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Kim Jong Eun and Communism

Today is the feast of Sto, Nino, the little Jesus.  I thought of writing about kids but it just did not feel right.  Somehow, the youngest leader in the world has crossed my mind, the Communist leader, Kim Jong Eun of North Korea.
Then immediately, my young school days flashed back.  I remembered our school having us stand up straight saying the Angelus at 12 noon wherever we maybe in the school campus.  I think we did that for about a year.  I did not understand why then, except for the fact that my school was a catholic school and that must be it.  Years after, I realized that that Angelus was for the conversion of Russia.  And it did succeed converting Russia, breaking the Communism there.
Thingking about it now, I strongly feel and believe that we must pray for Kim Jong Eun, him being the newly elected leader of the seat of communism now.  He's just 28.  I've even read somewhere over the net that a classmate of his in Europe said he could not imagine Kim firing off a nuclear…


Sometimes, boosting ourselves with excessive self-confidence endangers us of forgetting who we really are.  Sometimes, just to get through with our challenges, we tend to make-believe---pretending we are all-powerful by ourselves. And a little each day of pretense makes it easier to deceive ourselves into thinking that we don't need God. 

We just got to make a u-turn from time to time, and hear our souls sing these words...

"I am a flower quickly fading, here today and gone tomorrow;  a wave tossed in the ocean, a vapor in the wind."


“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. 
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ― Mother Teresa