It is 13th May 2020. The readings are from Acts 15:1-6; and the Gospel from John 15:1-8.
We remember the memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI summarizes the message of our Lady of Fatima, “exhortation to prayer as the path of ‘salvation for souls’ and, likewise, the summons to penance and conversion.”
Pope John Paul II, who was shot at close range in St. Peter’s Square by Mehmet Ali Agca on May 13, 1981.
On his visit to Fatima after keeping the bullet at the crown of Mary the saintly Pope said, “It was a mother’s hand that guided the bullet’s path.”
Without adequate tension, there is no release in music.
Life is a song and actions are its music.
A Symphony is born in symmetrical spectrum of all kinds of instruments.
Harmony, resonance, rhythm, and melody are born in these tensed strings.
Dialogues promote unity while debates sharpen the discussions.
In the first reading, the Church opened its doors of dialogue on cultural sensitivity to move forward.
Feedback identifies the weak strings of performance.
The Church has ample space for the conservative and the progressive.
Salvation is for all who love God and believe in Jesus.
No individual ideology, culture, custom can claim God’s salvation.
Remaining in the mystical Body of Christ, we bear fruit that last.
The Church can handle the sinners as well as the saints because it remains in Christ and has the motherly care and fatherly pruning for the personal, ecclesial and global growth.
Our intimacy with Christ sheds life and light in the parts that denies and delays its intensified growth.
The Gospel invites us, the branches to have intensive intimacy to remain and regenerate from the Vine who is Jesus himself.
The unconditional love displayed at the Eucharist is echoed in the halls of the Kingdom of God.
Fruitfulness is the proof of faithfulness.
Prayer is the invisible connection that brings the fruitful union with Christ in the Church.
Addressing pilgrims once, Pope Francis said, “Entrust you to Mother Mary all that you are, all that you have, and in that way you will be able to become an instrument of the mercy and tenderness of God to your family, neighbors and friends.” May the Lord bless us to have such relationship in intimacy to have the indwelling in Christ. May you have a good day.

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