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Lorna Ramirez
Lorna Ramirez
LORNA RAMIREZ was born, raised and educated in Manila in the Philippines, attaining a degree in Chemical Engineering and working as a laboratory manager in a textiles company. In 1977, with her husband and her son and daughter she migrated to Australia. She worked as a laboratory technician and a chemist in Australia, only retiring in the year 2000 to care for her first grandchild. Lorna Ramirez has travelled extensively, gaining much from her interactions with people all over the world and building a strong foundation for her philosophies about life. She loves gardening, cooking, and reading and playing the piano. She is also interested in the Stock Exchange. Throughout her life, Lorna Ramirez, a woman of faith, has been a wise observer of human behaviour and has collected her many pearls of wisdom and observations to produce this inspiring and uplifting book.

“Father forgive them, for they know not what they are doing” – Luke 23:34. 

“Today you will be with me in paradise”, Luke 23:43. 

These were the first and second last words of Christ on the cross. Christ humbled himself accepting the will of God to die for our sins. This is the real substance of the meaning of Lent, that is to practice  humility and forgiveness as manifested by our lord Jesus Christ. 

Lent is the most important celebration and commemoration of the death of Christ on the cross by all Christians around the world. It is a time for reflections, fasting, repentance, spiritual discipline. The Lenten season is also a reminder to all of us that amidst all the suffering and conflict we are going through, there will always be a glimmer of hope, akin to the celebration of Easter, the resurrection of Christ.

For Christians, no matter how earnest and intense your prayers are, if your heart is full of hate, greed or envy, the sacred time is meaningless. According to Matthew 7:23 Christ said, “Not everyone who said Lord, Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” 

There are those who pray often, yet their hearts are as cold as ice and full of deceit – will they have a place in Heaven? In contrast there are people who are agnostic or atheist, yet their hearts are pure, kind and caring.  Indeed these are two extreme examples, but I firmly believe that your actions, the way you treat people, and if you have an inner peace within yourself and others, is what truly matters!

Happy Easter to all!

Excerpt from my book MY INNERMOST THOUGHTS

Prayers are not the only way to communicate with God

There are other ways, such as a simple act of kindness to others

I am close to mother nature while working in my garden

I can show my appreciation of all the beautiful creations  He had given us

I am a good mother, grandmother, friend and  respect for others

Following all HIS commandments and what matters most is following

All that HE preaches. These are more potent ways

Of expressing my love for “HIM” other than prayers!!

Check out Lorna Ramirez’s book collection.

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