Sunday, March 13, 2016

In templum (Jn 8:2)

Sunday is the special day for all Christians to gather together in the temple. There we celebrate the holy Eucharist which is the heart of our worship. There we get to know each other better and hear the Lord in the readings from the Holy Bible. Our Lord is sitting with us, teaching and preaching the Good News.
In the community of believers we also share our problems and become reconciled with God. When our enemies accuse us and curse us, we come closer to the Lord to find refuge in his arms. There we are not afraid any more. We open our hearts and ask for spiritual support. When our sins and guilts are great, we believe in God's mercy. From the Scripture we know that we will never be rejected.
In the holy Church we are always welcome is spite of our weakneses and mistakes. Jesus Christ is on our side and listens carefully to our confesion. Then he forgives us everything. He lets us stand before him as his beloved sisters and brothers. He is aware of all we had done in our life. In the depth of our heart, he gently touches us with his divine love and encourages us to start a new life. For he only wants us to be sincere and to love one another. When we accept his grace, we become free, joyful and peaceful.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Verbum reconciliationis (1 Cor 5:19)

Primarily the Lenten season is a chance to come closer to God in order to listen carefully to his teaching. Regardless of the fact that many things distract our attention and prevent us from developing an intimate relationship with God. Despite the fact that our human weaknesses and sins build a barrier on the spiritual path. Despite all these obstacles we should take advantage of this special time of the year to deepen the knowledge of the Scripture. Because there is hidden wisdom we need the most. God's Word teaches that our main task is to seek union with the Lord, because through an intimate relationship with God, our life is constantly revived. The Gospel reminds us of the merciful Father who forgives our weaknesses so that we could forgive each other and offer the disinterested love. Our task is therefore to testify to the mercy of God and to instruct friends that we can always change ourselves. Being in communion with the Spirit of the Lord allows us to conduct holy and righteous life. Participation in the Spirit leads to praise and to bless God all the time. The gifts of the Holy Spirit rejoice the heart, provide inner peace, liberate from all fear, stress and anxiety.