Monday of the 34th Week of Ordinary Time
November 23, 2020
They have been ransomed as the first fruits
of the human race for God and the Lamb.
On their lips no deceit has been found; they are unblemished.
Christians are ransomed as first fruits of the Human Race for God and Christ. Christians are Ransomed from the Evil Human Race in to chosen Human race. Christians are first fruits of the Human Race dedicated and offered to God as a Sacrifice of thanksgiving . Christians are unblemished and Holy , no lies or deceit in their lips . Christians are salt and light of the Earth . Christians live in the presence of their Master Jesus Christ.
When we offer ourselves fully for the service of God we become dedicated or covenant people of God. The complete dedication or Covenant or Commitment to the service of God and his values or teachings make us complete Christians. Christianity is not a flexible lifestyle but a dedicated commitment to serve God in all circumstances according to the values of the Gospel. When we compromise in our priorities we miss his values or stray away from him or his values. The only priority God wants from us is to offer ourselves fully and completely and depend only on him in everything.
When Jesus saw the poor Widow in the Gospel, She gave everything she possessed for the service of God. Jesus wants us to give our whole life for the service of God, this is what means being first fruits of the Holy spirit. Christians are not called to be successful people of this World by building big Houses or by gathering possessions and property , in the Kingdom of God these things are rubbish and zero value. God wants his people to live a life pleasing to him in complete dedication to God and for the love of others. All the rest are of no value in the eyes of God. We see many people leaving everything for the service of God and service of the poor. God appreciates it and calls them as his first fruits who live in his presence wherever his presence leads.
Families must live a dedicated life for the service of God and one another. Children must be taught these values on priority than other things like education and Prosperity. Baptism is an invitation and an anointing which empowers every Christian to live in Holiness and values of Christ as first Fruits of Christ. Friends let us increase in love and decrease in the materialism and selfishness. We must choose love and sacrifice the greed of this World , there is no other choice or in between compromise but to loose everything for the Kingdom of love alone. This is an art which we must learn to live and try to teach others. If we try doing this we receive everything which we did not desire in our life by itself.
Prayer : I may live in your presence all the days of my life. Amen.