True Christians and False Christians of our time.

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 13, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Jeremiah 17:5-8
Ps 1:1-4,6
1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20
Luke 6:17,20-26
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

If for this life only we have hoped in Christ,
we are the most pitiable people of all.

Christianity has been misunderstood by many Believers, Religious, Clergy, Faithful and other Religions of the World. The goal of following Christ is not to reach the Horizon but to see the things beyond the Horizon. These are mysteries of the Kingdom of God which Jesus tried to portray while he was on this Earth. It was very difficult to make understand the World the things of Heaven in Human way of life because World and the Kingdom of God are opposite to each other. For example the Kingdom of God is not visible to our eyes but can be experienced in faith. In the Kingdom of God the suffering, gain,loss,success,ugliness,beauty, wealth, poverty, persecution, justice, injustice, gifts are all part of the process where the end product is the Kingdom of God. What is important in our Christian life is how do we live our life, whether we trust in our own self ability or on the ability of our maker. This approach to our life is very important to live a Christ Centered life.

Jesus Christ did not come in to this World to enlighten our ways to earn Worldly Wealth or Worldly Prosperity or better life or better life style, these things were already existed from the time of the Creation but Jesus Christ came in to this Earth to enlighten the Kingdom of God which was buried under the selfish Evil Worldly wealth and Prosperity. If we follow Christ to gain the Worldly Prosperity it is a terrible mistake from our side. There are many people live a life of recognition and false doctrines. False Prophets manipulate the Commandments and the Gospel and lead many poor people to selfishness and Worldly life. Jesus calls these People in the Gospel ” Woe to you when all speak well of you,for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.”

I have traveled around the World and encountered and worked with many Christian Ministries, Parishes, Priests, Preachers but have seen only couple of people have understood the real Kingdom of Christ or the Gospel of Christ and preach the same to others ,rest of the people are tuned to the title of Worldly Christians or ministries just like any other Worldly commercial organisation with the brand of a Christian Institution. If there is persecution or poverty or challenges of death , these Christian organisations are first ones to stay away from them. If Jesus Christ was condemned and crucified in the modern World the Christians will be the first institutions to stay away from man with the Bruised, rugged, wounded, falsely condemned, criminalized and killed by the Authorities of our time. Our life has become like I scratch your back , you scratch my back and real truth of Christ is totally missing in our time.

The real Christians of our time are not listed Christians but who fight for truth and justices and killed for their cause , they may not be Christians at all or they must not have heard about Jesus Christ but still they follow the values of Christ and do not give up or compromise with the World or Evil and die for the cause of justice and truth. These people Jesus calls Blessed, and people who are poor in Spirit and theirs is the Kingdom of God. The mysteries of the Kingdom of God are not revealed to the learned but simple people who acknowledge themselves as sinners and not worthy to enter the Kingdom of God. Early Christians were of this Kind, Jesus Christ was of this kind, Saints were of this Kind, Martyrs were of this Kind, there is no mediocre Christian , either we support the truth or oppose the truth, we can not be neutral. Every neutral person or the Church who does not support the truth is Evil or Worldly.

Today’s Readings tell us do not trust Jesus for Worldly Prosperity and Wealth but trust in the Lord for a life of truth and justice.In the second Reading St.Paul says : If for this life only we have hoped in Christ,we are the most pitiable people of all. We have misunderstood Christ’s Salvation which leads us to eternal life which is beyond the Horizon of our Worldly life. The early Christians and Prophets who proclaimed the truth of the Gospel were persecuted and killed and if we stand in their feet we will also be persecuted and even killed in our own time where justice and truth has been placed in the hands of the Evil Authorities.

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