Be alert and watch; for you don’t know when the time will come. (Mark 13:33, CCB)
The faithful God will not fail you after calling you to his fellowship with his Son, Christ Jesus, our Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:9, CCB)
As sons and daughters of God we are made in his image and likeness. God loves so much so that he gave us his Son As a sacrifice in order to bring us glory. Through Christ, God saves us and Through this salvation we share in the inheritance of the kingdom of God.
Don’t let yourselves be shaped by the world where you live, but rather be transformed Through the renewal of your mind. You must discern the will of God: what is good, what pleases, what is perfect. (Romans 12:2, CCB)
God does not want us to just live our lives by following rules. He want us to live a life that is meditative, understanding and filled with discovery of the will of God in all areas and situations in our lives. Jesus Christ gave his life, his body to us and for us. He suffered pain for us so that we may not be burdened by suffering. He gives us his body so that we may put all our woes on him.
He consecrated his body for us so that when we allow him into our lives we too become consecrated vessels. We are descendants of the twelve tribe of Israel, the people of God, chosen to be holy. Jesus felt the pain of death and bore it humbly, a sign and example, that we too should do the same.
Being humble is challenging As many times we feel the need to respond and act on everything that comes our way. But the Bible proves to us that God acts mysteriously in our lives, encouraging and teaching us on the way to act, and also punishing us when it is needed. There are many times when all hope and justice seems to have disappeared from the earth. However, looking at Jesus’ trial and condemnation to death we realize that There is not much difference to what is happening to many Christian militants and martyrs now. Jesus, through he is the Son of God, was and is hated by many people, and so are we who are children of God and live a Christ like life.
We are to call upon God for the grace to live in his Spirit, to believe in his way and to walk in his truth. We are to express love and make our faith blossom on earth.
Store up treasure for yourself with God, where no moth or rust can destroy nor thief come and steal it. (Matthew 6:20, CCB)
Prayer is not about how many words we say or how well we repeat a Prayer. It should not be a to do list. Prayer is about our inner disposition, our attitude, faith and love of God. We don’t need to talk much when we pray instead we are to surrender our lives in God’s loving hands.
Jesus taught us about forgiveness. He says we are to forgive those who asks for forgiveness. Forgiveness is not about doing a person a favour and it is not about receiving or giving credit. Instead it is about freeing ourselves from the hatred that has been poisoning us. We must embody generosity instead of meanness.
Jesus also teaches us about money emphazing that it is a false God. It offers happiness and security but robs us of our presence. When we are caught up in making money, we are unable to truly live and to be truly free. Our personal growth is neglected, our family life is neglected, and we participate in evil doing.
To do your will is my delight, O God, for your law is within my heart. (Psalm 40:9, CCB)
God is all about love and truth. There are his two main qualities. To know him means knowing Jesus and submitting ourselves to him.