Palm Sunday is a Sunday of Praise & Worship.

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion
April 10, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Readings for the Entrance Procession:
Luke 19:28-40
Readings for Mass:
Isaiah 50:4-7
Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24
Philippians 2:6-11
Luke 22:14–23:56
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/041022.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-04-10

I tell you, if they keep silent,
the stones will cry out!”

Praise & Worship is the highest form of prayer which is offered to the throne of God or the Holy of Holies. Jesus’s mission on this earth was coming to an end and Jesus with his full Royal Majesty and Splendor enters in to the Jerusalem Temple which is the dwelling place of God. Jesus reveals his Majesty and Kingship in today’s liturgical service. In olden days the procession of the Palms taken in the whole of the Parish and every House used to Welcome the Lord in to their House by lighting the Candle, decorating House with Palm Trees and offering Incense and a Band with all instruments played on all tunes with loud songs of Praise and Worship. All the people of other faith used to wonder what is happening with these Christians and some of the Non Christians used to bow before the Blessed Sacrament pass through their Houses.

Praise & Worship is not a choice or a option to a Christian but a must factor to reach God to see him as he is. God deserves our Praise and Worship because Praise unwraps the presence of God and enable us to recognizes him as he is, and Worship is an act of complete surrender to the Will of the Master. Palm Sunday must be a Sunday of the Praise & Worship for all Christians of the World. As we remember his Majesty and Splendor riding on a Donkey a sign of Humility of a Servant King , we Worship our servant king and become servant of the servant. This is a realization for every Christian that we are not born in this World to be served but to serve.

It is a great opportunity to surrender and renew our life once again and accept Jesus as the only King of our life. Jesus is enough for us in this life , if we accept him as our King. Whenever I visit any important functions the Priests are given best of the places and respect than all the other Worldly leaders , this is a sign of honor given to the People of God. The act of Kingship of Jesus is above all preaching or attributes of Jesus . We have seen in the Lenten Readings , Jesus says : I am the Bread of life, I am the light of the World, I am the Good Shepherd, I am Who I am but in today’s liturgy Jesus openly receives the Glory, Praise and Majesty which is deserved only to the King of Heaven and Earth. this was the forecast of the Heavenly Glory which he had and is going to receive after his ascension.

Jesus the King of Kings is enough for all our financial, physical, Social, Spiritual needs of ours. if we depend on his Providence we will know that he is faithful to his every Word of the Gospel. The World is deceptive and takes us to the Kings of these World who are loot and kill but our King is a Servant King who comes to us not as a Judge but as a helper and servant. Let us understand his Kingship in our life and reconcile with him with a good Confession before he offers all our Sins on the holy Cross and give us a new life on Easter Sunday , making us Easter People. Praying for you to have Blessed Holy Week.

Prayer : Lord anoint us to enter in to the Holy of Holies in the Holy Week of the Passion and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

Tempting God….

First Sunday of Lent
March 6, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Ps 91:1-2, 10-15
Romans 10:8-13
Luke 4:1-13
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/030622.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-03-06

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan
and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,
to be tempted by the devil.

The temptations neither come from God nor God lead us in to temptations but strengthens us to resist the temptations. The Gospel reading of today tells us the Spirit of God led Jesus to be tempted by the Devil for forty days. God wants his children to be like him and to test the faithfulness of his Children , God puts his Children to a test to fight against the evil spirit. Adam was put in the Garden of Eden to fight against Satan but Adam and Eve failed miserably to the lying attitude of the Evil one. God chose Israel as his own Children and set them apart from the World but they had to go through the test of forty years in the Wilderness and Israel too miserably failed in the hands of the Prince of this World Satan. Jesus Christ was Baptized and becomes a Son of God in Human Context and fills with full of the Holy spirit and the Spirit of God leads Jesus in to the Desert to be tested for forty Days.

Jesus was tempted in three areas in his life with three temptation. First Temptation was in the area of his fives senses of flesh. The second Temptation was in the area of five senses of his mind. The third Temptation was in area of five senses of his Spirit.

The first temptation was of the Flesh and Jesus overcomes this Temptation through fasting, fasting is the result of the trust in every Word spoken from the mouth of God.

The second temptation is of the World or material life , Jesus overcomes it by Charity and love of God by worshiping God and serving him alone.

The third Temptation is of Satan , Satan is a liar and father of all lies. Satan tries to trick Jesus by manipulating the Word of God and Jesus overcomes him by Prayer , Prayer is the result of the trusting relationship and immovable faith in God. Satan tries to bring doubt in the heart of Jesus saying if God loves you let him prove you by Word and deed but Jesus was very clear in his faith in God by saying do not put your God in to test. Jesus defeats Satan in all the three temptations and teaches us how to be Victorious.

All human beings are tempted in these three areas of life. When I encountered the Lord for the first time, there was so much grace and anointing came upon me , I wanted to leave everything of this World and live like a Monk in Monastic life but with in fifteen days of my conversion the temptations in the areas of my Flesh, World and Satan were so severe which I did not face in my previous sinful life. A spiritual Warfare started with in me , the Spirit of God and Satan became something real in my life who were trying to take possession of my Body,mind and Spirit. It is been 28 years of my transformation experience or I call it my real Baptism in the Holy spirit , the spiritual warfare has never ended in my life. The warfare intensifies more and more . If I avoid one Temptation the second one comes at the very next moment which is double the size. Most of our difficulties and setbacks or we call them our Crosses are the result of the Temptations of our time we must face them with the tools Jesus used in his life.

The Fasting helps us to control our physical senses. People who are foodies -Gluttons or with lustful desires or Gossipers or impatient or hot tempered must fast once in a Week to control or discipline the five senses of the Body. Our bodies are controlled by the Commandments of god which are inbuilt in our consciences. When the voice of our Conscience which is the in built word of God tells us not to eat or not to look or no to touch or not to speak or not to hear we must hear the word of God which sustains us and keeps us.

Prayer increases our faith and love with God, whatever circumstances come on our way if we have a trusting relationship with God through Prayer time we will not doubt or fear our life. People with fear, doubt, insecurity. depression, timidity, inferiority complex, pride, ego,envy must pray every day for one hour in personal Prayer , Scripture reading, Worship and praise. This builds our identity as sons and daughter of God and gives us a meaning in life and controls and disciplines our mind , also it helps us to find the plan of God in our life. when we make God as the center of our life , the spirit of God controls our mind. The will power or any type of meditation can not control our minds , we can use meditations as a media to pray to Jesus , the psychological studies give us awareness of our faulty mind or beliefs but can not take us to the right direction of our life. Prayer leads us to faith and faith leads us to love no psychology teaches this but when we Worship God in truth and Spirit we see God as he is and serve him alone, not our intelligence or education. God can be sensed only through Faith and love.

Alms giving and tithing makes us more charitable and kind in heart, people who are too much materialistic, money minded, workaholics, superstitious, fanatics, greedy, selfish, unforgiving must visit some poor families in once in a Week and help them financially and in service , also support the Works of God by taking active part in at least one ministry in the Church or Society by supporting them financially. Giving and forgiving is the definition of love and charity. The self sacrifice empties our self burden , baggage of our life. Service is the best form of worship . Mercy and kindness are the drivers of Charity. Charity and Compassion flows from the Spirit and the spirit of God works at this time. The real miracles of God take place . There is no Preaching without the love and Charity because love drives to propose the love of God to our Neighbor. If there is no love and we preach the Word of God, our proposal is fake because the very Word of God is love.

Prayer: Lord teach us to pray, fast and love the poor. Amen.

Truth of life

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 27, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Sirach 27:4-7
Ps 92:2-3,13-16
1 Corinthians 15:54-58
Luke 6:39-45
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022722.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-02-27-usccb-daily-mass-readings

No disciple is superior to the teacher;
but when fully trained,
every disciple will be like his teacher.

If we extract the message of the Word of God in today’s readings it talks about material and spiritual matters. The whole World is in the rat race of chasing the material Prosperity and success and no one knows why he or she was born in this World and what is the Vision or goal of their life and what is the truth of life or what is life all about. The flesh leads us to Material World and the Spirit leads us to love , joy and peace. If we follow the Law or the map to reach a particular destination without knowing our destination it is foolishness and stupidity. I remember a story : a dog runs after a rabbit to catch him but the rabbit escapes and hides in the thorny bush . The Dog starts barking at the Rabbit to scare him so that the Rabbit may come out of the Bush . When this dog start barking , there were a group of other dogs join him in barking and the whole village dogs start barking but all the other dogs do not have any idea of why they are barking for except the dog who first saw the Rabbit. At the end all the other dogs tired of barking and leave the place except one Dog who never stops barking and the Rabbit comes our of the Bush and the Dog who was waiting to catch him enjoys its delicious meal. Don’t we act like those other dogs who do not have any idea why we work so hard and do all sort of heroic adventures to store the riches and be successful in name and fame in this World which do not help us to reach the destination of love,joy and peace.

The real goal or Vision comes from the person who knows the destination or who has reached the destination. We see many Worldly Management Gurus giving Worldly strategies to become successful in this World without knowing why they want to become great or successful. The real truth comes from the Man who who knows the real truth or the person who is truth himself or the destination himself or goal or vision himself. Jesus Christ is the real truth which the World must wear on their blind eyes. The Word of God becomes the true light to walk our life to reach the real truth of life. When we walk with the person called Jesus Christ who said : no one knows the Father or the real truth except by me because I have come down from Heavenly truth. If we know the truth we become the truth and a guide to others who do not know the real truth of life.

We see War like situation around us, people countries who are suppose to walk or support the truth are in fear of the powerful countries of the World. There is no truth but hatred , violence, threat and finally a great disaster , no one knows what they are doing or how much harm they are creating to the beautiful humanity which was created good and to be good to others. Jesus Christ has shown us the way of love and forgiveness . If Christian inspired Countries who are suppose to be an example to the rest of the World, act in fear and hatred with each other then how we are called followers of Christ who has taught us to love and forgive. In today’s World the Evil Work of dirty Politics and false ideologies are fighting against the real truth of Christ . Let us pray for Peace , Love, joy in our World so that the leaders may know the real truth and truth may set them free from all differences and bring them in to the Knowledge of Christ Jesus. Please pray for World peace , I have preached in Baltic Countries and many Christians from this belt are going through great persecution for Centuries. The Black Ice may melt in the power of salvation of Christ Jesus and bring the warmth of life.

Prayer : Lord , let your truth shine high on earth and people may be enlightened and transformed with your truth and bring love, joy ,peace in this World.

Love is the offensive weapon to destroy the power of Evil in this World.

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 20, 2022

Today’s Readings:

1 Samuel 26:2,7-9,12-13,22-23
Ps 103:1-4,8,10,12-13
1 Corinthians 15:45-49
Luke 6:27-38
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/022022.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-02-20

Love and forgiveness are the offensive weapons to destroy the power of the Evil in this World. Our Lord Jesus Christ taught this commandment in words and action. Our life on this Earth is a spiritual Warfare , a fight between good and Evil. All ways of life or Religions teach the same thing but how to fight this War is the point of reflection on today’s readings of the Gospel. All the religions of the World teach us to fight back against the Evil people and defeat them through the Worldly power like mercenaries and spiritual super power like rituals and sacrifices. Lord Jesus Christ gave a new Commandment or strategy to fight back the Evil not to counter attack through Worldly power or spiritual rituals but to make peace ,love and forgive the deadly Evil People who are possessed by the Evil Spirits and do all draconian and demonic works by bringing hatred, war , division, death in the society and nations.

To destroy Evil, love is the only way on this Earth. Jesus used this Weapon of love to destroy the power of Sin in this World by dying on the Cross. Jesus has given us this commandment : love one another as I have loved you. Prayer , Word of God , Sacraments strengthens and directs our Will to form a good Conscience so that our mind and body may express the act of love. This is the reason Jesus Christ witnessed to the Whole World and became a model of love and forgiveness and brought the Messianic age in to this World. The Evil World can tolerate any power of this World but not love and forgiveness, it leaves immediately and can not stand before him because love is God himself. Christianity was accepted by the Nations for only one reason to live in love and forgiveness. Kings and Queens laid their Royal Pride and accepted the position of servant hood for the sake of the Gospel.

We must not be ashamed of love because by belittling our self in front of our enemies brings Victory in the battle against the Evil. The Evil one knows that human beings can not humble down and forgive the enemies but Jesus Christ taught us to forgive unconditionally without expecting anything in return. Jesus tells us in the Gospel if God himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked.Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. If Christians are not people of love then they are not Christians at all, the sacrament of Baptism does not make a person the followers of Christ but it is only a mark of external sign which provides grace to save oneself from the grip of Sin. If we do not cooperate this grace ,this mark remains completely external or carnal and it is like a dead faith or a dead seed without any actions or fruits or growth. Our Churches have become these kind of dead Churches where our faith has become a dead faith. Love is the need of the hour where we can nurture our Baptismal faith with love and forgiveness.

Many preachers preach a power Gospel like countering the Evil World by the power of the Word of God and Prayer, the Word of God and Prayer enlighten our mind to love and forgive. All the promises, claims, pledges made on the Word of God or prayer without the commandment of love and forgiveness are one side of faith or a false faith without actions of love. This kind of faith is not from God,the Evil acts like God and makes miracles to attract people to become more powerful in their Worldly life. The end of this kind of faith is Worldly Prosperity and power but there is no perfect love of God.

The people who live in love and forgiveness must go through the life of Beatitudes of Jesus the sermon on the mount. These Be attitudes resemble the Kingdom of God on this Earth. You name the saint, everyone have gone through the life of Be attitudes. Look at the life of Fr.Stan Swamy a living example of our time. If we live a life of truth and witness in love , we will also be persecuted , imprisoned or even killed in our own time. There is no alternative to this my friend , this has happened with our Master, happened with all the people of God.

Christianity is not in ascending order of the Worldly life but in descending order , Today’s Gospel say :Give, and gifts will be given to you;a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing,will be poured into your lap.For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you. Please do not misunderstand these gifts in to Worldly Prosperity as many Preachers preach but these are the gifts and fruits of the Holy spirit the love of God poured out in to our heart. This is the Victory which we can attain by renouncing the World of Power and living in the power of God the love and forgiveness.

Prayer: Lord enlighten our mind to the true Gospel of love and forgiveness.Amen

True Christians and False Christians of our time.

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 13, 2022

Today’s Readings:

Jeremiah 17:5-8
Ps 1:1-4,6
1 Corinthians 15:12,16-20
Luke 6:17,20-26
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/021322.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-02-13

If for this life only we have hoped in Christ,
we are the most pitiable people of all.

Christianity has been misunderstood by many Believers, Religious, Clergy, Faithful and other Religions of the World. The goal of following Christ is not to reach the Horizon but to see the things beyond the Horizon. These are mysteries of the Kingdom of God which Jesus tried to portray while he was on this Earth. It was very difficult to make understand the World the things of Heaven in Human way of life because World and the Kingdom of God are opposite to each other. For example the Kingdom of God is not visible to our eyes but can be experienced in faith. In the Kingdom of God the suffering, gain,loss,success,ugliness,beauty, wealth, poverty, persecution, justice, injustice, gifts are all part of the process where the end product is the Kingdom of God. What is important in our Christian life is how do we live our life, whether we trust in our own self ability or on the ability of our maker. This approach to our life is very important to live a Christ Centered life.

Jesus Christ did not come in to this World to enlighten our ways to earn Worldly Wealth or Worldly Prosperity or better life or better life style, these things were already existed from the time of the Creation but Jesus Christ came in to this Earth to enlighten the Kingdom of God which was buried under the selfish Evil Worldly wealth and Prosperity. If we follow Christ to gain the Worldly Prosperity it is a terrible mistake from our side. There are many people live a life of recognition and false doctrines. False Prophets manipulate the Commandments and the Gospel and lead many poor people to selfishness and Worldly life. Jesus calls these People in the Gospel ” Woe to you when all speak well of you,for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.”

I have traveled around the World and encountered and worked with many Christian Ministries, Parishes, Priests, Preachers but have seen only couple of people have understood the real Kingdom of Christ or the Gospel of Christ and preach the same to others ,rest of the people are tuned to the title of Worldly Christians or ministries just like any other Worldly commercial organisation with the brand of a Christian Institution. If there is persecution or poverty or challenges of death , these Christian organisations are first ones to stay away from them. If Jesus Christ was condemned and crucified in the modern World the Christians will be the first institutions to stay away from man with the Bruised, rugged, wounded, falsely condemned, criminalized and killed by the Authorities of our time. Our life has become like I scratch your back , you scratch my back and real truth of Christ is totally missing in our time.

The real Christians of our time are not listed Christians but who fight for truth and justices and killed for their cause , they may not be Christians at all or they must not have heard about Jesus Christ but still they follow the values of Christ and do not give up or compromise with the World or Evil and die for the cause of justice and truth. These people Jesus calls Blessed, and people who are poor in Spirit and theirs is the Kingdom of God. The mysteries of the Kingdom of God are not revealed to the learned but simple people who acknowledge themselves as sinners and not worthy to enter the Kingdom of God. Early Christians were of this Kind, Jesus Christ was of this kind, Saints were of this Kind, Martyrs were of this Kind, there is no mediocre Christian , either we support the truth or oppose the truth, we can not be neutral. Every neutral person or the Church who does not support the truth is Evil or Worldly.

Today’s Readings tell us do not trust Jesus for Worldly Prosperity and Wealth but trust in the Lord for a life of truth and justice.In the second Reading St.Paul says : If for this life only we have hoped in Christ,we are the most pitiable people of all. We have misunderstood Christ’s Salvation which leads us to eternal life which is beyond the Horizon of our Worldly life. The early Christians and Prophets who proclaimed the truth of the Gospel were persecuted and killed and if we stand in their feet we will also be persecuted and even killed in our own time where justice and truth has been placed in the hands of the Evil Authorities.

Prophecy and False Prophets of our time.

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 30, 2022

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19Ps 71:1-6, 15, 171 Corinthians 12:31 — 13:13Luke 4:21-30
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/013022.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-01-30

 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
    before you were born I dedicated you,
                        a prophet to the nations I appointed you.

The ministry of Prophecy is a free gift of Baptism. Every Baptized Christian carries the gift of Prophecy by default. When I was praying over in an anointing session , a person asked me to pray for the gift of Prophecy , I prayed for the ignorance of this person and asked for the gift of Wisdom to reveal him the treasure he is carrying by virtue of his Baptism, as soon as I prayed for him , he busted with the gift of tongues and started prophesying in tongues. It sounds very funny but it is true, every Baptized Christian, in fact every human being must Prophecy because he or she has been formed as a Prophet or Prophetess before they were born.

We human beings explore the Knowledge of the mind by inventions, education, technology, theology. psychology so on but we do not explore our knowledge of the Spirit , we must acknowledge that we have the Spirit of God or a Conscience which helps us to discern the will of God. No person on earth wants to choose Evil intentionally but want to be in peace , the external part of our being the mind and flesh pull us away from the Will of God and prompts us to do Evil or go against the Commandments of God. All the gifts and Fruits of the Spirit of God treasured in our Spirit. This treasure is there with every Human Being either a Baptized or Non Baptized person. The grace of Salvation or Baptism enhances or connects our Spirit through the love of Christ to the Trinity. When we anoint or pray over a person in the name of Jesus despite of his religion the grace of Salvation comes over him and the inbuilt gifts and fruits of the Spirit are released or manifested in Body and mind.

Prophecy is a inbuilt gift of God even a non Christian or sinful Christian possesses deep down in his spirit but can not experience due to false Worships or sinfulness , when the Spirit of God anoints this person , first thing the Evil Spirit tries to run away from him, this is the reason we see the Evil manifestation. When I prayed over a lady who had come to seek only Worldly miracles and not any Spiritual gifts or for Salvation of the soul, her eyes started turning from all direction and was not stopping for hours , I sent her home and asked her repent for her sins and false worships , I prayed for her in tongues and bound the Spirit in the name of Jesus whole night, next day she came for the seminar and I prayed over her again and this time she enjoyed an immense joy and happiness which she could control for days.

Prophecy builds the People in Unity and Peace. If a Prophecy does not build up but destroys the peace in the Community , it is called false Prophecy . False Prophets are like Wolfe’s in Sheep clothes, there is only one formula to identify these False Prophets and that is love. If a Preacher or a Ministry does have love and compassion in life then it is a clear sign that this Preacher or Ministry is not from the Spirit of God.

There are many Ministries in our time , some of the signs of these ministries are they always seek quantity or big nos , they do lots of publicity, they always highlight Worldly Miracles, they always condemn other Religions, they insult a group of people, they idolize a particular Preacher, they promote Converted People to testify the falsehood of other Religion and so on. The main aim of these ministries are their self growth and Prosperity in their Ministry Work, the preaching of the Word of God is only a driver to achieve these self goals in their life. These People will not lift a finger to help the poor or needy but will give big Speech of Blessings. We had many of these kind False Prophets who were Hypocrites in Jesus time and they are the one who were responsible to Kill Jesus on the Cross. False prophets are the Daemons of our time , they are fully possessed by the Daemonic power. We must pray for these ministries day and night so that they may not do harm to the poor and marginalized in Spirit who do not understand the Kingdom of God in their life.

The ultimate goal of Prophecy or a Prophet or a Preacher is to build love. Love is the finish product of Prophecy. Prophecy enhances or builds love and unity. If we do not have love and try to Preach then that preaching does not have any values of Christ because Christ is love and love can not be preached in empty words but in service and caring in action, and this requires sacrifice and commitment.

The Word of God can be understood only through the senses of the Spirit.

3rd Sunday in Ordinary TimeJanuary 23, 2022

Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10Ps 19:8-10, 151

Corinthians 12:4-11Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/012322.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-01-23

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

God’s Word is written by simple human beings through the inspiration of the Holy spirit. The writer becomes an instrument in the hand of God or Spirit of God. The intellectual sense of the Writer voided and supernatural power of the Holy spirit takes over the mind of the Writer and God tries to communicate or speak to the Human Beings through a Human writer in a human language with the mysteries of the Kingdom of God. We call these writings as Word of God or Holy Bible. The Word of God is not a human Writing or a Human language but a divine Word of God spoken in Human language. If we try to understand or interpret the Holy Bible in Human language or Worldly way , we misinterpret the Word of God. The Word of God can be understood or interpreted or read correctly only through the inspiration of the Holy spirit.

The values or merits or virtue of the Word of God is Spirit and truth and can not experience in our physical senses like eyes or intellectual but it can be sensed only through the senses of the Spirit like Faith(prayer) Worship, Praise, Fear of God, hope. God’s language is not Human Language so to receive the Word of God we need to be worthy to the Promises. The Worthiness comes through senses of the Spirit. If we understand the Word of God in the light of the Spirit or senses of the Spirit we understand the thoughts of God, we understand the mysteries of the Kingdom of God, We understand the Promises of God , We understand the plan of God in our life.

When we receive the word of God in faith we transform in the Spirit of God and become like God or Spirit of God. This is called the transformation. The first sign of the transformation is the receiver is transformed with the virtues of the Holy spirit i.e. love,joy, peace, patience., self control, forgiveness and second sign of transformation is the gifts of the Holy spirit like Prophesy, gift of teaching and preaching, gift of healing, gift tongues comes by default or automatically. These Fruits and Gifts are part of the life of God but the plan and mind of God is much greater than the gifts and fruits of the Spirit which reveal us the mysteries and plan of God in our life.

We see the Word of God interpreted or understood in a Human or historical context in seminaries and in Bible Colleges but not in Divine context or Spiritual context. When the Word of God understood in Human or Psychological context the Word of God remains only in Human Language or a good literature or a moral story book like any other historical books.Holy Bible can not be summered in to a moral story book but the Word of God need to be sowed and nurtured in once heart and grow in Spirit and life.

I see many newly ordained priests are powerless and timid in their ministry , if they have received 12 to 15 years of formation in the life of the Spirit , the question is has the Word of God routed in their life or a transformation of their life has taken place with signs of the Holy spirit. The routine studies and monastic life in the Seminary becomes a formality and ritual , when these seminarians become priests , they carry the same routine life to the Parish Community. This is the reason not much Spiritual transformations happening in the Parishes.

I see Laity are more interactive in Spirit to receive the Word of God and nurture the goodness in their life of Faith and Worship. There is a awakening in the Church which was inspired by the Holy spirit in Vatican 2 where Laity were positioned hierarchically on top or at the receiving end of the God’s ways in the Church but no documents of the Vatican 2 have been implemented in the Parish Communities in action. Holy spirit has his own course of action and fulfills the plan in his own way. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to the Lay Catechists and Lecterns who are the first teachers and pro claimers of the Word of God to their Children and the Parish community.

The Clergy in the Church are slowly realizing the secrets to receive the Word of God not physically or psychologically but in Spirit and truth from the Lay ministries and started implementing in the Seminaries and Parish Communities. These actions have to increase more and more in the life of Clergy and in the life of Church. The whole church has been built in the love of God and the word of God reveals the love of God to the Whole World , if we can not receive the Gospel in worthy manner we can not nurture or grow in the love and life of God in this World.

People have wrong conception that the Word of God has to be shouted in a Speech or advertised to attract people, these are Worldly ways to sell Worldly products or ideologies in Worldly ways. The Word of God has to be accepted in our life in worthy manner by repentance, faith and Worship. God’s gifts and fruits automatically pour out to the Whole World by signs and Wonders. I do not think early Christian saints and Marty res did all these things but Christianity was at its peak in the in their time. Let us stop running from one Retreat Center to another or one preacher to the another but let us sit before the Lord in Praying the Word of God in faith and Worship and the Lord will reveal his love to us and let us sit before him till it overflows to our family , friends and to the Whole World.

Prayer : Come Holy spirit and enlighten our mind to receive the love of God . Amen.

Christian Conversion is not a Human or Ritual activity but of Divine Revelation and transformation of Human Heart.

The Epiphany of the Lord
January 2, 2022Today’s Prayer:

Thank You, Lord Jesus, because You have shown me my heavenly Father’s face, and You guide me towards Him in Your light. Amen.SaintsToday’s Saint Quote & Prayer:
gnm.org/SaintQuotes/
Today’s Readings:

Isaiah 60:1-6
Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13
Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6
Matthew 2:1-12
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010222.cfm
USCCB Podcast of the Readings:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-01-02

 The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body,
and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Today’s feast of Epiphany reveals the mystery St.Paul is talking about that the Gentiles are Coheirs , members of the same body and co partners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the Gospel. Christianity or followers of Christ is not like any other Worldly way of life but it is a revelation to every individual of this World. The revelation of Christ comes to every human in various ways and it is not a Human experience but a divine revelation. A revelation comes from God alone and not of human origin so any human efforts to reveal Jesus to the World is a big waste of time and not from God.

We see in recent developments in India many legislation has been introduced to stop Conversion by human allurements or influence or by any means of force to the poor and downtrodden. We remember our ancestors Converted in Goa by Portuguese in 1500 to 1700 was either for some benefits or for fear of the Authorities. If we glance at the History ,the most of the Religions existed due to the King’s dominance or the King’s Religion was by default become the People way of life , if any person objected to worship King’s Religion they were either killed and persecuted to accept the new way of life. This is the History which no one can deny all over the World. The Christianity was persecuted for almost first three hundred years of the early Christians and when Constantinople accepted Christianity as his official religion most of the Roman ruled World accepted Christianity as their way of life. The question is do these kind of Conversions are real transformation of hearts or a revelation of Christ to the People who do not know the love of God.

During the Portuguese inquisition many people migrated to the region of Mangalore to avoid the persecutions from Portuguese and fell in to the trap of Tipu Sultan who caught 120000 newly converted Christians from Hinduism and forcefully converted 80000 Christians in to Muslims in Srirangapattana in Mysore. This was the traditions of Conversions in the History of the World. Aryans came from the Middle East to India and became Hindus by Religion. We can talk about it from one generations to the other.

Though I was born and baptised in a Catholic Family and gone to become a Catholic Priest in my early years of life I never knew Christ in my life for 25 years. After 25 years of life as a Catholic , a dramatic and divine transformation took place in my life in the year 1994 , for the first time in my life I experienced the love of God in my life. I experienced God as real and is a living God who cares for me loves me and saves me from the Evil. I want to make a point to everyone who reads this reflection, can we experience God through human efforts or discipline or through the systematic institutions called Churches or through a disciplined Christian upbringing , my opinion is no because I was brought up in a good Catholic Family with all morning and evening prayers and with all obligations of the Church followed , I was an alter Boy for 10 years and then decided to discern my Vocation by joining the Priesthood, but I could not experience the fiber of God’s love in my life. I see many Christians who are old enough to understand the reality of life but have not experienced the love of God in their life.

Recently I met an Auto driver and he started conversing with me about his life as a Christian. I asked him , was he born as a Christian , he said no but just three years back he had an unique experience in a Bible awareness seminar invited by his friend and got anointed by the love of God. For the last three years he has been studying in a Seminary to know more about Christ. Baptism or Conversion is not mere a formality of giving Christian name but a divine activity of conversion of heart. The three Kings were not born in a Christian Family but non Christians , God revealed them the love of God in their own way of life and leaving their own way of life , they were in search of fullness of truth or fullness of love where they were not satisfied but to know the real truth of life.

Jesus Christ is not only a Savior of Christians but the Savior of Hindus , Muslims, Buddists, Jains, Jews and of the Whole World. There is love and truth in every religion and every religion is seeking and looking to attain the fullness of God. Jesus has been revealed to some people who have experienced the love of God and love of Neighbor. A person who has experienced the love of God , never hates any other Non Christians but loves them more than their fellow Christians.

I visited a Retreat Center , there were many people who had experienced the love of God from other Religions. The administrators were highlighting these people to draw attention of the attenders to convict them that the previous way of life was Evil. There is no Religion is Evil in this World , if we were born in that Religion we were also would have followed that Religion so organisation or any person has any right to call any Religion as Evil. If someone does this kind of evangelisation the love of Neighbour is not with him .

Every Religion has the love of God and Neighbor in one way or the other. From one generation to the other the traditions , rituals and selfishness of man has influence all the ways of life including today’s so called Christianity and corrupted the truth and love. Jesus Christ himself is a revelation to the Whole World, this revelation is a light no one in this World or the Netherworld can stop it because it is not natural but divine and super natural.

Pope Francis in his letter ON FRATERNITY AND SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP- fratelli-tutti – calls all humans in this World are brothers and sisters who are created in the likeness and image of God which supersedes all the other beliefs which is miscellaneous and need to be ignored or need to bear for the love of God. There is only one way to live in this World by the love of God and our Neighbor. Please read the following link of the document on fratelli-tutti and become enlightened with the light of Christ in the year 2022.

https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html

Every Blessing of God comes with a mission to complete the Salvation Plan God on this Earth.

Saturday January 1, 2022
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

ScripturesNumbers 6:22-27
Ps 67:2-3,5-6,8
Galatians 4:4-7
Luke 2:16-21
bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/010122.cfm
Podcast:
bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-01-01

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.