October 30, 2010

Words to Live By

Before I went to the Cathedral in Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines to attend the 12 noon Holy Mass, I bought some food for my lunch. I happened to see some beautiful writings. I want to share this with my readers of this blog. I also posted a short history of St. Simon and St. Jude Thaddeus.

"Life is a gift of God.
In the process, God wants us to be happy.
Happiness is a consequence of rendering service to others.
To serve others means making their lives useful, caring, meaningful and joyous.
To serve others is to touch other people's lives."
Isidro D. Cariño
"MONEY is the bottomless sea
in which honor, conscience and truth may be drowned."
"Don't dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Last October 28, 2010, is the Feast of the Apostles Saint Simon (the Zealot) and Saint Jude Thaddeus, a brother of St. James the Less, a cousin to Jesus called Lebbeus (the Courageous) preached the Gospel, the first in Egypt, the second in Mesopotamia. They both suffered martyrdom in Persia in the first century. St. Jude wrote a short Epistle in which he exhorts the faithful to beware of heretics.