Guide to choose a right Christian ministry or a leader or a Church.

 

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 5, 2017

Today’s Readings:

Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10
Ps 131:1-3
1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13
Matthew 23:1-12
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/110517.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/17_11_05.mp3

You have but one Father in heaven
and one master, the Christ.

Today’s readings speak about the loving relationship between the Father and his Children. The relationship of the Father to his Children has been communicated through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the old testament and in the New testament. Jesus comes in to this World and becomes man so that every human transform himself to Christs dual personality of human and divine so that human can communicate with the Father. To adopt this dual personality of Jesus we must permit the Spirit of Christ to take over our life. How we can do this? We must put God first in each area of our life. How we can put God first in our life?  We must be born again in the Spirit of Christ. How we can have born again in the Spirit of Christ? We must believe in him as our Lord and Master of life and humble or lower our human self of mind, body and Soul to his Control.  How we can do this in action? We can do this by trusting in the Gospel of Christ from the time of creation till our time of Church.

In the above entire process there are three persons of same God working in unity and we call them Holy trinity. When we enter in to a relationship with the Holy Trinity we enter in to the Kingdom of God or presence of God. The Holy trinity lives in our life and we become the Children of God. We become the heirs of this Kingdom, Abba Father as our Father and Jesus Christ our elder brother and the Holy Spirit as our partner and friend in each and everything we do and live. If our actions do not reflect our faith or the Word of God, we become liars or blind guides in the Kingdom of God because we preach what we have not experienced and lived in our lives. Jesus calls this People Hypocrites. St. Paul confirms his preaching backed up with love of God and love of his brothers and sisters. Jesus gave us the Gospel truth and humbled himself in action so Jesus expects us to do the same.

If we humble ourselves by trusting his Words and give the control of our lives in his hands by faith, we can see the mysteries of the Kingdom of God revealed to us.  This revelation of love comes from our Father through Jesus in the form of Holy Spirit. The revelation of Jesus is seen in our Fatherly relationship. We see Jesus as he is in the form of love of God. This love of God must be passed on to the second and generations through Preaching and through our lived life. If we preach and do not live the life of Christ, then we cannot enter the Kingdom of God and saved from Sin. This is the reason Jesus says “everyone say Lord ..Lord will not enter the Kingdom of God but the one who does the Will of my Father but they will say we preached you and did miracles and Wonders in your name but   Father said I do not know you, you wicked generation. So, it is Faith and love which can take us to the Kingdom of God.

We must be careful in choosing the ministries and communities in which we Worship. It is not the miracles and Wonders count but the love of God and love of our brothers and sisters are paramount importance of our faith. If we do not see these two areas in the ministries, then Jesus may tell us not to follow those Communities or preachers or Visionaries or Churches because they are not from God but from World and human mind. These Communities cannot humble down and Wash the feet of their brothers and sisters like Jesus and Mother Theresa did in their life. In any Christian ministry if there is no love of God and Charity of Neighbour missing then that ministry is equal to a Worldly Commercial Enterprise.  So let us not run for miracles , healings , feel good experience or to achieve name  or fame but let us seek the Kingdom of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Forgiveness, self control, Humbleness, meekness, gentleness. I am not writing this because I am perfect  but I have the realisation of the Word of God and trying my level best to follow my servant King through his grace and mercy throughout my life.

 

 

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