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Doctrines & Morals
 
 
Homilies/Reflections

The Lord is always with us
By REV. FR. SAMUEL FREDERICK

Eph. 4:7-16, Lk. 13:1-9. In today's Gospel, Jesus announced the Kingdom of God as a free gift to all. Thus, He gives options for either eternal life or eternal damnation. A life lived according to the flesh leads to damnation and a life lived according to the Spirit of God will merit eternal life. Thus, St Paul affirms in the first reading that Jesus freed us from the clutches of the flesh and now it is up to us to live a life according to the Spirit. God loves us in-spite of our repeated failings. The parable of today's Gospel brings out the truth that God continues to seek out for the Jews despite their repeated infidelity. God was so patience with them and gives them more time for repentance.

The same Lord invites us day after day to renew ourselves and be transformed. Jesus challenges us to acquire a new mind-set and a new vision for life. Just as God shows patience and gives sufficient time for all to repent and amend our wrong ways, let us not take God's patience for granted. Let us not blame God thinking He punishes us because of our sins but our sins punish us and take us away from the love and presence of God. True repentance is accepting the attitudes of Christ and living our lives according to the Gospel.

May the Lord give us courage when things go wrong, strengthen us with faith and hope in love of God! Amen!! Good morning and Happy Weekend!!!

 
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