Mysteries of the Kingdom of God are revealed to those who work on them and use them to build the Church.

Monday of the 25th Week in Ordinary Time
Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
September 23, 2019

Today’s Prayer:Beloved Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness because my actions have not always been a reflection of what You have sown in me. Amen.

Today’s Readings:Ezra 1:1-6
Ps 126:1b-6
Luke 8:16-18
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/092319.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/2019/19_09_23.mp3

 

For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
Take care, then, how you hear.
To anyone who has, more will be given,
and from the one who has not,
even what he seems to have will be taken away.”

The Holy spirit  has been given to every person to change himself and then change others. The Holy spirit can not live in a private property but it is the love and image of God which must change our self in to the love and image of God and change others. In the first reading of today , King Cyrus who was a Pagan King listens to the message of Prophet Jeremiah and acts upon the message to build the Kingdom of God and proclaim his name in his own house first and to the end of the World. Prophet Jeremiah had to go through so many troubles in his life for the Word of God revealed to him. Half of his life was spent in Prison and  fear  of men due to his message of truth to the King and people. This  one man receives the mysteries of the kingdom of God and puts his trust in them and speaks those truth to others. When  we speak  the Word of the Spirit  of truth , the first reaction is refusal and then persecution but the the spirit of truth is like a Bore well dug in a hard and deep earth where there are all kind of odds and hardened rocks and muddy dirt and finally reaches to the spring of water which never dries even in the famine.

God reveals his mysteries to all who hear attentively to the word of God in the Scriptures, in our  personal prayer, through other matured people of wisdom , circumstances of our life , Creation and even in the common truths of other religions. If we hear them from the Lord and act upon them like King Cyrus did in his Kingly Authority , this word will accomplish its purpose in this world through us. But if we are not attentive to the Word of God in our lives and do not ponder and reflect upon it , we waste  our lives looking at the outer shell of the scriptures , Circumstances, personal messages, Creation and even take other Religions as an offence to the Word of God. God can speak anywhere even in the darkest and most troublesome and even in the so called evil acts  of our lives. We need to unfold these hidden  mysteries in these situations and throw the rubbish outer layer and take that precious pearl which wrapped in these situations of our life. Nothing happens by chance in our lives but has a definite purpose in our lives . When we reflect upon them the mystery is revealed to us.

The more we are attentive to the Spirit of God who talks to us every moment of our life and reflect and act upon his promptings , we will be shown greater mysteries of the kingdom of God and one  day whole Heaven itself, but if we concentrate on the Worldly and outer circumstances, and lose the real content of the Circumstance and argue and blame our self, God and each other, then we lose whatever given to us. It is wrong to say that the Holy spirit is taken away from us but it is a fact that we throw the source of life to the rubbish Garbage and collect the rubbish and store in our mansions to get rotten more and smell and destroy ourselves and our family and friends around us.

The word of God reveals the truths but only when we ponder and reflect on it , the only write ups  in the Bible are like reading a novel . When we ponder , study and meditate on the word of God , the outer Shell of the literacy and style peels of and real seed of the word can be seen in our eyes of faith. When this Seed applied in our lives , it sprouts to 100 fold of harvest in the Kingdom of God. All the other seeds sown in personal prayer, daily life, through our  elders, in traditions of the Church and even in in the Common truths of other Religions must be respected and received from the Hands of God and applied in the faith grounds of Charity, Holiness, discipline, ecumenism and inter religious dialogue . The people like Mother Theresa understood this Concept and built a kingdom of love on this Earth and more was given to her in  her  worldly poverty to build the kingdom of God.

 

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