did Jesus come to do for us? He came to set us free from the worst tyranny possible – slavery to sin and the fear of death, and the eternal destruction of both body and soul. God's power alone can save us from emptiness and poverty of spirit, from confusion and error, and from  hopelessness and the fear of annihilation. The gospel of salvation is "good news" for us today. Do you know the joy and freedom of the...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Jan 05, 2011 - Wednesday Meditation (Be Aware of His Presence!) 
While the Lord may at times seem distant to us, he, nonetheless is constantly present at our side. The scriptures remind us that the Lord is “a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). Whatever storms make beset us, he promises to “bring us to our desired haven” (Psalm 107:29-30). The Lord keeps watch over us at all times. When calamities and trials threaten to overwhelm you, how do you respond? With fe...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 30, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Hope Must Grow!) 
Advancing age and the disappointments of life can easily make us cynical and hopeless if we do not have our hope placed rightly. Anna's hope in God and his promises grew with age! She never ceased to worship God in faith and to pray with hope. Her hope and faith in God's promises fueled her indomitable zeal and fervor in prayer and service of God's people. How do we grow in hope? By placing our trust in the promises of Jesus...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 29, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Blessed by the LORD!)



  
There is a certain paradox for those blessed by the Lord. Mary was given the blessedness of being the mother of the Son of God. That blessedness also would become a sword which pierced her heart as her Son died upon the cross. She received both a crown of joy and a cross of sorrow. But her joy was not diminished by her sorrow because it was fueled by her faith, hope, and trust in God and his promises. 
  
Fifth ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 28, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Joy in the Midst of Suffering!)

Suffering takes many forms: illness, disease, handicap, physical pain and emotional trauma, slander, abuse, poverty, and injustice. Jesus exclaimed that those who weep, who are reviled and persecuted for righteousness sake are blessed (Matthew 5:10-12). The word blessed [makarios in the Greek] literally means happiness or beatitude. It describes a kind of joy which is serene and untouchable, self-contained and...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 23, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (No Compromise!)



All of us face decisions, choices that we must make. I've learned that there's a lot of negotiation that can take place to maintain relationships that might otherwise be lost if I'd stubbornly stuck to my opinions. I've also learned something just as important...maybe MORE important: There are PRINCIPALS that are immovable. These are the foundational elements that you NEVER compromise. These are the roots of matters th...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 22, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Hope that the Future Holds) 
We must give tribute to mothers everywhere as they, too, live with the miracle of children in their lives and the hope in the future for each of these children.  Perhaps one of our take away lessons today is how to facilitate for ourselves and others the continued recognition of these miracles and inspire all to the hope that the future holds when we put it in the hands of God! 
  
1 Samuel 1:24-28 
1 Samuel 2:1, 4-...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
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Dec 21, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Fueled by Faith, Hope and Trust in God!)



Anselm, a great teacher and Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109), spoke these words in a homily: "Without God's Son nothing could exist; without Mary's son, nothing could be redeemed."  To be chosen by God is an awesome privilege and responsibility. Mary received both a crown of joy and a cross of sorrow. Her joy was not diminished by her sorrow because it was fueled by her faith, hope, and trus...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Dec 20, 2010 - Monday Meditation (Overwhelmed!) 
Mary was willing to be open to God with her questions, her fears, and her consternation.  AND, Mary was willing to trust the angel’s assurance of God’s presence, in the midst of the questions, fears and unknown future.... and to move forward - “Let it be done according to your word.” As I/we face our futures of unknown beginnings, or daily humdrum moments or a closing of life’s chapter, this is my prayer this season:  to ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, January 8, 2011, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 19, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Believing on HIS Promises)



Perhaps our Advent has not been the time of watchfulness that we hoped it would be. But it is not too late. Like St Joseph , we can awake from sleep full of purpose, believing the promises of God that Joseph believed. The feast of Christmas should draw our hearts towards the furnace of divine love. In the manger, with Mary and Joseph looking on, the mystery of the infinite love of God for us sinners is powerfu...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 18, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (True Gifts!) 
While parties, presents and laughter are also gifts from God, we should not lose sight that only a privileged few enjoy them in this world.  It bears repeating that the true gifts of Christmas are peace, justice, and love for everyone.  It is my prayer that during this advent season, the anticipation that God rescues, renews, restores, and redeems us through the birth of Jesus is my heartfelt focus. 
  
  
Saturday of the Third Wee...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit
Dec 17, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Choose to Extend that Mercy to Others!) 
Do you need new mercy today? Receive it by faith. You don’t have to beg God to forgive you. He forgives you the first time you ask, but it’s up to you to receive that forgiveness. Open your heart today and receive His mercy. Then choose to extend that mercy to others. Remember, you are God’s representative in the earth. 
  
Friday of the Third Week in Advent 
Genesis 49:2, 8-10 
Psalm 72:1-2, 3-4ab, 7-...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 15, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (The Warrior in a Child!) 
When God came to Gideon through a visit by an angel, the angel's first words to him were, "The Lord is with you, mighty warrior." God always looks at His children for what they will be, not what they are now. The Lord had already seen this man as a leader of others, not just a laborer who threshed wheat. 
  
Wednesday of the Third Week in Advent 
Isaiah 45:6c-8, 18, 21c-25 
Psalm 85:9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14 
Luke 7:18b-23  T...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

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Dec 14, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Consequences of the Choices We Make!) 
Good intentions are not enough. And promises don't count unless they are performed. Jesus encourages us to think – to think about the consequences of our choices, especially the choices and decisions that will count not just for now but for eternity as well. 
  
Memorial of St. John of the Cross 
Zephariah 3:1-2, 9-13 
Psalm 34:2-3, 6-8, 17-18, 19+23 
Matthew 21:28-32 "What do you think? A man had two sons; an...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 12, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Here is Our Gpd!) 
As you interact with lost friends and family this Christmas season, ask them what they do with Jesus. Engage them in thoughtful, meaningful conversation about what the Bible says about Jesus and how they can have a relationship with him. And show them the love of Christ! JESUS IS THE ONE TRUE SON OF GOD AND CAME TO DIE FOR THE WORLD. SO TELL OTHERS ABOUT HIM!” 
  
Isaiah 35:1-6,10 
Psalm 146:6-10 
James 5:7-10 
Matthew 11:2-11  ...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 10, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Hope Fulfilled in Waiting!)



Waiting is something we do not like to do because it takes patience.  Life today often seems like a brief interlude between rushing and waiting.  We rush to airports and wait; we go shopping and wait in lines; we rush between classes to eat lunch and wait in lines; we even wait in line to receive communion! Yet we wait. Our expectations are ultimately fulfilled.  That is the reward for our waiting.  The essence...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

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Dec 9, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Fear Not!) 
God says to fear not.  This command usually seems to come when fear seems pretty normal.  Why?  I think part of it is because God wants a relationship with us.  God wants us to trust and put our faith in Him.  Fear never seems to encourage or build a relationship.  When a bear is approaching, fear is a good thing.  When Christmas is approaching, fear is a bad thing.  
  
Thursday of the second week in Advent 
Isaiah 41:13-20 
Psalm 145...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 8, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Tell God, I say YES...)



Mary's prompt response of "yes" to the divine message is a model of faith for all believers. Mary believed God's promises even when they seemed impossible. When God commands he also gives the grace, strength, and means to respond. We can either yield to his grace or resist and go our own way. 
  
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 
Genesis 3:9-15, 20 
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3bc-4 
Ephesian...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 7, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Shepherd of My Soul!)



God does not rejoice in the loss of anyone, but desires that we be saved and restored to friendship with him. God is on a rescue mission today to save us from the destructive forces of sin and evil. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, watches over every step we take. Do you listen to his voice and heed his wise counsel? 
  
Memorial of St. Ambrose 
Isaiah 40:1-11 
Psalm 96:1-2, 3+10ac, 11-12, 13 
Matthew 18:12-14 What do you thin...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Dec 4, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Our Father!) 
Have you ever really noticed how God wants you to address Him? Yes, He is the Almighty King of the universe. Yes, He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. Yes, He is the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient One. We should acknowledge and honor His grandeur; we should praise Him because of who He is. But notice that God wants us to address Him as Father first. 
  
Saturday of the First Week in Advent 
Isaiah 30:19-...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 02, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Victory is on the Way!)



You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to celebrate what God is going to do in your life. Put some action behind your faith. In the middle of that adversity or tough time, start making a list of who you’re going to invite to your victory celebration. Victory is on the Way! 
  
Thursday in the First Week of Advent 
Isaiah 26:1-6 
Psalm 118:1+8-9, 19-21, 25-27a 
Matthew 7:21, 24-27 "...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Dec 1, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Till We're Satisfied!)



God knows our needs and he cares. When God gives, he gives in abundance. 
  
  
Memorial of St. Edmund Campion, S.J. 
Isaiah 25:6-10a 
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 
Matthew 15:29-37 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee . And he went up on the mountain, and sat down there. 30 And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 30, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (He Made us Friends of GOD!) 
Through his death and resurrection Jesus makes us citizens of heaven and friends of God. The Lord Jesus wants us to live in joyful hope and confident expectation that he will come again to fully establish his kingdom of righteousness and peace. 
  
Memorial of St. Andrew 
Romans 10: 9-18 
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11 
Luke 10:21-24 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven ...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 29, 2010 - Monday Meditation (He caused Blessings to Ovetake You!) 
As a child of the Most High God, your steps are ordered by Him. He has a specific place of blessing prepared for you. When you live a life of obedience to the Word of God, He promises to supply every one of your needs. Just as God directed Elijah to his place of blessing, God is directing you, too. He’s aligning the right opportunities for you and causing the right people to come along your path to help y...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 28, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Gospel of Fulfillment!) 
His point here is that the exact “hour” is not important. What is crucial is that we not postpone our repentance, that we be ready for Him - spiritually and morally - when He comes. For He will surely come, He tells us - like a thief in the night, like the flood in the time of Noah. 
  
  
The First Sunday of Advent 
Isaiah 2:1-5 
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4a, 4b-5, 6-7, 8-9 
Romans 13:11-14 
Matthew 24:37-44 As were the days of Noah...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 27, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (This World is Passing Away!) 
Our adversary the devil does not rest in his attempt to lure us away from God's will for our lives. If he cannot succeed in getting us to renounce our faith in Christ, he will try, little by little, to distract us from pursuing God, especially in prayer and listening to his word. "Lord Jesus, rouse my spirit to the truth that this world is passing away. Give me a lively faith, a joyful hope, and a fervent love to...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 27, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 26, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Ever-Present Lord!) 
While we wait for the Lord's physical return in glory, we can know his presence with us through the work and action of the Holy Spirit who dwells in our hearts. The Lord Jesus comes daily and frequently to those who long for him and he speaks tenderly to our hearts like a lover who whispers in the ear of the beloved. He comes to show us the way to our heavenly Father and to give us the hope of eternal life. Do you recognize...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 25, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

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Nov 25, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Not a Hair Will Perish!)



Nov 25, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Not a Hair Will Perish!) 
He told his disciples what it would cost to follow him. And he promised that he would never leave them alone, even in their time of tribulation.  Not a hair of your head will perish (Luke 21:18). The disciple who walks with Christ may lose their body but not their soul. 
  
  
Thanksgiving Day (in the US ) 
Sirach 50:22-24 
Psalm 145: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 24, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (HIS Grace is Enough!)



Most of us, our call is to be 'dry' martyrs who bear testimony to the joy and power of the gospel in the midst of daily challenges, contradictions, temptations and adversities which come our way as we follow the Lord Jesus. Jesus tells us that we do not need to fear our adversaries. God will give us sufficient grace, strength, and wisdom to face any trial and to answer any challenge to our faith. Are you ready t...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 23, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Slouching Towards Gomorrah ?)



We often don't recognize the moral crisis and spiritual conflict of our age, until something "shakes us up" to the reality of our present condition. The reward for doing what is right and just and the penalty for sin and wrong-doing are not always experienced in this life; but they are sure to come in the day of judgment. God intends our anticipation of his final judgment to be a powerful deterrent to wrongd...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 22, 2010 - Monday Meditation ("Good" vs "God" Thing)



If you are doing something that always seems hard, always seems heavy and drains the energy out of you, you might want to spend some time in prayer before God and see if that’s really what He has for you. Just because it’s a “good” thing doesn’t mean it’s a “God” thing. But when it is God, you’ll know it. You’ll feel His supernatural grace empowering you and refreshing you every step of the way...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

 Nov 21, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Christus Rex! - Is Jesus mY King?)



We make choices which may provoke questions or wonderings in the minds of others. We are “unusual” in how we relate with others, with injustices, with pains, losses, tragedies. We are not vanilla, we are “Salt of the Earth” and “Pepper” in the Soup”. Jesus as King did catch the attention of all who encountered Him.  Our entering His Kingdom follows His ways of catching people’s attenti...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 20, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Use It for His Glory!) 
What are the gifts and talents God has given to you? Have you ever tried to accomplish a task with tools you were not trained to use? God allows each of us to develop skills that are unique to our life. He will not call you to use someone else's tools.  However, this is only half of the equation. These talents must be mixed with faith. Talent alone is not enough. Faith alone is not enough. It is only when the two are c...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
I AM A JEALOUS GOD

Thus says the LORD:
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
nor the strong man glory in his strength,
nor the rich man glory in his riches;

But rather, let him who glories, glory in this,
that in his prudence he knows me,

Knows that I, the LORD, bring about kindness,
justice and uprightness on the earth;
For with such am I pleased, says the LORD.

*******

THE TWO COMMANDMENTS OF JESUS 

[GOD'S TEN COMMANDMENTS (through Moses)]


"This is the greatest and the first commandment: 
You shall...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 18, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (The Unseen Lord!) 
The unseen Lord wants to help us in the physical realm of our work life. We must acknowledge His presence and tap into this incredible resource He has given to each of us. Seek Him today and ask Him to reveal His perfect plan for you this day. 
  
  
  
Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time 
Revelation 5:1-10 
Psalm 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a+9b 
Luke 19:41-44 And when he drew near and saw the city he wept over it, 42 saying, "Would t...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Nov 17, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Move forward or You Will SLide BACK!)

No one can stand still for long in the Christian life. We either get more or we lose what we have. We either advance towards God or we slip back. Do you trust in God's grace to make good use of the gifts and talents he has given you? 
  
  
Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary 
Revelation 4:1-11 
Psalm 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6 
Luke 19:11-28 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he wa...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 16, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Are You A Good Witness for Christ?)



 
The first reading today invites us to reflect upon the quality of our own witness to Jesus and everything he stood for.  Am I one of those who think, "I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything," or do I fully realize and live out of the truth that I am "wretched, pitiable, blind, and naked?"  Am I ready to open my heart whenever Jesus (mostly through the poor)  comes knocking at the door? 
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 15, 2010 - Monday Meditation (Be Persistent!) 
  
A great speaker can command attention and respect, but a man or woman with a helping hand and a big heart is loved more. Jesus commends Bartimaeus for recognizing who he is with the eyes of faith and grants him physical sight as well. Do you recognize your need for God's healing grace and do you seek Jesus out, like Bartimaeus, with persistent faith and trust in his goodness and mercy? 
  
  
  
Monday of the 33nd Week in Ordinar...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 13, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 13, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Will we be Faithful Pray-ers?) 
When He asks if the Son of Man will find faith on earth, I think Jesus is putting the ball in our court – will we have the faith to keep open the lines of communication with God?  Will we continue to pray in the many ways Jesus taught us – to be in conversation with God, to lay our joys and sorrows, our satisfactions and concerns, before the Almighty Judge?  Will we be faithful pray-ers, people who want to de...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 11, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (He Will Surely Come! Are We Prepared?) 
Jesus points to his second coming when he will return to complete the work of restoration and final judgment. While we do not know the time of his return, we will not mistake it when it happens. It will be apparent to all, both believers and non-believers as well. How and what will be our preparation? 
  
  
Memorial of St. Martin of Tours 
Philemon 7-20 
Psalm 146:7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 
Luke 17:20-25  Being asked by...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Nov 10, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Mercy Dispels Misery!)
The word mercy literally means "sorrowful at heart". But mercy is something more than compassion, or heartfelt sorrow at another's misfortune. Compassion empathizes with the sufferer. But mercy goes further; it removes suffering. A merciful person shares in another's misfortune and suffering as if it were his own.  And he or she will do everything in their power to dispel that misery.
 
Memorial of St. Leo the Great
T...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 9, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Remove Trash from God’s Temple !) 
The “tent of his body” had to be destroyed to open the way to the presence of God for us. Through his death and resurrection, Jesus not only reconciles us with God, but he fills us with his Holy Spirit and makes us temples of the living God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). God's word enlightens our minds and purifies our hearts that we may offer God fitting worship and enjoy his presence both now and forever. 
  
Fe...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 8, 2010 - Monday Meditation (Grow in Faith!) 
What appears impossible to human power is possible to those who believe in God's power. Faith is a gift freely given by God to help us know God personally, to understand his truth, and to live in the power of his love. God expects more from us than we can simply do by ourselves. That is why Jesus gives us the gift and power of the Holy Spirit who helps us to grow strong in  faith, persevere in hope, and endure in love. Faith in Go...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 6, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 6, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (We can never Outgive God!) 
What is the enemy of generosity? It's greed, the excessive desire for personal gain and security. True generosity does not impoverish the giver, but enriches that person a hundredfold! Generosity expands the soul; greed contracts it. God is generous and supera bun dant in lavishing his gifts upon us. We can never outgive God in what he has already given to us. Do you know the joy and freedom of generosity and liberali...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 5, 2010 - Friday Meditation (We are Called to Live Holy Lives!) 
We look today to celebrate a group of those saints and blessed, Jesuits from the earliest companions of St Ignatius, the founder of the Society of Jesus, to those in our own lifetime who have signalized themselves by their unflinching focus on Christ and living lives modeled on His humility and obedience to God.  Like all saints and wonderfully holy women and men throughout the ages, they deserve our respect...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, November 4, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By:Bobot Apit

Nov 4, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Seekers of the Lost!)



God does not rejoice in the loss of anyone, but desires that all be saved and restored to fellowship with him. That is why the whole community of heaven rejoices when one sinner is found and restored to fellowship with God.  Seekers of the lost are much needed today. Do you persistently pray and seek after those you know who have lost their way to God? 
  
  
  
Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo 
Philippians 3:3-8a 
Psalm 1...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

By: Bobot Apit

Nov 3, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (First, GOD!) 
To place any relationship or any possession above God is a form of idolatry. Jesus challenges his disciples to examine who they love first and foremost. Jesus' way to glory and power is opposite the world's way of glory, power, and success. The choice is ours, but the Lord does not leave us alone if we choose to follow him. 
  
Wednesday in the 31st Week of Ordinary Time 
Philippians 2:12-18 
Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 
Luke 14:25-33 Now gre...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

Nov 2, 2010 - Tuesday Meditation (Prayer Partners!) 
By remembering them and praying for them today we remind ourselves that we have great intercessors with Christ remembering and interceding for us.  On “All Souls Day” we acknowledge and profess our faith in the one “Body of Christ”.  It is awesome and comforting to realize that both the living and deceased are united in and with our Lord. 
  
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) 
Wisdom 3:1-9 
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4,...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Nov 1, 2010 – Monday Meditation (Christians, Act What You Are!) 



Our virtuous lives – and the lives of the throngs of unnamed saints whose victory we celebrate today – are expressions of the saintliness we have all been given in Baptism. They lived it. 
  
The Solemnity of All Saints 
Revelations 7:2-4, 9-14 
Psalm 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 
1 John 3:1-3 
Matthew 5: 1-12a Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 And he op...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Oct 31, 2010 - Sunday Meditation (Stop Pretending! Live Saintly Life!) 
Zacchaeus was a Jew, but had purchased a false identity - a mask - a pretense, and he frightened others and diminished himself. Jesus passed that way, but did not pass up an opportunity to extend life, love, recovery and truth to this true “son of Abraham”. Each day is the “today” of Jesus’ inviting Himself into our lives. Each day is the encounter with our truth, because Jesus invites us out of o...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 30, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 30, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Low Self Opinion is not Humility!)
 

True humility frees us to be our true selves and to avoid despair and pride. A humble person does not have to wear a mask or put on a facade in order to look good to others, especially to those who are not really familiar with that person. The humble are not swayed by accidentals, such as fame, reputation, success, or failure. 
  
  
  
Saturday of the 30th week in Ordinary Time 
Phillippians 1:18b-26 
Psalm 42:2...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 29, 2010 - Friday Meditation (His Ways higher than Our  Ways!) 
Many ordinary people were drawn into this evil web of oppression simply because the oppression could be justified by these inhuman decrees masquerading as law. Jesus reminds us that we always have to step back and ask ourselves what God wants. 
  
  
Friday of the 30th week in Ordinary Time 
Phillippians 1:1-11 
Ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 
Luke 14:1-6 One Sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who belonged to...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit


Oct 28, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Ordinary Men for Extraordinary Job!)

Jesus wanted ordinary people who could take an assignment and do it extraordinarily well. He chose these men, not for what they were, but for what they would be capable of becoming under his direction and power. When the Lord calls us to serve, we must not shrug back because we think that we have little or nothing to offer. The Lord takes what ordinary people, like us, can offer and uses it for greatness in ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 27, 2010 – Wednesday Meditation (Enter the Narrow Door!) 
The door which Jesus had in mind was himself. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved (John 10:9).  To enter the kingdom of God one must struggle against the forces of temptation to sin and whatever would hinder us from doing the will of God (even apathy, indifference, and compromise). The good news is that we do not struggle alone. God is with us and his grace is sufficient! Do you trust in God's ...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 26, 2010 – Tuesday Meditation (Grown-up Mustard Seed!) 
The mystery of the kingdom of God grows within us to the extent that our faith in God and our dependence on God allows us to expand our understanding of God and allows us to take within us, to interiorize, the graces that God bestows on those he loves. 
  
Tuesday of the 30th week in Ordinary Time 
Ephesians 5:21-33 
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 
Luke 13:18-21 18 He said therefore, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what sha...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 25, 2010 – Monday Meditation (Thy Will be Done!) 
When you are living in His will - all will be well!
 
  
Monday of the 30th week in Ordinary Time 
Ephesians 4:32-5:8 
Psalm 1:1-2, 2-3, 4+6 
Luke 13:10-17 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, "Woman, you are fr...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 24, 2010 – Sunday Meditation (To be Humble is to Know who God is in our Lives!)

We come to our places of prayer, not to win or achieve holiness, nor to buy the right tickets. We come to pray, because we are honored by the saving love of Jesus and sent “home” justified by that love. We do not beat our breasts or beat up ourselves. Jesus exalts us, because we have humbly accepted who we are and who He is!

 

The 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sirach 35:12-14, 16-18

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 23, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Dont Allow Grace to Pass you By!) 
Tolerating sinful habits and excusing unrepentant sin will result in bad fruit and eventual destruction. The Lord in his mercy gives us both grace and time to turn away from sin, but that time is right now. If we delay, even for a day, we may discover that grace has passed us by and our time is up. Do you hunger for the Lord's righteousness and holiness? 
  
Saturday of the 29th week in Ordinary Time 
Ephesians...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
MEDITATIONS
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 22, 2010 - Friday Meditation (Give! Give! Give Yourself!) 
Humility doesn’t mean putting yourself last. It means not putting yourself at all. It doesn’t mean abandoning your principles or pretending they’re not important or right. It means putting all your effort not in defending principles or self-promotion, but in self-giving. 
  
Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time 
Ephesians 4:1-6 
Psalm 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 
Luke 12:54-59 He also said to the multitudes,...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
MEDITATIONS
By: Bobot Apit

Oct 21, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Be on Fire for GOD!)



 
Jesus shocked his disciples when he declared that he would cast fire and cause division rather than peace upon the earth. What kind of fire did Jesus have in mind here? Fire in biblical times was associated with God and with his action in the world and in the lives of his people. God's fire both purifies and cleanses, and it inspires a reverent fear of God and of his word in us. 
  
Thursday of the29th W...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
MEDITATIONS
by:Bobot Apit


Oct 20, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required!) 
Today’s gospel is hard to hear – severe punishment for those “who knew the master’s will and yet did not act in accordance with it,” especially for those who are given the gift of faith and are in a position to serve and influence others. To whom much is given, much is required! 
  
Wednesday of the29th Week in Orinary Time 
Ephesians 3:2-12 
Isaiah 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 
Luke 12:39-48 Bu...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 

MEDITATIONS
BY:BOBOT APIT

Oct 18,2010 - Monday Meditation (Shalom! My Friend!) 
Shalom is simply the well being  experienced when  hearts are aligned with God’s presence and consequently ordered to loving all creation and people in God. When hearts are transformed by shalom, they resonate with the Good News and welcome its bearers. 
  
Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist 
2 Timothy 4:9-17b 
Psalm 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 17-18 
Luke 10:1-9 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ...


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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 16, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
MEDITATIONS
BY:BOBOT APIT


Oct 16, 2010 - Saturday Meditation (Do not Refuse to Accept God's Mercy)
A sin can only be unforgivable if repentance is impossible. If someone repeatedly closes his heart to God and shuts his ears to his voice, he comes to a point where he can no longer recognize God even when God makes himself known. Such a person ends up perceiving evil as good and good as evil (Isaiah 5:20). To fear such a sin, however, signals that one is not dead to God and is conscious of the ...
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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
MEDITATIONS
By:Bobot Apit



 Oct 14, 2010 - Thursday Meditation (Thirst for Him!) 
He is the "Wisdom of God" and source of everlasting life. Only the humble of heart – those who thirst for God and acknowledge his word as true – can truly understand this wisdom.  God is ever ready to speak his word to us and to give us true wisdom and understanding. Do you hunger for the wisdom which comes from above? 
  
Memorial of St. John Ogilvie, S.J. 
Ephesians 1:1-10 
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4, 5-6 
Luke 11:47...

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MEDITATIONS

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, In : MEDITATIONS 
MEDITATIONS
by:BOBOT APIT


Oct 13, 2010 - Wednesday Meditation (Help Lift the Burdens of your Neighbors!) 


True Christian love both embraces and lifts the burdens of others. Do you help your neighbors carry their burdens? God gives each of us sufficient grace for each day to love as he loves and to lift the burdens of others that they, too, may experience the grace and love of Jesus Christ. 
  
Wednesday in the 28th Week in Ordinary Time 
Galatians 5:18-25 
Psalm 1:1, 1-2, 3, 4+6 
Luke 11:42-46 "But w...


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