There is plenty of place in the Heart of Jesus.

 

A Prayer Reflection for:

Tuesday of the 31st Week of Ordinary Time
November 6, 2018

Today’s Readings:

Philippians 2:5-11
Ps 22:26-32
Luke 14:15-24
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/110618.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/18_11_06.mp3

Go out to the highways and hedgerows
and make people come in that my home may be filled.

We see in the Gospel of today, Jesus who was a guest at the dinner table becomes the host by inviting the people to the banquet of the Kingdom of God.

If we compare this parable to our current situations, we get many invitations to serve God in our own lives, but our selfish desires and Worldly priorities overweigh the Heavenly peace of mind. We think by achieving the success of this World but on the contrary we lose the real love , joy , peace of life which can come only through God’s  love.

We must open a Bank account of love & Charity and accumulate more & more wealth of love. This wealth of love & charity keeps us permanently in the presence of God. This Bank account of love & charity does not end in our physical death but remains for ever.

If we read the parable and reflect upon it Jesus is calling us for the Heavenly Banquet of God’s love. If we love God with all our heart , mind and Body we will love our neighbour as well because Jesus gave himself as sacrifice to the Whole World.

We can not love our neighbour by our human determination or discipline because every human act has a selfish desire in it, but when we are one with Jesus and imitate him, the love of God pours out of our heart towards our neighbour. This is the reason Jesus is calling every person of this World to come to him and be one with him because he has already saved them from Sin and made a room in his heart to dwell for ever. This is the reason Lord Jesus is special and only saviour of the World. All other ways of life are temporary solutions and based on Law and discipline. These ways may show us the way but can not complete or reach us to the destination.

There is an urgency to force people to come to Jesus because the chosen people of God are backsliding or struck to the spell of this World. As the parable clearly says go to the Highways and Hedgerows and make people to come in to the Kingdom of God. This means we must catch their hand bring them to the Kingdom of God. we need to make or force our children to do good just like we force our children to be literate. This force is not negative but disciplinary and constructive.

Many people are losing the Kingdom of God due to the silly satisfactions of Sin. Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 Silver Coins who was so good to him through out his life and later realised his mistake how silly he was to deny the invitation to the Kingdom of God. We also may be excusing ourselves from the invitation when we get  an opportunity for a life changing retreat or  a confession or to help/forgive our neighbour . Let us search our life and if you listen to the calling of God today let us not harden out heart but listen to him and follow him. God has prepared a banquet of Heaven for every person of this World and expects everyone to come to him and dwell in him forever because our hearts are particles of his heart and unless and until each and every heart of this World unites with him he will not be full but always seeking the souls to fill the place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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