Sunday, 17 February 2019

Ingredere arcam (Gn 7:1)

As human beings we make mistakes and also commit sins. Sometimes we get disappointed because we do not want to do wrong but again and again we behave badly. We have many earthly desires and longings. The same happens with our plans and ideas. We become sad when our dreams do not come true. It is like that because we are fragile humans not holy angels. 
Nonetheless, we have to keep in mind that we are children of God who is perfect and holy. The heavenly Father wishes his daughters and sons be innocent and pure. He does not want us to suffer because of our mistakes and sins. On the contrary, he always wants our happiness. For he has created the beautiful earth to make us joyful in it. When he sees our sins and weaknesses, he is very sorry.
God the Father sent his beloved Son to organize the community of believers - the Church. The Son of God taught us the Good News and gave us holy sacraments. Consequently, we have the Ark where we always can find refuge and strength. In the church we stand in the presence of God. There our souls are being cleansed and sanctified. In the arms of our Lord, we experience true love and from his hands we receive gifts of the Holy Spirit. Accordingly, we start to rejoice and praise God with a new heart. Moreover, in the holy Eucharist we are being enriched by the divine grace. As Christians we are sure that God's love never ends. Therefore, we share the Good News with our sisters and brothers.  

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Ephphatha (Mk 7:34)

Your life is a long journey. You move from one place to the other. Also you change your schools and jobs. You meet new people and make new friends. Some of them help you come closer to God. However the longest part of your journey you travel alone with yourself. So everyday you need to accept the strong and weak sides of your character. 
Important is to let the Lord heal you with his divine grace. Jesus Christ invites you to follow him and to spend some time during the day only with him. He wants to touch your wounds and cure them. The only thing you must do is to open your heart for him. You are to tell him about yourself and your struggles in life. Obviously, he knows all your problems but at the same time he is eager to hear your story again. 
Actually, when you open your mouth and share your sufferings, the process of healing begins. Immediately you start to understand that you are no longer alone but with a best Friend who takes care of you. If you haven't tried to meet with your emotions, reactions and thoughts, you are not able to share them. For that reason, Jesus makes you stop for a while each day. Thus, you can listen to your own heart with peaceful attitude. 
You don't need to do anything but listen carefully to your heart and feel the love of Lord the Healer of your whole being. And you do not have to tell anybody else about your intimate relationship with Jesus. Only let him touch and speak gently to your soul. In this way, he makes you hear the voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart.  

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Caritas fraternitatis (Heb 13:1)

Love is the key to the human heart. Each of us needs love. Families and communities are rooted in love. Therefore, your heart should be open to love and to accept love from your brothers and sisters. Moreover, your faith is based on the experience of love. God the heavenly Father has loved you and created you to love. You are to respond with love and to love wholeheartedly.
However, there are some people who do not have good experiences with love. Maybe you also were hurt and now you are cautious when you start to trust or love. That can be a real obstacle for you. You can be even imprisoned by fear and feel very lonely. Perhaps you were ill-treated by your parents or family members. That is why you lack self-confidence and try to hide yourself. 
Even in the case of husband and wife love can be spoiled and broken. As a result, not only couple suffers but also their children do not learn how to love others with a sincere heart. Sometimes love is sold like things and people who are children of God engage themselves in the immoral business voluntary or by force. 
As Christian you should fight for the true and divine love. You are to remember that God wants your holiness and pure soul. The Lord never forsakes you or abandons you because he loves you very much. Overall, there are good people who know how to love and imitate Jesus. You also are called to be one of them. And the world needs love of the Holy Spirit which is the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen. 

Friday, 1 February 2019

Priusquam te formarem (Ier 1:5)

What a priviliged ones are we to hear such loving and comforting words from the Author of our life. We are in the master plan of God, even  before this thought of the purpose of our existence ever dawned in us. We were made in the complete knowledge and perfect love of God. It reminds us that we are under the loving gaze of God all the time, for all eternity. God’s love always follows us, circles us and envelopes us. Often this love  can be compared to a performer showing his item in a dark stage, where he is followed by beams of light circling him alone wherever he moves. All the spot light of the stage seem to be converging into one spot – on the performer, never leaving him in darkness of the surrounding. We are blessed to have such haunting and loving presence of God in our daily lives. Therefore, let us enter into the depth of our soul in contemplation. Let us be enchanted by the natural beauty. Let us have deep sense of love and reverence for every created being. God knows every one of our inner yearning, dreams, aches, wounds, emotions and life struggles. He will never leave us alone but hold a beautiful dream for us, setting the background always for his dream to be actualized.

Sr. Jessy Paul SSpS

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

In principio erat Verbum (J 1:1)

Everything starts with God. Every breath, every fruit, every human being... Everything also has a special name given by God. Here on the earth we only discover these hidden names and look for the Creator. As children of God we learn how to give names and meaning for everything.
Each day we can come back to the beginning of our life and to the Source of Life. God the Father fulfills the universe with Life through his Son - Eternal Word and his Spirit - Everlasting Love. And nothing can exist without the divine Grace. 
My life is rooted in God. My thoughts, actions, emotions can be performed because the Lord loves me. Without God's grace I am lost in the darkness of my desires and sins. But I am saved and feel the divine Light which shines in me. Yes, I am able to overcome my weaknesses and do good things. Because God lives in me, I can bear witness of the divine Light. 
Every day I meditate on the divine Word and find truth in the Holy Scripture. I do believe in every word which comes from the Lord. Although I am a weak person, I know that my strength comes from God. I am in the world among my sisters and brothers as a follower of the Word. My own words and actions are limited by the human nature. Nonetheless I have the power to become son of God. Everything what is good in me has its origin in the Father who is full of grace and  truth. For that reason I do not give up but open my heart in order to be cleansed and purified by the divine Grace. 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Venite ad me (Mt 11:28)

Jesus invites us to come closer to him. Especially now in Advent season. How can we come closer to Jesus? First of all, through the holy sacraments. So we should start with confession and then receive Holy Communion. Also we meet Jesus in the chapel when we pray and sit in silence. During our prayer we can tell Jesus about everything. He is the One who listens and heals us. 
Each of us is busy with many things. We have tasks and responsibilities before Christmas. But the most important task of every religious person is to spend time with the beloved One - Jesus Christ. In the silence of prayer, our Lord teaches us to be meek and humble. Only in silence we hear his gentle voice speaking to us. Our Teacher assures us that we can find rest in him. 
Let us pray for the grace of prayer in the quite heart. Thus, we will prepare ourselves well for the coming Christmas. 

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Ecce dilectus meus (Mt 12:18)

The circumstances can be difficult. The sufferings can put you down. The people can fight against you. But you always can escape and find shelter at the God's side.
Firstly, you need to name your problems and face them bravely. Secondly, you are to stay with your friends and help the needy. Since there are also people who love you and whom you love. Thirdly, listen to the Word of God which can be your strength and light. Thus, you realize that you are created and chosen by God. So you are never alone. Furthermore, you are loved by the Lord. Jesus Christ takes delight in you and places his Spirit upon you. 
Consequently, you are also called to rejoice and to share the Good News among people. They do not have to follow you. But you can be gentle and kind towards all of them. You should neither cry nor force them to do anything. Your good example is enough. 
Be like Jesus who was humble and trustful even when he was abandoned by his own friends. Keep hope and faith. Do not give up. In this way, you are to overcome all the difficulties and find place in the Kingdom of God.