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- August 24th, 2010
- 1:30 pm
- 34 Comments
Have you ever been in a greatly distressed and desperate position, such as having no money to buy food, and not knowing who you should ask for help, because no one could or would want to help you, and then at the most critical point, someone sent you food? How does it feel? An incredible feeling, isn’t it? Wouldn’t you consider that person as an angel sent from God?
Simply put, the word angel comes from the Greek word ‘angelos’ or Latin ‘angelus’ both of which mean messenger. As an envoy there are so many roles of angels to humans. But this article is just to explain how meaningful a relief is, no matter how small it was, especially for people who were at the height of difficulty.
If we ourselves also need the role of angels in our most critical conditions, why don’t we try to start thinking that there are others around us who needs our role as an angel.
We are all angels, in the sense that we could have been sent from God to help others, either by consent or without the knowledge of the people we help.
Apparently, not only those who had help in his troubles has a feeling of happiness, but also those who have helped them would also be happy. How do I find out?
Recently, when we were celebrating the 2010 Passover in our church, sitting behind me was a married couple. When I gave greetings to the husband and asked him how he was doing, he said that they were in good condition, and after services, they must go to Manado to attend the funeral of his sister who had recently died. They could leave because someone has bought them the plane tickets. So after the prayer I said to my wife, please give some money to the couple, because I know that their economic condition was not well.
Some time later, when the couple came back from Manado, I heard stories from them, how that day when they had to go to the airport they were only given tickets with no money for transport and the airport tax. Apparently at that time they had no money and had tried to borrow money, but nobody could or would help them. They also told me that when my wife gave money, there is another church member who also saw it and also gave money. Apparently with a little help, they can pay for a taxi to the airport, airport tax and taxi to the funeral home.
They witnessed how the Lord’s help is always right on time and also for what they need. I am thrilled to hear that testimony, and also glad that God has used humans to become an “angel” for the needy.
I remember when I was working in New York City, based at 100 Wall Street, every lunch break I always walked to lunch around the office within a radius of 1-2 kilometers, taking into account the existing parking meters on the edge of the sidewalk. I always check if there’s a parking meter that almost or have recently expires, and parked cars have not got a ticket from the police, who are also active in checking which parking meters already expires.
When I see the meter needle points to zero or close to zero at the time I passed by, then I would put 25 cents into a parking meter, so that the parking hours will be increased by 15 minutes.
Why would I do that? Firstly because I have the same experienced. When I realized that my parking time was suppose to be over, I found that the parking meter still have an extra 15 minutes left on it. Someone has put 25 cents into the parking meter. Also I once read an article on how to become an angel for others, with examples to help car owners by putting 25 cents into a parking meter where the needle was close to zero. And I am happy to do so because at least I’ll be an angel to people who will wonder why the parking meter where they parked their car have not expire yet when it’s supposed to be over. Of course I had to do it without being noticed by the police who diligently checks on the parking meters.
Would you be happy? Just like those you help. Be an angel for others by doing something for those who really need it. There are many things you can do to become an angel for others. One that I am proposing is to register the people who need your help in KoperasiJutawan.com, and then you register yourself as a down-line for him or her, and build networks for you and that person. Slowly but sure, you will bring in passive income for that person and also yourself while on the other side you’ll become an angel for him or her. Or, you give your donation via paypal on the side bar of this site, and we will distribute to the poor people in Indonesia.
Mid of August 2010
Freud, the famous psychologists said that, explicitly or implicitly, all men are basically chasing pleasures and avoid distress or pain. His opinion was described in the theory of “seek pleasure and avoid pain.” You can test the truth of the theory and admit it by using self-talk. Ask yourself, do you like pain or pleasure? Please answer it honestly. Most of us would choose to give the same answer, seek pleasure and avoid pain.
If so, the title of this article is wrong, because it contradicts the theories of Freud, who is recognized as true by most people in the world today? Why do I say “is recognized by most human beings?” Because there are only a few people who have principles agreed with the above title. They are people who consciously build a prosperous future full of hope.
Around the 1960′s, Dr. Walter Mischel, a professor from Columbia University conducted a test, known as the marshmallow test. Marshmallow is a favorite candy of children in the United States because of it’s sweet and throat-refreshing. Read the rest of this entry »
- May 17th, 2010
- 6:25 am
- 16 Comments
Some time ago a priest asked me to preach at his church, for his daughter’s third birthday. As I prepared the sermon, and took the verses from Luke 2: 40 (NIV) that stated “And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him,” and from Luke 2: 52 (NIV): “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men, ” I realized one important thing that had been hidden for me.
The first verse shows Jesus’ condition at the time he was under five years old, while the second verse indicates the condition of Jesus when he was 12 years, the age of puberty for a young man of Israel at that time. The differences exist in the second verse, where Jesus also loved by humans.
What are the lessons that can be drawn from these two short verses? At least there are three important messages or lessons that need to be noticed and be carried out. Read the rest of this entry »
- May 5th, 2010
- 9:32 am
- 15 Comments
Motivating employees to be loyal and to have a high performance is important, and has even become an important part of successful management strategies today.
The problem is how to make a group of workers to be loyal and optimally productive, in a team consisting of many individuals. You need to pay attention to the needs of each individual to motivate them, to be able to meet the needs of each individual. But how can we satisfy every individual who is in a group of workers if they have different needs and never the same?
Is there one universal need which is equally needed by each individual? Surely the need is the most essential needs of every individual in this world. Read the rest of this entry »
The Law of Attraction has been proven to exist since thousands of years ago, when Job said as follows: “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me” – Job 3:25. People began to see the truth and publish it in the early 20th century.
Humans generally prefer to see this law from the negative side, while God always encourages us to look at from the positive side. Consider the following words of Jesus: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” – Mark 11:24. Believe it already happened but not realized yet. Read the rest of this entry »
The title above was inspired by a true story in Kompas (a famous newspaper in Indonesia), Friday, June 26, 2009 page 45, which tells how Achmad (68), a patient who requested a free of charge treatment from a hospital in Palembang – Indonesia, must lie in the corridors of the hospital for two days. The reason was that he or his relatives could not make a deposit as a guarantee. On the third day, after his family met a senior nurse who still have a relationship with him, Achmad finally got a place in hospital ward. However, after a few days being treated, Achmad who has serious problem with his heart was “forced” to go home, although he has not recovered yet.
Apparently there are only two choices for the poor, try to prevent themself from illness and / or increase their earning with some source of passive income. They may choose one of these options, but it is very wise if they choose both. Unless they prefer a third option which is death. Read the rest of this entry »
My late father has the capability of palm reading. He learned that ability when he was young. The reason why he learned to have that ability because he needed to have something to get recognition or appreciation from others. Apparently the practice of fortune telling by reading palms line, though not often, are still conducted until after he married my mother and gave birth to his children including me as the eldest. I was born in a small village in Balige, right on the edge of the beautiful lake Toba.
After I was born, we moved from Balige to Tanjung Enim, a small town, where there are coal mines, in South Sumatra, Indonesia. I grew up in this small town. My mother once told me that some predictions that my father did to someone became reality. For example when my dad predicted a neighbor that his life was not going to be long, not too long after that, he died. Since the incident, my mother forbade my father to continue the practice of fortune-telling by reading palms. Read the rest of this entry »
- March 29th, 2010
- 7:17 am
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I do not know whether Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was inspired from reading Psalm 23 of the Bible, or he got a revelation from God. Why do I say so? Because there are some similarities with what is said by David in his psalm, when he was looking after his father’s sheep and imagining how he positioned himself as a lamb and God as the shepherd.
Let us compare what is said of David in Psalm 23 (taken from the New International Version Bible) with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia). Read the rest of this entry »
All of us need a coach in this life. Why? We can get stuck in boredom with the reality of our lives less enthusiastic. We can no longer interest in the work we do and find it hard to motivate our self to get up and go to work in the morning. Maybe we have a problem that makes us despair or lose hope, and seeing no way out for our problems?
On the other hand we also have an obligation to be a coach for others who need help from us. It means that every person has a dual function which requires a coach and is also needed as a coach for others. Read the rest of this entry »