December 14 2019, Saturday
Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11
Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19
In those days,
like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah
whose words were as a flaming furnace.
Every Prophet is a sign of God’s Working in this World and all the message spoken through the inspiration of the Holy spirit comes from God himself. Our God is a consuming fire, he consumes all the unwanted things of the World , flesh and Evil and burns them in the eternal fire. The souls of every human is precious and purified due to the fire of the Holy spirit. Sometimes the sudden problems and natural calamities hit our life one after the other , it is a sign for us and the people around us to repent. The Axe is laid upon the bottom of the tree, every tree which does not bear fruit will be cut of and thrown in to the fire. This is the message John the Baptist gave it to the people on the Bank of Jordan. The message of Salvation or Gospel message or God’s love or the Working of the Holy spirit makes a man holy and acceptable to God through his way of life. The Holy spirit is active in every person like active yeast when we bake the Bread. If we do not activate the yeast before mixing in to the dough or if we do nor mold the flour in to a thin dough , the dough does not rise or the whole dough of flour does not activate and soften the texture. God can work in us when we respond to the love of God the Holy spirit who lives in us. When we recognise his presence in our life and put our faith in him completely by relying on him , our life also rises up like a bread flour where heat of the oven or fire of the holy spirit does not burn the dough but passes through and gives a fine baking smell , color and taste but if we do not respond to God’s love , our life remains sturdy and hard , where God’s Consuming fire can not work in our life due to the hardness and non repented heart but burns all the hardness of our life. These are the trials of our life. These are the signs to repent and not a punishment from God. God can not punish anyone , even the anger of God is full of love and a consuming fire of love which destroys the evil but bakes the bread and mold of the potter in to a fine vessel or vase of love.