Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In habitu sanctae (Ti 2:3)

Apostle Paul explains that the holiness consists of many virtues. First of all the person who wants to be holy obeys the teaching of the Church and keeps God's commandments. For his strength comes from the faith in God and the love towards the people. A holy one is able to endure the difficulties and to behave rightly in all circumstances. It does not make the difference if the holy person is young or old because the holiness is for everyone in every condition and situation. The follower of Christ is also a good example for his brothers and sisters. In the relations with others a Christian who follows the way of perfection is temperate and self-controlled. As the child of God he brings all his neighbours to the close relationship with the Lord. A real Christian is always unselfish and takes care of his friends. His intentions are pure and derive from the reflections on the Holy Scripture. The holy one knows his Christian dignity and shows himself as a model of good deeds in every respect. Overall, his power has the foundation in the God's grace and in the saviour Jesus Christ. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Propter Christum (Phil 3:7)

Christian is a person who worships through Spirit of God. Christian is the one who boats in Christ Jesus and puts his confidence in God. Christian is the faithful who remembers his own history but he also knows his Redemptor. The follower of Christ is aware of his dignity but at the same time remains humble.
The power of Christian comes from the fact that he was born as a child of God. Further, he was baptized and received the gift of the Holy Spirit. Through the sacrament of reconciliation he has become holy and blameless as the Son of God. Therefore, he is not ashamed of his sins but is grateful for the grace of salvation. Obviously, he does not want to come back to his sinful life. He'd rather lose everything for the sake of friendship with Jesus. Since Christian keeps in mind that the supreme good is to accept Christ Jesus as the Lord. Consequently, Christian is full of peace, joy and love.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beati estis (Mt 5:11)

Many people would like to become saints and this is a good desire. However, the process of sanctification is demanding. First, it takes courage to make a decision: yes, I want to make an effort and follow Jesus on the way up the spiritual mountain. Second, it takes time spent in prayer and meditation. Also, it is about building a community of believers who gather to pray together. Holiness requires regular and systematic work. The person who decides to become a saint knows his weak points. He is aware of being poor in spirit and therefore he needs the grace of the Holy Spirit. The candidate who chooses to be a blessing to others regrets his own sins and mistakes. He very often asks for the sacrament of reconciliation because on his own he is incapable of holiness. A holy person is usually meek and humble. He does not try to publicly display the treasures of his heart. Yet there great hunger and thirst for righteousness in his soul. On earth, the saint cannot be fully satisfied. Thanks to God's mercy, his heart is cleansed and in the Kingdom of heaven he will see God face to face. Saints are always the peacemakers and therefore rightly called the children of God.