Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cum Deo meo (Is 49:4)

You need to hear the Lord and listen to his message carefully. Remember that he calls you everyday when you read the Holy Bible. The Lord reminds you that he takes care of you from the beginning of your life. Therefore, you should not worry but only trust in him. 
The Lord knows you better than everyone else. In him you can find the source of your life. He gives you power and strength to fulfill your vocation. You are always in his hands and for that reason you can feel safe in every situation. 
Your task is to act as his servant on the earth and to share his glory among the people. When you follow him and find out his holy will, everything you do is meaningful. Moreover, by the Holy Spirit the Lord makes your life joyful and fills your heart with gladness. 
If you abide with the Lord, you become happy and peaceful. Although you experience difficulties, you shine with the divine light. For you follow the Lord and preach the Good News. Thus, the salvation reaches to the ends of the earth. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Via et veritas et vita (Jn 16:4)

Anyone who pursues a conscious journey to God has to take a definite path. For us Christians, the path and the destiny are the same, Jesus Christ the truth. One can be sure that this road although less travelled, brings the promise of fullness of life. But it’s not easy to walk on this path. It means thinking like him, acting like him and speaking like him even at the cost of losing our own lives. In a way it’s about taking his values and life principles to our hearts and putting them into loving actions to the benefit of others. This is where love of God and love of neighbour meet. This is the path that leads to true life and liberation. God knows our limitations, our tendency to side track and he is ever ready to take us back by hands and put us in the right track. We can always approach him in our difficulties, confusions like our brother and friend. He would always answer us in the best ways that suits us. Let us keep our hope alive to reach him and to be with him (sr. Jessy Paul SSpS).

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Ego sum vitis (Jn 15:5)

Jesus uses a beautiful imagery from his surrounding to highlight the process of communion that is possible between He and a disciple and its outcome. The credit of the fruit bearing activity does not solely depend on branch alone but the vine. It is the vine that nourishes every branch and leaves through an inflow of life giving elements. A true disciple is to understand this fact that his/ her origin, existence and identity is in God. When we bear fruit - on the basis of the principles ‘love of God and neighbour’- we are in fact reflecting the nature of God.  Whether are aware or not the Holy Spirit resides in each of us and replenishes our soul. The call of the hour may be to awaken ourselves to this reality that God is active and alive in us.  ‘Walking in God consciousness’ at every moment and treasuring the word of God within will indeed find results in communion with God, neighbour, oneself and nature (by s. Jessy Paul SSpS).