Saturday January 1, 2022
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
The LORD said to Moses:
“Speak to Aaron and his sons and tell them:
This is how you shall bless the Israelites.
Say to them:
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon
you, and be gracious to you!
The LORD look upon you kindly and
give you peace!
So shall they invoke my name upon the Israelites,
and I will bless them.”
God has created this World good and beautiful , there is nothing worthless or ugly in this World. Man has been given the stewardship to manage, nurture and multiply the goodness of God showered upon this Earth. If we see in the Bible , God reminds us from Adam till the present day to be good stewards in our day today lives. A good steward always represents his Master and carries out the responsibilities given to him in his day today life. A good Steward always a handmaid of the Lord who listens, expects and waits upon his Master. Mother Mary was one of the good Steward or Handmaid of the Lord who Carried out the mission given to her by pondering upon the hidden mysteries of God which were yet to be understood or revealed in her life. Moses was another good Steward who humbled himself to offer his life to do will of God.
When we carry out our given responsibilities of our day today work by listening or keeping the Commandments of God, we do the Will of God. Many people try to seek the Will of God by visiting the visionaries, Shrines, Astrology, Counseling, influences so on but the Master’s will is to continue the things that we are doing in the light of the Gospel. Gospel of Christ or love of God or the Holy spirit or the Commandments or the Word of God illuminates our life in truth. To live in the Gospel of Christ is to live in the Blessings of God. Mother Mary, Moses, Abraham, David and all biblical figures lived in the light of the Gospel and Blessings followed them.
What is a Biblical or God’s Blessing ? A Biblical Blessing or God’s Blessing is not at all Worldly Prosperity which we often misunderstand or misinterpret or wrongly preach, a real blessing of God is to carry on our Work in peace and in the grace of God. When we offer the Work of our hands to God in our daily life and carry out in the light of the Gospel it becomes a Blessings to our self and a blessing to others. This Work may not bring Worldly Prosperity or good luck or success but the work which we carry out brings peace ,love,joy to ourselves and others. The success in numbers and quantity are Worldly but success in the Kingdom of God are sacrifice and service.
Mother Mary sacrificed her life for the Gospel and became blessed among all the Women and awarded to become the Mother of God. Mary was a simple girl of Israel , did not do great things in her life but lived her day today life in the Commandments of God and the Blessings of God or God’s favor came upon her through the Angel Gabriel. This Blessing did not give her Worldly Prosperity or Worldly Queen ship but gave her an invitation to give her life for the Salvation plan and become the co partner with God himself and become the Mother of God.
We need to be very careful when we Bless others or ask God’s Blessing because every God’d Blessing comes with a mission of God and this mission of God always a part of the Salvation plan on this Earth, which makes us co partners in the Salvation plan. Mary was promised with many Blessings by Gabriel Angel but all the blessings fulfilled in Heavenly Context but not in Worldly context so it is always wrong to interpret Blessings of God in Worldly context.
Every Blessing of God makes good stewards or handmaid of the Lord. When there are persecutions , pain, oppositions, accusations, humiliations, injustice in our day today life we must understand that these are the reactions or retaliations of this World preventing us not to carry out our daily work but to stop doing it . Mother Mary and all Biblical figures went through these trials, Jesus himself went through all these things but people who persevered by becoming the hand maid and doing the Will of the Father achieved the Salvation plan given to us in our daily life. Jesus was not recognized by people in his Earthly life but recognized by the World after his death and resurrection. We must strive to do work not for our Worldly recognition but for heavenly recognition by sacrifice and service which are the descending order to be successful in the Kingdom of God where we will crowned with Glory by Christ in Heaven after our death.
Prayer: Lord Bless us to do your will in our daily life in year 2022.