Jesus is the only real Shortcut and the eternal lifestyle of our life.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 5, 2020

Today’s Readings:Zechariah 9:9-10
Ps 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14
Romans 8:9, 11-13
Matthew 11:25-30
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:


For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

The modern World looks for short cuts or easy ways in their daily life , Jesus is speaking in the Gospel of this short cut in our life. Jesus is the real short cut of our life ,and  all the rest of the short cuts are deceptive because when we use these short cuts we end up in more trouble or trapped by the Enemy. Jesus short cut takes us to the real rest of peace and happiness of our life.

Let us understand what is Jesus instant solution to our Problems. Jesus teaches us to embrace the problem in willingness and not run away from the Problem. The intelligence , Knowledge , education of our mind teaches us to run away from the difficulties of our life by using technology , Finance , influence to a better life. People migrate from one nation to to the other for better life and lifestyle and prosperity but do they rest in peace is the question?  The real rest to our life comes as a result to embrace our suffering in willingness by accepting the sufferings as the will of God in our life, and be grateful for the sufferings.

Jesus showed this by himself by surrendering to the Will of the Father at the Garden of Gethsemane. The Garden of Gethsemane , the agony which he went through were the real test for him to accept the path of suffering or reject it . Jesus  had a choice because he was the second person of trinity and in all sense equal to God but he listens to the  Spirit and not the flesh and martyred his flesh and became victorious in Spirit through his Resurrection. Jesus taught us this secret in the whole Gospel , if we study the Gospel in a meticulous way , there is only one thing said not to listen to the Flesh, World and Devil but listen to Spirit who dwells in our Conscience.

We must go against the current of this World and this gives us real life in Spirit. The Flesh , world and devil tricked us to follow them but the Spirit of God calls  us to humble ourselves, become meek and suffer for the good cause not in grumbling or criticizing or protesting but in forgiveness , praying , doing good , loving them and serving them. This was the real identity of early Christians and that is how Christians were different from the others , and many people were drawn towards this kind of lifestyle and became Christians not to earn Prosperity or success in their life but to seek the real rest in their life . This life is an art and only can be experienced once we embrace it and lived as per the Spirit of Love.

I do not think there is any other life which is more meek or humble or poor or forgiving or loving or suffering in joy than the life taught and witnessed by Jesus. This is the reason Jesus is the real truth and real light of the World who illuminates the World with his Gospel of love and truth. If any person who refuses this real meek person called Jesus in his life is already judged and condemned to eternal death because the real light came to this earth and People chose darkness or other Shortcuts of the World of success and Prosperity. The Calamities are reminders or invitations to turn back from these shortcuts because during the Calamities the Worldly powers are deactivated for a certain period of time and handed over to the Natural Law .

The Sabbath rest of Sunday was introduced to rest with our Spirit and being content with our life with a Thanksgiving Sacrifice of Eucharist in a Meal of love and Sharing with our family and friends ,but for the World the Sunday is a Holiday and a resting day with all the Worldly Comforts and addictions  like  movie , Alcohol , Sex and Shopping . As per the study  these passions double on the day of sabbath rest . We need to ask a question to ourselves  do we rest with our Spirit or with our flesh.  If we rest in our flesh , the result is eternal death. This is nothing new, Jesus rested in Spirit , all saints rested in Spirit , the Church Doctrines teach us to rest in the Spirit but if we seek our rest in Money , World , Evil , Flesh and the Success of this World , my friend we are in a trap and it is a time to come out of this trap and embrace Jesus the Suffering and servant King in our life.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus reveal me the Father’s love ,the love my enemies , to love my sufferings and the love of God the Holy spirit  who reveals  me all the hidden mysteries of the Kingdom of God Amen.

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