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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Greates love

The former president of South Korea, Roh Moo-Hyun committed suicide at 29th May 2009. This was a shock news for the Korean and even the world as he was a very famous people. His supporters in North Korean started to have demonstrations to shows their sadness of losing a beloved president and angriness to the current president.

As a catholic, we should always view this issue with care, patient and with the wisdom of God. We all know Judas, who is an apostle of Jesus that had betrayed God with 30 silver pieces. He was one of the apostles who trusted by Jesus as he was the one who responsible for the finance of the group, in another word, a treasurer. Unfortunately, even though he stayed so close with Jesus, his greed lead him to betray Lord. After Jesus had died, he committed suicide. The ground that filled with his blood shedding from the mountain has been cursed, with no plants can grow on it forever. (When he found that
Jesus had been condemned, then Judas, his betrayer, was filled with remorse and took the thirty silver pieces back to the chief priests and elders saying, 'I have sinned. I have betrayed innocent blood.' They replied, 'What is that to us? That is your concern.' And flinging down the silver pieces in the sanctuary he made off, and went and hanged himself. The chief priests picked up the silver pieces and said, 'It is against the Law to put this into the treasury; it is blood-money.' So they discussed the matter and with it bought the potter's field as a graveyard for foreigners, and this is why the field is still called the Field of Blood (Matthew27:3-8))

With this we can view the difference between Judas and St. Peter. Jesus asked St. Peter three times, “do you love me?” St. Peter always replied, “Yes, you know I do” And Jesus gave the key of Heaven to St. Peter. Although St. Peter did refused that he knew Jesus for three times and he felt regret so much, he still has high confidence in Jesus. Whereas Judas lost all his confidence in God after Jesus died, he lost his trust that the Jesus as savior of mankind who came down for us, the sinners.

Besides that, amazingly, although Jesus had been tortured during the way of Cross, being spurt by the saliva, teased and crucified because of the jealousy of the priests during that time, he did not have the intention to take the revenge back on them when he resurrected. Instead, his first word to the apostles was “peace be with you”. He himself has shown the commandment that he has given to us, Love your neighbor. Brothers and Sisters, the greatest love is no longer “love people as how you love yourself” but it is “love the people as how you sacrifice yourself for them. (In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews.
Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, 'Peace be with you,' John 20:19) Amen.

Last but not least, committing suicide is not an act of courageous but those who willing to face the diseases and are preparing to face the imperfect due to the disease, the suffering of the pain from the disease without losing their faith are. Bravo!!!! May God bless them always and peace be with them as well as their family.


MasTer GreGor said...

Pls correct - The keys of heaven was given to St Peter and not St Paul. The words are too small to read.


CSS of UCSI Malaysia said...

Thanks f6r the correction!!!pls do correct me if i still hav anything wrong next time.tq.