Wednesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saints Andrew Kim Tae-g?n, Priest, and Paul Ch?ng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
September 20, 2017
Who was manifested in the flesh,
vindicated in the spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed to the Gentiles,
believed in throughout the world,
taken up in glory.
Today’s reading talk about the role of the Church in today’s World. The Church is the ultimate court of truth and justice. The revelation of the Wisdom of God and Gospel truths are deposited and preserved by the Church through its passed-on tradition and the Word of God. Heaven and Earth will pass away but the Words of Wisdom and Words of Spirit put in to the hearts of faithful will not pass away. We see many saints and holy men who witnessed this truth were martyred in Body but the Spirit set them right. The World killed the Word who became flesh but the Spirit of truth which he witnessed and spoke set him right and free through resurrection. The Pentecost was the result of this judgement of truth and the mystery of the Church is based on the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon every Soul who believed in him and his teachings for which he was crucified.
The Evil of this World cannot be wiped out through the merits or Wisdom of the World. It looks better life through these modern ways of life but the evil is enrooted from generations to generations and strategized his conspiracy in every area of the World. It is like children emptying the ocean with bowl or glass. Jesus is talking in the Gospel, do not look at the outward appearance of a Person but believe in the message of the Gospel. John preached the Gospel of repentance but people called him possessed, Jesus preached the Salvation, come to me all who burdened and I will give you rest. but people called him friend of the Sinners. Jesus came in to this World in search of Sinners and became one like them but without Sin. This is the beauty of our God, who is the Creator of Heaven and Earth becoming as little like a Sinner and eating and drinking with them as a friend and a Saviour by preaching them the good news of Salvation. This is the Church which he formed in this World, the People were of flesh and Weakness of Sin but He mingled with them and sanctified them and put his Holy Spirit and put them right before God. The Church has Weaknesses because of its flesh nature and its existence in the Evil World but the Spirit of God which lives in the Church makes the People of God Holy and give them right understanding of the truth.
We see the people without gospel truth are ruling the world and whole World is in a mess of muscle power and money power. Both the power must tumble down, because these powers are like those Children Building Castles on the Seashore. Democracy is an opinion of the majority but if the majority are ignorant or evil then the democracy does more harm than good. The hatred will increase in the democratic World because Evil will conspire politicians and super powers to dominate the World as his interest and it exactly happening in today’s World. The Gospel of truth only can enlighten the darkened mind of people and then they will know what is right and wrong. The Gospel of Charity is above democracy or any other political or any other modern system to rule the Earth and these truths are deposited in the church of today. God lives in the people of God, let us be obedient to the Church of God. Obedience to the Church is obedience to God and Charity is only the Answer to save the World which Jesus proclaimed 2000 years ago and the Church is echoing it today. Mother Theresa followed this Gospel and proclaimed through her Charity and love. We require Mother Theresa kind of enlightened people to rule the Earth and not the selfish and Evil generation of leaders of today. These Wolves in Sheep clothe will plunder and kill the innocent people of this World and the people are scattered and confused like people without a leader or Good Shepherd. Every Enlightened person who lives in Gospel truth and love and Charity must initiate the leadership in Politics, Corporate, Society and so on and spread the Gospel values to change the World from Evil. This kind of Church we require today.