Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Ego mitto vos (Lk 10:3)


The Lord appoints us and gives instructions how to fullfil the missionary tasks. As our Master he chooses us to be like him. He teaches to love one another and to preach the Gospel around the world. He takes care of everyone in every place and in every time. 
The Lord speaks to the heart of his disciples and encourages them to start working for the salvation of humankind. Firstly, he tells them that they should pray and ask God for his blessing. Secondly, he suggests them to be humble towards others. He explains that people are hurt and fragile. For that reason, they need medicians who will cure them. They don't need more things but gentleness, love and patience. 
Moreover, Jesus Christ focuses on the families who are in need of peace. He wants his apostles to be peaceful persons. Thus, they will be able to share their inward peace with the needy. People are lonely and the disciple of Christ should be with them in their experiences. 
All the people look for support and guidance. Therefore, the apostles are those who cure the sick with the words of peace and love. Thus, the Kingdom of God becomes present in the world.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Diliges ex toto corde (Lk 10:27)


As humans we often use our mind to solve the problems of life. But human life is much more than only thinking. It is also about feelings, beliefs and experiences. Moreover, there are some questions which cannot be answered by ourselves. 
For that reason, we are invited to ask the Lord and to listen to his message carefully. He always reminds us about the issues which are the most important such as love. He turns our attention to the heart and the inner world which is inside us. He says that we should focus on love and use all our strength to share it with others. 
Each of our phisical, psychological and spiritual skills ought to be used for the love of our sisters and brothers. Because we need to love one another as much as possible. This is the main reason of life on the earth as well as in the heaven. 
We learn to love from the Son of God who gave us an example while he lived among us. Therefore, we know how to love each other and our heavenly Father who has created us in order to attain the divine love and enjoy it forever.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

In loco sancto (Es 9:8)


Sometimes do we feel weak and troubled. In these moments we should raise our hands to the Lord and ask for help. It is true that we can be ashamed or confounded to look towards the face of God directly. For we make mistakes and commit sins. Nonetheless, we trust in the mercy of the loving Father. We acknowledge our trespasses and promise not to make wrong choices. 
We keep in mind that God the Father is merciful for his children. As his beloved ones we ask him for support and the divine grace. Accordingly, our heavenly Father brightens our eyes and gives us relief in our problems. 
Although we are only humans, with the power of the Holy Spirit we overcome every trouble and suffering. For sure we are never abandoned. We live thanks to the Lord, with the Lord and for the Lord. 
The Providence of God embraces us in all circumstances. Every day we are granted the gift of new life to start again and again. Thus, we are able to rebuild and renew everything which was destroyed by the evil.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Bono fructificantes (Col 1:10)


Christians do not cease praying. In every situation they keep in mind that the Lord is present. Moreover, they are filled with the knowledge of the Holy Spirit who moves them from the very morning until night. 
God the Father has put in them all spiritual wisdom so they act with dignity and prudence. In their behaviour they resemble the life of the Son of God. Accordingly they are pleasing to all the people and bear good fruit. The Holy Spirit strengthens them with the divine power and they work patiently with all endurence in every circumstances. 
Christians are fulfilled with the Spirit of joy even if their lives seem to be hard and difficult. Nonetheless, they keep giving thanks to the Father for all the gifts and especially for their salvation. Living on the earth, they walk in the light though the powers of darkness want to overcome them. 
They are always focused on the Lord who has delivered them from evil and prepared them place in the Kingdom of God. Therefore, with the divine grace they keep doing good and love all sisters and brothers wholeheartedly.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Spiritus super me (Lc 4:18)


As human beings we are connected with people but also with the Lord. Therefore, we need to find time for our beloved ones and for the Lord who has loved us. While we spend time in the community of believers, we hear the Lord speaking to us. He reminds that his Holy Spirit abides in our hearts. Also he teaches that we are beloved children of God the Father. We are called to live in the divine light and love our sisters and brothers wholeheartedly.
Every day Jesus Christ walks with us and supports us, especially if we pray sincerely and open our soul for his grace. Consequently, we are able to recognize his presence in our friends and relatives. We don't look at them as they were the ordinary people but as they truly are the children of God. For sure, accepting this fact is not easy because all of us make mistakes and hurt each other. However, if we forgive ourselves and others their guilt, we start to live a holy and peaceful life.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Testes estis (1 Tes 2:10)


The main Christian task is proclaiming the Gospel of God. Nothing else is such an important and urgent issue. Therefore, working night and day we don't forget to preach the Good News by our deeds and words. We are witnesses for our sisters and brothers who do not know how much God the Father loves them. Through our behaviour and attention we make them feel the divine love. 
We try to live as Christ lived and treat all the people as parents treat their children with love. Thus, we exhort and encourage them to walk in a manner worthy of the God's children. As members of the Christian family we rejoice in the Kingdom of God and build the Christian community on the earth. 
All the time we keep contact with the Lord and all the believers. Moreover, every day we grow receiving the word of God which works in us. We accept this holy word which makes miracles in our lives. Consequently, the love of God is truly perfected in all of us. 

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Facilius est camelum (Mt 19:24)


We sometimes think that richness equals happiness. However, it is not true. The goods which we receive are helpful but they cannot make us happy. It happens that a person is wealthy but feels lonely and unhappy at the same time. Since the people become joyful when they are rich in their souls.
The Son of God reminds that the true happiness is strongly connected with salvation. Nothing else is such an important issue in one's life. The human beings experience spiritual joy when they discover that the heavenly Father always takes care of them and looks at them. They are glad when they hear God speak to their hearts and know that everything is possible for their God.
Accordingly, everyone who follows the God's commandments receives the abundance of his gifts. Here on the earth the man of God knows that all the people are his sisters and brothers. Although some of them are good and some are not, everybody is loved by God the Father. Therefore, our task is to accept this truth and become similar to Jesus Christ.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Sinite parvulos (Mt 19:14)


God the Father loves his children and blesses them through his Son Jesus Christ. In this way, he teaches us what is most important in our lives. We are to love and bless our sisters and brothers every day and in every place. It's not something difficult to do. We just need our hands to be ready for good deeds, our lips that want to say blessings and pray for the needy. On the other hand, we are often the ones who need support, but we often forget or even do not want to ask for it. But Jesus is very kind and gentle. He invites us to come and embraces us with his brotherly love. Moreover, he reminds us that we are the children of the heavenly Kingdom. Here on the earth, we only start our journey towards the place which is our home. Obviously, we are not saints but we should do our best to become holier and holier. If we accept his blessing and allow the Holy Spirit to abide in our souls, we are able to share the divine gifts with others. Thus, we are the true disciples of Christ who act in the same way as he behaved.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Capilli numerati (Mt 10:30)


Heavenly father knows everything and nothing is hidden from him. If he has to know everything, he has to be present everywhere. That means there is no particle of creation devoid of God. When Christ tells us that we are worth more than many sparrows, he points out at our higher consciousness that distinguishes us from the rest of the animals and plants. God wishes that in our free will through our consciousness we reach and merge with him. Jesus tells us that since God knows everything, there is nothing we can call to God’s attention. He knows our every thought, word, deed, dream, feeling, virtue and vice as well. This knowledge leads us to a total surrender and comforts us in times of trials and troubles. In our human frailty, we may fail to understand or give understanding to others, but God does never fails!
It is so clear in his great design we are born to particular parents in a particular society and environment. It is he who directs significant people and events into our lives. He knows our every need, even before we ask. Therefore, it is foolish to sit before the Lord with our begging bowls asking him to satisfy our innumerable earthly needs and wants. Let us humbly submit ourselves to his divine will and say, “Lord I gratefully accept all that you have given me without any regret and I say yes to all that is in store for me in the days to come.” Let us live every moment knowing that we are precious to our God and he provides us with everything in his own time.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

De vultu tuo (Ps 17:2)


Let us seek the face of Christ. We know that it is possible to find him and to abide in him. The Lord can be found only if we live in justice and pray ardently from our lips, without deceiving. Our Lord wants to be with us and in our hearts. However, it depends on us whether our thoughts are pure.
The Holy Spirit can act through us when our souls are clean. For this reason, as fragile and weak human beings, we should very often ask for forgiveness and God's grace. We are unable to sanctify ourselves on our own.
Therefore, day by day, we cry to the Lord who answers us. Although our prayers are not always correct, we do not give up. We pray the Lord to incline his ear and to kindly look upon us. Moreover, we believe that he can offer us his blessings and mercy.
As the Lord's followers, we flee from our foes under and find shelter under his divine protection. We hide ourselves in the shadow of his arms. We are always accepted as his beloved friends and satisfied in his presence.
  

Monday, 3 July 2017

Super fundamentum apostolorum (Eph 2:20)


The Apostles are the examples for us. Moreover, they support and intercede for us. They are holy ones while we are striving for holiness. They live in the community of saints in the kingdom of God while we are still on the journey. They were taught by Jesus himself and we also need his teaching. Jesus Christ was the centre of their lives and we need to keep him in our hearts too. Without Jesus they would have been the ordinary people, but with his Spirit they became the models and heres. 
Similarly we are to follow them with the divine grace. We can become like them - the sacred temples where the Holy Spirit abides. Every day we are invited to live in the closer relation with Jesus. Our souls should change into the dwelling place of God's Spirit. 
In this way in the 21st century we testify as the disciple of Jesus to the whole world and tell the Good News. The modern world needs such Christians who praise the Lord and glorify him among people. Since everyone is called to be holy and faithful according to the image of the Son of God.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Tu es Christus (Mt 16:16).


In the evolving human relationship, it is natural that individuals seek out how the perceive each other. It happens because of a human limitation. But at the same time, it is a chance for the better undersdanding of one another and of the nature of relation too. 
Jesus asks such a crucial question to Peter: 'Who do you say I am?' This query compels Peter to sum up his own experience and knowwledge of Jesus. The Lord comes down to the level of the ordinary fisherman in order to ask such a question. This attitude transforms Peter himself. 
Jesus takes initiative to verbalize who his disciple is and what he can become. And exactly the same can happen in our lives tooo. God chooses us as we are and where we are. Hence it is our task to give ourselves to be revealed and guided by God himself. How weak and inadequate we may perceive ourselves, God does have a wonderful plan for us. We just need to get to know Jesus in our daily life. 
Nature, genuine human relationships, Sacred Scriptures, prayer, contemplation, etc. may serve for us. These tools take us to the higher consciousness of God himself. Thus, we are guided by by the divine Wisdom to fulfil the tasks that are destined for us (by s. Jessy Paul SSpS).

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Audite et attendite (Is 49:1)


The foundation of the spiritual life is listening to God. The point is to get to know when the Lord is speaking. Actually, he is your first Teacher, from the moment of your conception. Through his angels and by the power of the Holy Spirit, you are constantly being taught how to live. The Lord tells you what your vocation is and which path you should choose. Not all roads are appropriate for you. For this reason, as a disciple, you are to follow his instructions and go further in holiness. If you decide to hear the voice of the Lord, you can be sure that your life will have a purpose and deeper meaning. Also, your strengths and talents will be used for good purposes. Finally, you will receive your reward in the heavenly kingdom and be reconciled with God. Your life is worth living since you are being formed by the Lord. Thus, you become a holy person who fulfils the will of God. Moreover, in this way, you show others the example of a Christian life. You are glorious in the sight of the Lord and become a light to all the people on the earth.
  

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Estote perfecti (Mt 5:48)


You are a child of your heavenly Father and for this reason you have important duties. First of all, you need to pray for all your sisters and brothers throughout the world. These include not just your friends and relatives, but also your enemies and persecutors. This is the way your Father feels towards everyone all the time and everywhere. He loves all his children even if they commit sins and reject his divine love. He shows his interest all the time and is ready to support the needy. You yourself have probably not always been a good child. But you wanted to be loved and to receive forgiveness. You also did not behave properly towards all other people in your life. Nonetheless, deep in your soul you felt that your behavior was unjust and you regreted it. You are a beloved child of God and therefore you are to become holy and to show progress in this. You are not supposed to behave like sinners who forget about their vocation to holiness. Your behavior should be perfect so that all people will see that your are a child of your heavenly Father.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Munus tuum (Mth 5:23)


God’s nature is all about an indefinable love and overwhelming sense of peace that embraces the whole creation. The two trillion galaxies, numerous black holes, supernovas and all the living form in the universe, explicitly proclaim the greatness and wisdom of God. Every creature is in the harmony with God the great Harmonizer. God is present in the universe, filling it, hovering over it and in many other ways that my human mind cannot comprehend. One thing I am sure that the Author of my life and of my brothers and sisters is the same God. The reality that we are all made in the image and likeness of God brings home the knowledge that we are inter connected in the dimension of our body and spirit. This is the common thread that God wants us to keep alive! Our God deeply desires that we own again this reality, renew it time to time specially when something does not work with the interconnectedness and harmony. God loves that we regain this consciousness with effort to reconcile with our estranged neighbour, than proceeding with gifts and sacrifices to him. This interconnectedness and brotherhood can even be fostered through profound silence and prayer, dying to one’s own ego, respecting the uniqueness of the other, observing rituals of reconciliation,  embracing a holistic approach to life, etc. Then, we can say that we are on the path that leads to the court of the divine (by s. Jessy Paul SSpS).