The Golden Rule of Heaven

Tuesday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time
June 27, 2017

Today’s Readings:

Genesis 13:2, 5-18
Ps 15:1-5
Matthew 7:6, 12-14
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/062717.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/17_06_27.mp3

Golden Rule of Heaven

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the Law and the Prophets.

“Enter through the narrow gate;
for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction,
and those who enter through it are many.
How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.
And those who find it are few.”

Today Jesus is talking about the most important Rule of Heaven to Love one another as Christ Loved us. Jesus is a servant King and he left us an example to serve others . This is the Golden rule which takes us in the Company of Jesus. In the first reading we can see Lot chose the plains of Jericho which were very fertile and at the bank of river Jordon but later we see those very fertile land were destroyed by God and made barren land for ever. Today the same plains which were destroyed are called the dead Sea where no life exist . This became hell on this World due to the Punishment of Sins . All Worldly Prosperity and Selfishness to gather leads to Sin against God . We can call this as luxurious life or Worldly life style. There was one more prosperous life which was chosen by Abraham , this is a life dedicated to God and receive from the hands of God. Abraham was also became prosperous though he chose the so called Barren Land of that time but God made this land as Chosen Land – Israel, the Land with milk and Honey . Israel resembles the heaven on this Earth in the Old testament.

Jesus gave us new Commandment of Love . Every Christian who follows Jesus must be the servant of others. Abraham became the servant of Lot by offering Lot the first choice and taking the left over which was of the servants. But Lot lost everything even Worldly possession and lived like a Wanderer in the Wilderness but Abraham’s descendants who took the leftover possessed everlasting treasure the Chosen Land the heaven itself.

I have heard many of Christians saying Christians cannot become Entrepreneur’s or Business owners. If we look at Worldly point of view like greed , gathering  and selfishness it is true but if we take in a servant attitude we are wrong. The golden rule of Christianity is Service and if we use this golden rule in any areas of life like Business, Service, Employment, Civil servants, Politician, Defence, Police, Religious, family , Doctors we will be prosper  in life by God’s blessing. This Prosperity is not worldly but Heavenly Prosperity . All Christians must go through the Narrow Gate of Servant Hood by humbling our self before others. Humbleness does not mean agreeing Evil but bearing evil and fighting against with love. All professions of this World are good and constructive and builds the Kingdom of God upon this earth if it has been done in love and Charity.

I had a debate with one of my Bosses  between loss & profit and Service & peace of mind. People give first priority on profits and losses but lose peace of mind and hurt the Customer by not giving service. This attitude can drive many People to Hell . We see many Worldly celebrities and Worldly Business tycoons . Selfish Politicians committing Suicide , multi marriages and Homosexuality . The children of these kind of People are caught up with drugs and various kind of addictions and whole family ruins with the fire of Hell or burn with their own chosen path of greed and selfishness. God does not punish us but we our self  walk towards the burning fire and God is not responsible for these consequences. Every Person has his own Choice to choose right and wrong.

All Christians are empowered by a special grace of Holy spirit and this grace draws us towards God and to take right decisions. The faith, Prayer, Community are great support in the journey of life which drive us in to those right places of life. The Word of God and Church teachings also take us to the same direction of life. This is the message of Jesus Christ the gospel , Law in the Old Testament and the messages of the Prophets.

 

 

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