It is 26th October 2017. The readings are from Romans 6:19-23; and the Gospel from Luke 12:49-53. Today’s readings are full of paradox. In the first reading St. Paul continues to encourage us to believe that we are the servants of God who are promised the eternal life. God promises the free gift of our redemption for being faithful in serving Him. Love for God that sanctifies and purifies to do things that are humanly not logical. We all know that being the servants of the sins bring shame, guilt and death. When there is a wage for sin is death, there is much greater reward for being the servants of God is to enjoy the eternal life in Jesus Christ. Our lasting happiness and blessings comes by the love of God. We are freed from the slavery of sin by the power of love demonstrated on the Cross of Jesus. There is nothing we need to be ashamed of. However horribly we have fallen in our spiritual life. There is so much of grace and the ability to live a life of holiness that lasts until we meet God face to face. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom.6:23). The responsorial Psalm praises, “Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.” (Ps.40:5) Life without Christ makes no sense in our life. We are killing ourselves slowly and surely when we refuse to live for God, and for the others. It is not just physical death but eternal death. It is the death of love, life and truth. It makes a person miserable and without true friends. The fire of love that is put within each one of us is never been short to experience the flames of the Holy Spirit who could ignite the entire world through us when we allow ourselves to be the instruments of God. There is a clear distinction between having Christ in our lives and living a life without Christ. “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” (Lk.12:49). Let us fan the fire within each one of us and make the world on fire. Jesus loves us let us pass it on. May you have a good day.

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