by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada
"Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think." (Romans 12:2)
Do you hope to save yourself from
We are the temple of God. Everybody has been bestowed with immense talents and capabilities which should be used to worship the Creator and to serve fellow beings. We have no right to destroy our body with bad habits of unfaithfulness, drugs, alcohol, gambling, laziness, partying, orgies, prostitution, theft, quarrelling, gossip, strife, self glory, hatred etc. These acts will make us land in poverty, sickness, self pity, depression, and finally land us on the streets or in jail. But there is hope for those willing to change. They should express their willingness to change and make genuine conscious attempts to put away all their bad habits. Donít shy to seek the help of good people. Come on to the spirit of God. He will change you into a new person and put you on the pedestal. Only when the holy spirit renews, re-educates, and redirects our mind, are we truly transformed.
Ted William, a homeless pan handler became the star of the year, was reunited with his mother after 20 years and landed in a life rewarding job by changing his bad habits. He was once a radio voice. Then he slowly slipped into drugs, alcohol, robbery, forgery, theft and drug possession that goes back to two decades and was repeatedly put behind bars. The last two years has seen him on the path of correction and leading a clean life. Collecting up change, he had hoped a local broadcasting company might one day see his sign (standing in the curb holding out his hand and wishing for change with a sign board), so that he could return to the industry he once belonged to. That was the footage shown on you tube. His priceless voice, against a backdrop of poverty, has led to a remarkable reaction. Among the many jobs that he was offered to him, he has finally settled down with a job in Kraft. He is now out of the streets and poverty.
Stop all self-destroying bad habits and turn to Jesus. See how this change can bring happiness to you and your family. Start with throwing away each of the bad habits - bad company, drinking, drugs, fighting etc., and slowly work towards a better life with Jesus by your side.
Jesus, help us to come out from all our
self-inflicting bad behaviors. Let those who are under the spell of evil forces
be delivered from the claws of the devil. We pray for those who are living in
sin, help them to come out of their weaknesses and live a happy life. All we ask
in the name of Jesus.
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