Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Filius hominis (Jn 3:13)

The beginning and the end of our life starts with the blow of the Holy Spirit. We hear the gentle sound which the Spirit makes in our heart. Although we sometimes do not know where it comes from or where it goes. We abide in the Holy Spirit all the time and exist thanks to the divine grace. 
We are not able to understand how the Spirit works. But we can ask the Lord to help us accept everything what happens in our life. The Son of God teaches us and reveals the mystery through his Spirit. 
When we read the Holy Bible, we find truth and learn the heavenly things as well as the earthly. However, we need to have strong faith and believe that everything which comes from God is true. Thus, Jesus Christ is always in the center of our life. The Son of Man is the Guide who made the journey before us. Therefore, he knows how to lead people from the earth to the heaven.  By his holy cross he saved us and offered us the eternal life in the kingdom of God.  

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Cum Deo meo (Is 49:4)

You need to hear the Lord and listen to his message carefully. Remember that he calls you everyday when you read the Holy Bible. The Lord reminds you that he takes care of you from the beginning of your life. Therefore, you should not worry but only trust in him. 
The Lord knows you better than everyone else. In him you can find the source of your life. He gives you power and strength to fulfill your vocation. You are always in his hands and for that reason you can feel safe in every situation. 
Your task is to act as his servant on the earth and to share his glory among the people. When you follow him and find out his holy will, everything you do is meaningful. Moreover, by the Holy Spirit the Lord makes your life joyful and fills your heart with gladness. 
If you abide with the Lord, you become happy and peaceful. Although you experience difficulties, you shine with the divine light. For you follow the Lord and preach the Good News. Thus, the salvation reaches to the ends of the earth. 

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Via et veritas et vita (Jn 16:4)

Anyone who pursues a conscious journey to God has to take a definite path. For us Christians, the path and the destiny are the same, Jesus Christ the truth. One can be sure that this road although less travelled, brings the promise of fullness of life. But it’s not easy to walk on this path. It means thinking like him, acting like him and speaking like him even at the cost of losing our own lives. In a way it’s about taking his values and life principles to our hearts and putting them into loving actions to the benefit of others. This is where love of God and love of neighbour meet. This is the path that leads to true life and liberation. God knows our limitations, our tendency to side track and he is ever ready to take us back by hands and put us in the right track. We can always approach him in our difficulties, confusions like our brother and friend. He would always answer us in the best ways that suits us. Let us keep our hope alive to reach him and to be with him (sr. Jessy Paul SSpS).

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Ego sum vitis (Jn 15:5)

Jesus uses a beautiful imagery from his surrounding to highlight the process of communion that is possible between He and a disciple and its outcome. The credit of the fruit bearing activity does not solely depend on branch alone but the vine. It is the vine that nourishes every branch and leaves through an inflow of life giving elements. A true disciple is to understand this fact that his/ her origin, existence and identity is in God. When we bear fruit - on the basis of the principles ‘love of God and neighbour’- we are in fact reflecting the nature of God.  Whether are aware or not the Holy Spirit resides in each of us and replenishes our soul. The call of the hour may be to awaken ourselves to this reality that God is active and alive in us.  ‘Walking in God consciousness’ at every moment and treasuring the word of God within will indeed find results in communion with God, neighbour, oneself and nature (by s. Jessy Paul SSpS).

Monday, 26 February 2018

Nobis confusio faciei (Dn 9:8)

The Lent is a proper time to strengthen our love towards God the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although we fulfill God's commandments, we should also know why we do that. The first reason comes from our heart which wants to respond with love. However, it happens that we make mistakes and forget about our main vocation which is to love God and one another. So often we do evil and behave like people without love. Consequently, we do not listen to each other but try to reach our own goals in life. While we are not obedient, we do not hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, in this special period we should spend more time for prayer. We are to acknowledge our offenses and weaknesses. It is not important if we are near or far from the Lord. Since every situation and moment of life is good to come closer and feel his presence. Yes, all of us are shamefaced for having sinned against our God. But we cannot lose faith in the Lord whose name are compassion and forgiveness. We do regret our trespasses and egoism in our daily life. However, we promise to make the difference and pay heed to your commands, o merciful God. 

Monday, 12 February 2018

In tentationibus variis (Jas 1:2)

You should discover your vocation and try to recognize the will of God. If you accept that you are a servant who needs to follow the example of Jesus Christ, you will be peaceful and happy. Even if troubles come, you will not give up. If you encounter difficulties, you will go through keeping faith. Although you fall down and commit sin, you will not stop looking for holiness. 
Obviously, you could not be such a hero, without the divine grace. But with the gift of the Holy Spirit, you become perfect and complete. If you don't know what decision to make, ask for wisdom. If you are afraid, pray to God in order to grow stronger. If you lack joy, go to the church before the Holy Sacrament. 
Since everything is possible for the one who trusts in the Lord. On the contrary, the person who doubts is often depressed and unhappy. The true Christian is stable in all ways and acts according to the conscience. Thus, they live a good life and receive the God's blessings. Moreover, the disciples of Christ help others to find God and to love him with the whole heart.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Spiritum immundum (Mk 7:25)

We learn from Jesus his attitude towards all the people. Even if he is tired or wants to be alone, he never rejects the needy. He knows very well the value of solitude and prayer but at the same time he cares and loves everyone. For that reason, when he sees someone in trouble, he tries to help this person. 
People on the earth have many problems in various fields. They become sick in their soul and body. Moreover, the evil spirit tempts them so they commit sins. Sometimes they decline morally so low that they are not able to get up on their own. It happens that they cannot find consolation. 
Therefore, Jesus Christ teaches us to spot the lowly and to answer with love. He encourages people to fall into the arms of God. He does not give the simple lessons but he is very strict and demanding. 
In this way, Jesus helps the needy to express their main problem. While he notices that the person is humble, he makes the miracle. His words have the power to make demons escape. From Jesus' life we take a lesson of faith and love towards God the Father and towards every man and woman.