Fears of Life.

The Definition of F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real. False Complexes control our life just like a mental sickness. There is no activity called FEAR, what we experience Fear is an assumption of our version or someone’s Version or cultural Version. Fear has so much enrouted in our Culture and Families that each and every decision and activity based on Fear.

There are various kind of fears like fear of our relatives, fear of Society, Fear of Family, Fear of our Teachers, Parents, Managers, Priests so on. We can number them one by one , there are thousands of fears in our life.

Due to the Fear life, we compromise our life accordingly and become a victim of that particular Fear. The Fear of that particular area rules our life. For Example a Common Employee has a fear of losing their Job. Now this fear culture may not exist with that particular Employer but Whatever that Employee does the duty ,not to exhibit his or her talents but to protect their Job. In this bargain the Employee can not perform their duty efficiently because they cover up or act as an employee to protect their job and not perform their given duty efficiently.

Moral Warning is not Fear but love. A Parent disciplines his Child because he loves his Child. Fear is not coming from God, the Spirit of God reminds us repeatedly “do not be afraid” or “fear not” from Genesis to Revelation. A little Child has no fear because the Child knows it’s Father is there to protect. A perfect love drives out all fear.

A complete transformation of heart brings fullness of Spirit in our life. This fullness removes every fear. The waiting on the Lord and living in his Providence is a sign of reliance God’s source of life. Most of the Jewish People still rely on God for everything in their life.

Christian life has drawn more on love and a perfect love renounces all fears of life including fear of death. A perfect love is to give their life for someone in need.Jesus did not have fear of Death and gave his life for the redemption of the Whole World. If we see the life of saints, each and every saint renounced the World of fear and instead embraced love and sacrifice in their life.

A Christian or a Believer is Fathered with the Spirit of God. If a Christian gives complete control of his life to the Spirit of God, the Spirit fully takes over his spirit and controls his life. A Christian is Fathered by the Spirit of God and not an Orphan.

An Orphan has many fears in his life because he or she does not have a guardian in their life. If some one fears in their life, it means they do not have enough trust or faith in their Father. A true Christian is liberated from all fears of life including the fear of death which is the ultimate fear in once life. This is the reason as Christian believes in the resurrection and eternal life and physical death becomes a transitional or transformation of our Worldly life in to Spiritual Divine life.

Bible reminds in every Word not to fear and depend completely upon God. The more we read and live the Word of God and the real way of life is opened without any fear.This is real Christian life. Jesus Christ came to this World to redeem us from the clutches of fear and bring freedom of Life.The true freedom is complete reliance on God alone.

Prayer: Lird Jesus Christ redeem us from all fear.Amen

God’s Grace is Sufficient for Humans on this Earth.

November 26, 2022

For you this week:

  • Reflection for Saturday: 

Saturday November 26, 2022

ScripturesRevelation 22:1-7
Psalm 95:1-7
Luke 21:34-36

I see in today’s Contemporary World there are three Kingdoms operating , one is the Kingdom of God in which God is the King, second one is Worldly Kingdom in which Worldly wealth and power are the King, the third one is Evil Kingdom in which the Satan is the King.

Human has a free will and choice to choose either of the one. They can not be in two Kingdoms at a time. It is not possible because these Kingdoms are opposite to each other and the values of these Kingdoms do not match with each other. They hv to love one and hate other.

If we are in the Kingdom of God, today’s first reading reminds us that God is enough for us. We need not to chase the Worldly wealth and power or be part of the Evil Kingdom. To realise this we hv to experience the Providence, Healing power of God in our life.We see a large number of people in this World in the second category i.e. in the Worldly Kingdom of collecting wealth and power. If we try to make ourselves God’s then we renounce the Creator and try to create ourselves as per the Worldly values. This kind of life is not OK and acceptable in the Kingdom of God.

If we are looking for life which gives us a lifestyle of the God’s Kingdom then we must try that lifestyle. The entire human beings are evolving but the point is on which values we evolve. Man is getting evolved in human knowledge and inteligence but there are greater values than the World. Many study these values but do not live by them.If we do not live these values then we can not grow in that area.

If we believe in the resurrection then we have to stand before the Creator who has put his spirit in us. The Spirit of God is Holy and without any blemish , if we are pure and Holy then we can stand before the Spirit of God otherwise by default we are tilted towards the values we believed and lived upon.

Today the Body of Christ reminds us through the Word of God that God is enough for us. We need not do many things in our life but walk in the presence of God in our life.Those who read this reflection , atleast give one chance to Lord Jesus Christ in ur life. Try him to give you peace of Mind and satisfaction of your heart.

Let us follow the Gospel as it is, let us not twist and turn the meaning of the Gospel because if we follow the Gospel in our own understanding we do not follow Christ but ourselves, there is no God’s presence and Grace there. Many get tricked in these situation , they think they follow Christ but the Spirit of Christ is absent in their life, families, parishes, Diocese and Nations.

To keep a check in our life daily Personal prayer and examination of our Conscience everyday or atleast once in a month with the Gospel reflections is must in our life. The Worldly life carries us away from God’s spirit and if we hv to meet God in our last hour of our death then we will not be able stand before the presence of God because we do not possess his Spirit .

Prayer: Lord Come in my life.Amen

Jesus is the King of the poor in Spirit

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
November 20, 2022

Today’s Readings:

2 Samuel 5:1-3Ps 122:1-5Colossians 1:12-20Luke 23:35-43
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

I was pondering on the Kingship of Jesus in our life. Theologically Kings were Fatherly figures or Good Shepherds of their flock or Children. In Biblical figure of speech the King means a person who has complete authority over his subordinates. King is responsible for all the activities in his Kingdom. The King is a Provider, Healer , Protector, Guide and a great fighter over his Enemies.

Jesus Christ was a Spiritual King , Jesus is not a King in the Visible World or in simple he was not a Worldly King. Jesus is King of truth ,Justice and Peace.

When we reflect on Christ the King, we immediately think Jesus Christ must rule all over the World or all human beings must follow Jesus Christ. The truth,Justice, Peace, forgiveness, love are the qualities of Christ’s Kingdom on this Earth. The people who do not have these qualities in them are cut off from his Kingdom and thrown in the corruption of greed, Anger, Pride, jealousy, Drunkenness, Gossip, Lust, hatred, revenge and all possible evil of this World.

When we live in Truth and Peace, Jesus Christ automatically become the King of our life. When we work for peace, truth, love,charity we are working for the Kingdom of God on this Earth. So it is more important to call oneself Christian to work for the Kingdom of God. The Kingship of Jesus is not related with the things of this World like numbers , quantity, name,power, miracles, healing, denominations, education, descipline, money prosperity . It has nothing to do with the Kingdom of Jesus.

When a person suffers for any of the qualities of Jesus, he or she is in the Kingdom of Christ, it can be sickness, persecution, prison or poverty. The sacrificial life is the model of the Kingdom of God. Jesus works very powerfully when we work for Charity and Peace. This is the Evangelisation which Jesus preached and practised in his life.

The greatest love one can have to give his own life for his people. A Father or Mother do this for their Children. A Priest must do for their Parish. A Manager must do for his team. A entrepreneur must do for his staff.

Jesus must become the King of our heart first. When we have a relationship with him , it is easier to recognise him in the field. There are two kinds of journey of truth . One starts with our transformation of heart like the good thief in the Gospel reading and the second one is through our actions and then we meet the author of those actions. If we are transformed or made Jesus Christ our King then the action of self Sacrifice must follow , if it doesn’t, then the our depending upon our King is not full or partial. This is a very dangerous spiritual area where Hypocrisy comes in to picture. In this category people recognise Jesus but do not follow him in actions. The actions are confirmation or manifestation of God’s love in our life. If there is unforgiveness in our heart then there is no Compassion and sympathy.

St.Thomas lived with Jesus but could not accept him as Lord and Master. When Jesus confirmed his sacrifice to him, he accepted him with a acclamation ” My Lord and my God.” The transformation of Thomas came with a commitment to give his life for his Master. Jesus directed him to come to India and represent the love of God.St.Thomas gave his life for the King.

If we make Jesus our King, then we must give our life for his Kingdom of love, Justice. Peace, forgiveness, Charity. If we are busy in collecting and building more and more then we are not in the Kingdom of God though we are baptised Christians. The Baptism of Jesus is manifested with it’s Fruites of love , if utdoesn’t bear fruite, it will be cut off and thrown in the fire. If we become richest person or President of a richest nation but if we do not have love and charity then whatever has been gained in this World is a big waste and it is a collection of rubbish.

Prayer: Lord remember me when you come in glory.Amen

Spiritual Junk Food.

All of us know the food prepared at our houses is hygienic, healthy and economical. The outside food from the food joints and restaurants is more tasty but not hygienic and brings obesity and sickness. The Spiritual food the Word of God reflected, meditated, studied and implemented in our life is the best and real way of life. We have lots of junk resources available online and offline. Every next door we have a preacher and a Christian ministry preaching their ideological views of the Word of God. They preach what we want hear from our itchy ears. The hate preaching , gossip preaching , preaching of power of Superman, preaching of miracles and healing is what we get from our ministries. The good ministries are totaly working like good Corporates with all secular values

When we do not read the word of God by ourselves and have personal prayer where we communicate with our Provider and share that grace and love with our family and friends, We can experience God’s grace in our life. The preacher shares his experience , his experience not necessary it is divine but definitely very interesting and well presented in Worldly parameters. We hear the Word of God like in the parable of the Sower but the seed of the Word of God does not stay for a long time, when trials and temptation come they dry and die without Water.

Word of God cleanses us and makes us Holy.

Friday of the 33rd Week of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin
November 18, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Revelation 10:8-11
Ps 119:14,24,72,103,111,131
Luke 19:45-48
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

One of the virtue of the Word of God is sanctity , the devotion for the House of God must be pure and Holy. It can not be of double standard. The Jerusalem temple was representing the Heavenly Temple so there was only Praise,Worship, Sin Offering, prayer and Scriptures Reading. All these ways to approach God are holy and pure.There is no selfishness in these ways.

When People lost the essence of these ways and used these ways for selfishness and greed , the sanctity of the place is deviated and corrupted the rituals. The expensive rituals were made for Pride and Show Off. The word of God cleanses our corrupt consumed things in our life.

When I met the Lord for the first time the first thing happened was cleansing of my bad habits. The cancer patients go fatigue when they take medicines, this is the sign that the medicines are working in their Body. The Word of God also cleanses us in various ways, sometime even in prolonged sickness or sudden loss of things in our life. The only purpose of these things are our Salvation.

It is better to lose one hand or eye in this World than go to eternal Hell. Some people lose their jobs, some people are disturbed from their comfort zone.This is a clear sign that the things that they are holding on to as their security will betray them and will not help them to bring happyness or peace in their life.

The oil and water can not get mixed when boiling so if there is no Holyspirit or love in any activity in our families or in our parishes will not remain longer but will dry up soon. This is the reason we see people who do not have love and forgiveness do not remain in ministries for long, even these kind of ministries colapse with no time.

I have seen many Leaders preachers blooming like Mushrooms and perishing with no time. The much cleansing is needed in our families because the purpose of life has been diverted from love and forgiveness.The Church requiresThe cleansing because corruption has diverted our purpose of love and Salvation. The Missionary activities have commercialised and the vision and mission is missing in our Parishes and Priests.

The calamities are one of the reminders that the things we have used to defile our life are temporary and Weak.Let us look at the signs and correct our ways according to the Word of God. Finally there will be only Word of God which will remain and every one will be hanging on to the Word of God which is the only truth and Salvation on this World.

Prayer: Lord cleanse us and make us like you.Amen.

A Perfect Church

Tuesday of the 33rd Week of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Albert the Great, bishop and doctor of the Church
November 15, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22
Ps 15:2-5 (with Rev. 3:21)
Luke 19:1-10
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

“‘The Amen, the faithful and true witness,
the source of God’s creation, says this:
“I know your works;
I know that you are neither cold nor hot.
I wish you were either cold or hot.
So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold,
I will spit you out of my mouth.
For you say, ‘I am rich and affluent and have no need of anything,’
and yet do not realize that you are wretched,
pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
I advise you to buy from me gold refined by fire so that you may be rich,
and white garments to put on
so that your shameful nakedness may not be exposed,
and buy ointment to smear on your eyes so that you may see.
Those whom I love, I reprove and chastise.
Be earnest, therefore, and repent.


Blessed are poor in Spirit and theirs is the Kingdom of God. Following the Lord or being a Christian must be genuine , there are no two ways. What we think in terms of our understanding and what the spirit of the Gospel says must match our lived life.

We see in today’s Readings they talk about our actions. If our actions are according to the Gospel of truth then the reward is the sharing of the Throne with our Master.There is no half truth or double standards but there is only one Gospel of truth.

Many a time we make our own Churches and our own Gospel according to our conveniences but in these Churches the spirit of God is completely missing, there is Worldly prosperity like good appearance, best of the seatings with modern decoram.There is so much of descipline and outward cleanliness but no love and forgiveness. They are successful in terms of Worldly standard but in terms of Gospel standards , they are empty and lost the Gospel Values in the rat race of success.

Preaching and studies has been done for appreciation and for a good piece of thesis and for a phd work but core value of the Gospel of forgiveness and compassion which is a simple truth is foolishness in our high profile preaching houses. The likes are what counted on the online platform but not the transformation of hearts. Churches look for big crowds but do not bother to enquire about a poor family.

The families can not call themselves Christians. The children education and carreer has become idol of the modern family. There is no Compassion and sharing among our children. What would the spirit speak about our churches and families of today. Unless a mass repentance of our attitude the communities will not be Christian in nature. What is the difference between Christian Schools and other schools or Christian Hospitals and other Hospitals.Today Christian names or symbols make our institutions or families Christian for name sake. We must take the warning of the Spirit in the first reading , a complete u turn in our approach is required where loss and profit is not the end result but saving souls and nourishing the poor in Spirit.

Zacheus was a Sinner but he repented his way of life and made a u turn in his life which saved his soul. There was no half way but a full Conversion. Let us read the readings of today again and again and ask ourselves what the spirit of God reminds us through readings to us families, leaders,priests and as Children.

Repentance is offensive and not defensive, we must defeat the World and Sin through examination of our Conscience with Gospel truths and not deviate any of the truth for our likes and conveniences but Gospel of love as it is, as it has been inspired and written in the light of truth. If we walk in this light we will see God and eternity while living on this Earth, otherwise we live just like any other animal like cat and dog on this Earth which reproduce, teach, educate , provide, protect, build their families, love their families. What is the difference if we human beings and as Christians do the same thing as them.What makes us Humans and Christians is what the Spirit of God asks us a question to reflect our life on this Earth.

Prayer: Lord make us true Christians in the Gospel of Truth.Amen

Repentance Brings Supernatural Blessings and miracles in our life. By: Ivan Rodrigues

Monday of the 33rd Week of Ordinary Time
November 14, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5
Ps 1:1-4, 6 (with Rev. 2:17)
Luke 18:35-43
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

Yet I hold this against you:
you have lost the love you had at first.
Realize how far you have fallen.
Repent, and do the works you did at first.
Otherwise, I will come to you
and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.”’”

The Readings of today call us to repent our present life by asking the mercy of God. Mercy , Repentance, Faith and love are the words used in the Readings of today. These words are like an indicator in a language which points out or draws the love of God or the image of God. God is full of love and wants his children to imitate him. When the people turn back from the Evil or Worldly ways of life in to the ways of Christ , they access the love of God. To access this love of God we need faith, seek mercy, repentance and seek love of God.

As advent is nearing which is a great time to recollect our life .One of the exercises which I do in my life is tally my life with the Ten Commandments.

Ten Commandments are the Blueprints of the love of God. When we tick mark our life against every Commandment and find out where our life has off tracked from the tracks of the Gospel, we come to know where we need to modify or repair our life.

Repentance is a process in which we accept our mistakes or negligence and seek the mercy of God and trust him that he is good and always loving and taking decision not to go back to the old ways again in our life. This process of Repentance is absolved by a man of God with a Blessing of anointment of God’s love. This anointment of the Sacrament sustains and keeps a person away from the temptations and the opportunity of Sin.

A man who loved God first can fall in to temptations and lose the anointing or the relationship which he or she had with God. Adam and Eve had a special relationship with God but when they did not obey God , they lost the relationship and even the divine nature or divine image of God. They also were shadowed with guilt and shame and lost the super natural provisions of the God’s relatives.

When we come to God in new relationship , we get all the lost blessings in our life. They are super natural Blessings for those who obey God’s Commandments in sincerity and Honesty and love. This what happens in the Gospel Reading of today,When the blind man seeks mercy from the author of life, God’s mercy pours out and a supernatural miracle takes place. The scripture says , the blind man received sight instantly and followed Jesus.

Most of our problems , un answered prayers and sicknesses are related with our Sin , non repentance and unforgiveness. The Devil comes to kill and plunder the People of God. A good retreat in a good renewed team is a good decision to have a repented and forgiving repentance in this Season of Advent.

Let us work out our life personaly one to one with our God and then only go to the Priests for the seal of anointing in the Sacrament of confession. If go for Confession without checking our life and no repentance and no decision to repeat the same mistakes then the grace of Confession has no meaning , we are fooling God and ourselves. In our churches today Priests know to sit in the Confessional but no time to prepare people for a good confession. We have tell our priests to prepare for the liturgy of Repentance and not a name sake Confession which does not have any grace or meaning of Confession.It is like pouring water on the hard Rocky ground .

Prayer: Jesus , Son of David have mercy upon me a Sinner.Amen

Christian Leaders are servant of Servants.

Monday of the 32nd Week of Ordinary Time
November 7, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Titus 1:1-9
Ps 24:1b-6
Luke 17:1-6
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

A true Christian Leader is the servant of Servants or a Servant King. St.Paul and Jesus our Lord says in today’s Readings how a Christian Shepherd look like or what qualification he or she should have…there is no reference of male or female but he or she should be of good character and understand the true knowledge of the Gospel truth. There is no Worldly qualification required except of the strong faith and heart of forgiveness and love

If we see our present Shepherds they have all Worldly qualities like education, Good public speaking, Descipline, Scripture Knowledge so on but faith and love is completely missing with our Shepherds today. Greed and drunkenness is increasing with our Priests .Self glory and love for money is the key ingredient of today’s Leaders.

How many leaders are of good repute, the laity leaders have completely lost the meaning of servanthood and fight with each other like Worldly pagans who want power and positions in the Churches and ministries. I have visited many parishes and ministries but could not see the real missionaries who serve the Lord.

A true Christian must possess all the gifts and Fruites of the Holyspirit especially a Christian Leader , then there will be forgiveness, love and concern, Compassion, true Evangelisation and when the Leader renounces the Evil, the devil will so much frieghtened with the Leader and settle in the deep sea , never to tempt the children of God.

We much sit and recollect the qualities of a true Christian Leader in the Readings of today. It is a checklist and the instructions and inspiration of the spirit of God. If we become bad examples in our families and parishes, offices then the scripture says it is better to tie a mill stone and thrown in to the Deep sea of Hell .

Prayer: Lord help our Leaders with the Light of the Gospel to see themselves as servant of the servants Amen.

For a bishop as God’s steward must be blameless, not arrogant,

not irritable, not a drunkard, not aggressive,

not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness,

temperate, just, holy, and self-controlled,

holding fast to the true message as taught

so that he will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine

and to refute opponents

Jesus is a Living God

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 6, 2022

Today’s Readings:

2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14
Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15
2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5
Luke 20:27-38
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:

He is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to him all are alive.

Our God is not the God of the dead but of the living. God sees the Heaven and Earth from beginning of Creation till the end of time in one glance and there is no Worldly Calender in God’s table. We have figured God in Worldly images like some great human beings of this World but God is spirit and he does not possess the human body. Jesus Christ revealed God in Human form for a specific time and for a purpose but he could not remain with us in that body but lives in a Divine Body which we call the Body of Christ. This is a mystical body or a Divine Body of Christ who died and resurrected for the whole World. In this body there are members from the beginning of the Creation till the end of ages. If we become part of this Divine mystical body of Christ our physical bodies do not matter the most because the physical bodies have come from the corruption of this Earth and can not remain for ever.

Today’s first reading gives us picture of Sacrificial act of human body and acceptance of the Divine Body. Every Law of obedience hidden in the love of God and one who loves God by keeping Commandments becomes one with the Body of Christ. The Worldly life and Divine life are completely different from each other. The Blue print of the divine life is hidden in the Gospel truths. If we make our life as per the Gospel we become part of the body of Christ.

I used to debate by myself why Jesus Christ did not come in glory immediately after resurrection. Man was created in the image of God and God wants every human be washed with the Message of Salvation and be one with the body of Christ. The resurrection or the Salvation is a process and requires descipline in the Gospel of love.The more we become loving people the more we are in Heaven on this Earth. This is the reason Jesus left us a mystical Body or a Divine Body which does not have physical nature but Divine Spirit.

Moreover every human is created in his free will of choice and the Gospel of Salvation can not be imposed upon or forced upon or influenced upon or bought by money or any other Worldly methods but only by faith and love. I know some people accept the Gospel of Christ happily for their personal profit but when the Gospel challenges their life they live in double standard or in Hypocrisy.

Gospel of Christ is the most precious and meticulous than any other subject in this World because it is Divine not of the World.

Prayer: Jesus said In am the resurrection and life , those who believe in me will never die..let us believe and live in the Gospel of Christ and live for ever . Lord Jesus pour out ur Holyspirit upon us .Amen