The State of Virginity

The State of Virginity
I should like you to be free of all worries. The unmarried man is busy with the Lord's affairs, concerned with pleasing the Lord; but the married man is busy with this world's demands and occupied with pleasing his wife. This means he is divided. The virgin - indeed, any unmarried woman - is concerned with things of the Lord, in pursuit of holiness in body and spirit. The married woman, on the other hand, has the cares of this world to absorb her and concerned with pleasing her husband. I am going into this with you for your own good. I have no desire to place restrictions on you, but I do want to promote what is good, what will help you to devote yourselves entirely to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:32-35

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MEMORABLE WALKS IN MEDJUGORJE

In the photo below, you can see a part of Mount Krizevac behind the hotels. Medjugorje has many beautiful hotels now. However, life wasn't very comfortable for the pilgrims during the early days of the apparitions. During those days the beautiful hotels that we see now do not exist. Although life in Medjugorje wasn't easy at that time, the pilgrims still went to Medjugorje because of their strong faith. Even the war couldn't stop them. They were ready to endure whatever hardship that awaited them. Where did they stay then? Who provided food for them? The villagers were very kind. They provided food and lodging for the pilgrims. That was how the hotel business in Medjugorje began.

This was the path that I took from my hotel to St. James Church. I have walked this path countless times yet I have never felt bored with it. All I could see was the beauty of this place - a place of love. A place where heaven touches the earth.

A simple path without any form of luxury but it means a lot to me. Even now I am filled with nostalgia for this simple and humble path of life that I have travelled in Medjugorje.

In the above photo you can also see Podbrdo Hill. Medjugorje is situated between Mount Krizevac and Podbrdo Hill. Hence the name Medjugorje which means "area between two mountains" in Croatian.

In the above photo you can get a better view of Podbrdo Hill. Skyscrapers and big cities would never catch my fancy. What I really yearn for is a simple life in a simple village like Medjugorje where everyone is kind, honest and helpful. What I really want to do for the remainder part of my life is to relive again the life that I have lived in Medjugorje. Just pray, pray, pray all day long. For those of you who are tired of this materialistic world and are yearning for some peace Medjugorje is the best place for you.

Some of the souvenir shops in Medjugorje. We are getting closer to St. James Church. You can see more of them opposite St. James Church. Medjugorje is truly a shopper's paradise. There are so many things worth buying there.

The beautiful St. James Church in Medjugorje. We have finally arrived there.