Thursday of the 14th Week of Ordinary Time
July 9, 2020
Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
For I am God and not man,
the Holy One present among you;
I will not let the flames consume you.
The Divine Trinity is like Sun always shining on the good or bad . God is not partial or limited in love like human. When we reflect upon God’s mercy and love we must acknowledge him as he is otherwise we misunderstand him as human or like any other Pagan God. When we ponder upon the attributes and features of God we come in to the knowledge of God , and this real knowledge of God takes us to the real wisdom of God. The knowledge of God is a human effort to seek God but Wisdom comes from God as an answer to our quest to seek him. This Wisdom of God enlighten our mind ,body and Spirit and bring healing , deliverance, love, peace and righteousness in our life. Our quest for God ends and we become content in our life and become instruments to pass on the Wisdom which we experienced in our life to other people who are in the quest of God or misunderstand God or accepted other idols like Money, Prosperity , false worship, flesh, success as their God.
When we become the instruments to reach out others we reach out in our past failure to recognize him as a testimony of our quest , we reach out in our failure to recognise him as God , we reach out recognizing our weakness . When we approach in this attitude we embrace our brothers and sisters as our own companions in search of God but we are not judgmental and superficial in our approach but reaching out in love and service. If someone does not understand wisdom of love and mercy we show them,we need not to be disappointed but move out to others who are wandering in the wilderness.
The concept of reaching out God’s love to others has been misunderstood by many Christians. The Knowledge of the Word of God or God’s love is our personal search and this knowledge if we share with others , it becomes an ideology but if we share the wisdom of God by loving them in action we put our ideology or faith in action.This act of love is God himself and this chemistry of Witness in love transforms the Individual in love. God’s love is contagious, much more contagious than the Virus’s of this Earth. The power of love diminishes the darkness of these Viruses but there is a sacrifice in act of love. The ultimate sacrifice of love is to die for the people by serving them in love , this what Jesus did in his life.
The ideologies make people to live life on feelings and not in love . Love is not a Knowledge or feeling good but a constant decision to do good at all odd circumstances of our life. When we have this attitude in our life,if someone reject our love ,we are not disappointed but become happy that we are in the right place treating the spiritually sick people like a Spiritual Doctor. If people reject the ideologies they can be excused but if someone rejects the real love shown them and persecutes them then they are already committed the offence of rejecting God in their life. This is self Judgement , God does not judge us but gives us a choice not only in the idea of God’s Word but God’s Word in the action of love and service. God’s judgement is love but if we reject love we judge ourselves and walk towards the valley of darkness .
Lord Jesus give us the true knowledge and Wisdom of God and make us the instruments of Wisdom to others Amen.