It is 17th November 2017. We celebrate the memorial of St Elizabeth of Hungary, a Religious. The readings are from Wisdom 13:1-9; and the Gospel from Luke 17:26-37. “For if they had the power to know so much that they could investigate the world, how have they been so slow to find its Master?” (Wis.13:9). The first reading rightly points out that we have grown so much sophisticated to perceive the world yet failing to notice the author of such beautiful creation. Instead of worshiping the Lord, our modernism and ultra-scientific knowledge leads us to worship the nature without realizing the creator of the cosmos. Human investigation and analysis, research must not end in excluding God rather all these intellectual pursuits should lead to the one who owns and designs. All that we see, and experience are created by God. We must acknowledge in every contemplation that leads us to continue the actions. The responsorial Psalm praises, “The heavens proclaim the glory of God.” (Ps.18:2). The Gospel instructs that as long as we are guided by the Spirit of God we will not be perished. Noah and Lot listened to the voice of the Lord and they survived all the ordeals of lives. We are here to develop not to destroy. We are here to build and beautify not to bruise and browse. We are stewards only not the owner of the world we live in. The cosmos and God have seen so many people visited the earth and left their contributions in building and those who have vowed to destroy for their personal and selfish agenda. Recognizing the presence of God amidst all the chores of lives is the matter of urgency to be at peace with God. Let us learn to seek the Lord in all we do and say. May God be the priority of our lives not our selfish motives and wishes. May you have a good day.

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