Happy Easter, y’all ! We hope everyone is having a grand Easter season ❤ If only we could celebrate Holy Mass today it would have been amazing , but unless we travel to another place in few hours (which is not happening) we’ll be Mass-less this Easter. We both are unwell and, lemme guess, the earliest we’d recover is when it will already be Easter Monday. So, by the time we feel okayish to be out of the house it will already be Monday morning. Allergies, ugh! Anybody with serious ENT issues, we feel ya! We hope you are having an amazing time with family and friends , if not …then please add us on Facebook , every blogger here ( or non blogger) can send us request on this profile and we’ll be happy to accept you , just that we stay away from fake profiles, but unless you are a real threat we’ll be happy to have new friends 🙂 This artwork you see as the cover pic of the post is my artwork, drew it last month. It signifies Christ’s crucifixion and the two miracles ( Turning water into wine at wedding feast of Cana , and the feeding of 5000 ), more like a prologue to the body and blood of Christ that is symbolized by bread and wine. For more artworks please follow us on Brand Olishna
Christ is everything in our lives , my sister and I are born Catholics, but how many Christians take Christ seriously?! So, being born a Christian does not bring a prerogative there. Almost all Christian families will be saying the same prayers, every Christian child grows up listening to the hymns but how many turn out to be as humble as Christ? We had a convent upbringing, and no matter how many nuns yell at you for not having an active prayer life, trust us, if you yourself don’t have the urge to connect with God then no one can help you get closer to Him. I would have had the same respect for Christ even if I weren’t a Christian from the start. The reason we chose to have Christ as the driving force in our lives is not because we were born Christians or that the Convent taught us many prayers, you love God because you realize how good He has been and how much He loves you , no ministry can teach you how to revere God or how deeply you should feel for everything God created. Your soul is tied to God and He is the main fibre of your existence. Just like my sis Livvy and I were discussing the other day, going to confession is not enough. As Christians we receive sacraments and Reconciliation/Penance is one of them. It is said that your sins are forgiven when you confess and then you go in peace. But it totally outrages me when people don’t respect this sacrament, confessing sins and then going back to the same sinful ways, beating the wife, rebuking children, stealing, cheating on boyfriend and then expecting the sins will be forgiven just because the Christian laws say so. People often forget that the Lord said, “Go in peace, and sin no more” … Asking for forgiveness and feeling sorry for sins or being ashamed is not enough, you need to refrain yourself, going back to your old cheap ways will only mean that you are mocking this Holy Sacrament. The act of Contrition is so heavy with meaning, you can google it up and see how “I will sin no more” is so much hard hitting. It is disappointing to see so many people, who are my parish members, take this special sacrament as a game for fun when they go in and out of the confession box and then retort to the same sinful life. I do not talk to this one particular person, one of the core members of the prayer group, who is also into homosexual prostitution. Yes, I know about this person, I know well because I have homosexual friends, and this person is a friend of another friend of mine, and I am against every ill practices as such. We stay away from toxic people, you can always argue that one should correct “stupid” people in private and bring them to God but you should really not get into conversation with evil minds. In the end, you need to choose either a rotten person or God. We are not homophobic and have nothing against homosexuality, but we hate prostitution, and no matter how long the Church says that homosexual love is forbidden I have only one thing to say (especially to my homosexual friends who are strong believer of Christ too) : Christ loves you, and He only looks at how humble you are, how beautiful your soul is, how prepared you are against temptations, how amazing you can be to other people. The love you feel for another man or woman ( be it homosexual or heterosexual ) should always be based on your understanding of soul, God has made everything good, and only evil intentions make things unholy. If your love for another man or woman is only based on sex then it is time for you to change. But if you love a person for the heart, if you are bleeding for the love then God is with you. He does not judge you if you have done no harm.
My sister and I take Christ’s name too much, we are guilty of that. But if you do respect him and love him then you will take God’s name even if you are running late for work, it is like God is holding my life up because if he didn’t I’d just keep crashing. We both sisters have witnessed many small miracles in our lives, and we continue to see God’s presence. I will not be typing out a whole biblical dialogue here , haha, we try to keep things secular as much possible because God is for all, Christ died for all, He has risen for all of us. One man of early thirties who did not get scared to face a preordained death when he already knew He could easily skip the death part. All the scourging he accepted resonates with our pain we feel in our daily lives. His pain was greater but out of that pain came a victorious streak of blood that helped us claim our souls back.
May this Easter be special for all ❤ Amen
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