Thursday, 13 December 2018

Venite ad me (Mt 11:28)

Jesus invites us to come closer to him. Especially now in the Advent season. How can we come closer to Jesus? First of all, through the holy sacraments. Therefore, we should start with confession and then receive Holy Comunnion. Furthermore, we meet Jesus in the chapel when we come to pray and sit in silence. During our prayer we can tell Jesus about everything. He is the One who waits to listen and heal us. 
Each of s 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. Because only in silence we can hear his gentle voice who speaks 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.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

In vinculis caritatis (Hos 11:4)

God the Father loves you from the beginning. You are created from love and for love. Because you are a child of God, you should not escape from the embrace of the Father. You'd rather come closer and closer to him. 
Do not look for anything what can give you happiness on the earth. Since the true happiness you can find only in your God. Everything you have is a gift - your health, friends and family. Each good person is a messenger of the divine love towards you. You are able to feel God's love not only through people but also through all the creatures. Everywhere in the universe you can search for the signs of the eternal love of God. 
Obviously, as human being you are too small and incapable of seeing God face to face. Nevertheless, you are enriched from God's hands and every day of your life you can be astonished more and more. For the Holy One is always present among you. Give him thanks and praise him wholeheartedly from the morning of your life to the evening. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Audi (Ps 50:7)

God the Father speaks to us through the divine Word and makes us hear his message. However, very often our heart is not eager to listen to his words. We'd rather follow the advice of other people who may seduce us. In addition, our own mind produces many solutions which differ from the God's word. Therefore, we commit sins and break commandments. In our opinion, we know what to do and try to choose pleasure. But sometimes the difficult road is much better for the salvation of our soul. 
All our sincere prayers are precious before God. But we also should remember that our own will is less important than God's holy will. We can neither pray nor offer anything for God in order to receive what we want. It does not work like that. Because God is our good and loving Father, he never gives us anything what hurts and makes us suffer. He always chooses the best way and the greatest happiness for all his beloved ones. If he cares for all the animals and plants, how much more he takes care of the human beings? 
Overall, we should read the Holy Scripture and search for the answers carefully. There is no better way to communicate with God. To get the contact with the Lord our hearts must be cleansed and washed in the ocean of the divine mercy. Otherwise, we will not keep his words deep in our hearts. Finally, let us remember that on our own we will find neither peace nor joy in our life.   

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Adiutor meus (Ps 28:7)

Each one is the product of God's unconditional love. There is nothing created in this world outside of his knowledge and love. Hence, we all become children of God in this vast universe, under his divine will. When we don't realize fully this reality of interconnection, we create gap among ourselves and the rest of creation. Unnecessary breakage of relationships, indifference, violence in the world, undue political, social and geographical dispute, loss of dignity of a particular sect are examples. IN this situation whom can we run up-to or where can we get energy to move on? It is none other than the Lord who knows everything. We trust that in every situation, be it joyful or painful, he intends our good. Even through our daily trials and imperfections we are prepared for a better or holy life. So let's thank God in every situation and at every moment (by sr. Jessy Paul SSpS). 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Iustitia vestra plus (Mt 5:20)

Jesus wants us to become better and better every day. Therefore, we should not look to others but rather set a good example for our sisters and brothers. Since our main focus is the Kingdom of heaven, all our actions must lead to this goal. 
Furthermore, we eagerly want to meet God. And the easiest way to achieve this desire is to treat every person as a child of God. We ought to protect life from the moment of conception until death. It means talking to each other with love, finding good in every person and supporting one another. 
Every prayer is a new chance to ask God for the blessings not only for ourselves but for all the needy. We are to remember that each person is very special. Accordingly, we ought to pay attention more for the people and less for the things. 
As a community of believers we are called to live in harmony and peace. As one body of the Church we need the Holy Spirit in order to grow and progress in holiness. Overall, our life is a good occasion to sanctify ourselves.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Ego sum (Jn 14:6)

There are so many troubles and difficulties in our life. But Jesus always repeats: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Then he explains that God's Providence takes care of everything. As beloved children of God we are to believe and to have strong faith. 
Obviously, there is a lot of tasks and obligations on the earth, but our home is in the heaven where our Father is waiting for us with his divine graces. For that reason, our main effort is to focus on the everlasting life in the Kingdom of God. 
Jesus Christ wants to have us with him because in his presence we feel satisfied and abide in peace. With Jesus we find the right way to the true happiness. With his Holy Spirit we recognize the truth and follow it. Moreover, there is no life apart from the Son of God.
Let us always ask Jesus to be present in our soul, heart and mind. In such a way we will live the full life as Christians ought to live. Amen.