Saturday June 6, 2020
2 Timothy 4:1-8
Psalm 71:8-9, 14-17, 22
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more
than all the other contributors to the treasury.
For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth,
but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had,
her whole livelihood.”
The Kingdom of God can not be measured in Worldly Prosperity and Success but in the values of Christ. On the final day or Judgement day I am sure there will be Chaos , the people who thought themselves holy and sure of the Kingdom will be rejected in the Kingdom of God and the people who thought themselves poor in Spirit will qualified to enter the Kingdom of God. God’s judgement is only one thing we must ponder in our entire life and strive to live the Salvation in fear and trembling ,because we do not know his Wisdom and Justice.
When we buy any product or adopt a way of life , there are some core guidelines to follow , the success has been evaluated in line with the guidelines and not the amount of work we have done in the project. If there is something does not fall under the guidelines, it will be thrown in to the junk. I remember writing my first Essay in one of my studies with many things to look it high profile , I spent all possible hi tech and Contemporary material but it was rejected for the first time without any credits. When I met my Professor for a tutorial , he showed me the guidelines for the Essay and none of the guidelines were met and the purpose of the Essay remained blank or junk.
In our life , if we do not use Christian values or Gospel values or Ten Commandments or God’s image of love as our guidelines then our whole life is a big waste or it is like a mass gathering of rubbish temporary things of this World which perish and stink. When we love God/ Neighbor , we must love as Jesus loved us . Jesus gave himself completely and to accomplish his mission he suffered and died on the Cross. The sufferings/persecutions /inconveniences are part of Christian life on this earth. These are the core guidelines of Jesus teaching or of the Gospel. If we teach something people want to hear then these very teachings do not fall under the guidelines of Christ teaching or teachings of love. The message of Cross or Message of Be attitudes of Christ are the guidelines , these guidelines resemble ten commandments , Word of God , Jesus . Holy-spirit , Father , love of God , Church , a follower of Christ , Priest , Pastor, Christian Charity and Christian Preaching .
If our Charity or preaching or Community is not inline with the guidelines of Christ then all our Charities and preaching s are a big waste . If we have many centers and big buildings or many numbers does not fall in the guidelines of the teachings of Christ but goes against it. This trend is Worldly and will not help to enter the Kingdom of God. The Churches must evaluate these core values and step out with Christian teaching or Christian Charity like Paul and the Widow who gave everything they had in their life and entered in to the kingdom of God.