Friday, June 24, 2016

"woe unto you that are rich" - The Man on the Cross beside Christ's

Nuclear waste bags placed in a mountainous area near Fukushima Daiichi Plant

The Man on the Cross beside Christ's

Once an ex- elite bureaucrat of the Japanese Government got ill and hospitalized, because he was old.

It was found to be a fatal illness.  So, he returned to his home from a hospital to spend his last days with his family.  Then, a nursing woman was dispatched from the hospital to take care of him.  She took care of him so well.  Moreover, she helped his family in various ways.

As she was a Christian, the old man asked her to read the Bible for him.  He thought that the reason why she behaved so brightly and kindly was she had faith.  So, he wanted to learn Christianity.

The old man gradually came to understand the teaching of God.  But one day he said to her, "I should have learnt Christianity before.  Now I am old, so that it may be too late for me to be accepted by Heaven.  I have no time to learn Christianity enough, since I feel my death is not so far."

Then the woman said, "You don't have to worry.  The Bible says that one of criminals who was crucified with Christ Jesus was promised by Christ that he would enter Heaven with Him, because the criminal expressed his faith on his cross.  So, only such a small time on the cross is enough for a man to be promised to be accepted in Heaven.  You have enough time."

With this help, the old man spent his last days on the earth peacefully and faithfully.

This story also tells that in Japan, an inherently Buddhist country, even elite bureaucrats with good educational backgrounds and cultural experiences, usually do not read the Bible or think about Christianity in their career lives.

So, the man on the cross beside Christ's must be the luckiest man in the history, since he was with Christ Jesus so near till his death.

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Luk 6:24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"they willingly received him into the ship" - Interview with Castro on JFK Assassination

Around the Imperial Palace, Tokyo

Interview with Castro on JFK Assassination 

According to a book concerned with the Warren Report about the JFK assassination of 1963, the Warren Commission sent a person to the sea off Cuba to have an interview with Fidel Castro in 1964.

The person chosen by the Commission was a black lawyer who was the first black lawyer in the US history that was employed by a major law firm.  He had sometimes met with Castro in New York as the future Cuban revolutionary leader sometimes visited New York in late 1940s and 1950s while the black lawyer was at the time working in a law firm in New York.  They had been a kind of friends since they had met each other in a special place where black men could enjoy black musicians playing at midnight after they had played in clubs where only whites could enter.

The black lawyer flew to Florida and got into a government boat or the like to sail to the sea off Cuba.  Then a boat came to approach from Cuba.  The lawyer got into the Cuban boat where Castro was waiting for his old friend.

They talked for three hours.  Castro denied any involvement in the JFK assassination.  Rather Castro indicated his good will to JFK, though he knew that deceased US President overlooked an CIA plan to assassinate Castro in a tie up with the Mafia.

Afterwards, the black lawyers was strictly forbidden to reveal this secret mission.  He kept it in secrecy and even did not mention it when he wrote his autobiography in the 21st century.

This episode is very American.

It also tells how serious Castro took the matter.

It led to a theory that some CIA and Mafia members who had been trying to kill Castro changed their target from Castro to JFK, since there was a good decoy named Oswald and a handy man named Jack Ruby who once traveled to Cuba for some Mafia business.

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Joh 6:20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
Joh 6:21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
Joh 6:22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;

Monday, June 20, 2016

"treasures in heaven" - Complete Charity


Complete Charity

The more you are given, the more you are requested to contribute.

This teaching of Christ Jesus gives an answer to the question why God let the gap between the rich and the poor expand in human society.

If you earn $1, you have to contribute $1 to the society.  If you earn $100, you have to contribute $100 to the society.   If you earn $1 million, you have to contribute $1 million to the society.  If you earn $1 billion, you have to contribute $1 billion to the society.  For this premise, God allows men to be rich momentarily, since they would soon become as poor as others after such contribution.

But the underlying condition is love to others.  Without love to neighbors and the society, rich men will not contribute as much as possible to the society.

Being rich means to see the poor suffering due to a lack of money.  While they have money, they have to see the poor suffering due to a lack of money.  If a rich man has love to human beings, he or she would help the poor.  If he or she gives money to the poor but he or she is still engaged in a social system that generates poor people, his act is useless.  So, a rich man who has love to the poor would stop sustaining social structure and systems that allow him or her to become rich but make some others poor.

So, the true charity is not donation of 10% of one's wealth but 100% of one's wealth.  If a rich man become truly poor after donation or dispensation of charity, he is following the teaching of Christ Jesus.

It also applies to businesses.  Complete charity is what is required for them.

APPENDIX: Ranking of Countries in Terms of Added Values in their Financial Sectors

1. US
2. China
4. UK
5. France
6. Germany
7. Brazil
8. India
9. Italy
10. Canada
11. Australia
12. Russia
13. Spain
14. South Korea
15. Switzerland
16. Netherlands
17. Mexico
18. Argentina
19. Taiwan
20. Singapore
21. Saudi Arabia
22. South Africa
23. Indonesia
24. Belgium
24. UAE
26. Turkey
27. Jordan
28. Thailand
29. Malaysia
30. Ireland

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Mat 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: