Wednesday of the 14th Week of Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot
July 11, 2018
The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Today’s readings call us to believe in the Word of God -the Gospel and live forever. Is this not exciting … we hear stories in the Novels, movies, blind beliefs that if we attain or achieve or find some ways of life or precious stones or Water or some great adventurous achievements we can live a better life or immortal life overriding the time & situation. Movie makers and Novelists have made billions through these fiction stories and movies. The contempory youth and professionals like these kinds of stories and spend their time and money in this entertainment.
In todays Gospel Jesus Commissions and gives authority to the twelve disciples to make miracles of Healing, Deliverance and proclaim the Gospel of truth the Word of God and save them from the Evil , Flesh and the World and live forever in the Kingdom of love , Joy & Peace.
If we see in today’s World, the knowledge and Wisdom of God used to form a counterfeit to the Gospel truth. Gospel truth has been manipulated in such a way that it makes sense and accepted as the modern way of life. My son wanted to watch the movie of avengers-Infinity War and I accompanied him to understand the World. If we watch all the modern movies, the concept has been taken from the Scriptures and manipulated in to a fiction story. In the movie infinity stones and super powers and super humans resemble to the miracles and prophets of the old and new. The infinity War against the Evil World has been going on since the time of Creation. The Hero of our real movie Jesus Christ has won the Victory over Evil World and given us his Body and Blood and Word to consume and live forever.
In the first reading the Israelites forgot the mercy of God and started manipulating the Law in the form of rituals but lost the real essence the love of God and his authority. this World in to super modern World but to change this World in to a loving and caring World. Jesus is going to come back to form this loving World of love and transform this World in a Kingdom of God.
Are we ready to change this World in to a loving World. Jesus has sown the seed of Gospel of love in to every soul , especially in to the Christians. It is the responsibility of every Christian to bear fruits of love and multiply by spreading this Gospel of love in Word and witness. Today let us resolute that we Christians make our homes, children, family , Work place , enterprises, nations not high tech and modern places but places of love , joy , peace , patience, self-control, and all the rest of the things of this World will follow by itself . When this activity is complete , this whole World will turn in to Heaven . This is the original plan of God for man and Jesus will be the King and Centre of life who reign our life forever.