Christian Self Esteem is loosing things for love.

Saturday October 31, 2020
All Saint’s Eve

ScripturesPhilippians 1:18-26
Psalm 42:2, 3, 5
Luke 14:1, 7-11

Give your place to this man,’
and then you would proceed with embarrassment
to take the lowest place.
Rather, when you are invited, 
go and take the lowest place
so that when the host comes to you he may say,
‘My friend, move up to a higher position.’
Then you will enjoy the esteem of your companions at the table.

In today’s World every Human Being is doing things in their life to be successful. Success is the recognition of our personality on this Earth. So every Human from his birth till his death tries to be successful to be recognized by others and themselves. We call this as self Esteem . We measure our ability to do things in life by self Esteem. If we are able to do things or successful , our self esteem indicator goes upwards but if we are unsuccessful or not able to do certain task , our self esteem goes down . These parameters drives a Human to be successful and unsuccessful or Be Content in life or disappointed in life. These are Worldly ways of measurement of the quality of our life.

If we measure our life Spiritually or as per the Gospel or Christian Values the Sacrificial love is the recognition of our personality. In any action if we loose ourselves for others and for the Gospel values the self Esteem indicator goes upwards but if we do not sacrifice our life for the gospel and others then our Self indicator goes down.

In the Kingdom of God Psychological Indicator moves backwards or in descending order and not forward or upwards or ascending order. If someone is seeking success or chasing success in their life must reflect upon these reflections and pause for a while and understand the real values of life. We can not be imitators of the World or Worldly successful People but we must imitate Christ and his values the Gospel.

Psychology has been designed as per the behavior of various people and this Psychology can mislead us because it is not designed or researched or clinically proved upon the true followers of Christ. This is the reason any education of the World can come in to an error to measure the true Knowledge and Wisdom of Human in this World. Love and moral values escalate or lifts the esteem in to higher level and we have to call this as high self esteem and not success or ability.

Moreover Human can not be satisfied in anything they achieve in their life because once they reach one goal , they want to reach another goal and thus rat race of chasing the Horizon which is not only a foolishness but Childishness. We must look at the meeting point beyond the Horizon and by doing this we meet the meeting point and cross the Horizon unknowingly in the process of meeting the meeting point.

Jesus is telling us in the Gospel do not seek things through your own ability and success but to take yoke of his Gospel values and learn from him to be successful people on this Earth. The worldly successful people who gathered millions and accumulated houses,money more than their need will be considered least in the Kingdom of God but people who did not bother to accumulate and lived in love, Sacrifice, Charity, Justice will be considered great in the Kingdom of God.

If we recall the Parable of Rich-man and poor beggar Lazarus. When both of them died , the Beggar Lazarus was lifted up by Angels to the Bosom of the Father but the rich man landed in the tormenting Hell. Pandemics, tragedies, Famines in our life is a warning message to repent and turn back from the foolish sense of Success in to love and service.

Prayer : Lord Jesus teach me your ways because your ways lift us up morally and increase our self esteem to loose more for the Kingdom of God . Amen.


Thursday of the 30th Week of Ordinary Time
October 29, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 6:10-20
Psalm 144:1b-2,9-10
Luke 13:31-35
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

Draw your strength from the Lord and from his mighty power.
Put on the armor of God so that you may be able to stand firm
against the tactics of the Devil.

Man has been created in goodness , Holiness and fullness of the Spirit of God. Man is supposed to live in this state of life through out his life because this is the calling and purpose of God in Humans life. The Devil is the creator and trouble maker or deceiver in Human life. Devil is the Enemy of God and enemy of human being. The Devil is stronger than the Human Strength but still a Creation of God. God is the Creator and the source of all power and Strength . Devil has a limited power given by God and he can not generate more power unless he draws power from the Source of the Power and Strength who is God. Human Being is weaker than the Devil due to the nature of Flesh and Blood but when Human is connected with the source of the power and strength of God , Human becomes powerful than the Devil because fresh Strength and power comes from God our maker.

The armors of God are the power and strength from God on this Earth. There are two kind of armors of God defensive and Offensive. The first 5 armors are defensive and last one the Word of God is offensive armor of God. The defensive armors puts of the flaming arrows of the Evil one which has been targeted on the People of God but the offensive armor of God the Word of God completely destroys the Devils tactics his Kingdom and binds and casts demons in to eternal hell where they will be tormented for ever and never return back to Earth to tempt the Humans. This is their punishment for tempting the Humans who were created in the image of Gods love.

  1. Belt of Truth: The spirit of truth is the anointment or quality of the Holy spirit. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Master by acknowledging our sinfulness , the power of the spirit of truth passes in us. This Spirit does not tolerate lies of this World and stands for the truth despite of persecution, loss and death. The spirit of truth reveals the complete truth or mysteries of the Kingdom of God. The whole truth of this World or the Kingdom of God can be known only through the gift of the Spirit of truth.We can not learn real truth of God through Discipline or through education but truth is an anointing of the Holy spirit. Holy-spirit reveals us the whole truth. This is the reason we must depend upon Jesus for complete truth of God. When we do not understand or confused or troubled we must make a Prayer to Jesus who will anoint us with the Spirit of truth and and reveal the Complete truth. The first sign of Complete truth is Confidence, Boldness and dignity in ourselves , this Confidence is not of Worldly but Heavenly gift and supersedes all Education, discipline and Professionalism of this World . Evil can manipulate our Education and discipline but not with the fresh anointing of the Spirit of truth , Devil does not have any clue what this power of truth is all about because he is not with God and does not draw fresh power from the source of all power and Strength and gets defeated before the power of God. If we rely upon Worldly half truths , Devil has a upper hand because his power and understanding rules the Worldly super powers.
  • 2. Breastplate of Righteousness: Righteousness is the second quality of the Holy-spirit. Righteousness is nothing but wisdom or understanding of the Heart and again it is an anointing or Blessing of God. Righteousness make us Children of God. The right Wisdom by acknowledging our unworthiness and of our Human Nature before God and depending upon his mercy and power in everything we do makes us true Children of God.The people who are poor in Spirit are the true Righteous People in this World. This is a awareness or understanding of the Heart only God can give to those ask him . The first sign of a righteous man , he does not pray for richness or Prosperity of this World but prays for the Wisdom of God. When we acknowledge the greatness and dependency in God in everything we do , the Devil does not have any place in our life because we worship the Supreme power of God.

The Self Righteous Spirit is Demonic spirit and Comes from the Kingdom of Devil . This is a very dangerous and modern Spirit , most of the educated, successful, White colored People come in this Category , the first sign of this Spirit is making oneself God or putting themselves behind the success. These people seek success and Evil gives success to them and makes them self Righteous people. When we pray to God with Evil motives of richness , it is Evil who blesses those Evil prayers and we think God Bless them with Richness , God does not give us which is dangerous for us to enter the Kingdom of God and richness is one of them. When we make ourselves as God, we move away from the spirit of God and Worship . The rich people of this World find difficult to enter the Kingdom of God unless they use that richness fully for the Kingdom of God.

3. Feet fitted with Gospel of Peace: Gospel of Jesus is the only saving power of God on this Earth. There is no salvation beyond the Gospel. The Gospel of forgiveness is so humble , gentle and peaceful , it is a revelation for those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Master. When the Gospel truths are revealed to us , we strive to live in peace, teach others the Gospel of Peace and strive to make Peace in the Whole World. This is purely a gift from the Holy spirit. The world peace makers have an agenda and self interest but a person who is routed in the Gospel truth makes peace for the sake of the Gospel because they understand that true way of life is way of peace and forgiveness. The devil is scared of the Peace makers and Evangelists because his Kingdom is in stake due to the Gospel of Peace. The Devil can disturb the Social Workers, Politicians, philanthropist so on but can not touch firm convicted Gospel peace makers. The sign of a Gospel Peace maker is love and sacrifice and does put any sanctions come what may the result but Worldly Peace Makers put sanctions legality in the process of Peace.

4. Shield of Faith : Faith is purely a gift of God and can not be achieved or attained through our efforts or works. Faith in Jesus Christ and the Gospel straight away extinguishes the arrows of Evil. We understand the importance of God in our life and his Promises and refuse to believe the temptations of this World and Devil. Faith is a trusting relationship with our Master Jesus Christ. A unshakable faith chases the devil away and devil is scared to come near and tempt people who have great faith because he is exposed and disarmed and may be bound to eternal damnation. Facing a faith filled person is like inviting death to a Demon , if the demon wants to tempt a strong Man of Faith ,he has to have a strong reason to win otherwise he will not take chance but runs away from him.

5. Helmet of Salvation : A person who has a full conviction that Jesus has saved him from all sins and Devil , is not scared of the Evil in his life because he knows his tactics and deception in his past life. Salvation experience or Conviction is purely a gift and can not be achieved or attained through our works . This is an anointing by God , a special experience being saved from the Kingdom of Devil and enlightened or can sense every Scheme and tactic of Evil one. Devil has been defeated and bound to the cross in his own tactics and temptations by Jesus ,so a person who has availed the Salvation by trusting in Jesus, Devil is unarmed and bound by default before he approaches him in his real self.The devil can not tempt these people in Worldly temptations but he can try tempting these people through Heavenly realm or through false Spiritual gifts and coming like an angel of light. We need to possess all the armors of God to defeat the devil in our life. If we miss one , he will try beating hard in that area so that we are wounded and loose balance in other areas of our life.

6. Sword of the Spirit : Word of God : Sword of the spirit is the only Armor which we can use as an offensive to destroy the Devil and kill him. The Word of God is the Gospel of Truth and the Devil is suppose to follow the Gospel of Truth because he has lost his Kingdom on this Earth to Jesus Christ. When we use the power of the Gospel or the Word of God , the devil is bound and cast in to hell to his designated tormenting place. This is the reason the Word of God acts like a Judgement to Devil. It is like a Soldier who carries a gun in his hand , no thief or terrorist dare to face the Soldier because he knows his destiny. We must study the Word of God and walk through them and the great mysteries of God are revealed to us where the Evil or his kingdom can not think of reaching there because they do not have the Key of the word of God to reach there. The live Word of God is all powerful and magnificent which we must exercise in the light or presence or through Prayer. Holy spirit reveals himself through the word of God and again it is a pure gift of Prophesy . Every Christian is called to be a Prophet to destroy the Works of the Evil one.

7. Prayer & Intercession: We will be successful in the above armors, if we live in constant presence of God and Pray for others to be successful in their Spiritual Warfare. we must possess whole Balance Wheel of the armor of God , if we are week in one of the Spikes , the Evil will hitting us hard in that area , he will not stop until we loose our complete balance loose in other areas of our lives. The whole Christian life is a Wheel of Spiritual Warfare and must face all ups and downs of this World. If one of the spike is Week then we may not move further in our Spiritual life. Prayer and Intercession with Jesus keeps our armored sharp and serviced at the best of the ability and no Enemy dared to come near looking at the Sharp and shiny Armors of God in our life.

Prayer : Lord make me equally balanced Complete Christian Man in your Kingdom . Amen

To get Connected to Jesus 24×7, 365 Days.

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles
October 28, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 2:19-22
Psalm 19:2-5
Luke 6:12-16
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

On the day of Pentecost a powerful Dynamite Big Bang happened in heaven and on Earth. Jesus Christ was glorified at the Heavenly realm and joined with his Father and Holy spirit in glorified Human Body. The power passed through Jesus Christ to every person who was connected with him. This is Pentecost , When we believe in Jesus Christ the power of the Holy Spirit passes through Jesus Christ to the believer and he fills with the power of God and gets connected to the Holy Trinity. Every Christian must get connected with Jesus Christ 24×7 and stay empowered by the Power of the Holy Spirit. The Big Bang is not one time experience but a daily experience of our life.

It is simple to understand this , it is like a Mobile Phone which stay charged all the time. It is useless if it is out of charge, how expensive or how sophisticated and featured it may be in nature. The Body of Christ on this Earth must stay connected with Christ , otherwise it is like a dead body of Christ , just like that dead Mobile which is inactive and does not work.

When the People of God are connected with Christ , the Body and the structure grows in love automatically , this is a mystery but we must watch this in our life and life of others who trust in Jesus Christ how they grow in to a member of the Body of Christ on this Earth. It is like a seed sprouting in to a plant and a tree and with full of fruits. All Humans are called and commissioned directly to bear fruits in hundred fold, Seventy fold, thirty fold but the measure we stay connected with our Master the measure we reap the Harvest.

Jesus stayed in tune with the Father all the time , nothing he did in his Will but sought and discerned the Will of the Father. When he appointed 12 Apostles from thousands of his followers , he could have chosen some people whom he liked but Jesus went to mountain to pray whole night to seek the Will of the Father. We do not think Jesus wanted to choose Judas Iscariot as Apostle because everyone knew and Jesus also knew he was following him for material benefit and greed but at the mountain top Father must have shown him to choose Judas as his Apostle . In this decision Jesus was inviting trouble in his plan of Salvation but Jesus submits to his Father’s Will knowingly choosing the Evil Judas the traitor , in Spiritual realm God uses even the Evil as an instrument in the plan of salvation.

Jesus knew who would do fathers Will in Hundred Fold and chose twelve Apostles . There may be other Disciples who must have thought themselves why they were not called as Apostles. Apostles have special responsibility to become pillars or backbone of the Body of Christ. In the Corporate World , the Board of directors choose some people for promotions based upon their sincerity and performance. Some of the employees are good performers but not sincere in their dealings or in carrying out the directives of the Company, these employees always complain for the other employees who were chosen to be promoted and made to report them. In the same way Jesus can read the heart of the men and look at them from their birth till death in one glance and able to tell what kind of Disciple in spirit and truth.

All people are selected to be a Disciple of Christ but very few have been elected or chosen by the Lord to be his Leaders, Apostles, Priests and Pastors. God may be looking at Hundred Fold harvest from the Elect or chosen people of God. If we see the biblical History , Abram was chosen to lead but not Lot or any of his Kin, Isaac was chosen and Ishmael was not, Jacob was chosen Esau was not , Abel’s sacrifice pleased God and Cain was not but the people who were not chosen does not mean that they were Evil or rejected to the Kingdom of God. We can interpret these people as not the people who reap hundred fold but 30 or 50 or 70 fold harvest for the Kingdom of God.

Prayer : Lord Jesus Make keep me close to you all the time.Amen.

Christian Marriage

Tuesday of the 30th Week of Ordinary Time
October 27, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 5:21-33
Ps 128:1-5
Luke 13:18-21
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself,
and the wife should respect her husband.

If we sum up St.Paul’s letter to Ephesians about Marriage or Husband and Wife, we can interpret this verse as giving or losing ourselves for each other. This is the basic and fundamental meaning of Marriage in the Bible. We see many Couples live for each other bearing each others burdens , some willingly and others in grumbling and in great pain. Marriage is a Vocation of love and service, if we miss these two fruits in our life,it will be very difficult to sustain Marriage in a Christian values.

The definition of Christian Marriage is dying for each other or bearing each others Cross. This is the real and deeper meaning of Christian love. This is the same love Jesus bore on the Cross for the People of this World and entered in to relationship with his People. This shows that Marriage is a relationship. When two individuals spend life time together by communicating with each other , a trust builds among the Couple and this trust establishes a bond of love.

To build selfless bond of love , human requires God’s help because human may live together for various reasons like Prosperity, Name , Fame , Education, Intelligence, success, Children, house, Money, Business so on but all these are not main goal of Marriage but resources required in the Marriage. Marriage’s main goal is to live in selfless love. In the Sacrament of Matrimony a Couple gets an anointing of the selfless love of God the Holy spirit who becomes a third partner in the Marriage.

People may lead marriage without the anointing or a ritual of Church Marriage not seeking the help of the Holy-spirit each day in their life, these marriages are laborious and no happiness in these families but just live like sophisticated Social Animals eating ,drinking , Working, Buying and selling and gathering and dying like any other Animal on this Earth.

The real Marriages can not be lived without the help of the Holy-spirit. This is the reason we need Prayer a way of communication with God and one to one Communication with each other, both are very important in the Christian Marriage. We see the Marriages of other Faith , Christian Couples are different than the other faith couples because we do not live for ourselves but for each other in selfless God’s love the holy spirit as the center of our Marriage. Loving each other does not mean making an idol of each other but making God as an idol of the Marriage and living according to the teachings of Gods love.

Marriages are backbone and foundations of this Earth. A broken marriage can break the whole World from generations to generations unless they embrace Jesus Christ who makes all things new. Adam and Eve were created to live in Gods love but corruption came in to their mind in the form of Pride and they broke first the relationship with God and with each other. The doubt, Suspicion, Passion , Shame and guilt entered in their holy relationship of marriage and God was completely missing in their relationship and they started hiding from God by living in the absence of Gods presence in their lives.

When we do not have relationship with God or have a good personal Prayer , it is impossible to live a Christian Marriage. We live with each other and make Children and become successful but the relationship with God and selfless love with Each other is completely missing in our lives. We see couples married for 50 years still grumbling, criticizing, Complaining, grouping, doubting, gossiping in the family shows that they do not live a Christian Marriage.

The Sacrament of Marriage must make the Couple Holy in every day of their life and they can achieve this only through Prayer and giving to each other.The virtue of every sacrament to make the person Holy and if a Sacrament of Marriage do not make a Couple Holy in their whole life span, then they have evaluate their life where they have gone wrong in their life.

The Prosperity, Children , Success does not contribute to Holiness because this is not the goal of our Vocation. Our judgement does not depend upon the Success of our Family but only on Holiness. If we are Holy we become good examples to our Children , Neighbors and make a difference in the World by representing and becoming instruments of Gods love.

Prayer : Lord anoint us with your love.Amen.

Obligations make us Idolaters and Immoral Children of God.

Monday of the 30th Week of Ordinary Time
October 26, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 4:32–5:8
Psalm 1:1-4, 6
Luke 13:10-17
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be mentioned among you,
as is fitting among holy ones,
no obscenity or silly or suggestive talk, which is out of place,
but instead, thanksgiving.
Be sure of this, that no immoral or impure or greedy person,
that is, an idolater,
has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.

Immorality and Idolatry are two sins in the old testament which God hated and separated them from the Chosen place of God. Idolatry breaks the first three Commandments and Immorality breaks rest of the seven Commandments of God. when we break all ten Commandments we walk out from the presence of God in to a place of Exile and Captivity. St.Paul says an Immoral and Idolater can not possess the Kingdom of God either o this Earth or after our death.

Holiness is a decision and a way of life which we need to cultivate with the grace of God. We see many committed Communities take a Vow of Prayer, Chastity, Poverty , Obedience, Stability so on . All these commitments help us to be Holy in our lives but if we follow these Commitments for obligation then the purpose of this Vows do not meet the purpose of Holiness and we live a life in theory and there is no love or holiness emerging from these commitments. All obligations lead us to immorality and Idol Worship .An act of Obligation is an act of duplicity or double minded or unfaithfulness which is a grave Sin of unfaithfulness in the pretext of Holiness. The Pharisees and Jewish Lawyers used to live a life of Obligations but the love and Holiness was completely missing in their life.

Christians are transformed people in Gods love and the Spirit of God leads them in their daily life. The obligatory Vows disciplines a person from outside but from inside the person remains the same. I have visited some of the Christian Communities , the 50 year members have the same attitude of Greed, Selfishness, Gossip, Lust, Gluttony so on , this is immorality and Idolatry. Mother Theresa Community was a balanced community which lived a Vows of love and Service , the vow of poverty was not just from outside but lived practically from inside and thus Beatitudes of Christ resembled in them.

Families and Societies must come out of the Law of obligation and measure our morality with the Law of love and service. Law and obligations keeps people in Bondage of idolatry and immorality but the Spirit of God delivers us from every Bondage. When we take the written Word of God in literally and interpret in worldly standard we come in to error but when we ask the Lord the mysteries of that Word in Prayer , reflections and apply in our life ,the Kingdom of God the life in Ba-attitudes opens in this present age and age to come.

Prayer : Lord Jesus anoint me with the Spirit of truth.Amen.

Wisdom and Charity are the two sides of the same Coin.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 25, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Exodus 22:20-26
Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51
1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10
Matthew 22:34-40
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

This is my Commandment . that you love one another as I have loved you. The commandment of love is a Commandment of Worship and Service. The bottom line of the Commandment is service but to carry out the Service we must be equipped with love. The love of Neighbor is an overflowing action of God’s love in our lives. These are not two commandments but one without another is incomplete . If we want to imitate a Model , we must have a model first and then we can imitate the model and become one of them. If we do not have any model and imitate the model then we do not imitate anything because we do not have a model, how we can imitate. If we have a model and if we do not imitate and look like that model then how we call ourselves in the likeness of the model.

If we understand this one Commandment then it is like we have read and understood the whole Bible and understood Christ in his fullness. This commandment does not only consist the Bible understanding but the understanding and goodness of all the other Religions and Scientific theories and inventions of this World. There are 2 parts in this Commandment 1. Wisdom or Knowledge 2. Service or Charity

  1. Wisdom or Knowledge : The Wisdom and Knowledge transforms a person from darkness to light or from ignorance to awareness. This enlightenment drives or motivates a person to Service or Charity. We can catch any successful person of this World like Wise-men, Visionaries, Scientists, Saints, Reformists, Industrialists so on , the wisdom and the Knowledge transformed them in to that being and this wisdom and Knowledge driven them to achieve or contribute something for the Whole World.
  2. Service & Charity : The real achievers are always transformed people, without the Knowledge and Wisdom no human can perform his duties on this Earth. We may name some great Worldly leaders who made their name for wrong reasons of this World. These people did not possess the real Wisdom or Knowledge but used counterfeit or false Knowledge of this World by manipulating the Knowledge and became famous for their greed and selfish Ego.

Jesus Christ came in to this World for everyone and his teachings and commandment must supersede all the Wisdom of this World. Today the Christianity is a supreme Religion of this World not by polarization but by virtue and actions. There are good Religions in this World which teach us good things but they are incomplete. If we see in some Religions there is only the Wisdom or Knowledge of God but no Service and Charity. Some Religions do lots of Charity but there is no real love because they have no knowledge of God .

This is the reason many Religions come in to Error due to no connection between their teaching,example and imitation. Even the Scientific and Industrial researches made for self achievement without having any moral values of love then these inventions or theories come in to an Error or incomplete. We see many Science or theories go on changing from one age to the other and this is one of the reason. Even Science and technology requires Jesus Christ to finish the line because if the invention does not benefit and serve the Society , the invention remains only a concept.

These areas are incomplete for a reason because they need a finisher called Jesus Christ who ran the race to the finishing point and won the race. When other Religions receive Jesus in their own religion and understanding, the quest for God completes in their life.

Pope Francis in the document of Fraternity says all Religions are a plan of God. It is like a relay team , if someone starts running at the finishing line only the fourth person finishes the Winning line and Jesus Christ is that person in every Religion. This started with Judaism due their chosen generation and Christianity emerged from Judaism roots but it will continue in every Religion of this World based upon a single Commandment of love . No one can dispute this because this is the only truth and the truth will set all the ways free. Jesus Christ taught, lived , became example , died for love and resurrected and ascended in to Heaven and seated at the right hand in intercession.

Prayer: Lord Jesus fill me with Wisdom and Charity.amen

How do live according to the Will of the Creator.

October 21, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 3:2-12
Isaiah 12:2-6
Luke 12:39-48
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

That servant who knew his master’s will
but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
shall be beaten severely;
and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will
but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
shall be beaten only lightly. 
Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”

True Stewardship is carrying out the Master Will . Human Beings are stewards of the passing on Work of the Creation from one generation to the other. This passing on work of Creation must pass on in its natural way ,but human has an authority given to him by virtue of his Birth as human to take care of the Creation or generation in a responsible manner with a right Wisdom and Knowledge. If the Human misuses his Authority for selfish and evil motives and changes its functioning, the nature bounces back at the Bad steward with its original nature and be back to its original nature. We may think the Nature has lost its original beauty and essence or Substance due to the manipulation but to be very fact no human can change the Creation unless the Creator himself.

The true stewardship has been put in to Human Conscience to discern what is right and wrong and choose the righteousness and be right before the Creator. We call this act as will of God in our lives. When we miss the discernment and choose to do our own Will or of the Evil , then we go against the will of the Creator , We call this decision as SIN. The definition of SIN is going against the Will of the Creator. SIN is not a list of actions read in Catechism book but a self choice to do wrong things in our life. If we sense our responsibility in every action of ours whether it is Spiritual, Family or Material , we are accountable to the Creator because all things of this Universe are Created by the Creator and our Master. This sense is a inbuilt divine wisdom which has been possessed by every Human Being despite of their status of life.

Human being has been corrupted in his mind, Body and Spirit from generations to generations and the inbuilt Wisdom has been alienated by the Humans and started relying upon their own wisdom and ability. This contradiction completely misguides the discernment of right and wrong and decides to do wrong. Human is not able to see or decide what is right and wrong in his corrupted mind, body and Spirit because the system has corrupted and must be changed or repaired to function it in its original nature. No human can fix this system but only Creator himself can change the System.

The mystery of Salvation or plan of Salvation or package of Salvation or mystery of Christ is revealed to every Human who put in his faith in him and his teachings.The Holy spirit transforms the corrupted system of Human Will and transforms in to the Original Divine Wisdom . It is like changing a faulty Engine of a Car or any mechanical or Electronic instrument in to a brand new Engine. The car may look the same from outside but the Engine functions in its original Speed and features without any fault. This is the reason a human being can not do the will of the Father without the help of Christ or the Holy spirit. St. Paul was revealed this insight or mystery that through Jesus Christ we can do all things brand new and St. Paul preached this to all people despite of their ancestry or status of life. A person who believes in Jesus becomes a Brand new Creation with the ability to know and discern what is right and wrong and choose right in their life and do the will of the Master.

True love of God generates from the true faith in Jesus. We can not love God and our fellowmen in the corrupt nature but we need the true nature of God which only the Spirit of God can give us. We see many Non Believers or people who have not experienced the love of Jesus in their heart run Big Organisations,Charity Centers , N.G.O. Organisation, Education , governments but the true sense of love is totally missing in their governance and fall in to error of selfishness and greed. The legislation or policies made by these people do not contain the love of the Creator or of the Neighbor thus go against the Will of God. This is the reason the Nations and legislation work against the Will of God. Pandemics, Calamity, sicknesses, addictions, Violence, famines are the reactions to the nature of Creation which remind us to be right with the Creator and Nature.

Prayer : Lord Jesus make me a new Creation in your Spirit. Amen.

The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Monday of the 29th Week of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs
October 19, 20220
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 2:1-10
Psalm 100:1b-5
Luke 12:13-21
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

The Difference Between A Dove And A Crow

As I was reflecting upon today’s readings , the story of Crow and Dove in Gen 8 after the flood at Noah’s time popped up in my mind and to confirm this two doves flew in to my Window and sat on the cable Wires just next my Window and started doing all kind of acrobats since it was drizzling outside in the morning.

In the biblical story of the flood: after ten months of the flood Noah sends the crow from the ark, to see if the the water is gone. The bible in Genesis 8:7 doesn’t tell us what happens to the crow, it just continues to tell us that Noah sends the dove.

Looking at nature and the way it works, it’s easy to understand why the bible does not deal with the crow any longer, since most probably the crow found a crab or some dead creatures on the flood water and busy eating and satisfying its instinct.

The dove of course brings a different attitude to life. When Noah sends the dove from the ark to check the water levels on earth, the dove comes back to the ark, since it didn’t find any rest for her feet. Noah waits seven more days, and then sends the dove again. This time the dove comes back in the evening time and carries an olive leaf in its beak. At this moment, Noah knows that the water was drained from the earth.

When we look at the dove and the crow as symbols, what do we see? The crow symbolizes a bit of a selfish attitude: once he found his way he was gone. The dove, by nature, behaves differently, just like the mailing pigeon it has a natural tendency to return home. The dove that comes back to the ark symbolizes our human desire to return home.

Lord has made us and we belong to him. For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God has prepared in advance,that we should live in them. Jesus Christ is the beginning and final destination of our life. There are no new things like Knowledge or Wisdom or Secrets or Researches or Inventions or Revelations or Mysteries than in Jesus Christ , Jesus Christ is the Complete Revelation of this Earth.

Jesus Christ is the free gift to the World and when we have relationship with him , we see the abundance of life with all gifts and fruits of the Kingdom of God including Material blessing like good harvest, good income so on . But our heart must be on the Creator and not on the Creation because we have been appointed and send forth for an assignment and that must be our main goal of life. When we forget our goal and getting busy in collecting and filling our stomach with perishable things of this World we miss the goal our life that one day we have to go back to the Creator to give an account of our calling and life.

For by grace you have been saved through faith,and this is not from you; it is the gift of God;it is not from works, so no one may boast. When we are successful through our hard work , dedication and commitment we may boast about our faithfulness and sincerity to our calling but the Word of God says we can not boast because all our commitment , hard work or dedication is useless if we do not have grace of God in those Works.

Some years ago I saw a man sitting with thousands of empty Pepsi bottles and busy setting them like a Mansion on the street side. It looked very strange to me , a passer by told me that this man is mentally sick and thinks that these bottles are the treasures of his life and been doing this for decades in that street. Just next to him there was a posh locality and many rich people busy in building huge Mansions and riding in posh Cars and looked very much like a Commercial place like Mall or a Shopping Center. I thought to myself there is no much difference between these two People, both of them are collecting the material which is perished one day or the other.

To be very frank most of the people of today have lost the goal of life like that Crow , busy in gathering, collecting ,securing,sheltering,educating but does not know why they do all these activities in their life. We need to collect and gather for our needs and not for our Greed. Greed is idol Worship in this World. We make Creation or Wealth or Money or Belongings as our God and forget our Maker and break the first Commandment by hating our Creator and by loving the God of Money and wealth. Our soul can rest only in the Creator because he has made it and it belongs to him alone.

Prayer : Lord make me an instrument of love.Amen.

A Christian has a Guarantee called Holy Spirit.

Friday of the 28th Week of Ordinary Time
October 16, 2020
Today’s Readings:

Ephesians 1:11-14
Psalm 33:1-2,4-5,12-13
Luke 12:1-7
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

Beware of the leaven–that is, the hypocrisy…

If we read in the papers and in the internet , many Companies offering many discounts on Products , Offers, Packages, Properties so on. Many people get in to these offers and buy the Products. Do all these cheap discounted buying give a person a permanent solution to his needs. This depends upon the quality of the Product and the quality is measured in form of a Guarantee which secures our deal and promises us a safe and reliable product. If we look only for discounts without Guarantee and take a risk of buying any faulty product or Property put us in to great problems in the future and our life becomes miserable than before and the purpose of buying for our needs becomes a burden or trouble. If we possess the guaranteed Product and if we face problems with the Product we can replace or repair the product with no cost or free of cost.

In our life as well we have many choices and offers for easy and short cut ways of life, but what is the Guarantee given when we embrace these ways of life is the measurement to the quality of life. Christianity or following the ways of Christ is one of the ways of life. When a person decides to embrace Jesus Christ and his values in his life , he is empowered with the Holy spirit which is the fruit of faith in Christ. Holy spirit is seal or a Guarantee given to us to measure the depth , width and height of the quality of God. God gives his Spirit as our inheritance and makes us his Heirs in his Kingdom.

Holy spirit is the trump card at every game of our playing Cards which make us winners. When we have troubles or problems in the Way of Christ we must claim the guarantee of the Holy Spirit by invoking him and renewing ourselves in his presence. We must use one eye to walk in the Ways of Christ by walking through them and the second eye we must use to see the light of the Holy spirit to discern the ways of Christ . If we only hold on to the ways of Christ by discerning in the eyes of the Holy spirit we may lead a life in error. This applies in every Spiritual activity whether it is living a family life or dedicated Priest or a Missionary or any work of Charity. The World is corrupt and to live in the Corruption without being infected is a difficult task. So we must be very careful to distance away from the Corruption through the Word of Truth and Word of the Spirit.

When we hear the Word of truth the Gospel by repentance and in faith in Christ we get transformed and anointed with the Spirit of truth. We call this action a liturgy , liturgy empowers us and transforms us and gives us the foretaste of the Kingdom of God but this state is not the Kingdom of God. Our journey begins at this stage and we are provided with all gifts and fruits for our journey of faith , we must walk our life in the field of life by using our gifts and fruits of the Holy spirit.

Sacraments are the Channels of graces to live our life in these fruits and gifts. Church has measured our journey time to time , year to year with the gifts and fruits we require in our life. The Problem is we have a Guarantee Card but we do not claim our Guarantee with the Company to come out of the problems or needs of life and start fixing our life by ourselves. This thought of ours completely ruin our life and start repairing our lives through Worldly ways of life. Church is the Body which is the service center of Gods promises. If we approach the Church the Body of Christ on this Earth for all our problems , our life gets replaced with the life of Christ. This is the meaning of every Sacrament, to renew ourselves and get transformed in to his likeness.

If we do not renew our lives in the light of the Holy spirit day by day through our personal prayer or sacraments we fall in to error of life by misinterpreting our belief with the standards of this World and live a Worldly life of Prosperity and corruption. We keep our one leg on the Worldly truths and other on faith in Jesus. This exactly what the Pharisees did in their life, they could not understand the ways of God and started walking in a Worldly corrupted way of double standard which we call hypocrisy. The liturgy of the expression of our faith and live that faith in the measurement of love is what required in every Christian. If we miss one of these truths then our life may come in error and fall in imbalance.

Jesus gives a clear message to every believer of Christ that all those follow his ways are automatically taken care in all ways of life and need not to be afraid or to worry. St. Paul in the first reading says we have been given the Holy Spirit as a guarantee Card to claim our life from the Father by renewing and empowering or replacing our old life at every moment of our life. The guarantee card of the Holy Spirit can not reach the eternal way of Heaven but we must walk in the Commandments of love with the light of the Holy spirit. Baptism can not take us to Heaven but we must live our transformed life in a transformed way of life.

True Obedience – From Goodnews Reflections.

Tuesday of the 28th Week of Ordinary Time
October 13, 2020

Today’s Prayer:May Your Holy Spirit open my spiritual eyes to see what is really important for my life and the life of my neighbors. Amen.
Today’s Readings:

Galatians 5:1-6
Psalm 119:41,43-45,47-48
Luke 11:37-41
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

True obedience to the laws of God is true faith — not because obedience wins us God’s approval and gets us into heaven, but because faith is the presence of Christ within us and he is the fulfillment of the Law.

Today’s first reading reminds us that faith expresses itself through love. Since God is love and every law of his is based on love, obedience without love is legalism, i.e., lawfulness without faith. And this, St. Paul says, is an attempt to justify ourselves; it’s a fall from grace. Why? Because it separates us from Christ who already justified us through his death on the cross.

In the Gospel reading, Jesus defines the core problem of legalistic obedience: It fails to change us on the inside. The Pharisee’s attitude was quite condescending toward Jesus, which reveals that his obedience to the rules and regulations of religious life had not moved his heart with love. He was more concerned about rituals than about people.

Moral laws, Church rules, and ritual norms are good and necessary. They are all based on the Law of Love. Their purpose is to bring us into a stronger, closer relationship with the Author of Love and with the whole Church that embodies this Love. Disobedience is either rebellion against love or ignorance of the loving reasons for obedience, and someone somewhere somehow gets hurt.

However, when we love obedience more than we love people, the law itself becomes our god. To imitate Christ, we must care enough about others to put aside legalism whenever it interferes with their salvation or their basic needs. The Church calls for this in Canon Law!

Please note: Moral laws are unchangeable, because it’s always unloving to disobey them. But rules and norms and policies do change as the problems that they address change. If we’re afraid that changes and adaptations are disobedience, we have to examine them through the lens of moral law, and if the change is based on love and we still don’t approve, we are only understanding them legalistically, not faithfully.

Legalism makes us desperate. Try as we might, we cannot earn our way into heaven through obedience, because we will never be perfect enough. In trying to make ourselves right with God, we become more rigid, we distrust changes in the Church, and we’re unable to see where and how the Church does allow for adaptations.

Faith means obeying even before we understand why we should obey, always asking the Holy Spirit to give us understanding. To fulfill the law faithfully, we must keep our eyes on Jesus, for he showed us by his example how to be truly obedient.