It is 6th November 2017. The readings are from Rom.11:29-36 and the Gospel from Lk. 14:12-14. God’s consistency of mercy surpasses our inconsistent faithfulness at all levels. St. Paul praises God for God’s consistent forgiveness to the humanity even though we have been disobedient and unfaithful repetitively. God’s mercy and love for fallen humanity is beyond human reason and therefore it is, and it will remain as a mystery. It looks as though God is unfair to the humanity. God is never tired of loving an imperfect and unfaithful person. The love of God to the fallen humanity need to be taken as the lavishness of mercy and love toward all starting from the disobedient to the rest. Who can provide counsel to God in matter related to love and mercy? Is there anyone among the humanity to match the supreme love and forgiveness revealed on the Cross of Jesus demonstrated by the Father? God saves all people including the Jews who rejected the offer of God in His Only Beloved Son Jesus. God has His ways of redeeming them all. “We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” (Rom 8:28). God writes the human history on the surfaces unpolished by human reason and struggles. That is why St. Paul praises through the hymn to God’s wisdom and knowledge and the inability of humanity to understand the core mystery of love and mercy. The responsorial Psalm prays, “In you, O Lord, I have found my peace.” (Ps.68:14). A practical suggestion is offered in displaying our faith. What motivates us to invite someone that matters when we throw a banquet? When we do things beyond earthly rewards, it has its influence in our eternal life. There is a surge of our hearts deep down within each one of us not settled with the mundane pleasures and payments of the world. There are bubbles of the souls with the eternal longing to be at the eternal bosom and company of God. This longing gets materialized by the way we twinkle the charity with the less fortunate and the unrecognized faces of the broken humanity. Let our love rise above our family origin and intimate relations. Love must be put to test by extending its wings to fly amidst the vacuum responses of the unpayable humanity. “For you will be repaid at the resurrection the righteous.” (Lk.14:14). May you have a good day.

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