31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34 Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
God is under our nose and we search him all over the World except in our own life. The spirit of God dwells in us and prompts us to choose truth in every reasoning of our will. When we refuse to listen to his promptings in that area of our life, we shut the door to him and refuse him to come in and help us to do God’s Will. These internal promptings are in built in every human being , irrespective of Caste, religion , color , ethnicity , poor or uneducated or any state of our being. When respond to the prompting of the Spirit in our life , the spirit of God comes in that area of our life and reveals lord’s purpose of that situation. If we live our life without responding to the prompting or voice of the Conscience , we live a life according to the flesh. Animals do not have the promptings of the Spirit and live a life of their instinct . Sometimes we lose our human status and accept animal instinct . We not only act in animal instinct but listen to the prompting of the Evil spirit and do things of the evil hence permit Evil to dominate our lives in those areas of our life.
We must watch & pray to the Spirit of God before we do anything in our life. There is a constant battle goes on between choosing good and evil in our mind at every moment of our life. When we are watchful in prayer, submitting our will to the will of the Father and wait on the Lord for the light of truth, we understand very clearly what is from God and Evil. When we are not sure what we need to do, the best thing is to stay calm and not to panic of the consequences or losses but wait on the Lord in Faith and hope. This is an art of discernment in our life. The Evil brings haste, impulsiveness , confusion and fear externally but we need to tell the storm to be calm and wait on the Lord for his grace . God’s grace and light always shows us the direction but the pollution created by us in our past life keeps the grace at distant and not able to see the things as they are. But when we wait on the Lord, the pollution settles and the light shines brightly in that area. Prayer and watchfulness does not influence the spirit but settles us down in calmness so that we may see the things in it’s original shape.
The Salvation of our God is knocking at our door at every moment of our life , we need to accept him and live with him. The Salvation, Charity , love , evangelisation is one package deal given to us at every moment of our life but we are not able to recognize this deal of the Lord in our life and seek it externally in churches and Scriptures. The scriptures and the church help us to understand ,discern ,grow and nourish our Salvation but to do the will of the Father , we need to rely upon the Spirit of God in acceptance. The spirit of God , the Scriptures , the Church are three components which help us to build our salvation. All the three are one and the same and God himself who correspondence in human way.
To listen to the promptings of the voice of our conscience is the fundamental duty of our life. We will be judged on these responses and actions. Many a times we are involved in external spirituality and forget to listen to our own spirit and act upon his promptings. If we activate all our senses of the Spirit and put our mind and spirit in line with the spirit , we can call ourselves spiritual but if we live in our flesh and intellectual and pride of our mind , then we live in external spiritual realm. This kind of spirituality keeps us away from God. We do many prayers, scripture studies, charities , church activities, evangelisation,live a disciplined life but if we fail to do the things assigned to us by the will of our Father and engage in many other things which are not assigned to us then we are going against the Will of the Father. To understand our Vocation or God’s Will of our life is to listen to the voice of our Spirit and act upon his promptings.