CMA, called to be the light

Catholic Men association,
We are called
To be the light;
We are called
To take the lead;
We are called
To show the way;
That is a big duty;
And a big challenge;
That cannot be taken
Lying down;
We are called to shine
And brighten the way
For all to see;
To take the lead,
For others to follow;
Are we conscious
Of that responsibility?
That is a leadership role
We cannot neglect;
We are the leaders;
Let’s not shy away;
Let’s not abdicate our role;
And sit and watch;
Let’s get going;
Let’s lead!
Many are waiting
To follow our lead;
At every level,
Let’s be at the forefront;
Let’s not follow behind;
If we follow, who leads?
We are called to be the light.

Why did you join?

Do you belong
To the Catholic Men’s association?

Ask yourself:

Has belonging to the Catholic men’s association made you different from what you were before?

If you join the Catholic men’s association and remain the same, then you have wasted your time.

So tell me:

Why did you join the CMA?

Some people join the CMA to wear the uniform and show off in public as a CMA member.

Some people join to get a post in the group and pull their weight around.

Some people join to make money.

But none of these should be why anyone should join the CMA.

We should Join the CMA to grow in our faith;

To be stronger in our faith;

To be great in our faith.

If you are in the CMA
And still talk like somebody
Who is not in the CMA,

Too bad for you;
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If you are in the CMA,
And still behave like somebody
Who is not in the CMA,

That is worrisome;

If you are in the CMA
But do not have
Any of the qualities
Of St. Joseph,
Then you are a fake CMA member.
You are wasting your time
In the CMA;

If you are in the CMA,
And are not prayerful,
Then you are not in the CMA.

If you are in the CMA,
And are not kind to the poor,
Then you are not a true CMA.

If you are in the CMA
But are dishonest
You are not a true CMA.

If you are in the CMA
And continue to
And promote lies
On social media,
Know you are a fake CMA.

If you are in the CMA
And continue to steal
And embezzle state funds,
You are a sham CMA.

If you are a CMA
Be a great CMA;
Be a committed CMA.

If you are a CMA member,
Be a man of intergrity;
As every CMA member
Should be!

Take a good look at yourself

This post was originally written for the members of the Catholic Men’s Association, CMA. But finding many points good for everybody, I opted to share it here:

  1. A CMA member must know the virtues of St. Joseph. Do you know the virtues of St. Joseph?
  2. A CMA member must live the virtues of St. Joseph. Do you live the virtues of St. Joseph?
  3. A CMA member should be an exemplary Christian. Are you an exemplary Christian?
  4. A CMA member should be a good and faithful husband. Are you a good and faithful husband?
  5. A CMA member should be a responsible family head. Are you a responsible family head?
  6. A CMA member should pay his statutory dues promptly. Do you pay your statutory dues promptly?
  7. A CMA member should attend all regular meetings. Do you attend all regular CMA meetings?
  8. A CMA member should belong to a small Christian Community where he lives if it exists there. Do you attend SCC meetings?
  9. A CMA member should not fight with his wife. Don’t you fight with your wife?
  10. A CMA member should not fight with anybody. Don’t you fight with people in drinking places and other public places?
  11. A CMA member should not misbehave in public. Don’t you misbehave in public?
  12. A CMA member should not indulge in gossip. Don’t you indulge in gossip?
  13. A CMA member should not slander anybody;
  14. A CMA member should not indulge in criticising the Catholic Church and her leaders. Don’t you indulge in criticizing the Catholic Church and her leaders?
  15. A CMA member should not go into quarrels with a Catholic Priest. Do you go into quarrels with Catholic Priests?
  16. A CMA member must give alms generously without grumbling. Do you give generously to your church without grumbling?
  17. A CMA member must contribute towards the realization of his church projects. Do you contribute to carry out Church projects?
  18. A CMA member must not be jealous or envious of those who are doing well. Aren’t you jealous or envious of people who are doing well?
  19. A CMA member should not cause the death of anyone in any way. Have you never caused the death of another person?
  20. A CMA member should not be an accomplice in causing the death of a fellow human being. Have you never been an accomplice in causing the death of somebody?
  21. A CMA member should not cause or be partisan to an abortion. Have you never caused an abortion or assisted to cause an abortion?
  22. A CMA member should not bring politics into the CMA. Do you not try to bring politics into the CMA?
  23. A CMA member must not bring politics into the Church. Do you not try to bring politics into the Church?
  24. A CMA member should not tell lies. Do you not tell lies?
  25. A CMA member should not help to spread false information on social or traditional media. Do you not write and forward lies on social media?
  26. A CMA member should master the doctrine of the Catholic Church. Do you know your Catholic doctrine?
  27. A CMA member should know the Liturgical calendar of the Church and respect it. Do you know the liturgical calendar of the Church and follow it?
  28. A CMA member should know and obey the precepts of the Church. Do you know the percepts of the Church and obey them?
  29. A CMA member should go through Mary vale institute;
  30. A CMA member should be proud to be a Catholic;
  31. A CMA member should proudly pray the Trinitarian prayer in public;
  32. A CMA member should know the CMA prayer and pray it regularly;
  33. A CMA member should know the CMA anthem and sing it confidently when it is being sung;
  34. A CMA member should be sincere, honest and accountable in all financial matters;
  35. A CMA member should never drink and get drunk, let alone misbehave due to alcohol intake.

You may not be a Catholic reading this but I think you can find many useful points for you.

Because of men because of women

Because of men because of women

Because of women, the world is what it is.

Remove women from the world, and the world will automatically become different.

We can say the same thing about men.

It is because of men that the world is the way it is.

By some miracle, remove men from the earth, and the world will be completely different.

Men need women and women need men.

The world needs women; the world needs men.

Poor men!

I say poor you men!
I feel for you;
You’re not poor
Because you lack money;
You are not poor
Because you lack
Earthly property,
You are not poor
Because you lack wisdom,
Knowledge or understanding;
Because in great abundance
You possess each one of them;
You are poor
Because you suffer
More than you can say;
So much you sacrifice
For others;
Kids, spouse and others;
You do all you can
To see them grow;
To see them succeed;
But once they’re fine,
They forget and even deny
You ever did a thing;
And sadly about you,
Nobody cares
Your time is over;
You’re a nuisance;
A liability no longer an asset;
If you aren’t careful,
You become lonely;
And end miserable.
That is the fate of men.
Yes, poor men.
You suffer even in
The hands of other men;
And closest ones to you.

Does being a girl or a woman make you a slave or a house help in your home?




 Listen to this conversation and answer this question: Does being a girl or a woman qualify someone to play the role of the slave of the family? Or the house help? 

TABA: Who sweeps the floor in your house?
MAMA: My girl or I.
TABA: What of your boy and your husband?
MAMA: They pocket their hands and do nothing.
TABA: Who dry-cleans and mobs the floor?
MAMA: I do it or my girl does it.
TABA: What about your husband and your boy?
MAMA: They do nothing
TABA: Who does the cooking in your house?
MAMA: I do it or my girl does it.
TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They do nothing.TABA: Who fetches firewood from the forest? MAMA: If I don’t , my girl does it.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They do nothing.TABA: Who fetches water from the well?MAMA: My girl does it or I do it.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They do nothing.TABA: Who bathes and dresses the baby in your house?MAMA: My girl does it or I do it.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They do nothing.TABA: Who feeds the baby?MAMA: I do it or my girl does it.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They don’t do anything.TABA: Who carries the baby on the back?MAMA: I do it or my girl does it.TABA: What about your boy or your husband?MAMA: They don’t do anything.TABA: Who cajoles the baby to sleep?MAMA: I do it or my girl does it.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They do nothing.TABA: Who runs the risk of not going to school in your house?
MAMA: My daughter.
TABA: What about your boy?
MAMA: He is a man. We will do everything for him to go to school.TABA: Who is likely to be forced to marry at an early age?MAMA: My girlTABA: What about your boy?MAMA: He is a man. He will marry when he likes.TABA: Who is likely to drop out of school for one reason or the other?MAMA: My girl.TABA: What about your boy?MAMA:  We do everything to make sure he goes to school.
TABA: Who goes to  the farm to till or harvest food?MAMA: My girl and I.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?
MAMA: They don’t do such dirty work. It is for us women.TABA: Who goes to the kitchen to cook?MAMA: My girl and I.TABA: What about your boy and your husband?MAMA: They are too important to go into the kitchen to cook.TABA:  That is not fair. You and your girl do all the work in your house.MAMA: Yes.TABA: What about the men?MAMA: They relax. Watch television or browse.TABA: Do you find that normal? Is it just?MAMA: That is the way it is in my country. The women do all the work. The men relax.TABA: But that is unacceptable. It is discrimination and social injustice. Things must change.MAMA:  Hahahah! We are used to. We like it.TABA: The work must be shared. You women must  do some; and the men must do some.Women cannot continue to be victims of such discrimination.  It is a shame! Women are not slaves. To be a woman is not equal to being a slave.

Is being a woman equivalent to being a house-help?

What role are women and girls playing in their homes especially in third world countries? Are they supposed to be slaves in their own homes just because they are women?

This is the issue which we look at in an upcoming post. Watch out for it. Don’t miss it.

Together, let’s look at the place of women and girls as well as boys and men in today’s world especially in third world countries.

What is best to conquer?

If you take delight
In conquering,
Let me tell you
What’s best to conquer;
And what not to conquer;
And what’s best to come.
Don’t conquer women,
Some men spend their lives
Conquering women;
That is not what
You should conquer.
Don’t conquer men;
Can you guess?
Millions of women are out
Today trying to
Conquer men;
Another bad choice
Of what to conquer.
Don’t conquer money;
Money may not be bad
But can be dangerous;
Before you open your eyes,
You are in ruins;
If it is not how you
Search for it,
That ruins you,
It is how you use it.
Don’t conquer power.
Power corrupts;
And can destroy you
Faster than you imagine.
If you must conquer power,
Be careful how you do it,
Lest you burn your fingers.
Don’t conquer fame;
Or stardom;
Conquer hearts;
Conquer people with love;
God wants us to conquer
The world with love;
Conquer the hearts
Of fellow human beings
Not for selfish reasons
But for selfless reasons.
Conquer the heart of God.