God is With us and in us in our daily life.

Friday of the 17th Week of Ordinary Time

July 31, 2020

Today’s Readings:Jeremiah 26:1-9
Ps 69:5, 8-10, 14
Matthew 13:54-58
www.usccb.org/bible/readings/073120.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/2020/2020-07-31“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and in his own house.”
And he did not work many mighty deeds there
because of their lack of faith.

Who is a Prophet ? A Prophet is the one who proclaim or represent or ambassador of Gods love. God or Gods love lives among us and with us and in us but  we seek him everywhere except in our own family  and in our self. God is love and he lives with us in our daily routine and with people whom we interact daily and often in our lives. If we reject or take offense on these people or our daily routine or circumstances then we reject God or Gods love or Holy spirit in our lives.

God or Gods love is not  imaginary or superficial and can not be attained by meditating or chanting some verses or  Rituals or Sacrifices  but these things point us or enlighten us  or show a way to encounter God in our daily life. Faith is Human Divine Relationship , if our faith is only superficial and not active then this kind of faith does not produce love. When we recognize or realize our faith in action in our daily life and actions , a miracle takes place in our families.

We hear many people complaining , saying we have done hundred Retreats and in the the renewal or living a life pleasing to God for last 25 years but there is no transformation of our family or there is no ministry emerged from us or there are no miracles taking place when we preach or teach or live our life. The main reason for this spirituality is they live in a fancy  imaginary Spiritual World of Ferries and angels around them and a big horned devil fighting against them and there is big war happening in their imaginary mind. Their prayers and intercessions are based on these imaginative figures but in reality these figures do not exist but only a imagination. Who is Holy spirit , Holy spirit is love of God and love of God is not an imagination but a solid reality.

St. Ignatius of Loyola  comes up with a Ignatian Spirituality which gives us opportunity to reflect in thoughts and promptings led by actions positive or negative. The positive promptings or thoughts  which build goodness and love which is called the Good Spirit, and Negative promptings   which destroys or goes against love and goodness is called Evil Spirit. In our lives there is a Warfare between our choices and wills and priorities   because there is a physical warfare happening in our daily life , among our family , friends and work places. If we choose Gods love as our Will or choices or priorities then we accept him in our lives practically and then miracles and ministries emerge from our own family.

Superficial and ritualistic Spirituality takes us away from God because when we encounter God in our daily life , we do not recognise him because we have made wrong image of God or Gods love or Holyspirit or Jesus in our lives. This is idol Worship , people of other religion have done this through their imaginations and carved imaginative figures and started worshiping them. The superficial fanatics have written Novels and inspirations and meditations and these Superficial imaginative work have emerged as big World religions of our time.   The Natives of Jesus had the same Superficial and ritualistic image of God in them and rejected the Words of Gods love which could give them and teach them to live a life of love.  St. Ignatius of Loyola lived a life giving glory to God in each and every activity of his life by choosing Gods love as his choice and decision. Let us ponder on his Spirituality and make him a model who can inspire us to recognise the real image of God in our lives.

Prayer : Lord transform us to recognize your real image of love in our lives Amen.

 

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