21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 23, 2020
Ps 138:1-3, 6, 8
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
God is a Revelation , God reveals himself through his Son Jesus Christ. Jesus is the complete revelation of God. There is no more revelations to come in to this World except Jesus. This is the reason the Scripture says there is no Salvation without Jesus or without Jesus we can not see God. The meaning of revelation is an unknown or supernatural experience which did not exist in the Worldly things or sourced from the World. Moses had this experience at the Burning Bush and every Man and Women of God had this revelation of Jesus in their life. When they had this revelation, they left everything which they were depending in their life and followed that Revelation which was giving them joy ,power,satisfaction and comfort and Salvation in their life. When we walk through the light or inspiration of this Revelation we meet God himself in our lives.
How to have this revelation of God in our life? The revelation does not come from the Knowledge or education of this World but only through the Wisdom of the Holy spirit. St.Peter was not educated and rough in nature from the Countryside but he was waiting for the Messiah in sincere and zealous heart , and one day Messiah himself calls him to follow him and he leaves everything and follows him. Moses was zealous for his people and God calls him in the Burning Bush. St.Paul was Zealous for Law and persecuted Christians but Jesus revealed himself to him. Thomas was sincere in his doubt and unbelief and Jesus reveals himself to him as Lord and God. If we search God in sincere heart whoever he or she may be God reveals himself to them, God does not see our Religion or any other states of life,even if we seek him in the rock in sincere and zealous heart of love he will reveal to us and lead us to the whole truth Jesus.
God looks at our heart , how genuine in love and sincere we are in truth and he enters in our heart. When we believe our Knowledge or false ideologies or Evil values as our God these become the major barriers for God to reveal himself in our life. If we make a sincere prayer to God to reveal himself to us by neutralizing our values he takes the drivers seat and starts driving our lives. There were many disciples but only Peter was revealed the real identity of the Messiah. Other disciples used their Historical scriptural Knowledge to recognize Jesus but Peter relied on the wisdom of his sincere heart the Holy spirit. When we use Worldly knowledge to seek God we fall in to an error but if we seek God humbly waiting on him to reveal us then he will call us personally holding our hand and take us to those places and missions where he wants to assign us. He will give us his authority to open and close the doors of the Kingdom of God and bind and over power every Evil on this Earth.
Prayer : Abbah Father reveal your love Jesus to us Amen.