707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 32 Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 910 times:
777 > that comment is totally displaced. Esp. With all the work done at Xmas time by charity organisations such as the Salvation Army.
As for God's plan, please remember that Himself died. For us.
"There will always be poor people", said Jesus. By saying that, He meant that although we had to help them, the thought that they exist must no stop you to live your own life. Even if you gave all your belongings, it would not stop poverty in the world. Just do your bit. Help a charity, give some time, but by all mean, don't stop your life.
As Saint Jean Bosco said "A Saint who is sad is a sad saint"
So... Merry Christmas everybody, and God bless you all
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4161 posts, RR: 17 Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 901 times:
777236ER, dude come on! Sometimes even I blame God for what's happening around us. God's will sometimes doesn't make sense, but He does have a plan for everyone of us!
On the other hand, we humans choose not to feed the starving African populations, even though theoretically we could (but our governments think it's too expensive), we kill others for various reasons, we inflict pain on others, etc...we humans aren't exactly saints!
707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 32 Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 862 times:
Roman Catholic - Agnostic Wow, that's what I call an oxymoron ! I assume you mean you have been raised in the Catholic religion. Maybe the priest who taught you the catheshism was a 'bad priest' (fell free to read whatever you want there).
As for those lines being "full of it" , that's indeed your opinion, and I don't share it - those lines were my opinion, more, my Faith.