It is 26th October 2018. The readings are from Ephesians 4:1-6; and the Gospel from Luke 12:54-59. A good Christian will do everything in his/her power to keep the unity and peace in the Body of Christ. Some of us are naturally argumentative and aggressive. Every conversion of some of us either suggest or lead to fight and division. Some of us always wish to differ so as prove our powerful and proud presence in the group. If the Christian communities want to do one thing, we wish to do completely the opposite. In every Christian community, we have a few people with the intentions to disrupt and destroy the peace of the community by doing some unethical activities of eavesdropping, constantly gossiping, exaggerating the issues, undermining the truth and justice, complaining every little thing and intentionally hurting the Body of Christ. We most often forget that we are being closing watched by the others people who do not like Christ and the Body of Christ. We are too are giving them the chances by the moments of disunity and lack of peace among us to talk ill of the entire Christian life and to crucify Jesus again. Every act and word that are not peaceful and having the particles of disunity is the re-crucifixion of the Body of Christ by those who speak and act against the unity and peace. Hoping and working for the oneness in our faith and life is the key for the Christian living and having enough respect for the views and proposals of the others, and willingness to cooperate with the others and to become a witness to the other faithful. Unity and peace just do not happen but it has to be worked at it. In the first reading St. Paul suggest something very important for a good Christian living saying, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Eph.4:3). Let us learn to complement each other in everyway possible to keep the flames of peace and unity burning in our hearts. To be a Christian is a vocation not a profession. We need to have the passion for work for Christ and the Body of Christ in which we are all part of it. Let us not exclude anyone if we notice anyone with faults and failures in our community. As Christ is patient and gentle with our failures and faults, so may we be with one another. It is very important to offer the place for the Holy Spirit to work in every person belongs to the Body of Christ. May we play our roles and allow the others to play their roles in the community. If they do not play their roles, let us not hate them rather to find ways of making them feel at home and remind them charitably and lovingly to make the community of God grow and benefit. The responsorial Psalm prays, “Such are the people who seek your face, O Lord.” (Ps.23:6). The Gospel invites us to make a decision that builds the community with the given signs of the times. We are indeed challenged by the passage that we are experts of interpreting people and things that surround us but not the inner person within us. May we keep the sacred space for Christ within us by every word and deed indeed. May you have a good day. God bless you.

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