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Thursday, 10 July 2014

“You have received without paying, so give without being paid.” (Mt 10:8)

“You have received without paying, so give without being paid.” (Mt 10:8)


You have received everything freely without paying even a single paisa. It is not any human being’s saying but God, the giver of everything, himself says. So let us be genuinely generous toward our brethren. Yes, of course, sometimes we find people who are very generous towards others that the public even may praise their magnanimity and generosity. This is very commonly found in festive occasions, celebrations and public functions. Seeing the preparations, decorations, food and other arrangements we congratulate the people behind it. But, be careful that our generosity should not be ever at the expense of others. Now and again we find generous people when it is paid from common fund or from others’ pocket. Remember, something is really gifted when it is at your own expense. Mother says, “Let your love be always until it hurts or pains you.” Today let us thank God for the various graces we have received from him and ask for the special grace we need to be thankful throughout our life. Let our talents, time and money be at the service of our brethren. May God bless us!
Have a nice day….                          

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

“Jesus called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits…” (Mt 10:1)

“Jesus called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits…” (Mt 10:1)



Our Lord Jesus called to him his twelve beloved disciples and gave them authority over evil spirits. It seems to me that this verse carries an incredible gift as well as a fantastic task. It is for sure an undeserving gift that man can receive from God. Almighty God really makes feeble man participant in his divinely power. Let us thank God for this wonderful gift. This verse reveals a double edged task. On the one side it makes man capable of driving out evil spirits from others, on the other side, it reminds him always to be away from sins and impurities. That is why Jesus told his disciples that they should pray and fast before they drive out demons. That means they should be completely in union with God by denying themselves, their bodily pleasures. Many people today suffer from evil spirits and habitual sins. They really want to get rid of those bad things. But they can’t, because, they are not totally united to God. St. Paul says, “When what is perfect comes, then what is partial will disappear.” (1 Cor 13:10) Let us be first filled with the love of God and be free from sins. Wish you all a nice day…                  

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

“The harvest is plentiful, but laborers are few" Mt9:37

“The harvest is plentiful, but laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Mt 9:37, 38)

What an unhappy situation it is! God of abundance has answered well to the prayer of man and see, there is plenty of harvest. But now God feels sorry that he has only very few laborers to gather them in. The same we find in the beginning of the salvation history, “God feels sorry that he had made mankind on earth” (Gen 6:6). Why? Because, they did not respond fruitfully and faithfully to God. However, God didn’t withdraw from his eternal promise and love to humankind. When it was time, ‘he sent his only son and gave on the cross to redeem the world’ (Jn 3:16). Today if we pray to God, even after Jesus’ coming to the world, to send more laborers to the fields that wouldn’t be a mere ingratitude! Therefore, let us pray to God the father that we are here ready to be sent out, send us to your harvest. We know that the fields are not far away. It is in and around us. You want us to lift up our eyes and see. Many a time we were contented with what we have and are not happy to share with anyone, anything. Lord, help us to review ourselves and prepare us to be your witnesses. Have a nice day to all of you!

Monday, 7 July 2014

“If only I touch his garment, I shall be healed” (Mt 9:21)

“If only I touch his garment, I shall be healed” (Mt 9:21)

Our Lord Jesus Christ was on his way to Jairus’ house. The people were crowding him from every side. Among them was a poor woman who only wanted to touch his cloak, for she believed that if she could touch his cloak she would be made well. Since people were all around him and were crowding in on him, it was very difficult for her to come to Jesus so closely and touch him. She kept on trying. While the crowd were busy with crying out ‘hosanna’s to him or showing the passer byes that they are closer to him, she was praying in her heart for a chance to touch his cloak. Finally, she could manage to touch and was made well. The most blessed one among the crowd! We are also at times like this crowd. The whole day we are with him in the church participating in the activities, prayers or sacraments and yet not blessed by him. Whereas we see, some people come and return with a lot of peace in their minds and god’s blessings. There is a call to follow him in faith and be blessed.

Have a nice day to all of you!        

Sunday, 6 July 2014

“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28)

“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest” (Mt 11:28)

It is always very pleasant and meaningful to hear this word of the Lord especially on Sundays. Lord’s Day is a day of rest and a day of being with the Lord. On this Sabbath day, our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to be with him and take some rest. We were working hard for the whole week, day and night, and now tired and weak. Jesus knows us better than anyone else. Therefore, he calls us today in a special way to him. The book of revelation says, “He will wipe away all tears from our eyes” (21:4). Therefore, let us go to the church today with all our family members to have the real rest Jesus gives and thank him for the graces we received the last week both physical and spiritual. It is very enriching also to be with the Christian community, the body of Jesus Christ himself and share our faith experience. St. Paul reminds us, “Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, live in union with him. Keep your roots deep in him, build your lives on him, and become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving” (Col 2:6,7).  

 Have a nice and blissful Sunday to all of you.