Arch Angels are our elderly Heavenly Siblings who are ready to help us in trouble

Today’s Readings:

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 or Revelation 12:7-12ab
Psalm 138:1-5
John 1:47-51
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092922.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-09-29-usccb-daily-mass-readings

War broke out in heaven;
Michael and his angels battled against the dragon.
The dragon and its angels fought back,
but they did not prevail
and there was no longer any place for them in heaven.
The huge dragon, the ancient serpent,
who is called the Devil and Satan,
who deceived the whole world,
was thrown down to earth,
and its angels were thrown down with it.

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have salvation and power come,
and the Kingdom of our God
and the authority of his Anointed.
For the accuser of our brothers is cast out,
who accuses them before our God day and night.
They conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
love for life did not deter them from death.
Therefore, rejoice, you heavens,
and you who dwell in them.”

The Salvation has already in the Air ,the power and anointing comes from the blood of the Lamb and the Word of the Testimony.

Every Baptised /Transformed or Born again Christian has been cleansed by the blood of Christ and becomes a witness to his Word despite of the challenges of this World.The Works of the Evil one do not affect him or her because the Devil does not have any authority over them because Christ has defeated Satan and his Angels. The Arch Angels are the Heavenly Soldiers who part in the Spiritual Battle against the Evil one .

The Arch Angels were the Witnesses of the Victory , invoking them or respecting them , recalls the Victory of Christ on the Cross and powerful resurrection. The Arch Angels are most powerful Spiritual Beings who are the hands of the Almighty.

Why we have to invoke Arch Angels ?The Salvation plan of Christ involves Heavenly Being, Holy Men and Women and the Holy Trinity , it is a team work very strategically and mysteriously conducted by Christ. Jesus Christ was the Head and captain of the plan but the teamwork had Angels as their front line Spiritual Warriors and Helpers. The Spiritual battle happens every day of a faithful and the power of the Salvation is required to fight the Evil temptations of this World. Angels are the medium of the grace to source out from throne of the Almighty. Praying to Angels to protect us is praying to the Almighty himself because the Angels are the hands of God himself. The Heavenly body is one including saints and the body of Christ the Church the believers of Christ on this Earth. Every believer becomes part of Heaven while living on this Earth through the power of Salvation. The Angels are like elder Heavenly beings who help us like our elder siblings in the family.So we never fail to seek the help of our elderly Beings of Christ specialy while we are in trouble and need help .

To know him is to love him and to love him is to follow him.

Today’s Saint Quote & Prayer:
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Today’s Readings:

Job 9:1-12, 14-16
Psalm 88:(3) 10bc-15
Luke 9:57-62
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/092822.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-09-28-usccb-daily-mass-readings

How much are you willing to 

Jesus answered him, “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.”

Faith is a trusting relationship with our Master. Faith is trusting in the love of God for things we do not understand or for things which our mind can not reason out or find answer. Many a times we back out on our decisions and our ethics because they do not make any sense in the Worldly point of view. The real love of God does expect any thing in return or calculate the value but just trusts because We believe that he is good and he works out all things for our good.

If we backslide in our relationship with him then it is not the real love for him but a expecting love or selfish love. Jesus in today’s Gospel clearly says those backslide in their relationship is not worthy to follow him. To Follow someone trust is very important if we do not trust someone one hundred percent then our journey becomes doubtful specially at times when we do not understand the logic of our relationship or our journey.

The best thing to do when we do not understand or do not hv any answers to our questions then it is best thing to do is to follow blindly to our Master trusting he is good and works out all things for our good though we make mistakes in our followup.

If we take the example of the Sheep following its Shepherd , the Sheep just follows the Shepherd without any reasoning or analysing the consequences. If our transformation is hundred percent then our journey with our Master becomes easy but if the transformation is partial then our trust is not hundred percent and faith is shaky. This is the reason we must know Jesus before we love him and follow him.Actualy all these three processes are one activity because when we try to know him we love him and follow him unknowingly so the first step is to know him by understand him through Scriptures and service. Mother Theresa did this and followed him hundred percent.

The Real Truth is Revealed only through the light of the Gospel

The Lord said to her in reply,
“Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things.
There is need of only one thing.
Mary has chosen the better part
and it will not be taken from her.”

Sunday Readings tell us the Story of Mary and Martha. Both the sisters followed Christ in their own understanding but one of the sisters could find the treasure hidden in the Word of God. Many people run the Race but only one person wins the race. Many ways of life or Religions run the Race of life in this World but there is only one person called Jesus has the full truth or real way to lead our life. Jesus visited Abraham in the old testament and because of Abraham’s Hospitality and waiting upon the Lord the Salvation to the Whole World was granted by a blessing through Isaac and his descendants Jesus born to Mary and Joseph.

The hidden mysteries of the Word of God are revealed to the people who wait upon the Lord. These mysteries are the ways of real happiness and joy on this World. We do many things in this world but there is no real peace and joy at the end of our achievements. If we wait upon the Lord and follow Christ in our life, we may or may not be successful in our Worldly structures or Towers but definitely receive the satisfaction of Love , joy and peace in our heart. I have seen people seeking better life of Peace and migrating to Prosperous Countries or pursuing a difficult task or successful in this World but at the bargain lost the complete Love .Joy and Peace in their life. Some people realize halfway but some people it is too late in their life.

Prosperity and Poverty have been redefined in the Gospel of today.Abraham had to go through many troubles in his life but God protected him and Blessed him in every situation. Mary and Martha had similar kind of experiences in their life but Jesus gave Mary the best part of his resurrection experience.

The half truth is a lie which the World and Evil present to confuse God’s People but Jesus presents Complete truth through the Gospel, this Gospel of complete truth tell us how we must go about in our life and if we sit and listen to the Gospel of the living God who is yesterday..today and forever we will receive the treasure of eternal life on this Earth itself. I can testify thousands of testimonies in my day today life .Personal Prayer or Quiet Time or Quality Time time with Our Lord on day today life is one of the best of the strategy to sit at the feet of Jesus in this busy and contemporary World but we must listen to him.Jesus speaks to each one of us in our one to one time and if we cultivate a habit to listen to him we will be blessed in our day today work with full of Love..Joy and Peace Which Jesus came in to this Earth to give us.

To Do Today: To sit for 10 mts.alone with Jesus and write down in a Diary What Jesus said to you today.

The teaching of love and forgiveness subjects the Pride of the World.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 3, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Isaiah 66:10-14c
Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20
Galatians 6:14-18
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/070322.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-07-03

The seventy-two returned rejoicing, and said,
“Lord, even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky.
Behold, I have given you the power to ‘tread upon serpents’ and  scorpions
and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. 
Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,
but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

When I preached my first Retreat , on the last day of the anointing, people were filled with love,Joy, Peace and this anointing manifested by slain in the Spirit. I was on the Sky because I had never experienced these things in my previous encounters. I sent pictures to one of my Spiritual friend he returned me the message : do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you,but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

When we help others or help in the Church we should be happy that we got an opportunity to touch and serve Jesus himself on this Earth. Every good work we do we do it for the Lord, if we cultivate this attitude we have nothing to boast about in our life. All the Wealth , Wisdom, Education, Position comes from Lord alone. It is a misunderstanding of people to say that I did this .. attitude. God is merciful and abundant on his Creation , we only can thank him for his blessings. We are blessed so that we may share his blessings with the poor and downtrodden. Every Gift given by God to use to build the Kingdom of God on this Earth. If we use these gifts for our selfishness and self glory , we try to become our own God.

When the seventy Two disciples of Jesus went out to preach the good news of Jesus the Satan fell like lightening from his false attitude of Pride. When we forgive and share with the Poor we shame the greedy and wealthy,because the Pride of the Wealthy falls down like lightening looking at the marvelous works of God. The Spirit of Pride is our time Satan which dwells in each one of us one way or the other. People are proud because they are wealthy, beautiful, disciplined, Educated , Talented , Famous , Successful so on. There is only one thing in this World to be boasted about that is to know and possess Jesus in our life like St.Paul says: From now on, let no one make troubles for me;for I bear the marks of Jesus on my body. There was nothing to lose for St.Paul because he had lost everything of this World for the love of Christ.

Every Christian must lose everything for the love of Christ and many people do that one way or the other. Mother lose their lives for their Children, Wives lose their lives for their Husbands and Vice versa, teachers for Children, Doctors and Nurses for Patients and so on. These are the real celebrities of the Kingdom of God. Let us strive to become a friend of Jesus than the Friend of this World. World makes us famous in this World and one day dumps our body in the rubbish but Jesus raises us up to heaven to receive our gift of eternal life.

Prayer : Lord I want to be with you in this World and ever after…Amen.

To Do Today: Reflect our life where do we stand in our life , on the side of love , sharing, forgiveness of Christ Jesus or the wealth and position the Pride of the World the Satan.

Mercy and love lead us to Jesus.

Friday of the 13th Week of Ordinary Time
July 1, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Amos 8:4-6,9-12Ps 119:2,10,20,30,40,131Matthew 9:9-13
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/070122.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-07-01

One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God

If we see the personality of Jesus , He was there for everyone good and the bad. Jesus loved the Samaritans, Canaanites, Prostitutes, Corrupt people, Women , beggars, Lepers , Pharisees, Scribes, poor and rough Country Men . This Gospel of truth the Good news of the life of Jesus shines brightly like a Sun to the Whole World but people prefer to live in their old ways of life. The way of Jesus is eternal and permanent which gives real peace and joy to the life of people. Though people have experienced the Charity and forgiveness in the form of teaching and testimony still they prefer to live in their old ideologies, Sin, Worldly selfish motives and in duplicate life. Most of the people know Jesus ways are good and eternal but they either shy away from the truth of life or live in their old rut of life.

Prophet Amos is Prophesying in today’s Gospel to all these kind of people that the day will come these people will look for truth but there will be no truth in this World. The Word of God says : if you listen to to Gods word today harden not your hearts because tomorrow we may not get the same opportunity. Jesus in the Gospel confirms the Prophesy of Amos , the tax collectors who are the sinners of Jesus time , gather around Jesus with Mathew to hear the Word of God and change their life. The Pharisees are jealous looking at the good work of Jesus but Jesus tells them he needs needs mercy and not Sacrifice.

In today’s World the Pharisee kind of attitude prevails among the so called self declared Holy-men of our time. God can pick any sinful men and make them Holy like Mathew and his friends. The discipline and sacrifice must followup with transformation like Mathew. If we sacrifice our entire life without mercy and love the essence of Christianity the mercy and love is either missed or misinterpreted just like the Pharisees of Jesus time. The way to the Kingdom of God is mercy and love and definitely not Sacrifice and discipline of life. The sacrificial and self discipline life make us self righteous.

Prayer : Lord enlighten us the way of truth and love the Gospel Amen.

TO DO TODAY: Reflect your life if your life is driven or motivated with love or discipline.

JESUS IS THE REVELATION OF GOD.

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul
June 29, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Acts 12:1-11
Ps 34:2-9
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
Matthew 16:13-19
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062922-day.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-06-29

Peter and Paul are the two hands of Christ after his ascension in to Heaven. St. Peter recognized Jesus identity – as Messiah in a very supernatural way. It is not easy to recognize Jesus as Messiah unless a supernatural revelation from God . When we have a close relationship with Jesus , God the Father pours out his love the Holy spirit upon them and this love reveals the secrets of the kingdom of God. The most secret of the Kingdom of God is to know Jesus Christ as he is , who he is and what he is . The realization of this identity of Messiah follows with the mission of Messiah. St. Peter left everything and followed him and died as a Martyr. It is like a person finds a precious Pearl and sells everything to buy that precious pearl and that pearl becomes his everything in life.

St.Paul got a vision of Christ not in a relationship with Jesus but in persecution to Jesus. St. Paul was ignorant or blinded of the Zeal for the Law. There was nothing wrong in his Zeal for God of his time and as a Pharisee. Jesus shows mercy upon him and reveals himself to this Young man his real nature and gives him the interpretation of the Law in the Light of the Holy spirit, Soul becomes Paul. Every person who is born in flesh must transform and take second birth in the Spirit of God. St. Paul is the main architect to build the Body of Christ specially the Gospels and Epistles in the Bible which changed Kings and Princes, Scientists and Philosophers, Merchants and Soldiers. St. Paul considered his physical death was a gain to meet his divine Master because he had overcome the fear of death.

The revelation or the transformation experience is must for every Christian who wants to follow Christ otherwise the journey with Christ may lead to a wrong destination. If a follower of Christ not able to see the Master and guide , as he is, he or she will not be able follow him and listen to him. There will be so much confusion in the Christian journey , God can not work in their lives because their ways do not align with the ways of Christ. If a Christian not born in the Spirit like Peter and Paul he or she will not be able to do the mission of Christ. Ministry starts with a Revelation or Transformation in the Spirit of God. Many people serve Christ but very few people serve the real body of Christ in this World.

Prayer: Lord reveal yourself to us so that we may see you as you are…Amen

To Do Today : Book a Life in the Spirit Seminar or Jesus Encounter retreat or a growth Retreat to experience Jesus as he is and for the transformation experience,

Jesus heals our Past Wounds

Tuesday of the 13th Week of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Martyr
June 28, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Amos 3:1-8; 4:11-12Ps 5:4-8Matthew 8:23-27
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062822.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-06-28

As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him.
Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea,
so that the boat was being swamped by waves;
but he was asleep.
They came and woke him, saying,
Lord, save us!  We are perishing!”

Today’s Gospel is a good piece to go back to our past tragedies which has wounded us and harmed to our personality, dignity and justice. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday , today and forever. When we call on to him for our childhood / adolescent / youth wounds , he goes back to our past and heals all those wounds and once again there will be peace and calmness in our life. No medical Science can efficiently wipe out the scars of the past . Jesus himself is the peace of our life,we must lean on him every time , every situation , there is nothing impossible for the man who commanded the Sea to calm down. The greatness of our Lord must be shown in profound faith and love towards him.

Loving and believing him is trusting on his teaching the Word of God. If we keep his Words and believe in them there is nothing in this World which can trouble us in the Presence of the Creator. We must practice these things in our Worldly circumstances , which increase our faith and love.

Prayer: Lord set reminder in my mind to call on to you every time of our trouble so that you will hold our hand lead us to peace and calmness of our life.

TO DO TODAY: Let us offer that one Circumstance or Wound or Sin which troubles us every time in our life.

GOD WARNS THE DOUBLE STANDARD PEOPLE OF OUR TIME.

Monday of the 13th Week of Ordinary Time
June 27, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Amos 2:6-10,13-16Ps 50:16b-23Matthew 8:18-22
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062722.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-06-27

Consider this, you who forget God,
lest I rend you and there be no one to rescue you.
He that offers praise as a sacrifice glorifies me;
and to him that goes the right way I will show the salvation of God.”

Prophet Amos is a prophet sent by God to correct the self righteous and Hypocrites. In the time of Prophet Amos people used to live in double standard. They used to show themselves as close to God by doing all outwardly rituals but not follow the Commandments. God speaks through prophet Amos for these people to mend their ways lest they will lose everything they were depending upon like their Wealth, Name and expose their duplicate life.

Lord Jesus Christ who is a Prophet and Messiah gives the similar kind of Warning to every person who wants to follow him. What Jesus is telling the People who want to follow him is they do not require any other security than Jesus himself. Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega so those who want to follow him , he is the beginning and end of every thing including Providence, Security, future, Comfort and even family and friends.

How does this message talk to us today in our modern life. Is Jesus is enough for us , if he enough for us? are we ready to sacrifice our life for our Neighbor as Jesus did in his ministry of Salvation. No Disciple is greater than his master. Jesus is calling us to detest everything on which we depend upon and hold on to him and row the boat trusting him and believing him not just like a leader but as a Master and Creator of Heaven and Earth.

Prayer : Lord Jesus hold my Hand so that I may not fall in to Temptations. Amen.

TO DO TODAY: TAKE A STEP IN FAITH WITH THAT ONE THING WHICH YOU ARE STRUGGLING ALL YOUR LIFE FEARING THE CONSEQUENCES OF LOSS AND FEAR.

EVERY CHRISTIAN IS CALLED TO LOVE AND SERVE IN HIS MISSION.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 26, 2022

Today’s Readings:

1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21
Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11
Galatians 5:1, 13-18
Luke 9:51-62
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062622.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-06-26

For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement,
namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

St. Paul in the Epistles says if we love our Neighbor as we love ourselves we fulfill all the Commandments of God. Catholic theology is the combination of Faith and Love. Faith is the motivator which drives us to love our Neighbor. God loved us first and equipped us with all the gifts and fruits of the Holy-spirit. This anointing or the leading of the Holy spirit must be lived in our practical life. When Disciples were filled with the Holy spirit , the Holy spirit led them to a specific mission in their life. Some Disciples stayed in Jerusalem looking at the Administration work as Bishops , Some Disciples were given the mission of writing the Gospel and some Disciples were sent to spread good news to the end of the World.

There is no anointing without a specific mission in our life. The spiritual anointing can be compared to the Worldly appointment in a Company to do a specific goal. If a person appointed as a driver to drive the vehicle he must drive the Vehicle , if the driver fails to do the duty the management will terminate his appointment and appoint a new driver in his place. The spiritual anointing or the Baptism in the Holy spirit is also works in a similar way but in a spiritual angle. If we are anointed, we are called , if we are called , we have a specific mission. If we are called and do not do our specific mission then we do not do our duty or if I explain by language Law we do not observe the Law or fulfill Law by loving our Neighbor.Every mission is directed to love our Neighbor.

God pours out his love in our heart freely and empowers us with his love, we are given mission to pour this God’s love to specific people in this World. For some he must have put burden to work for Pro life movement , for some teaching Children , for some taking care of their own family, for some to become priest and religious, for some Social Workers and Politicians like Abraham Lincoln or Mahatma Gandhi or Nelson Mandela, for some evangelists and for some Intercessors. If we are not responsible in our Spiritual appointment by reaching out in our specific goal in love and charity but try to achieve the same in the power of Money and Power then we are failing to fulfill to love our Neighbor.

All the Commandments or the teaching of the Prophets or the Be attitudes or the anointing of Holy spirit point at us to do only one thing ,that is to love our Neighbors. If we fail in our mission or hesitate in our mission by doubting on the power of the Holy spirit in terms of protection, providence, Healing, Deliverance then we lose the anointing or the power of God. God does not take back his anointing but due to human’s lack of faith in God’s power , man cuts off from the relationship of God and not able to receive the anointing. this is the reason the Catholic Church has introduced a sacrament of reconciliation which reunites the fallen man with God and once again able to connect to the same anointing power of God.

Jesus in the Gospel says very clearly : “No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God.

This applies to every Christian who wanders in the Rat race of Wealth , position and power. People have lost their core goals of Spirituality and wander in the Worldly goals of life of gathering and building the Worldly Castles. These achievements in Worldly life are not the goals of the Kingdom of God. If we have achieved our goals in love and service of others then he or she will be considered as greatest in the Kingdom of God.

Have Blessed Day….

Prayer : Lord strengthen to do my mission in love and faith. Amen

To Do Today : Call up one person whom you hate the most and reconcile with them.