It is 10th February 2020. We celebrate the memorial of St Scholastica, Virgin. The readings are from 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13 and the Gospel from Mark 6:53-56. There is always inner joy and beauty in our complexion when we have completed something for ourselves. All the more when we have done something for God, it not only fills us with blessings internally and it spreads its wings of grace to all people around. Doing something for God is the expression of the soul in love with God. Whatever we build and do for God must be for the use of God’s people. King Solomon completes the desire of God expressed to David by building a magnificently massive temple for God in the first reading. A leader wins the hearts of the followers only by doing something concretely than talking convincingly. A leader with oration is loved but a leader with the concrete measures and expressed revered and remembered time immemorial. We are so proud of our leaders when they do something for the common good. “Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in thick darkness. I have built you an exalted house, a place for you to dwell in forever.” (1 Kg.8:13). The presence of God is in all our churches in the form of the Most Holy Eucharist. “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt. 28:20). How about our own temple of the Holy Spirit? Do we see and experience the presence of God on a daily basis? What are we doing to keep the presence of God intact in our lives? Unless, we have experienced power and the presence of God within ourselves, we cannot experience glory of God in His churches. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “Go up Lord, to the place of your rest.” (Ps.131:8). The Gospel expresses the desire to be touched by Jesus, the Son of God. “They begged Him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.” (Mk.6:56). Healing integrally is the proof of God’s presence in our life. Desiring to be touched by Jesus is the profound expression of our faith. We must not seek Jesus only for miracles and healing rather to offer the worship and love He deserves always as the Son of God. We need to be grateful to God for Jesus in our life. The presence of Jesus in our life is in itself bring about all what we desire and dream of. “I can do all things through Jesus who strengthens me.” (Phil.4:13). May we nurture our connections with God through Jesus always. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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