Saturday, September 22, 2012

Open Ourselves to God's Plans

Thoughts from the liturgy of the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Cycle B)
Being passionate over worldly indulgences and being selfish leads to losing our true relationship with God. Our worldly passions and selfishness upset the plans that God has for the world through each one of us. The grace of god will not be with us, when we start following the orders of this world for own selfish gains.St.James tells us that we do not receive what we ask for, because we ask them for the wrong reasons, that is, for our own passions and selfishness.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Go Prophesize!

In the new testament, Jesus sent out his disciples in pairs granting them the authority to preach the word of God, to drive out demons and to cure the sick. Likewise in the old testament, Amos, who was an ordinary shepherd was chosen by God to be a prophet. He was sent out to prophesize in the King's sanctuary, despite being rebuked by the King and and the King's priests.
Let us ask for graces from God that we may understand the type of calling that he has set out for us. So that we may help spread the Kingdom of God in our neighborhoods and societies through our words and actions which befit a Catholic.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

It is Finished!

Jesus drank the wine and said, "It is finished!". Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19:30)

Excavators had found a ledger in Jerusalem which belongs to the period during which Jesus was among us in this world. In it were the words "It is finished". These words are noted to indicate that a debtor has paid their debt in full and that the debt is
"It is finished" were the last words of Lord Jesus on the cross. He had paid for all our debts of sin through his death on the cross and he has made us free from our debts.

The synonymous use of debts and sins can also be seen in the King James' version of the Lord's prayer, where we say "Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors".