Saturday September 9, 2017
Memorial of Saint Peter Claver
Ps 54:3-4,6, 8
I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord;
no one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus is the Only Way to Heaven. Who is Jesus? Jesus is the Word through all things were made in Heaven and in Earth. The word of God became flesh and dwelt among us and died and resurrected and gave us a new life in him and as a guarantee bestowed Holy Spirit to those who believed in him or his Word.
How does this relate to today’s readings? Jesus said the Son of God even Lord of the Sabbath. The Sabbath is resting in God, a day to praise and Worship to rest in God. Jesus calls himself Lord of the Sabbath and calls himself God. When God is with us who wants to fast but when he withdraws his presence from them, then they will fast. There is no fasting. penance in Heaven but only praise and Worship. St. Paul in the first reading says: provided that you persevere in the faith,
firmly grounded, stable,
and not shifting from the hope of the Gospel that you heard,
which has been preached to every creature under heaven.
The Gospel of Christ is the saving plan of God, we need to stick to the Gospel come what may in all circumstances. In our life everything is Spiritual and we must be spiritual all the time , eating, drinking, selling, buying, dealing, education, health and prayer and in the sleep as well. This is called living in the presence of God or the life of Sabbath or life of resting in God, in short heaven. We can rest in God only through Jesus because Jesus rests in God the Father and whoever rests in Jesus rests with the Father in Heaven. Have a Blessed Sabbath Day ..Sunday ..a Lords Day.