Jesus warns us the consequences of wrong understanding of the Gospel.

 

Monday of the 25th Week of Ordinary Time
September 24, 2018

Today’s Readings:

Proverbs 3:27-34
Psalm 15:1-5
Luke 8:16-18
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092418.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/18_09_24.mp3

Take care, then, how you hear.

Today’s readings talk about the knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. God reveals his Knowledge and himself to those who seek him in true and humble heart. The Word of God reveals knowledge of the Kingdom of God, but this Knowledge is given to us to experience him and imitate him in Words and deed and witness others in Word and deed.

God’s knowledge & Kingdom is love and giving, if we are not people of giving and share the word of God then there is something wrong in our sharing because the entire Knowledge of the Word of God is giving and love. If we do not share love to our brothers or sisters but share the Word of God then the word of God does not transform in to life or Spirit but remains only the Words of books. This is the reason we can not see the signs and wonders in todays Church .

Today in the Gospel Jesus says take care how you hear the Word of God. Some people hear the word of God only to preach others and not understand the true meaning of the Word of God and practice and witness. Some people hear the Word of God only for Prosperity and preach others only for prosperity.

The Word of God gives us the knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. These mysteries are hidden and can be obtained only by living the Word of God in our lives. It is like a seed sowed in the ground and grown as a plant and reap a harvest of fruits. In the same way when we understand the Gospel of light which enlightens our lives ,must be taken in holy and humble heart and lived and yield in proportion. These yielded fruits of love must be shared  as a witness to others. This is real kind of Evangelisation.

Jesus warns all those people who preach wrong Gospel or live a life of evil and preach the precious word of God, that the true spirit of God will be taken away from those people of God and given to the poor and humble in Spirit who welcome his spirit in truth and Spirit.

We see the God’s call and priesthood has been taken in a casual attitude and some parts of the Church has become like any other institution of the World. Today Jesus calls the Church for a renewal of Heart and understand the precious doctrines of the Church and be a servant and poor Church who cares for the poor and humble like Mother Theresa who built a Church all over the World by her life and Service. St. Francis Assisi built this kind of Church and brought a major renewal to the Church. We must practise Mother Theresa in our time and like Mother Theresa we must be servants of the poor and downtrodden. This is real Christianity and not just going for Sunday Mass and live a Worldly life of accumulating and gathering the riches of this World.

Divine Retreat Centre an upcoming Evangelisation Centre try to practice this kind of Charity and preach the Word of God to the ends of the Earth. So let us understand the word of  God as it is and reflect it and apply in our life and witness it through various ministries to reach out to the dark World.

 

 

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