Saturday, December 16, 2017

Verbo Domini (Sir 48:3)

In those special days we are eager for the prophetic words. For the words which can enlighten and kindle our hearts. For the words of the Lord who speaks to our soul directly. Without his holy words we neither choose rightly nor rejoice in our life. 
We do not need the words of people which often make us confused and hurt. They do not have the power to change the actual state of our mind. For that reason, we desire the Word from the heavenly Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Only this holy Word is able to bring fire from heaven to the earth. Only this divine Word makes wonders and miracles in our life. Only this Word of God should be praised and honored by people all the time. 
As Christians, we listen to the Word carefully and follow the divine teaching. Thus, we know that all of us are united in Christ and called to achieve happiness in the Kingdom of God. By the Word we are taught how to love each other with tenderness and patience. In this Word we become holier and closer to God.

Monday, December 11, 2017

A Patre meo (Lk 10:22)

The declaration of Jesus invites us to see the goodness of our heavenly Father that we experience daily in our lives. God is good and abundant in his grace. As children of God, we receive this abundance of grace in our own realities. It is the Holy Spirit who helps us to notice these superfluous gifts poured on us. When we allow ourselves to be touched and guided by the Holy Spirit, we are able to see the wonders which God does in our lives. Then the unworthy becomes worthy, the weak becomes strong, the moron becomes wise, the blind gets vision, the wayward gets a direction etc. For nothing is impossible to God, when one commits his own life for the Spirit to flow through.
The season of Advent bids us to open our eyes and look at the creation with the eyes of a child. Let the irresistible sentiments of gratitude to our Creator rise up and find joyful expression in our being and doing (by s. Jessy Paul SSpS).

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

In monte isto (Is 25:7)

Advent is a special time when the Lord provides his gifts and the Holy Spirit for his beloved ones. Knowing the longings of your heart he wants you to feel happy, peaceful and hopeful during this season of divine grace. 
Accordingly, you need to prepare yourself for his blessings. Let him touch and cleanse you from your doubts, worries and all kinds of weaknesses. Keep in mind that you are his chosen one whom he loves wholeheartedly. Even if you make mistakes, commit sins and escape from his sight, he is by your side waiting to wipe away the tears from your face. Through his holy Word, he reminds you that God the Father cares and takes pity on you.
Therefore, patiently wait for the Lord who makes you rejoice and be glad. He puts his holy hand on your head and blesses you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Accept his blessing and expect miracles in your life. Close your eyes and feel his gently touch which is the Holy Spirit abiding in you.