It is 7th November 2019. The readings are from Romans 14:7-12; and the Gospel from Luke 15:1-10. Living for ourselves is the anomaly of Christian call to be the disciple of Christ. St. Paul teaches us that we belong to the Lord by living for Jesus. In living we die and in dying we live for Christ. It cannot happen without a purpose and a non-judgemental attitude in our life. Since Christ lived and died for us, we must have a sole purpose to live and die for the others and the welfare of the common good. Living is indeed the outward manifestation of loving. In the final analysis of our life, we need to tender our account of life. We need to accept the others with their differences and we must never impose anything on others however ethically and spiritually correct we might be. “This is also why you should never pass judgement on a brother or treat him with contempt, as some of you have done. It is to God, therefore, that each of us must give an account of himself or herself.” (Rom.14:10,12). The responsorial Psalm sings, “I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living.” (Ps.26:13). The Gospel invites us to take a stand for those who are considered to be sinners and outcast in our society. Jesus strongly teaches us that finding the lost ones is the most important task that is entrusted to the Church at large and to us as the disciples individually. It is the way and the attitude we handle someone feel loved, welcomed and wanted. “There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” (Lk.15:7). May we spend some quality time of ours for those feel lost in their faith commitments. May the Lord reward us for accepting them and willing to receive them to bring them to Jesus. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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