Friday, September 2, 2016

1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Psalm 37:3-6, 27-28, 39-40, Luke 5:33-30


I am the light of the world says the Lord, he who follows me will have the light of life. Jn 8:12

1 Corinthians 4:1-5, Psalm 37: 3-6, 27-28, 39-40, 
Luke 5:33-39

1 Corinthians 4:1-5

My soul's beloved, we must always keep in mind that those who labor in Your vineyard beginning from those who have stewardship of Your Church, the hierarchy and all who teach the faith as well as all the baptized who have are sent to spread the message of the Kingdom of God, must be found to be trustworthy. However, we are not to judge anyone for You alone have been appointed as Judge of all. What is important that each of us be faithful to the work allotted to us that is all that matter the rest we leave it up to You. Nothing is hidden from You. You see all things and You judge according to the righteousness of God.  

Psalm 37:3-7. 27-28, 39-40

My soul's beloved, the psalmist reminds us that, 'the salvation of the just comes from the Lord.'  Today, on the first day of Catechism class you remind us to trust in You and do good to make You our delight and You will grant us all that our heart longs for. We ought to commit our life to You and trust in You and You will act on our behalf. No matter what we must let nothing disturb our peace but stay calm before You no matter what the circumstances. If our mind is fixed on You then this is possible. You are faithful always. Sheltered in You Sacred Heart I am content and I am safe. Hide me in You my rock and my refuge all my days.

Luke 5:33-39

My soul's beloved, we are constantly judging people based on what we see just as the people who questioned You did when they compared Your disciples to that of John the Baptist's and those of the Pharisees. Our senses can often deceive because we are unable to see as You do. You are the Bridegroom of the Church and where You are the Eternal Banquet has already begun except here we enter into that celebration at every Holy Eucharist in Heaven the celebration will never stop.

We hate change especially when we are well settled and comfortable in our routine. But without change we will petrify and become fossils. Change is imperative for growth. This is why we must be constantly aware and alert and be ready to adapt, and learn. Often, the old needs to give way to the new or else we will stagnate and become obsolete. We need the fresh winds of the New  Testament, the wind of the Holy Spirit to energize us and spur on us. To set us on fire so we can ignite the world with Your Love. 

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