Sunday, December 24, 2006

Unchangeable Truth

i was listening to NPR, and they were interviewing someone who was doing a rendition of 'Messiah', and she said that the 'Messiah' performed today has some differences frm the original and that it has 'evolved.'
well, it's nothing new; it happens in many fields. even the current tech world is constantly changing. very few, if any, still use MS Windows 3.0.
well, it's not just in the comp field, but also in science and medicine. sometimes, what we always believed to be true changes. but, there r also some unchangeable truths.
some truths do not change. it can't. if there is no unchangeable truth, then there is no use/meaning in what we say/write/do.
i believe that what has always been will always be. unchangeable truths are never dependant on our understanding for their existence. no matter what we believe or understand, the unchangeable truth is always going to remain the same. our understanding of the truth may change, but the Eternal Truth does not.
now, why did i say all this for? i don't know . . . may be just to give some a headache or something to think abt :)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

True Rest

everybody needs somebody. no one can spend the entirety of their lives without having at least one person to talk to or rely on. yes, sometimes, we like to be left alone; but, we cannot be like that forever. we eventually need someone; we all need a friend. usually family and friends fill this role.
then also, everybody needs God. friends are important and necessary; but, there is only so much they can do. then, we realize the need for someone greater - greater than us, greater than our friends, greater than all. we look for someone to whom we can take all our worries to, someone with a hope greater than what the world could provide, someone with a love greater than what anyone could sacrifice. so, we set out in search for God. why is this so? i believe St. Augustine's words answer that best: 'God hast formed us for Himself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Him.'
and guess what Christ said: "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28)