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The purpose of Points to Ponder About was to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God and away from the hypocritical duplicity of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth. (For a more detailed explanation, see Points to Ponder About - Purpose). What used to be posted in this section has been integrated in For Your Information and Reference.

Note: This 'Point to Ponder About' section was prepared in the years 2005-2009. Some linked documents external to this domain may have been removed from the Net, or moved to different locations, since then.

Published on August 31, 2005

With all the "Katrina talk" - Do you wonder why the 1900 Storm which razed Galveston, Texas, has not been mentioned by anyone on a global scale?

It is not that we are crying "conspiracies!" but when something this incoherent hits us right on the face it makes one wonder.

As the newscasters in Europe and the US were making the approach of Katrina just another Reality Show, we realized that no one was mentioning the 1900 Storm in Galveston. To give you a "flavor" for that storm we quote from the official site:

On September 8, 1900, a hurricane struck Galveston. Winds estimated at 140 mph swept over the island, leaving devastation in their wake. After the storm surge of 15.7 feet subsided, Galvestonians left their shelters to find 6,000 of the city's 37,000 residents dead and more than 3,600 buildings totally destroyed.

The 1900 Storm is still considered to be the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
After the storm, Galveston constructed a seawall and raised the grade of the island to protect it from future hurricanes.

We thought that the News Services young reporters were just not aware of it or forgotten it, thus we took the time and communicated with CNN, Euronews and two key Stations in Spain - one of International reach and another one that we consider the best news station in Spain. We informed them of their oversight and gave them the appropriate Site address so that they would not have to take our word for it.

Results: Not a word on TV nor the global press as of midnight GMT.

Published on August 27, 2005 [Mary, Health of the Sick]

Do you ever wonder... What Jesus really meant when He said:

"And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell; for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." [S. Matthew 11:23-24]

The time of the destruction of Sodom was the time of Abraham, who as you may recall, managed to convince God to delay its destruction appealing to His Justice for the few non sinners remaining in it. [Genesis 18: 17-33]

However, Capernaum (1) was a city that was Graced with the physical manifestation of the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity - Jesus Christ. In that city he worked mighty deeds, yet, they turned their back to Him; they did not believe in Him.

Thus, one of the many messages in this particular Biblical passage is that:

Even amidst the wickedness (due maily to ignorance/darkness) found in Sodom, had they met Jesus Christ and learned His teachings, enough of those ignorant citizens would have responded in a positive way so that the city would not have been destroyed for the same reason God did not destroy it originally at Abarham's insistance. Yet, "holy" Capernaum which rejected Jesus Christ, was brought down to hell.

But what is "accept" or "reject" Jesus Christ? That will be the next entry in "Do you ever wonder....?"

(1) Capernaum: A city on the N.W. shore of Sea of Galilee. Chief residence of Christ ans His Apostles. [Matthew 4: 12-16; 8: 5; 9: 1; 17: 24; Mark 2:1; Luke 7: 1-5; John 6:17]

Published on August 22, 2005 [The Queenship of Mary]

Do you ever wonder... Why sin seems to be making successful inroads everywhere in the world and it appears that God is not capable of stopping it?

It is because God placed that task in our hands - It is our responsibility to understand it and subdue it with the help of Mary - the Queen of Heaven and Earth.

Published on August 17, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why can the Church Administrators cannot see themselves in the following words clearly spoken by our Lord and Master Jesus Christ? When they do, it will be too late for them. They have had many opportunities to make a correction of course. We gave them the final opportunity and, as it is written, it was also ignored. May verses 36-39 be again fulfilled as written.

Definition of Pharisees: "The separate people", a Jewish religious group who strictly followed religious laws and customs. [The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Brings to mind the Dominus Iesus mentality.]

Definition of Scribes: Writers, or secretaries that recorded the Scriptures. [The M+G+R Foundation Comments: Wrote and recorded as needed to fulfill the personal agendas of those who claimed to be serving God - just like today.]

Matthew 23:1-39

1 Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to his disciples, 2 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses seat: 3 all things therefore whatsoever they bid you, these do and observe: but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.

4 Yea, they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
5 But all their works they do to be seen of men: for they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 and the salutations in the marketplaces, and to be called of men, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father on the earth: for one is your Father, even he who is in heaven.

13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye enter not in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering in to enter.

15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, that strain out the gnat, and swallow the camel!

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full from extortion and excess. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside thereof may become clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and garnish the tombs of the righteous, 30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we should not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye witness to yourselves, that ye are sons of them that slew the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

33 Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how shall ye escape the judgment of hell? 34 Therefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: some of them shall ye kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city: 35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killeth the prophets, and stoneth them that are sent unto her! how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Published on August 12, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why the Vatican continues to try to impose God and His Laws, by force and coercion, upon people instead of loving people into wanting to be with God and love His Laws when this unGodly method of "Evangelization" has failed so miserably given the state of the world today - and its history?

The answer lies in what in the business world is referred to as the "Peter Principle": An individual is promoted up to his level of incompetence.

Logically, if said individual's abilities were still being "under utilized", he would still be promoted one more level and so on. In the spiritual realm it is the same, except that, through drawing closer to God our "abilities" keep on growing and we may safely be "promoted" within His service indefinitely.

If Jesus, the Second Person of the Triune God, "...advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men." [Luke 2:52] - that is, He progressed in His spiritual and intellectual development as a human would do - what makes the Church Administrators think that "they have arrived" and no further effort is needed for spiritual and intellectual progress?

Tragically, they stopped centuries ago as legendarily Francis of Assisi pointed out to Pope Innocent III while, at the same time, John Bosco showed, by his trajectory that the only limit that we may have to our growth is our self-satisfaction and contentment with our status-quo and not the supply of resources for growth - resources which are uniquely supplied by God.

Published on August 2, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, after a concerted and confirmed effort by European governments, U.S. and Roman Catholic leaders to remove/neutralize/disarm communist regimes, Fidel Castro continues to "thumb his nose" to the U.S. from barely 90 miles away?

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