It is 11th March 2019. The readings are from Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18; and the Gospel from Matthew 25:31-46. Life here on earth is to reach out to someone out there. There are things we need to adopt for our life that includes the other in all we do and say. We can just live for ourselves like many do and disappear from the minds and memory of humanity. But we are believers in Jesus. We need to be different than those who have no need for God in their life. The first reading lays down the path of being different towards the indifferent humanity. We can always make a difference in the way we love and care for the other. When we can transcend above the waters of selfish love to selfless love. True love for humanity never enters into activities that are selfish, greedy, oppressive, corruptive, and unjust rather to love, show mercy and compassion to all people and creation. The invitation is directly in line with the theme of the year. “Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.” (Lev.19:1). Our holiness includes not to steal, not to swear, not to exploit, not to curse, not to be partial, not to grudging, not to hate, but to love the other person as we love God. The responsorial Psalm praises, “Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life.” (Jn 6:64). The Gospel invites us to be become sensitive to the needs of the others. People who are holy and pure in all their dealings sense the need of the others especially when the other is going through pain. Holiness is nothing but being sensitive to the pain and longings of the others; it is the connectivity of the spirit that is in need of a human help. Whenever we live in sin, we become blind and insensible to those who are less fortunate than us. We must never be disturbed by the sinfulness of the others; we need to be disturbed when we are not able to be holy, compassionate, perfect like that of God in our lives. May the Lord help us to be holy through loving, caring and sharing with the others as we wish to be loved, cared and accepted. May you have a good day.

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