Monday of the 16th Week of Ordinary Time
July 20, 2020
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
What the LORD requires of you:
Only to do the right and to love goodness,
and to walk humbly with your God.
God created Human Being plain and simple, but Human has made himself very Complicated with many desires and demands of this World. The purpose of creating the Human is very simple, just to love God by doing good and be right before him,through his righteousness and walk humbly before him, acknowledging his love as the source of our goodness, and not to walk in pride of self righteousness.
The so called HIFI Fundas and HIFI Gurus of our time made the religion ( purpose of our life ) so much complicated , the main essence of righteousness is missing in our life. Prophet Micah gives a simple definition to the Purpose of our life in the first reading. The God of love wants his children to walk in his shadow of love but people have time and again drifted away from his Shadow and lost in the rate race of the Worldly life. God of love gathers them time and again towards him but more he come near them, more they run away from him. We run away from the real love in to a artificial love of show off of the World.
The Lord has blessed us with a family and we are suppose to love them and nurture them by witnessing them in living in God’s love but we have forgotten our first and foremost calling or duty ,and involved in so many other activities like Prosperity, Education, Social Work, Evangelisation so on. These activities are not bad but without following our basic call to love our Lord in our families and jumping in to other secondary responsibilities are escapism from the reality . We want to wear a mask of a good man to the outside World with our BMW , Mercedes , PhD’s on our Collar and so called Social Worker or Preacher of the Word of God, but if love does not exist in our own families , all the name and fame will be dumped at the rubbish Bin at the Kingdom of God or the day of judgement. On the day of judgement the question and answers to the test is based only on love and nothing else and if we think other things give us more marks then my friend it is time to change your Tutor. The best area to test our love of God and Neighbor is our own family , if we fail in this calling then we must pause and evaluate our life and renew our life with love and become witness of Gods love.
When we teach our Children to love God , they point out at the Parents if they have lived themselves in love specially as Couples. If Couples fight at home , Children are definitely are going to notice and we can not be Hypocrites to teach them which we do not practice in our own life. If we practice love, our Children automatically become Children of love and there is no doubt in it. If someone has a doubt on this then they must evaluate their own life and not correct their Children but ask a question to themselves do I witness Gods love in my family. God straight looks at our heart and nothing else .
In this Pandemic we have an opportunity to witness in our own families so let us take this time from the hands of God and turn back from our hypocrite life and live a life of love and righteousness by walking humbly before God and each other.
Prayer : Lord pour out your Spirit of Love in my heart so that I can love others Amen.