Thursday, June 29, 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, June 24, 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, June 20, 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.

Friday, June 16, 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).

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fiduciam habemus (2 Cor 3:4)

As a weak person I have confidence through Christ toward God. For I am aware that I can fall, make mistakes and even commit sins. Therefore, I am not worthy to take credit for any good as coming from myself. Because everything what is good in my life comes from the grace of God. I am only a minister of the holy sacraments and a preacher of the Good News. 
Accordingly, I try my best to be connected in the Holy Spirit with the Lord. Thus, my life can be maintained and sustained. In addition, I am able to help my sisters and brothers in their stuggles and difficulties. Obviously, I cannot divine the mistery of the God's presence in the world. I just see the pieces of such a great Holiness and do the ministry of righteousness among people. 
I feel that the divine glory surpasses me all the time. I also accept that I will finally fade and die. Nonetheless, I keep strong faith that I will be enjoying the everlasting life in the heavenly kingdom of God.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Reddamus honorem (Tb 12:1)

Giving thanks is crutial in a Christian's life. First of all, we must show thankfulness towards God and then also the angels, saints and people. When you give thanks, you acknowledge that you depend on others. It also shows the attitude of your heart that you are eager to share the prosperity and richness of your soul. If you know how to be thankful, you are at peace and loved by others. However, you need to thank discreetly and not to make it public. 
The grateful Christian always praises God and respects good people around him. He is sure that his life is a gift and that he has received everything. For that reason, you are supposed to bless the Lord of all creation and do good for his creatures. The best way of giving thanks is praying and supporting your brothers and sisters in their lives. For when you pray, good angels present your intentions before the Glory of the Lord. Thus, goodness and holiness spread throughout the whole world. Moreover, the human hearts are being healed and filled with the divine grace.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Ave gratia plena (Lk 1:28)

Angels support all people in the world, but they particularly protect all mothers. These heavenly spirits are sent by God to look after women who are about to give birth. In addition, the angels take care of all the single women who are in need. God created this beautiful world and ordered his servants to be with all of mankind. Thus, God knows every person by name and no one is excluded from his fatherly love. As the best Father, he reminds every woman about her own beauty and the special vocation to be a mother biologically and spiritually. Therefore, every woman should be aware of God's call and fulfill these divine ordinances. Even if fear appears in a woman's heart, with God's grace everything is possible for the one who believes. The heavenly Father, through the good spirits and other people, leads a woman and assures her that she is never alone. Every woman is the beloved daughter of God and throughout her whole life she is also invited to discover this divine favor. She is supposed to give life and bear fruit for the world. The most precious fruit is Jesus, the Son of God, whom every person can bring into the world thanks to the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ut omnes unum (Jn 17:21)

Father, I in them and you in me,
Proclaims my heart in hope and love.
For my chosen ones lay in doubt,
Pricked by the spear of disunity.

Father, you are in me and I am in you,
Prompt them to be one in us.
For the world may heed my voice:
You alone sent me here on earth.

Father, I love them just as you love me,
Precious are the gifts you give me in them.
Fearless I would die a thousand times,
And you will raise me up in your glory.

Father, long have I known you as you know me,
Loved and cared from eternity.
I cared to live and proclaim your will,
Dare they know your design destined.

Father, pour your love I pray that they,
Savour it, as honey for a bee in stroll.
That may I dwell in their hearts,
Forever gleaming in your glory.

Father, gracious to fetch your children,
Mould them in your dream.
Plunge them in the light of your joy,
Make them over a perfect band of unity.
(by s. Jessy Paul SSpS)