Be not afraid.

Be Not Afraid

You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way.
You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.
If you stand before the pow’r of hell and death is at your side, know that I am with you through it all.

Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.
And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of me, blessed, blessed are you!

Be not afraid. I go before you always.
Come follow me, and I will give you rest.

Above is a hymn sung at our cathedral today.
The ‘I’ refers to God.
Our parish priest, Father Anthony delivered a very uplifting homily and talked about the passing of Pope John Paul II.

The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Penang will have a special mass tonight at 8pm.

6 Replies to “Be not afraid.”

  1. Indeed, the Lord gives, and takes away when all is due to return.

    The Lord gave us Pope John Paul II, who served even in his ailment, and gave his all to glorify God.

    The Pope will not be forgotten.

  2. May be that is the reason why I feel that this Sunday is so lame? This Pope was great. While I dont agree with all his views (sorry), he was on person that exemplies leadership, and reaching out to others. He was one great person, just to repeat. The world is more lonely without him.

  3. Mango & OJ – Well, I guess he SHOULD, LOL!

    Andreas – I can never claim to know the Pope at all, except for the photos I have seen on papers. (psstt…I slept through and missed the mass!) The most memorable one is with our ex-PM, DrM. Yeah, he is not very much liked by certain parties because of his stand against abortion, birth control, homosexuality, women priests etc. But I was told that religion is to conform to God and not for God to conform to the world. So, I suppose someone has to be a bad guy here and the Pope took it in his stride.

    Jinny – Glad it was a short one without giving much time to the world to argue over stuffs.

    Blaberella – Thanks for the thoughts!

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