Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Quitet? Not for lack of inspiration.

I have been quiet for a long time but I really wanted to post something about this Easter, this is a really big moment to be remembered and to be really praised, I have been surfed in my blogosphere and I have found some things very insightfull:

From Rick: Morning Discovery - brief but powerfull
From Being Real - He's not here, He has risen! - very nice picture

Sometimes we don't have to tell so much about it, but this moment worth reflections. Reflections about Jesus victory and reflections about how do we let Jesus be victorious in our lifes. I think it is a pitty Jesus ressurrection being remembered just once in the Easter in many churches I know.
This moment worths a lot!

Tuesday, March 15, 2005


As I went out home very early today, I could count just with a computer section of the newspaper of yesterday. Though, I could read an excelent article from Andrew Sullivan, The Times (O Estado de S. Paulo posted a summary of his article): Society is dead, we have retreated into the iWorld, I got really impressed with his sensitiveness and a new angle for seeing the advance of a user oriented technology:
"You get your news from your favourite blogs, the ones that won’t challenge your view of the world. You tune into a satellite radio service that also aims directly at a small market — for new age fanatics, liberal talk or Christian rock. Television is all cable. Culture is all subculture. Your cell phones can receive e-mail feeds of your favourite blogger’s latest thoughts — seconds after he has posted them — get sports scores for your team or stock quotes of your portfolio.
Technology has given us a universe entirely for ourselves — where the serendipity of meeting a new stranger, hearing a piece of music we would never choose for ourselves or an opinion that might force us to change our mind about something are all effectively banished. "

This is ironic, once you have a very user oriented world, you lack the sense or what is reality, mainly when you have lots of realities walking beside you. I believe we started to listen to appeals like those when first Walkman was launched, but this kind of user oriented technology were not as strong, with this power of maitaining everybody inside their own worlds and not discovering the newness of each other!
Relationship still matters! Even more!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Gratitude and Responsability

Last Monday I took the night to go Supermarket to buy our provisions for the month, every day I return home with all provisions I get very gratefull to God because of His mercy to make me able to get everything my family need.
That time my gratitude went deeper, I could saw a mother buying something to her doughter (as old as mine), she looked needy but she could buy some crackers and soft drink to her. When you live among poverty like here in Brazil, this kind of scene is not uncommon.
I could imagining how hard many parents here can supply what their kids demand. This scene breaked my heart. Latelly I have been with a great will to do something about it, but this could be done mainly by community, that is one of the main tasks community are rised for, to reach people like her with the love of Christ. Delivering food is not enough, these people need closeness.
This is a embarrassing situation, even more when I see my market car. I could remember a phrase from Spiderman "Where is power there is responsibility".

Saturday, March 05, 2005

If you are here for U2...

I am a fan of U2, not the greatest one, and I am far from an A class fan. I have ever liked U2 but not enough to buy their CD. Last year though I bought "All you can't leave behind", I liked it a lot, so I posted their CD picture as I try to do with the CDs I like.
All that you can't leave behind
The funny think is that this picture was somewhat linked to my blog, latelly I have my page views multiplied because of this picture. If you are here looking for more information about "All you can't leave behind", sorry I'm not the best one to provide it. But I know a very good blog about U2 and close to what I have been discussing: U2 Sermons
Talking about that, I have found in Kairos, a text about their last and very good CD "How to dismantle the atomic bomb",(and I have listen a lot to it):"Bring on the Love: U2’s How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb".
Hope I could helped you! Thanks for comming!