Thursday of the 27th Week of Ordinary Time
October 8, 2020
Does, then, the one who supplies the Spirit to you
and works mighty deeds among you
do so from works of the law
or from faith in what you heard?
We can interpret Law in to Worldly discipline , rituals , obligations and formalities observed not in love but to please oneself and others. This act is called hypocrisy . St. Paul is not talking about the Ten Commandments of the old Testament but how they have been observed in our life. Ten Commandments in brief represent Love and these ten Commandments can not be observed with a checklist of Yes or No but must be lived in faith and love.
Love supersedes all Commandments and all the Spiritual discipline. When we were anointed with this love , this love drew our life to a different direction. Love leads us to eternal way of our life. The love of God the Holy spirit must be the ultimate and only purpose of our life. When we live our life by any other power like Money Power, Muscle Power , Civil Law, Manipulation of truth, Corruption so on we go against the Spirit of love or the inspiration of the Holy spirit. The common enemy of love in today’s World is Material World.
When we ask God anything in love and for love we will receive it. When we seek anything in love and for love we will find it and when we knock anything in love and for love the door will be opened to us. Love is God and when we ask in love , it is God who puts the inspiration, purpose or burden in our heart to get it to build the Kingdom of love. So the petitions or Intercessions are not to get something for our selfish needs but to build the Kingdom of love or Heaven on this Earth. God provides us without asking but he wants us to ask so that the Pride of our gifts may not take us away from from the love of God.
When we ask we humble ourselves and acknowledge ourselves as Creation and dependents. Many of our prayers are also delayed , it is not because God does not want to give us but we are not able to receive them due to our Pride. The delay kills the Pride of the faithful and makes them humble. This is natural Law because to receive something we must acknowledge ourselves as Creation and dependents in humility. All gifts are in the Air and already provided in abundance , we must just pluck them, but to pluck them we must humble ourselves in Petition and Intercession.
I have seen some people are blessed abundantly and no need to pray for their needs. These people in reality do not depend upon the material world and believe in losing Worldly things for the sake of love. These people may not show outwardly but if we dig deep in to their heart they are so simple and humble all things are available to them. When we knock at the door of Heaven unceasingly and our prayers are not answered , first thing we must do is to stop knocking and examine ourselves why our Prayers are not answered and delayed , a thorough repentance with a humble heart immediately opens the doors of Heaven.
The grace of God falls upon good and Evil in the same measure but the Evil do not experience due to their rebellious and being away from the Word of God. I have seen people who lived in Sin for many years and come to a Retreat and repent their Sins the Holy spirit the love of God poured in to their heart instantly. These people change their life dramatically as living evidence of God’s Love. So let us not worry about the things of this World , what we eat , drink or gather for the future but let us be careful to live in love at every moment of our life. All things are provided and there in the Air , we must just pluck them and eat them in faith and humility. Let us develop this life of walking in the Spirit of Faith and love.
Prayer : Lord teach me to be humble and gentle in my life. Amen.