It is 29th October 2019. The readings are from Romans 8:18-25; and the Gospel is from Luke 13:18-21. Life in the spirit is the ideal for every believer to reach. Every pain, struggle and challenges of life surely will pass by leaving an impact, an indelible mark in our inner being. Physical is not permanent but it is the most significant to reach the goal of encountering the Truth and the Spirit. Our patience and perseverance in handling the pieces of life to integrate it as one is our spiritual maturity. We all can attain and reach the spiritual growth by our patient endurance and prayerful assurance. Transformation of our bodies into spiritual body is not merely a human effort but it is through grace, and faith in the risen Lord. We are out of the dungeon of sin only by the constant effort we put in our life in the Spirit. Living in hope of enjoying what is promised after life on earth is impeccably profound. The longing to be liberated from the shackles of sins is present even amidst the rebellion and stubbornness right within each one of us. A wilful and selectively coded culture that opposes God, life and living in truth is on the rise, yet God is working with the humanity to reach the perfection day in and day out. The responsorial Psalm acclaims, “What marvels the Lord worked for us!”(Ps.125:3). The Gospel invites us to experience kingdom of God by transforming society. We each one of us who hear the groaning of our being and echoed in the nature need to do our part to secure the beauty and perfection of the nature as a caretaker of the creation. May the Lord bless us to transform the world around us. May you have a good day.

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