31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 3, 2019
2 Thessalonians 1:11–2:2
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
We always pray for you,
that our God may make you worthy of his calling
and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose
and every effort of faith,
that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you,
and you in him,
in accord with the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.
God chose Abraham due to his faith in him and promised the Salvation through Israel. All those who put their trust in Jesus are made right with God and the promise of salvation promised to Abraham to bring all nations under one shepherd is fulfilled through Jesus Christ. We are called to be right with God through our faith in Jesus Christ our Savior. The word Salvation is beyond our understanding because the Work of salvation was started before the Creation or before the things which had to be saved and continues even after we encounter our savior in fullness of his work of Salvation in us and through us in him.
God not only calls people to become his children but also makes them worthy to become his children. After we are made his children we are commissioned with the authority and power to fulfill the purpose of our calling with all the gifts and riches of his glory. When Jesus is glorified through our life , we are automatically escalated or glorified in him. This is our calling that we are made worthy for the promises of Christ.
If we have experienced the love of Christ , it must grow like a plant grows every day and become a tree and produce all kind of good flowers or fruit’s . God provides the manure, water, and protects the tree from sickness. The only one thing he expect us to do is to put our faith in his mercy and love in all things we do and completely deny ourselves and stop relying on worldly things and evil desires and be in neutral gear in our life so he can freely drive our life.
The Salvation is not one time activity or experience but a life long process which ends at the crown of glory in Heaven. In this process of purification of our soul , the spirit constantly teaches, purifies our thoughts and motives and reveals us the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. We must live our Salvation in tremble and fear because the Creator of Heaven and Universe lives in our heart as a guest , he is our destiny so speed or always busy life or drawing high goals in our life is foolishness because he is our destiny, goal and eternal life. If we live his life , he will live our life on this Earth. If we have a plan as per our mind, we must discard that plan and concentrate on the reality of our life despite of the nature of life by fully relying on his mercy and love in all things. When we live this kind of life the Spirit of God takes complete control of our life and leads our life in his fullness with Glory and might. This is the real walk in the Salvation Plan .