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Thursday, 24 July 2014

“For to him, who has will more, be given, and he will have abundance....” (Mt 13:12)

“For to him, who has will more, be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” (Mt 13:12)

Many a time, this word of the Lord had been a reminder in my life. When I go back to my younger days I find myself rather good at learning a new language. Some I could learn very fast, though of course, I didn’t have mastery over it, but still have with me, and some other languages however, ‘lost forever’!. In my minor seminary days I used to draw some pictures and it was not bad, but now, after some years, lost, when I had… and so on. The word of the Lord says, “But for him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” Why is it? It comes to me like this, whatever I think that, this has been given to me, is really, not given to me rather through me to others. In other words, whatever that is not shared, is almost lost. Let us think for ourselves, how abundant I am, yet feel very poor. Satan may provide a thousand reason and justification not to give and share what I have with others, but God always is in search of a single moment to offer himself to me in abundance. Lord, let the prayer, make me a channel of your love, may come real and true in my life and in the life of my brethren.                 

Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful day…. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

“Some fell in good soil, and the plants produced corn....” (Mt 13: 8)

“Some fell in good soil, and the plants produced corn; some produced a hundred grains, others sixty, and still others thirty.” (Mt 13: 8)

We know from the parable what happened to those seeds fell on the edge of the path, fell on the rocky ground, and on the thorny bush.  They couldn’t produce anything. Surly that was a waste, people may say. And what did happen to those fell on the good soil? Even the good soil produced different crops. Then, is it because of the bad quality of the seeds? People may naturally suspect. But it smells something else for me. Each soil/person is unique. Even though you give equally to each and everyone everything, you can be sure only of the similarity or quantity or quality in inputs not in the outputs. It is because, each and every person responds to the input individually and differently according to the life conditions. Therefore, what does today the word of tell us? Whenever you give whatever you have, to others please keep in your mind what Jesus said, “You received without pay, give others without being paid.” In other words it is the Lord who gives the result. It is not our merit, His merit. What we are now, is the mercy of the Lord expressed through our parents, brothers, friends, relatives, teachers etc. Let us be always grateful of them.

Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful day…. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

“She turned towards him and said in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (Jn 20:16)

“She turned towards him and said in Hebrew, “Rabboni!” (Jn 20:16)


It is very interesting! Mary Magdalene was there in front of the tomb asking everyone where Jesus is. She felt sad that she couldn’t find Jesus’ body in the tomb. Two angels asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?” Again Jesus himself in the form of a gardener (as she mistook Jesus) asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it that you are looking for?” She has only one answer to all of them, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” She wants to see Jesus, Jesus only. It is for this she woke up early in the morning and came to the tomb. Because of the Sabbath she couldn’t do proper anointing before Jesus’ burial. Now she is here to do it. But everything was in vain. While she was feeling sad, Jesus calls her by name, “Mary!” She turns toward Jesus and responds, “Rabboni!” A few moments back she was seeing angels and gardener, heavenly and earthly, just as the blind man at Bethsaida, “Yes, I can see people, but they look trees walking about.” But for Mary Magdalene now everything is crystal clear. Whatever may become fading and fake, a real personal touch adds colors to them. Let us stand for this value….                      

Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful day…. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

“We wish to see you perform a miracle.” (Mt 12:38)

“We wish to see you perform a miracle.” (Mt 12:38)

The people who have heard of Jesus, the miracle performer asks him for a sign, to perform a miracle. This may appear to be a natural reaction from the people; a good singer may be asked to sing a song, an actor to act something, and magician to do some magic etc. But from the response of Jesus we understand this cannot be just taken as a natural reaction of the people. This clearly reminds us of the temptations of Jesus at very beginning of his public ministry. There Jesus was repeatedly asked to perform miracles to which he negatively responded and the Satan left him for a while. When we are asked to perform our talents and abilities make sure whether it is for the glory of God. If it aims only at my name and fame, there is more possibility of Satan’s deception. Jesus always performed miracles for the glory of his father and the greatest miracle was his own death on the cross. For him that was the final moment of the fulfillment of his duties entrusted to him by father while on earth. We may be at times tempted to project ourselves before people and authorities. Remember on those moments the prayer of Jesus, “Father, I have shown your glory on earth; I have finished the work you gave me to do. Give me glory in your presence now.”(Jn 17:4,5)

Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful day…. 

Saturday, 19 July 2014

“He will persist until he causes justice to triumph, and in him all peoples will put their hope.” (Mt 12:21)

“He will persist until he causes justice to triumph, and in him all peoples will put their hope.” (Mt 12:21)


We may be easily attracted and cheated by some silver-tongued people through their rhetoric.  They make us easily believe what we are taught. We go blindly after their promises and later only understand how we are easily fooled and cheated. We are living in a world apparently controlled by the corporate who always want to make the maximum in express term. It seems that they are more targets oriented. These corporate bodies sometimes may prove some initial success and achievements. Because of this same reason all our training programs nowadays are overcrowded with these types of resource persons. See how the institutions are well maintained rather than the inhabitants! Yes, certainly we should be target oriented without losing its moral values in its attempt to procure it. Today’s gospel passage envisions a time when people also will see into both the ways and the means to achieve goal. “He will persist until he causes justice to triumph, and in him all peoples will put their hope.” (Mt 12:21) Jesus too was target-oriented and achieved whatever he envisaged. It is very obvious from his teachings and passion predictions, the way he taught and trained his disciples. He was not bothered about the quantity but the quality without any compromise. From Abraham to Moses, Moses to David, David to Jesus, Jesus to the twelve, the twelve to the present day God kept the same quality. Let us be genuine instruments in his hands to witness to the gospel values.               

Take courage God is with you! Have a nice and blissful day….