Oscar Fernando




 

Human Ravage and Nature’s Rage.

Oscar Fernando

Scientists say that Global Warming is caused by carbon dioxide emissions from industrial units-far in excess of what was naturally produced by elements of the earth in earlier times.

The writer intends this piece to titillate the minds of average readers for deeper reading on the scientific aspect of global warming, which holds ominous disasters for the future, if industrial units are not curtailed-thus allowing excessive production that is catered for human needs.

In deeper thought we see it as a vicious cycle emanating from greed-followed up by advertising agents spurring entrepreneurs to produce in excess for larger profit-to the detriment of innocent masses!

Disasters foretold by scientists are now surfacing the globe needing close attention by industrial entrepreneurs and moralists.  

Scientists pointed out and still do, that if this warming is not arrested, it will further effect the natures balance between the earth and sun causing excessive industrial emissions to be absorbed into the oceans; this will prevent coral and sea shell formation, changing the configuration of ocean and wind currents that had been stable in the past several years and also it will disturb the global surface temperature-now experienced with wind currents blowing hot and cold in rapid turns.

In earlier years there was what is termed Greenhouse effect with water vapor and other acceptable gases absorbing the heat emanating from the sun-trapping its radiation to the lower atmosphere, maintaining normal temperature with no abnormal heating.

Aren’t we sitting on a ticking time bomb when we see what is happening with;

Forest fires in Australia

Amazon forest in Raging Fires

Indonesia in Flood

Earthquakes in Canada and Mexico

Dreaded Tsunamis

Epidemics and killer Heatwaves and Volcanic eruption in the Philippines?

These planetary changes seen seldom in the past, are now increasing in enormity and frequency!

A former Vice President of the US Al Gore said;

Red alert is on, to examine a better way of life!

Scientists have introduced the following as a deterrent for rapidly increasing Global warming;

-construction of engines not polluting the air

-harnessing sun and wind for production

-using coal resources without heating the planet.

The above is covered by a new technology termed Clean-tech; such effective devices have been down the pipeline for quite a while-but curiously slow in coming out at the other end.

But why!?

Are they dragging feet to make hay while the sun shines?

If so, is it not short shortsighted and a shame?

None so blind as those who refuse to see-but continue to Ravage the Planet, with rape of forests and damming of rivers, catering to needs of industrial units-thus enraging nature now spewing its vengeance.

Oscar E V Fernando

18th January 2020 of

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Pope Francis Homily For New Year (sent by Oscar Fernando)

You can have flaws, be anxious, and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world.

Only you can stop it from going bust.

Many appreciate you, admire you and love you.

Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.

To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord.

It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness.

It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures.

It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity.

Being happy is not a fatality of destiny, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves.

To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny’s author.

It is to cross deserts, yet to be able to find an oasis in the depths of our soul.

It is to thank God for every morning, for the miracle of life.

Being happy is not being afraid of your own feelings.

It’s to be able to talk about you.

It is having the courage to hear a “no”.

It is confidence in the face of criticism, even when unjustified.

It is to kiss your children, pamper your parents, to live poetic moments with friends, even when they hurt us.

To be happy is to let live the creature that lives in each of us, free, joyful and simple.

It is to have maturity to be able to say: “I made mistakes”.

It is to have the courage to say “I am sorry”.

It is to have the sensitivity to say, “I need you”.

It is to have the ability to say “I love you”.

May your life become a garden of opportunities for happiness … That in spring may it be a lover of joy.

In winter a lover of wisdom.

And when you make a mistake, start all over again.

For only then will you be in love with life.

You will find that to be happy is not to have a perfect life.

But use the tears to irrigate tolerance.

Use your losses to train patience.

Use your mistakes to sculptor serenity.

Use pain to plaster pleasure.

Use obstacles to open windows of intelligence.

Never give up …. Never give up on people who love you. Never give up on happiness, for life is an incredible show.*

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Christmas Cheer-With Turkey and Beer! – BY Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

What and why this Loud Trumpet Blast for Christmas Cheer?

Is It for Commercial Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?

Throughout the year we have fun and cheer with gifts galore

But what great fun and cheer did Shepherds have to kneel with Prince’s and there the Stable Adore!

Yes! Both rich and poor with Anxious Wait, did come to Stable with Gifts a plenty-

To adore Infant God warmed by Mary and Straw for Warmth and Majesty.

Pause in your haste for Xmas joy and ponder what Trek-You take to have this joy-is it Turkey and Beer alone for what it takes?

Or also to think of the Infant in Stable who could have been born in a Palace Great with Silver Spoon and Golden Plate!  

Will gorging self in Turkey and Wine alone give you joy-with no thought to share this Gold?

Remember Dickensian Scrooge thus indulging to allay his depressed mind-with his own Turkey and own Wine so bold!

Seeking in vain for that lone illusive Joy-Saw a pauper outside starved and thirsty with Tattered Garb.

Sharing his sumptuous table with him-he soon bubbled with that simple Joy of the Stabled Babe.

That dear friend is the peace that surpasses understanding with Scrooge’s Twist of Cheer-with the Shared Turkey and Beer!

 

Oscar E V Fernando
15th December 2019

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Kindness in Action-Be Kind this Christmas – By Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

Kindness is essentially a quality of being friendly, generous and considerate; it may also be shown as affection, gentleness, warmth, concern and care. All these are characteristics that one individual can demonstrate to another, and are significantly derivatives of LOVE.

What really is the meaning of love, very much in use and abuse in society?

We say that a couple is in love-but with a little pause we know that most of these couples do hypnotize each other and live in a world of make believe before marriage and when they have to tackle problems that need sacrifice, this love flies through the window and the world of make believe they had earlier crash and tumble!

If kindness is a derivation of love, then obviously it requires sacrifice before it is extended to another; also loving another implies that we must love ourselves to love another-an admonishment we have heard-to love thy neighbor-as thy self. Does it not follow that firstly you must have a measure of kindness within and, for you to, out pour it to another?

It is the general perception that a kind person must have a pleasant disposition and a concern for others-not seen in persons afflicted with additions and have enmities towards the world and so hate themselves.

People who are kind and loving do not hesitate to help those in need of help, as over their years of formation they have picked up essentials of kindness and the thought of helping another comes naturally to them-they do not feel apathetic to make the necessary sacrifice to help.

Being kind needs courage, strength and sacrifice to go out of the way to bring a smile to another’s face-to give up that afternoon nap to inquire in to the crying of a helpless child-to pet that kitten meowing at your door step for some food: the list is unlimited in this selfish world reeling away to get the best for oneself and seek only one’s comfort and ease!

Kindness is a voluntary use of one’s time, talent and resources to better the lives of others-like helping a person in need to be hospitalized after a vehicle accident and is left on the roadside to bleed away: this needs perhaps postponing your luncheon engagement to come to his need and also perhaps the prospect of cleaning up the car upholstery: a person with no awareness of kind behavior will ever stop and make a sacrifice for that bleeding stranger and walk with him that extra mile.

This is what the Noble Peace Prize Winner Albert Schweitzer Says in his book: “Reverence for Life”- Everyone must work to live, but the purpose of life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others. Only then that we ourselves become true human beings.

As the concept of kindness in practice is very wide, this writer will make a pause to continue thereafter with a series of missives covering kindness sympathy empathy, tenderness in the family, classroom, society and later in business life-leaving a thought with the reader to ponder as to what the purpose of life is, if it is not to fill that void within with kindness, love, concern for one’s own neighbor!

Oscar E V Fernando

23rd November 2019

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Pride and Talent – Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

Talent! The special skill, aptitude or ability,
That can touch the conscience: may end in eventual vanity.
Vanity caused human race to fall from paradise.
Vanity it is that dulls man’s talent in so sudden a surprise.

The disciples asked-who among-st us is first?
With all wise leanings on love and charity, they had a thirst
To test their own human pride for want of humility.
But alas, God’s priority is to test one’s humble ability.

Fame finds its way to those with latent talent.
Talent is God given-fame is man given.
Be grateful to humankind for fame so gladly lent.
Behold! With ingratitude-mankind from Paradise was indeed driven.

Conceit! Self given was the first onslaught by the eager Ego.
Eating the apple, they earned that doomed downfall.
Ego it is that causes conceit to follow,
The talented to its sad end; and human race to its destined fall.

Oscar E V Fernando

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FLOW WITH THE TIDE-REACH THE SHORE – by Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

Inevitable situations unable to avoid, certain to happen,

Have to be accepted in normal fashion.

They cannot be otherwise-we have our choice,

To accept and adjust or rebel in a nervous heist.

 

Be willing to have it so to avoid consequences of misfortune

As first step on the road to recoup in a way that is opportune

Accept fate but certainly not be fatalistic

As taking the road to recovery is fantastic.

                          

 Neither cry for the moon nor over spilt milk

That has gone down the drain collecting all filth

Circumstances do not decide our happiness

But our reactions to circumstances make all the difference.

 

Kingdom of heaven is within you and so is the kingdom of hell

Either is determined by Your Free Will used well.

Two men looked out from prison bars-one saw mud the other stars.

You have the choice to accept inevitable and look above for stars.

 

Nothing in life is beyond endurance-in any case you endure

Now or shortly after and that is the meaning of life for sure

This does not mean that you must give up and be a recluse

Look around for opportunities to overcome the inevitable deluge

 

If we rail and kick against the inevitable and grow bitter

If Inevitable not accepted We will change-not for the better

Refuse to accept inevitable-turn nights into a hell of insomnia

After self-torture you accept what you had to accept-now-with no mania

 

(There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures-William Shakespeare)

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Barque of Peter – by Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

Old Testament Bible-Old as the Hills-or perhaps Oldest-foretold the Christ that came.

Yes, He came: showed His Divinity at age so tender-among teachers of fame.

Lived, Died and Rose to be the subject of Abuse, Disputes Prose and Poetry.

Lived to divulge his Divinity and Initiate a Church on Rock, for Posterity.

Wisdom prompted-nothing human survives with no ‘Corporate Entity’

He Anointed-on Pentecost Day, Mary His Mother and a Body to Rule-with those following him devoutly.

He taught heavenly virtues in parables-no written letter to Rhyme,

And left The Barque of Peter, a Sailing Boat, to PREACH The WORD and Rule over Space and Time.

With Holy Spirit to Guide and no scripted word to read- preached Love and Forgiveness-crisscrossing seas-

To a world so cruel-that worshiped Idol gods and nailed humans hands and feet.

No tooth for tooth as of old but Love-preached to souls fertile,

With space and lapse of time-the Scripted and Inspired Bible-thereafter-was Divinely Styled.

The Barque of Peter-a Sailing Boat- where the Gates of Hell will not prevail-

Is now the Ship with Captain Crew and Passengers with none to derail!

Not Barque-Jet Flights take Pope from Roam to preach the WORD  

To a world lost in a Babble of Tongs Freely Interpreting God’s Word and forming own church

The Caravan, Captain and crew carrying Magisterium, Tradition and Scripture now moving on undeterred-

With sounds of hounds heard around-sounds as old as the Barque of Peter

But Oh! The sounds of hounds alas will cease-if Peter’s Barque Interred-

This behold-will not happen as Gates will not Prevail on this Church or Barque of Peter!

Pity is not that those on rafts around the ship will not be saved by the Just God!

It is that those with frenzied readings may further Split and Blunt the Communal Soul saved by God

Not penetrating deeper into Moralities such as Abortion, Euthanasia- ET AL

Studied in Magisterium guided by Spirit-Tradition and Scripture to end World’s Despair

Yes! That sound so loud! Turmoil-Turmoil on the Ageless Barque!

Know Yea-Satan was closest to Jesus in the Dessert while on Fast

Satan is closest to the Eternal Barque with Anointed though Fallen Man

Amidst Empires of Ancient Power and Fame, Barque of Peter Survived with with One Hierarchy of Man!

Oscar E V Fernando

 

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TRUTH by Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

Truth! Verity of all Verities; Illusive to the curious mind, so finely tuned.
That Lost Chord in the Symphony, we search from the womb to the tomb.
The Artist, Scientist, Philosopher, Meditator search with efforts futile,
Sees perfection; says eureka; until, others destroy it with their own guile.

We say we know the truth: do we know the heart of human kind?
Judge not, you will never know it hidden in the depth of human mind.
Cast the first stone, the one who hath not sinned,
For how would ye know that this woman sinned?

Judgment is mine said He, for only I know the truth.
Why do you try to judge, unless your own heart belies a truth?
For I am the Way, the Life and the Truth; you leave that judgment to me.
Mind your own task with diligence and do it well to satisfy both you and me.

Picasso, Da’Vinci, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Marx Lenin, Freud Junge,
Mona Lisa, Last Supper, works galore, Moon, Mars, searched with fine tune. Invention? Discovery? Voyage seeking the Lost Chord-that Illusive Existing Truth,
Searched by restless souls, till they rest again in that Everlasting Truth.

More we know of a subject, we are aware how little we know of it?
Can the creature with his puny mind, analyze the Mind of Him who created it?
Why spend much time wasted, because you could not find all of it.
Live Life, serving all on this voyage of truth, and do your own little bit.

Remember Augustine searching for truth walking the beach?
Saw a child trying to empty the ocean into a hole with a shell on that beach.
Thought he; I am trying to decipher Truth; that same impossible task?
Emptied restlessness, accepting Truth, continued to walk that Saintly Path.

Truth! Thou elude us, we try to grasp thee with Mind Body and Soul.
You play hide and seek; we glimpse, not clasp your Vision Pure.

Truth Illusive! We only opine; as this is merely a view held as probable!

Live-and grasp at voyage’s end, the splendor of the Truth Most Admirable!

Oscar E V Fernando

 

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Spirituality to Materialism to Spirituality – By Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

 

Church and bible treasured as gold

Tendered the fields and farms in peaceful flow

With morning prayers and breakfast fill

The tools and lunch they went to till

With Fall of man no perfection to behold

Disparity there was with poor and rich with gold

Greed set in and the gap got wide

Frustration and anger brought revolution worldwide

Accumulation through greed and discoveries untold

Brought in the magic called industrial revolution to behold

Spiritless work were the norms that lead to more wealth

Systems developed to protect the wealth and keep the health

With more competition and greed the evening bell receded to toll

To gather folks in homes for spirit to unfold

Crushed by the ever fast lane of that new god of Industry

The world of spirit hauled under the rubble of indecency

  

The world so became fast materialistic with fall in values of spirituality

The youth so lost with the material gains of industry

Looked far beyond for that lost spirituality

And finds it with the mendicant monks in the monastery

The west that began with the bible, church and God

Was so frenzied with wealth and power banned the word God

Now the clock that turned back is ticking forward to seek the same God

With all that’s eloquent in songs books and videos spelling out the name of God

The more that’s read in modern thoughts in eloquence and style

The more is read of those values ancient that was under the rubble all the while

The world with the youth is seen walking back on the path of spirit

To churches and temples to dip into the ancient reservoir of Divine Spirit

Away from annoyed nature with global warming, floods tornadoes and human vengeance

The silent call by god is so loud and clear that it bangs the ears with a message in a tangence

Signs so clear that humanity will after the lesson get back to that that Golden Vision of Splendor

That keeps the Universe in much harmony to those that live in Spirit close to that grandeur.

Oscar E V Fernando

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Missive by OEVF – An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely Dead Brilliant!!

Oscar Fernando

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.

No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm; 
– Life isn’t always fair;
– And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, 
-by his parents, Truth and Trust, 
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepchildren; 
– I Know My Rights 
– I Want It Now
– Someone Else Is To Blame
– I’m A Victim
– Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. 
If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing

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