An Asian Christian woman living in London blogging about the everyday issues of religion

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Please Pray for This Little Boy and Others Like Him




A viral image of a 9-year-old Filipino boy attempting to do homework in the street, under the dim light of a nearby McDonald’s, has prompted an international outpouring of donations, according to his stunned and delighted mother. “We’re overjoyed,” said Christina Espinosa, a grocery store worker who makes less than $2 a day, according to AFP. “I don’t know what I will do with all of these blessings.”

The photo of the diligent student, Daniel Cabrera, went viral shortly after a passerby posted an image of him on Facebook last moth. The image was shared nearly 7,000 times and drew the attention of local reporters. One month later, the family had received schoolbooks, clothing, a reading lamp and a college scholarship fund. Espinosa described her son as “studious” and determined to obtain an advanced degree.“He would insist on going to school even without his lunch money because I have no money to give,” Espinosa said.



Saturday, 20 June 2015

A Prayer on World Refugee Day

A Prayer for Refugees

Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen. 

Friday, 19 June 2015

A Comment on Race

I don't understand why the Americans are getting all upset about some woman telling everyone she is black when her parents were both of north European lineage. In England, half of our white teenage lads and pretty much every one of our Asian teenage lads seem convinced that they are black, gangster youth straight outta Compton. If you want to hear a proper English accent in one of our inner cities you have to go find someone newly arrived from Nigeria.

Courtesy of my favourite Priest: http://saintlaika.com/course-wrong/

Background to the story featured in the blog post can be found at:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/15/rachel-dolezal-resigns-spokane-naacp-president-race-ethnicity

Thursday, 4 June 2015

When You Feel Cut Off From God

There is a regular pattern to my faith, I can go for a year without having my faith shaken and then just as I start to feel pleased about it something happens and, just like that, my faith is shaken. In this case my faith has been shaken by something earth shattering.

I keep reminding myself that being a Christian does not mean that we have a 'Nothing Bad Will Happen To you' card. Just sometimes, though, I do feel mighty racked off that non-Christians seem to have it easier in many ways. An illusion? A reality that we as Christians have to live with? I don't have any answers but I am looking and praying.

The picture below represents a state of faith that I hope to return to, very soon, which is one of purity and beauty.