Tuesday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
August 1, 2017
Every Good action is the cultivation of Seed of God in our lives.
The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower;
All who come to him will live for ever.
Moses was the mediator between Man and God to receive the ten Commandments and intercede on behalf of People who were disobedient. Moses was successful for some extent of making the people realise God’s kindness. This realisation did not last longer with the People and their sin increased and people made their own Gods to get away from their sinful actions. The Commandments of God is like mirror to a person which discerns the right and wrong and reflects the true image of a person. Man has two choices after realising his true image, either to be like true image by changing his actions as per the Nature of God and his true image or run away from the reality and convince himself and others that his sinful self is the right image of himself and justify to the World that he is true. These actions are called hypocrisy and false Worship or Idol Worship. This is going against the first Commandment and this condition of heart has great difficulty to enter in to the presence of God and rest in him. Many People of this World have been destroyed in Mass at this stage, still being outside or in the Presence or realisation of God’s truth or admitting God as the Lord of their life. Most of the Human Problems is that we believe in our own corrupted image and convince ourselves and others that our image is true and refuse to believe in the truth. The World, Flesh and the Evil draw us away from our true nature and project a false nature. It would look good but if it is not aligned to the Spirit or Commandments of God, it is of no use but will be taken as rubbish and burnt in the fire so that it may not pass on the corruption to the second generation or to the environment and cause more corruption. God does not punish but stops the Evil to continue in this world or the world to come. We call this eternal cleansing or hell. Sodom and Gomorrah experienced this cleansing the Corruption of Evil. We do not know whether the souls are cleansed or purged out of Evil. This is God’s Judgement but one thing we know for these kind of Corrupted souls the life after death is not easy but must go through get cleansing because it’s state is unholy or evil and cannot be one with God.
A person who realise his true image and tries to keep his image through daily checking in the mirror of Commandments, teachings of the Church, teachings of the elders, keeping the civil Laws, and encouraging others to do the same that is what the message of today’s Gospel and first reading. Jesus has given us a simple solution better than Moses and God himself becomes the intercessor and source of cleansing of our sins on this World and whoever calls for mercy he runs out to him and cleanses him and gives him his nature of Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit lives in the heart of People and through the grace of the Holy spirit we can follow all the Commandments of God. Jesus has given us full freedom but human lives in fear, guilt, reserved , false humility, in complex even after receiving the Holy spirit. We must understand that God is merciful and love and through that love , he has given us the spirit of Complete freedom. There is no need to fear of human power who can not destroy the Spirit of God in our lives. Let fear God and his spirit and Words. These very Actions of the Word of God cultivate the Harvest of thirty , Fifty and Hundred measures in our life.