Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Velox ad audiendum (James 1:19)

What is more difficult – listening or speaking? There are people who like to speak and there are others who prefer to listen. What kind of person are you? What is easier for you – listening or speaking? Actually in the relation with God we need to listen more carefully. The Lord is the One who is to speak and teach us. However, nowadays there are obstacles to focus on the word of God. It is not easy to meditate because there are so many noises around us. Almost all the time we are online and try to communicate with friends.
Today God wants us to break up with bad habits that are still in us. He asks us to accept his calling in order to save our souls. For that reason, we must do what the Lord tells us. It is not enough to listen to the Scriptures. We need to act and live according to the holy word.
The Lord speaks to your soul directly in the silence of prayer. He talks with you when you meditate on the divine word. You just need to look at his holy face and follow his teaching. In this way you will find happiness.
We are religious people and Christians. Accordingly, we are to spend more time in silence before the Lord. During our personal prayer we are to wait for the light of the Holy Spirit. In our daily life we also have to hear our sisters and brothers. As Jesus’ disciples we should know their needs and problems. If we get to know them better, we will not focus on ourselves any more. On the contrary, we will become more sympathetic and helpful for them. If we listen with humble heart, we will understand the purpose of life which is offering yourself for the service of the needy.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Regina Saba (1 Kings 10:4)

We sometimes would like to test our Lord and God. We ask him very difficult questions. We want him to answer all our doubts and problems. We have so many things and ideas in our head. Moreover, there are precious people in our life. Therefore, not only our difficulties but also theirs come out.
How should we behave in the presence of the Lord?
If problems arise we need to open our mind freely for him. We can come to him and share all our troubles. But the most important thing in the spiritual life is humbleness. We should not teach God how he must act. On the contrary, we have to stand before him like disciples. We are to admire his wisdom and listen to his words carefully. We are to offer ourselves – the whole our being. We need to stay in the temple and to silence our thoughts. In this way we will receive the light of his wisdom and the gift of the Holy Spirit. We will experience how great the Lord and his majesty is. We will see clearly our life and get knowledge from him. We will be enriched in his holy presence.
But we ought to focus only on the Lord. Not thinking too much about our struggles in life. Not worrying because of sicknesses and sufferings. Thus, we will understand and feel the everlasting love of God towards us his children.
Actually, we are blessed and gifted with so many graces. For that reason, we are supposed to be more grateful rather than disappointed. Let us think and meditate on the God’s love towards us. How many blessings has he granted to us? For sure there are much more graces than problems in our life. The crucial thing is to focus on the Good News in our life rather than on the bad news which appear every day.
O my Lord, today I stand in your presence and ask you to take away all my doubts, worries and struggles. Make my soul and mind peaceful and open to receive the divine grace. May the Holy Spirit guide me and enlighten the path of my life. Amen.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Semen Abrahae (Heb 2:16)

You are born as a child of God. What a great dignity and honor. As a result, you belong to the Christian family. Christ lives in you as well as in your brothers and sisters. Thus you are interconnected with them in the holy communion. 
You can be weak and sinful. But Jesus Christ who lives in you makes you holy and strong. He takes away all the power of the evil spirit and sanctifies you. You do not need to fear because of your past. You do not have to worry about your future. For you are a child of God. Jesus Christ who has the power even over the death sets you free. 
Obviously, you are not an angel. You make mistakes and commit sins. Actually, it is common for all human beings. Nevertheless, your heavenly Father loves you more and more. You should be proud as a part of the family of believers.   
Your faith can be strong like the faith of Abraham. In addition, you are able to follow the example of the Son of God - Jesus Christ. Like him you also must be a compassionate and trustworthy person. 
Stay in communion with all your brothers and sisters. If temptations and troubles appear, come closer to Jesus. If you feel lonely and abandoned, embrace Jesus with all your strength. If other people hurt you, respond with love and patience. 
As a beloved child of God, you can overcome all kinds of difficulties. Furthermore, you ought to become a messanger of divine love towards the world. Since Jesus Christ abides in you and makes you capable of preaching the Good News. He purifies you from your weaknesses and sins for the holy offering to God the Father. So allow him make miracle in your life.