TNTT Miền Tây Bắc Tri-weekly
March 25th, 2015
Thánh Ca Mùa Chay 2015
VEYM NATIONAL SPIRITUAL BOUQUET - WALK THE LENTEN JOURNEY
Hiệp cùng với Giáo Hội Công Giáo hoàn vũ bước vào Mùa Chay Thánh, BCHTU xin kêu gọi toàn thể các thành viên cùng nhau suy ngẫm mầu nhiệm tử nạn và phục sinh của Chúa Giêsu qua Chiến Dịch Bó Hoa Thiêng: “40 Ngày Chay Thánh.”
Chúng ta hãy cùng nhau chiêm niệm Mầu Nhiệm Chúa Chịu Nạn, hy sinh chính mạng sống mình để mang Tình Yêu Cứu Độ đến cho nhân loại. Là nhân chứng của Tình Yêu Cứu Độ và là thành viên của Phong Trào Thiếu Nhi Thánh Thể, chúng ta cùng đồng hành và nhiệt tâm tham gia chiến dịch Bó Hoa Thiêng 40 Ngày Chay Thánh, thực thi chính tâm niệm của Phong trào: Thiếu Nhi Thánh Giá Chúa Nằm, Nhìn Lên Phấn Khởi Chuyên Cần Hy Sinh
Click to view Bó Hoa Thiêng Booklet & Walk the Lenten Journey for guidance.
Potatoes, eggs, and coffee beans
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.
Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.
He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.
After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.
He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”
“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.
“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.
“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.
However, each one reacted differently.
The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.
The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.
However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.
“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “
In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.
Which one are you?
Vietnamese Youth Convention 2015 - Đại Hội Giới Trẻ Việt Nam Kỳ 5
Location: Pacific Lutheran University Campus
12180 Park Ave S . Tacoma, WA 98447.
Date: July 3rd-5th, 2015.
Be a part of the action and make lasting relationships with other Catholic youth and youth adults from across the U.S. Please register now and spread the word.
For more information: http://www.vyc5.org
** If you are interested to join the choir for VYC, please contract Tr. Khuyen Tran or Tr. My Linh from Đoàn Chúa Hài Đồng.
Save the Date
- MTB Huynh Trưởng Camp - July 17-19, 2015 ( More information will be sent out soon)
- Sa Mạc Huấn Luyện Huynh Trưởng Cấp 1 - Lửa Hồng 21 và Cấp 2 Ngành Ấu - Belem 4 - September 4-7, 2015
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