‘Wonderfully Made’ di Kpg Bobak

17 11 2010

Bau –  Pada 31 Oktober, Sabtu, Kpg Bobak, Singai telah menjadi tuan rumah dalam seminar ‘Wonderfully Made’. Seminar ini telah dianjurkan oleh team Wonderfully Made sendiri yang terdiri daripada Puan Stephanie Ng, Encik Michael Junim dan isteri, Sister Perpetua, Lucy Gumek, Almanzo Mangan, Henry Luk, Sheena, Grace & Mark Bulow. Seminar ini disertai oleh para belia berumur 15 tahun ke atas dan ibu bapa di kampung tersebut. “You are Wonderfully Made” menjadi tema utama bagi seminar ini. Ini bertujuan agar para belia tidak terjebak serta tidak meneruskan dengan melakukan perkara yang negatif dan seharusnya menjalani kehidupan yang sihat, ibubapa memainkan peranan yang penting dalam mendidik dan membimbing anak-anak. Antara aktiviti yang dilakukan ialah perbincangan dalam kumpulan, sing along, tayangan video, perkongsian kisah sebenar dan sebagainya. Walaupun seminar ini dijalankan dalam masa sehari sahaja, namun para belia dan ibubapa yang hadir amat berpuas hati kerana seminar ini memberi makna dan kebaikan pada setiap individu.





If We’re in Love, is Sex OK? How Far is Too Far?

9 07 2009

Aren’t these questions many young people ask? Well, Jason Evert, a popular Catholic public speaker specializing in chastity, explains the Catholic position, and gives us good principles and guidelines. Take a look at the insightful video clips.

Here, Jason speaks to a few teenagers who seem to keenly absorb what he shares with them.

He then answers their second pressing question.





A Prayer Before Connecting to the Internet

3 07 2009

surfing the internetThe internet is a powerful tool at our disposal for the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ. Yet, many of us are aware of the dangers that the lurk in the internet.  May this prayer help us use the internet the correct way.

ENGLISH
Almighty and eternal God,
who created us in Thy image
and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful,
especially in the divine person of Thy Only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, Bishop and Doctor,
during our journeys through the internet
we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee
and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

BAHASA MALAYSIA
Allah yang kekal dan kuasa,
yang menciptakan kami dalam rupa-Mu
dan memanggil kami untuk mencari semua yang baik, benar, dan indah,
terutama di dalam peribadi ilahi Putera-Mu yang tunggal, Tuhan kami Yesus Kristus,
kami mohon,
dengan pengantaraan Santo Isidore, Uskup dan Pujangga Gereja,
supaya dalam perjalanan kami di internet
kami mengarahkan tangan dan mata kami kepada apa yang berkenan kepada-Mu
dan memperlakukan semua orang yang kami temui dengan kasih dan kesabaran.
Demi Kristus Tuhan kami. Amin.

by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
Read the original blog of Fr John.

The Christian Internet Code of Ethics from Naznet is useful to help us determine the boundaries  of our exploration of the cyberworld.

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are:

  • I guard my online relationships
  • I recognize that attachments develop as easily on the internet as anywhere else, and sometimes more easily because of the anonymity involved in initial exchanges. I particularly guard against relationships that encroach upon the level of trust and faithfulness that is to exist only within a husband/wife relationship.
  • I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ
  • I am aware that there are sites on the internet that Christians must avoid, including those that contain pornography. I do not visit such sites, even out of curiosity. When, by accident (and it happens to everyone), I find such a page loading, I leave it immediately.
  • I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life
  • Even on issues about which I feel passionate, I avoid saying things that I feel might be displeasing to the Lord. I represent myself, and my intentions in a truthful and upright manner in all my exchanges.
  • I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life
  • I realize that the internet can consume time that should be invested elsewhere: family, church, work responsibilities, and other activities that make for a well rounded life. I especially guard against spending time on the internet that should be spent with the Lord.