God wants Mercy and not Sacrifice….

Fifth Sunday of Lent
April 3, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Isaiah 43:16-21
Ps 126:1-6
Phil 3:8-14
John 8:1-11
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/040322-YearC.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-04-03

The People who live their life according to the rules and regulations are like a Horse which has been guided by its eye gears , it can not see left or right but only straight. The self righteousness takes us away from others and make us self centered and a dictator of our life. The righteousness can come from God alone , righteousness can not be attained by following Law because Law is only an indicator which points at God’s Righteousness , if we follow the indicator but fail to reach the goal which the indicator wants us to search through its signs and clues , we fail to reach the treasure and wander like a nomad in the Wilderness and the rat race of our life. The main difference between other ways of life and Christianity is this point. We may see excellent people and ideologies of this World which focus on discipline and Worldly prosperity. All good and disciplined ways of our life lead us to a perfect man with in us and this perfect man is a self righteous man and a dictator of our life. When we reach at this stage we become God of ourselves and take wrong decision of self destruction and self motivated goals of self ideologies.

Jesus Christ taught us that man can not be righteous through his good works alone but we require a guidance and anointing of the Holy spirit who enlightens our mind to the true good works of our life. The World may say gaining,gathering, perfecting, is life in its fullness but St. Paul says in today’s second reading: For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things
and I consider them so much rubbish,
that I may gain Christ and be found in him,
not having any righteousness of my own based on the law
but that which comes through faith in Christ,
the righteousness from God,
depending on faith to know him and the power of his resurrection
and the sharing of his sufferings by being conformed to his death,
if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

Love and forgiveness is the ultimate answer to every action of human being, if there is no love and forgiveness in any action or Ritual or Discipline or Law or any way of life then all the actions or efforts are a big waste and a pile of rubbish as per the Gospel of Christ.

Jesus Christ is a God of Compassion and love, when Mary Magdalene met Jesus caught with adultery the whole World was condemning her by pointing out at the Mosaic Law but Jesus Christ looks beyond the Horizon of the Law which is love, compassion and forgiveness the ultimate purpose of the Law. Repentance is nothing but accepting ourselves as poor and fragile and begging God’s Mercy to strengthen us in our poverty of life. If we do not come to this stage of life , it will be very difficult to sense the power of God or see God as he is in our life. We must give our life to him and he must be the driver of our life, we may be physically driving our life but all the instructions and guidance must come from his Spirit not on our own intelligence and knowledge.

The Whole World is tilting towards the self righteousness and dictatorship. The powerful people manipulate the Law and trying to dominate the World in their own ideologies. There is no Compassion for the poor and marginalized but power and Winning is the ultimate goal of life. This kind of attitude was seen in Pharaoh of Egypt who tortured the Chosen People of God but God listens to the cries of his people and sends Moses and punishes the Pharaoh by Miracles and Wonders so that the People of God may worship and praise him in their entire life.

Prayer : Lord .. send a Prophet like Moses to destroy the power of Dictatorship of Every Leader of this World and bring peace , love, forgiveness praise and Worship to the ultimate name Jesus Christ our Lord.

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