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12/10/ 18 Weekly Reflection

Dec 13, 2018

We greet you in the name of our Lord Christ Jesus.

May the light of the Holy Spirit of our Lord, the Lord of love, mercy, and compassion shine upon all of us and may He grant us the knowledge, patience and wisdom to understand the richness of His teachings and missions which are intended to nurture our hearts and our lives.

"When you pass through waters, I will be with you;

through rivers, you shall not be swept away.

When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned,

nor will flames consume you." (Isaiah 43:2)



Like A Rock

I am, a lowly servant, fearing the Lord God,

Taking all His commands in my heart, obediently,

One may drown me with sinful thoughts,

But, like a rock, my obedience is solid, wholeheartedly


Does my talk about God's love for all offend your sense?

Does my song, praising and glorifying God, upset your days?

You may throw harsh words at me,

But, like a rock, my trust in Him is solid, always.


Does my always cheerful face bother you?

Does my broken English keep you distancing?

You may turn your back to ignore my existence,

But, like gentle air, I embrace you with sincere serving


Does my friendly smile trouble your cold heartedness?

Do my prayers for enemies catch you with an odd feeling?

You may crush me with hatefulness,

But, like incense, my love for you will always be ascending.


For a loving, kind and compassionate, innocent man

Suffered with cruel whips, and crown of thorns,

And was crucified and died for all,

In my heart, a cross stands.


Wickedness may feed me with earthly temptation,

Or pour upon me hatred, racism, and division,

But because God loves all more than life, everlasting.

And because God's will is guiding me in loving,

Like a rock, my hope, my dream and my destination are in serving,

Like a rock, my faith in Him will never be wavering



- Deacon Joe Hung Nguyen


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