Friday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time
October 25, 2019
Ps 119:66, 68, 76, 77, 93, 94
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/2019/19_10_25.mp3Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it,
but sin that dwells in me.
So, then, I discover the principle
that when I want to do right, evil is at hand.
For I take delight in the law of God, in my inner self,
but I see in my members another principle
at war with the law of my mind,
taking me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Every Human have a Body , mind and Spirit and these three parts of Human beings have five senses each. We are aware of the five senses of the body, which are sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Human mind also have five senses which are foresight, intuition, Empathy, Trust and peace. The Human Spirit also has five senses Faith, Hope,Praise,Worship and Honor.
There is a constant conflict between the senses of Body & mind . The senses of our mind are Intuition- intellect, Emotions Foresight – Knowledge, Memory , Empathy – understanding , Trust – Will and Peace – Emotions , these senses of our mind direct our body to do certain activities but the senses of the body do something else , they do not obey the soul but controlled by their own instinct . There is one more Soul or intellect or emotions or knowledge working with these senses of the body which are contrary to our self soul. The Evil Spirit has senses of the Soul because it is a spirit and when we succumb to the instinct of our senses of our body , we go against the Law of our Soul and open the door of these senses to one more soul which is the soul of the Evil Spirit which we call SIN.
SIN starts living in our body and start controlling it from with in, despite of our own Soul. Our own Soul can not control our body but the Soul of the Evil Spirit controls our body. When we get angry , we change our bodily appearance by being violent and shout loudly , change the tone or physically abusive , some people’s faces change like a devil,when they get angry, alcoholics automatically walk to a Wine shop without their own will . These are the signs that the Evil controls our body .
If we succumb to the instinct of the senses of our Soul , we open our doors to evil in our Soul . Modern World sins are of intellect, knowledge, emotions which are of senses of Soul. These Sins are dangerous because the evil controls our mind and sends wrong things to do to our body. The wrong ideologies, self motivated ideas, Evil games, horror films, filthy imaginations can influence our mind with the Evil Spirit. The education and discipline and exercise or meditations can benefit our soul and nourish it but can eradicate it from evil influence.
Human Spirit has also has five senses of faith, hope, Praise,Worship and reverence. If a person does not have any moral values in their life, they are controlled by the human intellect and knowledge . Most of the scientists and modern intellects fall in this category. When we do not exercise our faith, hope , Praise. Worship and honor , we start worshiping ourselves and we open the door of our spirit to the Evil. When we worship false values or Evil spirits , we invite those spirits in our Spirit. These are live spirits who control our moral values. The Soul is superior to the Body and the Spirit is superior to the Soul. A spirit can control both mind and body. So a false Worship of Spirits not only bind the Human spirit but Soul and body as well. This is the reason first three commandments are directly related to Human spirit which are very important to observe in our life.
The Salvation plan of Jesus puts all the 15 senses of the body, mind and spirit in order in a faction of second. When we declare with our mouth ” Jesus is Lord” and believe(mind) in our heart(Spirit) that God raised him from the dead, we will be saved. Rom 10:9. All the the corruption of the Evil and SIN is vanished and eradicated by the precious blood of Jesus and we are anointed with the Holy spirit. The holy spirit starts dwelling in our spirit and starts controlling our mind and body. But we need to exercise all 15 senses to the glory of the Holy spirit. When we praise , Worship, Honor , faith , hope in the Lord every moment our life , We feel his presence and relate with him in Person , just like how we relate with one of our best friend.
The study of Scriptures, meditations, reflections, devotions keeps our mind with good knowledge of the Lord, physical Works give us peace of mind and body but they can not save us from the SIN or Evil . We are saved only by exercising the sense of Faith of our Spirit and confessing with our mouth as a testimony of our faith. All the senses of our Body and mind are useful , if our Spirit possess the Spirit of Jesus , then all our meditations, reflections, works of mercy make sense , because they are directed by God himself, therefore all the inspirations are holy and divine. God himself dwells in those activities and people.
When God is with us in our Spirit , we praise , Worship, Honor, Proclaim in our mouth, do works of love, listen to others, pray over people, have compassionate look, understand others, gain knowledge of good things, inspired by the spirit at every moment of our life, get revelations of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, speak Prophesies, in short we exercise all our senses of body , mind and spirit for the glory of God.
If we do not use these senses daily for the glory of God , we may loose the anointing and presence of the Holy spirit in our heart , mind and body and once again land up in the Evil influence. So Salvation is a free choice and free gift of Divine Human relationship. We can loose salvation , if we do not live it . Also we need to unify all our senses together.
If we praise and Worship and honor the Lord daily through our lips and then gossip when we go out of our Worship place, then we become adulterers or unfaithful or hypocrites. God loves sinners who are in the bondage of Evil but God hates Hypocrites who are unfaithful and adulterers who split their hearts between God and Satan. If we worship God in pure heart and love him with all our mind, body and spirit , we can not be double standard in the external life but we see Jesus in each every person like Mother Theresa.