30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 25, 2020
You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
and with all your mind.
This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
This is my Commandment . that you love one another as I have loved you. The commandment of love is a Commandment of Worship and Service. The bottom line of the Commandment is service but to carry out the Service we must be equipped with love. The love of Neighbor is an overflowing action of God’s love in our lives. These are not two commandments but one without another is incomplete . If we want to imitate a Model , we must have a model first and then we can imitate the model and become one of them. If we do not have any model and imitate the model then we do not imitate anything because we do not have a model, how we can imitate. If we have a model and if we do not imitate and look like that model then how we call ourselves in the likeness of the model.
If we understand this one Commandment then it is like we have read and understood the whole Bible and understood Christ in his fullness. This commandment does not only consist the Bible understanding but the understanding and goodness of all the other Religions and Scientific theories and inventions of this World. There are 2 parts in this Commandment 1. Wisdom or Knowledge 2. Service or Charity
- Wisdom or Knowledge : The Wisdom and Knowledge transforms a person from darkness to light or from ignorance to awareness. This enlightenment drives or motivates a person to Service or Charity. We can catch any successful person of this World like Wise-men, Visionaries, Scientists, Saints, Reformists, Industrialists so on , the wisdom and the Knowledge transformed them in to that being and this wisdom and Knowledge driven them to achieve or contribute something for the Whole World.
- Service & Charity : The real achievers are always transformed people, without the Knowledge and Wisdom no human can perform his duties on this Earth. We may name some great Worldly leaders who made their name for wrong reasons of this World. These people did not possess the real Wisdom or Knowledge but used counterfeit or false Knowledge of this World by manipulating the Knowledge and became famous for their greed and selfish Ego.
Jesus Christ came in to this World for everyone and his teachings and commandment must supersede all the Wisdom of this World. Today the Christianity is a supreme Religion of this World not by polarization but by virtue and actions. There are good Religions in this World which teach us good things but they are incomplete. If we see in some Religions there is only the Wisdom or Knowledge of God but no Service and Charity. Some Religions do lots of Charity but there is no real love because they have no knowledge of God .
This is the reason many Religions come in to Error due to no connection between their teaching,example and imitation. Even the Scientific and Industrial researches made for self achievement without having any moral values of love then these inventions or theories come in to an Error or incomplete. We see many Science or theories go on changing from one age to the other and this is one of the reason. Even Science and technology requires Jesus Christ to finish the line because if the invention does not benefit and serve the Society , the invention remains only a concept.
These areas are incomplete for a reason because they need a finisher called Jesus Christ who ran the race to the finishing point and won the race. When other Religions receive Jesus in their own religion and understanding, the quest for God completes in their life.
Pope Francis in the document of Fraternity says all Religions are a plan of God. It is like a relay team , if someone starts running at the finishing line only the fourth person finishes the Winning line and Jesus Christ is that person in every Religion. This started with Judaism due their chosen generation and Christianity emerged from Judaism roots but it will continue in every Religion of this World based upon a single Commandment of love . No one can dispute this because this is the only truth and the truth will set all the ways free. Jesus Christ taught, lived , became example , died for love and resurrected and ascended in to Heaven and seated at the right hand in intercession.
Prayer: Lord Jesus fill me with Wisdom and Charity.amen