Plz do abide to our Terms & Condition:

    • Do not paste URL Links directly in any content instead post them as Hyperlink inside a text.
       
    • To post a Link directly use instead Bookmark.
       
    • If we find anyone posting beyond the warning we will immediately terminate your account without any warning. 

Group activity

    • Meril Jeffery John.J

      SAINT FRANCIS AND THE WOLF OF GUBBIO

      There was in Italy the town of Gubbio, a prosperous village that had a great problem. A wolf was eating their livestock, and attacking the people. Nothing the townspeople did protected them from the wolf. Never had they seen such a fierce predator. He killed a shepherd, then the shepherd’s brother and father when they went out to deal with this menace. The next morning the town was abuzz with the story told by the shepherd’s mother and sisters.

      The mayor of Gubbio announced he would send three of his best guards to find and slay the wolf that very afternoon. At dusk the townspeople could hear shouts and clashing of metal from the woods. Then it was quiet. The guards had met the wolf.

      Late in the night the only survivor of the encounter struggled into the anxious town and collapsed. After he was revived, he told his tale of their fight with the fierce and powerful wolf. As the story rushed through town the wolf grew larger and more ferocious. Fear was in the eyes of everyone in Gubbio. Children were kept close by, weapons at the ready and the defenses of the town raised.

      The mayor consulted with his advisors and decided to see if Francis of Assisi could help them. They had heard that he could talk to animals and that God talked to him.

      Several brave messengers were sent to find Francis and ask him for his help. They had the good fortune to find him in Assisi at the house of Bernardo Quintivalle, his first follower. They told him of the tragic attacks of the wolf and how the frightened people were almost in a state of siege. They thought Francis was the only one who would be able to help them. They begged the simple Holy man to help and implored him to come with them right away.

      Francis was moved by their plight and wanted to do what he could. He said they could leave in the morning and they should eat and rest with his Brothers that night. After dinner they prayed with Francis for a solution and slept that night with hope in their hearts.

      Dawn found them walking down the hill from Assisi on their way to Gubbio. In time they arrived at the woods near the town. The messengers pointed to where the wolf had slain the two guards not far from the road. They stayed in a tighter group as they hurried the rest of the way, watching for the wolf.

      The gate to the town was opened as they arrived and was quickly closed behind them. The entire town followed Francis to the town square where the Mayor eagerly met them. They went into the town hall to eat and discuss what Francis would do with the wolf.

      The mayor wondered what Francis could do with such a challenge. The mayor hated that wolf. He knew the men who were killed and their families. One of the guards was a cousin to the mayor’s wife. If he were younger, he would have led the guards after the wolf. He wanted Francis to strike the wolf dead or send him to the town of Spoletto, their old enemy. Either would satisfy a need for revenge and stop the attacks.

      Francis listened as the mayor described what had happened to their peaceful town. He had much empathy for the families of the victims and wanted to meet the wolf and hear his story, too. Francis stated that the next morning he would go the woods where the guards had been killed to see if he could find the wolf. That night he prayed for the wisdom to find a solution that would benefit everyone.

      Early the next morning, refreshed and confident this would work out, Francis was accompanied by the townspeople to the gates of Gubbio. They wished him well and retreated to their homes, worried that Francis would share the fate of the shepherds and guards.

      He walked on to the woods, ready to engage the wolf. As he neared the first stand of trees, the wolf appeared and began to stalk Francis. His slow, deliberate steps, the walk of a predator, announced his intention. He drew nearer and nearer, closing in a circle around the holy man from Assisi.

      Seeing the wolf, Francis felt a connection. He made the sign of the cross and called the wolf to meet him in peace under the grace of the Lord. The wolf watched as Francis came closer. “Come Brother Wolf, I will not hurt you. Let us talk in peace.” The wolf froze in mid step. The wolf struggled with doubt and uncertainty. Finally, understanding that Francis meant him no harm, the wolf walked to Francis and sat back on his haunches, ready to listen.

      Francis told the wolf that he had come from Gubbio and described what the townspeople were experiencing because of the wolf’s actions. He described the pain and resentment they held toward the wolf. “How did this come to happen?” Francis asked the wolf. “Why did you kill the livestock and people?”

      The wolf told Francis his story. He had been left behind by his pack because he was injured and couldn’t keep up. He could only catch prey that didn’t run fast, like sheep and goats. He really preferred to eat deer and rabbits, but, with his injured leg, that was out of the question. He explained to Francis that all he wanted was to eat when he was hungry.

      Francis implored him to explain his actions. The wolf continued. The first shepherd he had killed was trying to protect his flock and the wolf had no choice but to fight back and kill him. That afternoon two more men came after him and instinct took over. He quickly killed them, leaving their bodies where they fell. The next day the three guards came hunting him. He was only defending himself when he fought them. Two were slain. As the third man was no longer a threat, he let him go.

      Francis could see that the wolf was only acting to fill his needs. He had made unfortunate choices that affected people of whom he knew nothing. Through Francis the wolf was able to feel the pain of the people in Gubbio and he felt remorse. He was sorry for the pain he had caused, but he needed to eat. What could he do?

      Hours passed as Francis prayed. The wolf watched closely, not fully understanding what was taking place, but sensing that Francis believed he felt remorse at having caused such pain. When Francis emerged from his contemplation, he quietly suggested an answer to the dilemma. It was a suggestion that could meet the needs of both the town and the wolf. He proposed to the wolf that the townspeople could feed him and, in return, the wolf would stop killing the people and their livestock.

      The wolf thought this would work well for him, but worried the people would still want to kill him. Francis understood the wolf’s concern and assured him he would present the idea to the townspeople in such a way that he would be forgiven and welcomed into the town. He knew they could let go of their fear and hate if they saw the wolf ask for forgiveness and accede to a peaceful relationship. Francis extended his hand. The Wolf showed agreement by placing his paw in Francis’ hand.

      Saint Francis and the wolf walked back to Gubbio.

      As they neared the gate, the citizens could not believe their eyes. Francis and the wolf continued to the town square, although the mayor and the entire town watched with hate and fear. The wolf had to keep his eyes on Francis to still his fear.

      Francis called out, “Come countrymen, the wolf will not hurt you. Let us talk in peace. I have spoken with the wolf and he apologizes for his actions and wants to make amends.”

      Francis told them the wolf’s story. “He has the same needs as you and only wants to eat and not go hungry. Can the people of Gubbio feed him if he promises to never again take the lives of the people and their animals? Remember, our Savior taught forgiveness. He taught us to love our enemies.”

      The citizens returned skeptical stares. Francis continued, “This will be your wolf. He can’t be killed or passed off to Spoletto or Perugia. He will serve the town as a defender as long as he will live.”

      The citizens of Gubbio asked Francis to talk privately with them, to help them understand his suggestion. The Mayor guaranteed no one would hurt the wolf while they conferred.

      The people of Gubbio talked with each other for hours. Relatives of the dead were the hardest to convince. They harbored a hard place in their hearts for the wolf. Francis wept with them and touched them in a way that softened their hearts. Finally, after many tears, they found compassion for the wolf. At Francis’ suggestion, they addressed him as Brother Wolf.

      Francis asked the Mayor and Brother Wolf to declare a pact. The people would be safe from the wolf. The wolf would be safe from them. Everyone expressed joy that the shadow of fear had been lifted from their town.

      The wife of the shepherd, the man who was the first to fall, brought out food to feed Brother Wolf. She was crying in relief to have the burden of hate lifted from her spirit. Brother Wolf was humbled when he found his apology accepted. More food was brought out and soon everyone was eating together.

      Word spread to other towns. Soon the people of Gubbio were proclaiming proudly that they had a special wolf, Brother Wolf. He lived another two years like that until he died, cared for by the generous and forgiving town of Gubbio.

    • தாய்போல தேற்றி
      தந்தை போல ஆற்றி
      தோள்மீது சுமந்திடும்
      என் இயேசைய்யா - 2
      உம்மை போல புரிந்து கொள்ள
      யாருமில்லையே
      உம்மை போல அரவணைக்க
      யாருமில்லையே - 2
      நீர் போதும்
      என் வாழ்விலே - இயேசைய்யா - 4
                                  - தாய்போல தேற்றி - 1

      மலைபோல துன்பம்
      எனை சூழும் போது அதை
      பனிபோல உருகிட செய்பவரே - 2
      கண்மணி போல என்னை காப்பவரே
      உள்ளங்கையில் பொறிந்த்தென்னை
      நினைப்பவரே - 2
      நீர் போதும்
      என் வாழ்விலே - இயேசைய்யா - 4
                                  - தாய்போல தேற்றி - 1

      பெலவீன நேரம் என் கிருபை
      உனக்கு போதும்
      உன் பெலவீனத்தில்
      என்பெலன் தருவேன் என்றிர் - 2
      நிழல் போல என் வாழ்வில் வருபவரே
      விலகாமல் துணை நின்று காப்பவரே - 2
      நீர் போதும் என் வழ்விலே - இயேசைய்யா - 4
                                  - தாய்போல தேற்றி - 1

      ஒரு தாய்போல பாசம்
      தந்தை போல நேசம்
      ஒரு தோழன் போல புரிந்து
      கொண்ட என் இயேசைய்யா
      உம்மை போல
      புரிந்து கொண்டது யாருமில்லையே
      உம்மை போல
      அரவணைப்பதும் யருமில்லையே - 2
      நீர் போதும்
      என் வாழ்விலே - இயேசைய்யா - 4

       

      Thaai Pola Thaettri Thandhai Pola Aattri

      Tholmeedhu Sumandhidum En Yesaiyya

      Ummai Pola Purindhu Kolla Yaarumillaiyae

      Ummai Pola Aravanaikka Yaarumillaiyae

      Neer Podhum En Vaazhvilae - Yesaiyya - 4

      - Thaaipola Thaettri

       

      Malaipola Thunbam Enai Soozhum Podhu Adhai

      Pani Pola Urugida Seibavarae - 2

      Kanmani Pol Ennai Kaappavarae

      Ullangkaiyyil Poriththennai Ninaippavarae - 2

      Neer Podhum En Vaazhvilae - Yesaiyya - 4

      - Thaaipola Thaettri

       

      Belaveena Neram En Kirubai Unakku Podhum

      Un Belaveenaththil En Belan Tharuvaen Endreer - 2

      Nizhal Pola En Vaazhvil Varubavarae

      Vilagaamal Thunai Nindru Kaappavarae - 2

      Neer Podhum En Vaazhvilae - Yesaiyya - 4

      - Thaaipola Thaettri

       

      Thaai Pola Paasam Thandhai Pola Nesam Oru

      Thozhan Pola Purindhu Konda En Yesaiya

      Ummai Pola Purindhu Kondadhu Yaarumillaiyae

      Ummai Pola Aravanaippadhum Yaarumillaiyae - 2

      Neer Podhum En Vaazhvilae - Yesaiyya - 4

    •   Muslims love to quote Mark 12:29 to Christians as though we believe in three gods, but how many Muslims have ever read, much less, obeyed verses 30 and 31?

        Seeing how well the Lord Jesus responds to those who were debating Him  about the Law, a scribe approaches Jesus and asks, “Which command is the most important of all?”

      29 Jesus answered him, “The most important of all the commandments



      Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2019/04/where-does-muhammad-teach-muslims-to.html
      By: ApoLogika
      Posted: April 24, 2019, 12:00 pm

    • During a YouTube livestream by Christian apologist Christian Prince, CP asks a caller who says he speaks Arabic to read Surah 9:31 in Quranic Arabic. It stops the Muslim cold when he realizes that his Arabic Quran teaches that Jesus is God. One has to ask, why would the Quran contain such a verse when Islam rejects the deity of the Lord Jesus? Obviously, Muhammad left his followers one



      Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2019/04/does-quran-say-jesus-is-god.html
      By: ApoLogika
      Posted: April 3, 2019, 9:04 pm

    •   With just one verse from the Old Testament Book of Proverbs, we can prove that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is not Muhammad's Allah:

      Who has gone up to heaven and come down?

      Who has gathered the wind in His hands?

      Who has bound up the waters in a cloak? 

      Who has established all the ends of the earth?

      What is His name, 

      and what is the name of His Son— 

      if you know?

      Proverbs 30



      Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2019/02/one-of-proofs-that-yahweh-is-not.html
      By: Mari Kaimo
      Posted: February 5, 2019, 5:16 pm

    •   Islam denies that Jesus died and rose again after three days, one of the central teachings of the Gospel. And Mark 14:50 is one verse which Muslims quote to try and support the Islamic claim that Jesus was never crucified. 

        "Then they all deserted Him and ran away." Mark 14:50

        They claim that, since Jesus' apostles abandoned Him at the Garden of Gethsemane, there would have been no



      Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2016/07/did-all-of-jesus-apostles-desert-him-at.html
      By: Mari Kaimo
      Posted: July 22, 2016, 8:37 pm

    •   A Muslim quotes Jesus in Matthew 15:24 ("I was sent only to the Lost Sheep of Israel") and then writes, "I am from Nigeria, Jesus was not sent to me."

        This is a common Muslim error which comes from a lack of knowledge about the Bible. But the error is easily corrected. 

        Prior to His ascension to heaven in Matthew 28, the Lord commanded His followers to preach the Gospel to and make



      Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/12/who-was-first-non-jewish-christian-lost.html
      By: Mari Kaimo
      Posted: December 26, 2018, 10:56 am

    •   If Jeremiah was, in fact, saying in Jeremiah 8 that the Torah had been forever corrupted -- as Muslims claim -- then why on earth would he keep talking about the Torah for at least another 36 chapters?

        All Scripture references below are from the Complete Jewish Bible:

       4 So tell them that this is what Adonai says: “If you will not pay attention to me and live according to my Torah,



      Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/12/has-torah-law-been-corrupted-as-muslims.html
      By: Mari Kaimo
      Posted: December 22, 2018, 11:55 am

      • Christian Hill

          A Muslim in a Facebook debate group asked, "Did Jesus Christ command Christians to celebrate his birthday on Christmas Day?"

          Why are Muslims so upset that Christians celebrate the birth of Christ once a year when all of heaven celebrated His birth almost 2,000 years ago? 

        8 In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

        9 Then an



        Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/12/celebrating-with-heaven.html
        By: Mari Kaimo
        Posted: December 17, 2018, 2:01 pm

        • Roger Samara
            Christian Hill
            • 5/5 (1 votes)
            Bookmark by Christian Hill

              While Muslims claim that Muhammad followed on the heels of the Biblical prophets, his message was very different from that of the true prophets of God. For instance, Islam claims that the message of Yeshua the Messiah was intended only for the Jews and that He was never sent to minister to the Gentile world, which is known in the Tanakh (Old Testament) as "the nations."

              The Scriptures as



            Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/12/messiah-king-of-jews-and-gentiles-lost.html
            By: Mari Kaimo
            Posted: December 6, 2018, 4:44 pm

            • Christian Hill

                A Muslimah in one debate group said, "Jesus shared the gospel which we Muslims refer to as the Injeel. Therefore the books of Matthew Mark Luke and John are not the books Jesus called the gospel in Mark 1:16."

                It sounds like our Muslim friend is trying to tell us that the author of the Gospel of Mark had no idea what the Lord Jesus meant by "Gospel," because here is what Mark writes as



              Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/11/is-this-injil-muslims-lost.html
              By: Mari Kaimo
              Posted: November 6, 2018, 4:18 am

            • Album : Um Azhgana Kangal

              Lyrics, Sung By: Johnsam Joyson

              உம் அழகான கண்கள் என்னை கண்டதாலே
              முடிந்த தென்று நினைத்த நான் உயிர் வாழ்கின்றேன்

              1. யாரும் அறியாத என்னை
              நன்றாய் அறிந்து
              தேடி வந்த நல்ல நேசரே

              2. தூக்கி எறிப்பட்ட என்னை
              வேண்டுமென்று சொல்லி
              சேர்த்துக் கொண்ட நல்ல நேசரே

              3. ஒன்றுமில்லாத என்னை
              உம் காருண்யத்தாலே
              உயர்த்தி வைத்த நல்ல நேசரே

              Um Azhagaana Kangal Ennai : Song Lyrics in English

              Um Azhagana Kangal Ennai Kandadhalae

              Mudindhadendru Ninaitha Naan Uyirvaazhgindren X(2)

               

              1.

              Yaarum Ariyadha Ennai Nandraai Arindhu

              Thedivandha Nalla Nesarae X(2)

               

              Um Azhagana Kangal Ennai Kandadhalae

              Mudindhadendru Ninaitha Naan Uyirvaazhgindren

               

              2.

              Thookki Eriyappatta Enni Vendum Endru Solli

              Serthukkonda Nalla Nesarae X(2)

               

              Um Azhagana Kangal Ennai Kandadhalae

              Mudindhadendru Ninaitha Naan Uyirvaazhgindren

               

              3. Ondrum illadha Enni Karunyathalae 

              Uyarthivaitha Nalla Nesarae X(2)

               

              Um Azhagana Kangal Ennai Kandadhalae

              Mudindhadendru Ninaitha Naan Uyirvaazhgindren X(2)

            •   In the Quran, we find these words from the Muslim prophet, Muhammad:

              163 Lo! We inspire thee as We inspired Noah and the prophets after him, as We inspired Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and Jesus and Job and Jonah and Aaron and Solomon, and as We imparted unto David the Psalms; Surah 4

                Muslims believe Muhammad's claim that he served the God of the Israelite



              Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/10/where-does-allah-say-in-quran-i-am.html
              By: Mari Kaimo
              Posted: October 12, 2018, 12:45 pm

            •   The Allah of Islam says in his Quran that he "sent down" the Torah and the Injil. But when you quote the Jewish Torah and the Christian Gospels to them, Muslims of today claim that these books no longer exist. 

                So Allah says, "I sent down those books."

                But Muslims say, "They're gone for good!"

                Their belief is that, somehow, the books that Allah said he sent are now lost forever.



              Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/07/now-you-see-them-now-you-dont.html
              By: Mari Kaimo
              Posted: July 9, 2018, 12:19 pm

              • Meril Jeffery John.J
                • 5/5 (1 votes)
                • The badly charred scroll found in an ancient synagogue in Ein Gedi, Israel
                • Measuring three inches long, the parchment looked like a lump of charcoal 
                • 3D CT scans revealed the burned parchment was covered in ancient text
                • It was found to contain the first eight verses of the Book of Leveiticus 

                Israeli archaeologists said on Monday they had discerned biblical writing on a charred 1,500-year-old parchment with the help of digital imaging and described the text as the oldest found since the Dead Sea Scrolls.

                U.S. and Israeli researchers made the discovery using advanced medical and digital technology to examine the object, first unearthed 45 years ago when then-standard forensics could not decipher any script on the scroll.

                "This is a really big discovery," Pnina Shor, curator at the Israel Antiquities Authority, told a news conference where the five-centimeter-long (two-inch) cylindrical object was put on display.

                "After the Dead Sea Scrolls, this has been the most significant find of an ancient Bible," said Shor, referring to hundreds of ancient texts found in the late 1940s near the shores of the inland sea for whom the scrolls were named.

                Scientists estimate that the Dead Sea Scrolls, widely considered the oldest written biblical fragments ever found, date to between the third century B.C. and 70 A.D.

                The scroll presented on Monday was uncovered in 1970 at Ein Gedi, about 40 km (25 miles) south of the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered.

                Archaeologist Sefi Porat, 75, co-director of the dig, said the scroll dated to around the year 600 and turned up inside the remains of an ancient synagogue, which he chanced upon while exploring ceramic tiles at the beachside site.

                At the time it was found, forensics technology then used to analyze ancient finds could not discern any writing on the badly charred scroll, he said. But a few years ago he sought more help from Israeli experts handling the Dead Sea Scrolls.

                Merkel Technologies, an Israeli company specializing in high-tech medical equipment, helped in the deciphering by providing micro C-T scanning, Shor said.

                These findings were sent to Brent Seales, a computer expert at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Seales said he used digital imaging software to "virtually unwrap" the scroll and visualize its text, discerning what experts said were the first eight verses of the Bible's Old Testament book of Leviticus.

                Shor said more research was needed to determine the full extent of text on the scroll and what lessons it might hold for biblical scholars. But she said the findings had already turned out to be far more significant than anticipated.

                "The discovery absolutely astonished us. We were certain this was a shot in the dark," Shor said.

                 

              •   A Muslimah in one debate group challenged a Christian to read the Aramaic Bible because she said we would find her Allah there. Or in Aramaic, "Alaha."

                  What happens when we take up the challenge? This is John 20:

                  Further we find:

                  John 1

                ܒܪܫܝܬ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܗܘܐ ܡܠܬܐ ܘܗܘ ܡܠܬܐ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܗܘܐ ܠܘܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܘܐܠܗܐ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܗܘܐ ܗܘ ܡܠܬܐ

                1 In the beginning there was The Miltha {The Word}, and He, The



                Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/06/is-allah-of-quran-god-of-aramaic-new.html
                By: Mari Kaimo
                Posted: June 28, 2018, 10:28 pm

              •   To the people of the Jewish Messiah in 1st century Israel who were awaiting the coming of the Anointed One, He was known as Yeshua, a very popular name in His time. A name with a very important meaning.

                  With thousands of years of history as His backdrop, Yahweh God had finally sent His Messiah to the children of Abraham to whom He had been promised. But just as that history had recorded,



                Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/05/did-lost-sheep-of-israel-speak-greek.html
                By: Mari Kaimo
                Posted: May 7, 2018, 10:34 am

                • Films Family
                    Christian Hill
                    • 5/5 (1 votes)
                    Bookmark by Christian Hill

                      Another false claim that Muslims make about the Lord Jesus is that He was a sinner while He was on the earth.

                      One example they use to assert this is Jesus' response to Mary His mother when she appeals to Him to help the wedding party in Cana. Muslims call Jesus rude and disrespectful of His mother because He calls her "woman."

                    4 “What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman?” Jesus



                    Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/05/was-jesus-rude-to-his-mother-in-bible.html
                    By: Mari Kaimo
                    Posted: May 4, 2018, 3:38 pm

                  •   Another false claim that Muslims make about the Lord Jesus is that He was a sinner while He was on the earth.

                      One example they use to assert this is Jesus' response to Mary His mother when she appeals to Him to help the wedding party in Cana. Muslims call Jesus rude and disrespectful of His mother because He calls her "woman."

                    4 “What has this concern of yours to do with Me, woman?” Jesus



                    Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/05/was-jesus-rude-to-his-mother-in-bible.html
                    By: Mari Kaimo
                    Posted: May 4, 2018, 3:38 pm

                    • Ariel Baleli
                        Christian Hill
                        • 5/5 (1 votes)
                        Bookmark by Christian Hill

                          Many Muslims have no problems with taking a single verse from the Gospels and creating entire false narratives out of them. For example, they take this part of a verse:

                        56 Then all the disciples deserted Him and ran away.
                        Matthew 26

                          ... and turn it into the false teaching that none of the disciples was around to see Jesus tortured, crucified and die (we have covered that claim in a



                        Original: https://apologika.blogspot.com/2018/04/was-apostle-peter-coward-as-muslims.html
                        By: Mari Kaimo
                        Posted: April 8, 2018, 2:56 am