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The importance of forgiveness

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ONE important truth of the Bible is that if we do not forgive our fellow beings, God will not forgive us. Are you aware a story of a slave becoming a soldier for Christ in the New Testament? It is a powerful story on forgiveness and reconciliation.

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

Shortcut or narrow gate: Which way will you choose?

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By Grace Ida Rajan WE know people who through short-cuts have achieved name and fame. Some people have become rich on money gained by exorbitant interests and cheating poor people. Once upon a time in India it was short-cut money through lotteries, now it is through share markets. In Christian conventional terms a short-cut can […]

September 7th, 2013 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

3 Truths Mary of Bethany learned at Jesus’ feet

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By Grace Ida Rajan IN India, falling at some one’s feet can mean two things: it is either intended as an act of respect or a desperate supplication. When I studied the life of Mary of Bethany in the gospels, I was amazed to find her at the feet of Jesus Christ on three occasions […]

March 25th, 2013 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

Directions to look for in 2013!

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By Grace Ida Rajan  ARE you looking for directions to be blessed this New Year ? Here are some which I found useful: Look Back  Relax and take time to look back into the past year (s). There might be happy moments, hurting times and sorrowful moments. In all of those, were you able to […]

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

Consider creation!

Grace Ida Rajan

JOHN Chrysostom mentions a twofold book of God: the book of the creatures, and the book of the scriptures. St. Bernard of Clairvaux, an abbot said: “You will find something far greater in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you cannot learn from the masters.”

August 7th, 2012 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

Little Christs

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THE first person who comes to my mind when I think about incarnation is Jesus Christ. The word ‘incarnation’ can mean personification, embodiment and living form. In simple words it means ‘being in flesh.’

July 4th, 2012 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

Are you unloved in a relationship?

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“I should not have married you!” is one agonizing accusation from a spouse anywhere in the time line of a married life. Some even would go further and say, “I should have married that person!” Such words make marriages a hell.

April 18th, 2012 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

The illiterate Amma who prayed for nations

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BACK home in her village, she told me several times, she never knew what a bathing soap was. She did not have access to education of any sort. She came to our small town, after marrying a man who was working as a watchman in the one and only boy’s school in our town.

March 16th, 2012 | Posted in Grace Ida Rajan,Opinion | Read More »

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