Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Surge in medium (Mk 3:3)

Miracles ususally happen in the church where the community of believers pray together. Because Jesus Christ is present among them. He always comes to see our weaknesses and problems. Sometimes there are troubles which we cannot resolve on our own. We are paralysed by bad experiences, sickness or worries. We even do not trust that Jesus can cure us completely. But obviously he has the power to make us healthy and strong. 
The crutial thing is to open your heart with all your wounds. Do not be afraid to share with Jesus everything which is difficult. Put your problem in the middle between you and the Son of God. Give name to your struggles, fears and enemies. Believe that Jesus is much stronger than all other things. He wants to heal you in your spirit, soul and body. He helps you focus on the good and beautiful memories. 
Do not be silent. Pray with your whole strength and faith Ask Jesus to make you free form your mistakes, weaknesses and sins. Remember that your vocation is to live a holy, joyful and happy life. Today is the right time to start again with Jesus as a free person. Your life is precious in the eyes of the Lord and for that reason you should feel loved, chosen and called. Choose the Lord as your rock. Make him your love and fortress. Praise him as your saviour. 
In this way you can overcome all the difficulties and problems. There is no other person who can heal your but the Son of God - Jesus Christ. Let's sing a new song in the community of believers. Bless and worship the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Friday, 10 January 2020

Diligo Deum (1 Jn 4:20)

God is the heavenly Father who loves his children. You cannot love him without loving your brothers and sisters. On the earth you meet with people and they are human beings not angels. All of them need love. They are looking for your love. 
You sometimes do not choose properly and think that love is merely emotion. So God gives you commandments and teaches you how to love sincerly. He sent his beloved Son - Jesus Christ. The Son of God lived among people and showed the way how to love them. First of all, Jesus loved his Father in the Holy Spirit. He prayed a lot and spent time with his Father. He always talked with him using words full of love and intimacy. The communion with his Father was crutial in Jesus' life. 
Secondly, he cared for the needy around him, he touched their bodies, cured the sick and encouraged the depressed. He focused on the person and knew how to help one's body and soul. Jesus Christ taught to build good relation between God and man. 
You are to follow Jesus and to love your brothers and sisters. It is the main precept from the Scriptures. Actually, this is not very difficult. You are to start with prayer for your relatives and friends. Moreover, you need to pray for your enemies. In this way you can overcome all the problems which appear in your daily life. By the power of divine love you are able to change the world. As ordinary person you can save your family and community. Since there is nothing stronger than faith and love. 

Monday, 16 December 2019

Deus meus (Ps 71:4)

We learn everything from our heavenly Father. He is our God and Lord. As human beings we are not able to judge properly and with justice. Only if we depends on God's teaching and his jugdment, we can accept and understand other people. God the Father wants us to be his sons and daughters. Thus, we are brothers and sisters with all the people. God wishes all his children live in peace and happiness. 
As beloved children of God we should worship and praise him. Our main task is to recognize God as Father and to love him with the whole heart. He is the One who blesses and helps us every day. We can be sure about it in the same way as we know the sun shines and gives life to the creatures. 
Moreover, we are to gather and pray together as one family. For there is no other God but the Lord who created heaven and earth. The whole universe and all beings flourish only in the living God. In his wisdom the Most High orders all things with strength and gentleness. 
We need to come closer to our Lord and listen carefully to his holy words. In such a way we can be taught directly from God's wisdom. We are to obey his commandments and to live according to his precepts. 
Obviously in the world we experience difficulties and have many worries. Since it is not our permanent home. It is just a temporary stay. Our goal is the heavenly Kingdom where God abides with his holy angels and saints. Let us pray and ask our Father to support us in our endeavours. May he bless our families, friends, neighbours, and all brothers and sisters. 

Monday, 2 September 2019

Filii lucis et filii diei (1 Thes 5:5)

Jesus Christ is the Lord of the day. He comes to enlighten you. Although you can be in darkness of sin, he brings light into your soul. You might feel depressed and lonely, then he stands by your side. You never know when he appears, so you should be ready all the time. You need to open your heart for him. As a child of God you are invited to live in his light. Since you do not belong to the night or to darkness.
Maybe your friends and relatives forget about Lord Jesus. But you are the one who can remind them how precious God is in your life. 
Wake up! Read the Scripture and find the message which you look for. You are being encouraged by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. You become joyful and peaceful when you abide with the Lord. 
Today you are to experience his divine grace and win the eternal price. You don't have to live a long life but must be united to Jesus. Thus, having met him in your inner being, you are a witness and apostle of Christ. Through his holy word you are strengthened in order to support others. 
Do not lose your faith. Keep the spirit. The Lord is your light and your strength. Be brave and ready to share the Good News. Remember that your power comes from the Lord. Visit his holy temple and savour the sweetness of the Lord. 
There is nothing else you long for but communion with God. Hope in him, hold firm and take heart. You are the child of the divine fire which burns deep in your soul. Let this truth be a reality first of all in your life and also in your sisters' and brothers'.  

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Quid est homo (Ps 8:5)

When I see beautiful flowers, lakes, mounts, sunsets and sunrises, butterflies and all things about nature, I am in awe. I can't help thinking the Creator of all.  When I listen to the sounds of waves and chirping birdies, I feel calm and relaxed. I am reminded who creates all these beauties. I can't stop saying how great, how great HE is!!! In these marvelous creations, I can see HIS might, power, and glory. 
In Psalm 8, it is clearly seen that humans are above these stunningly beautiful creations. Humans are so special. Humans are His apple of eyes. Humans have power and authority over His amazing creation.  His wonderful creation is under humans' dominion and humans are given authority to manage these universe. Why are humans so special in God's sight and favour? There are several reasons. Firstly,  it is highlighted in Psalm 8 verse 5 that humans are imago dei as also mentioned in Genesis 1:26, which means that humans are image of God in terms of moral, spiritual, and intelectual characteristics. These qualities differ humans from other creatures and other God's creations.  Secondly, God himself possessed humans' reins; covered in mothers' wombs (Psalm 139:13-16) which is in line with Isaiah 64:8 meaning that everyone of us is unique and special. God personally created us so we are God's masterpiece. We are limited edition. No one is like us even  our twins. Thirdly, we are special and precious. Nothing can compare to one's worth as higlighted in 1 Corinthians 6:20 and 1 Peter 1: 18-19. God has saved us from our sins and given us not only an eternal life but a purposeful life to be led in this temporarily world. God has purpose to create each of us and He endows us with specific talents and gifts. 
Yet, life has its ups and downs. Sometimes we are over the moon. Other times we feel discouraged,  hopeless, remorse,  and aimless. We oftentimes feel like a piece of jerk when troubles, struggles and storms hit us so badly. Again, this passage brings us to an awareness that we are special and unique in God's sight no matter what. People and world might underestimate and belittle us but God is so gracious. We are His beloved who are created in HIS likeness with capacity to perform HIS kindness and holiness and to reflect HIM. Moreover, we are saved with HIS precious Blood on the Cross. No one loves us like He does. He died on the Cross for us; HE gave HIS life for us. For that reason, let us say: I am PRECIOUS. I am PRECIOUS  I am PRECIOUS!!! 
This awareness should remind us about our identity; who we are before GOD. It also serves our faith and strenghens us to face every storm that appears in our life. 

By Daisy Ann

Monday, 26 August 2019

Christi apostoli (1 Tes 2:7)

We all are brothers and sisters in Christ. Our thoughts, words, actions are not without effect. Everything we do or think or speak has influence on us and other people. Therefore, we always have to pay attention and be careful. 
Sometimes we have bad experiences with people. Maybe in the past we were hurt by someone. Maybe now we have a hard time in the place where we live. Nonetheless, we are to draw courage through our God to speak the Gospel to everyone. Even if we struggle, we are invited to share the Good News. It is the same what Jesus did in his time and also many holy men and women. 
God chose us as his beloved children. That is why we are worthy to preach and to give a good testimony of Christian life. We neither live for ourselves nor for others. Overall, we live to praise our heavenly Father and his Son and the Holy Spirit. We are to please God who judges our hearts. 
Nowadays the world needs such witnesses who are trustworthy and brave enough. For every soul, every man, and all the universe longs for God. There is nothing else which can satisfy our longings but God. Accordingly, let us help each other to find the source of happiness and inner peace. Always with a gentle heart and love towards our brothers and sisters. 
With such affection we will be able to share with the needy not only the Gospel of God but our very selves as well. Let us love one another and make good effects on people. May our thoughts, words, actions be in accordance with the will of God. It is possible if we are united with Christ through the holy sacraments and word of God. 

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Multa habeo vobis dicere (Jn 16:12)

All the time Jesus wants to speak with us. But we are not well-prepared. We are very busy, engaged in many activities and always in a hurry. We rush from one task to the next. We are rushing through reading newspapers, listening to the music and watching TV. Consequently, we thing that there is not enough time for prayer and meditation. 
For that reason, we are to ask for the gift of the Holy Spirit with an open heart. We are to let the divine Spirit guide and lead us to the truth. Since it is the truth which is necessary to approach the living God. 
We do not have to talk much but rather listen carefully to the Lord. We should not behave as teachers but the disciples of the Word of God. As human beings we do not know the future while God keeps it in his hands. 
In this way, let us come closer to him and follow his ordinances. God will help and glorify us if only we invite him to our life. Since we cannot find happiness on our own, but only in God. 
Our life is a gift from the Lord and our fulfilment is in him. We live through his Spirit even if we do not realize it. 
Therefore, come closer to the true life in Christ. Do not focus only on the earthly things. You are much more than body and blood. You have also a spritual soul which longs for God. Only in him you can find refuge, peace and happiness. In the holy communion, you may exult and praise God in the heights. You are never alone because the Lord is always at your side. You are able to see his splendour which reaches beyong heaven and earth. You are called to abide with God for ever and ever.