It is 5th April 2019. It is the First Friday of the month dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We all need to return to the Heart of the Saviour. We celebrate the memorial of St Vincent Ferrer, Priest. A saint who invited to people to repent and live a converted life. Foreseeing priest, who insisted that if we want success in our life, we must invest in prayer before we invest in anything. The readings are from Wisdom 2:1, 12-22; the Gospel from John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30. Most often good and exemplary people are looked down upon and taken for a ride by the evil ones. Selfish, sinful and immoral life always blinds the path of justice and love. God never leaves those who are the broken, the bruised, the abused, the vulnerable and the poor. A virtuous man may die or got rid of by a evil society but not the virtues that are left behind by the person. Truth and virtue live beyond the life of person on earth. No one can imprison the truth and justice with the resources available to us except we can suppress and hide it for sometimes with our influence, money and power. Many of us are afraid to challenge and deal with the lies in us but we are too fast to talk about the dichotomies found in the communities. If we like the person or we wish to get something done through that person for our welfare and growth, we give a new meaning and perception to the lies and sins of those who are close to our hearts. Starving and strangulating the good people are done so openly in every level while feeding and protecting the evil people are promoted secretly and legally. The first reading from the Book of Wisdom advises us that God stands by the good person and there is a sure reward for being good the evil people will be punished by God for what they say and do to destroy the proofs, the aroma, the flavour of truth and goodness in others. No one can destroy except our sins. Even if we have no enmity with any person, yet our personal sins are the only enemy we all need to fight against and to deal with it. Let us never be afraid of person. When our hearts and lives are overflowing with the love of God, there is no room for any fear. Perseverance in holiness itches and purges the evil minds. The responsorial Psalm prays, “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.” (Ps.33:19). The Gospel presents Jesus as the righteous person who was hunted by many. Familiarity with Jesus does not increase faith in Jesus rather intimacy does. Methods of reaching God without knowing and loving Jesus has its secret and hidden agenda. May our faith in Jesus increase the intimacy with God to deal with the evil in and around. May God protect and provide us all as we try our best to be good. May you have a good day. May God bless you.

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