Thursday of the First Week of Advent
December 5, 2019
Beloved Lord, I ask for Your forgiveness, because my actions have not always been a reflection of what You have sown in me. Amen.
Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Today’s readings say everyone say Lord ..Lord will not be saved but only those who do the Will if the Father.
In our life all things are going to pass away but three things will remain Love, Faith and Hope. These are the sesnses of our Spirit which can not pass away because they are from the Spirit and will remain even after our physical death.
Love of God and Neighbour is the Will of God , all the other things are support functions to acheive our love relationship. If we stay at mountain top with our Spiritual realms or Spiritual experiences or Spiritual signs and Wonders then we are deceived of real vocation which is love and Charity. This is the reason Christian life is not a monastic life, but a life lived with a group of people.The God’s love must be experienced through Scriptures, prayer life but put in to action with our fellow beings. It is like driving a Vehichle, if we learn to drive in classes and get a licence to drive but do not drive a Vehichle through out our life and at the end of our life , if we call ourselves a driver then all learning and the driving licence has not value because we have not utilised that licence or Skills in our day today life. In the same way if we are Baptised and have great learning of the Scriptures and Spiritual exercises but these gifts do not put in to a ministry of love and serve the poor and oppressed then all our learnings is a waste of time because we have not connected to the living body of Christ on this Earth.
Love is believing Christ in action and the greatest level of faith, there is no faith greater than love and hope in the Lord. When we grow in faith , we grow in love and hope of Salvation. The will of God is to respond to him in love.
We see many faith centred ministries in these days but very few ministries of love. If there is no love exercised in faith ministry then that ministry will be in danger just like that house which was built on sand collapsed during trials and tribulations. Love is the output in Christian life and rest of the things are the inputs invested to acheive the output of love because Love is meeting God or God himself, which is the centre and only vocation of our life.
Families are the best of the Ministries to exercise our faith and spiritual experiences. Pray & Love must be the mission statement of our Christian life.