Monday, February 26, 2018

Nobis confusio faciei (Dn 9:8)

The Lent is a proper time to strengthen our love towards God the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although we fulfill God's commandments, we should also know why we do that. The first reason comes from our heart which wants to respond with love. However, it happens that we make mistakes and forget about our main vocation which is to love God and one another. So often we do evil and behave like people without love. Consequently, we do not listen to each other but try to reach our own goals in life. While we are not obedient, we do not hear the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, in this special period we should spend more time for prayer. We are to acknowledge our offenses and weaknesses. It is not important if we are near or far from the Lord. Since every situation and moment of life is good to come closer and feel his presence. Yes, all of us are shamefaced for having sinned against our God. But we cannot lose faith in the Lord whose name are compassion and forgiveness. We do regret our trespasses and egoism in our daily life. However, we promise to make the difference and pay heed to your commands, o merciful God. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

In tentationibus variis (Jas 1:2)

You should discover your vocation and try to recognize the will of God. If you accept that you are a servant who needs to follow the example of Jesus Christ, you will be peaceful and happy. Even if troubles come, you will not give up. If you encounter difficulties, you will go through keeping faith. Although you fall down and commit sin, you will not stop looking for holiness. 
Obviously, you could not be such a hero, without the divine grace. But with the gift of the Holy Spirit, you become perfect and complete. If you don't know what decision to make, ask for wisdom. If you are afraid, pray to God in order to grow stronger. If you lack joy, go to the church before the Holy Sacrament. 
Since everything is possible for the one who trusts in the Lord. On the contrary, the person who doubts is often depressed and unhappy. The true Christian is stable in all ways and acts according to the conscience. Thus, they live a good life and receive the God's blessings. Moreover, the disciples of Christ help others to find God and to love him with the whole heart.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spiritum immundum (Mk 7:25)

We learn from Jesus his attitude towards all the people. Even if he is tired or wants to be alone, he never rejects the needy. He knows very well the value of solitude and prayer but at the same time he cares and loves everyone. For that reason, when he sees someone in trouble, he tries to help this person. 
People on the earth have many problems in various fields. They become sick in their soul and body. Moreover, the evil spirit tempts them so they commit sins. Sometimes they decline morally so low that they are not able to get up on their own. It happens that they cannot find consolation. 
Therefore, Jesus Christ teaches us to spot the lowly and to answer with love. He encourages people to fall into the arms of God. He does not give the simple lessons but he is very strict and demanding. 
In this way, Jesus helps the needy to express their main problem. While he notices that the person is humble, he makes the miracle. His words have the power to make demons escape. From Jesus' life we take a lesson of faith and love towards God the Father and towards every man and woman.