It is 5th September 2017. We celebrate the memorial of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, a religious and founder. The readings are from 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11; and the Gospel from Luke 4:31-37. In first reading St. Paul reminds us that we are to remain faithful to Christ because we are the children of light and of the day. He alerts us about the triumphal coming of our Lord as it is in Amos 5:18. There is no time frame given anywhere in the Sacred Scripture. All the interpretations and assumptions do help the believer in anyway except to be watchful about the moment when God wants to purge the evil and make the world as God created. Christ coming again began with the resurrection of the Lord and will happen in an unexpected time. The responsorial Psalm prays, “I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.” (Ps.27:13). In the Gospel, St. Luke presents clearly that the authority of Jesus not only felt in His teaching and in His words but also in His actions. The unclean spirits feared of the power of Jesus and recognized His divinity. When we have faith in our Lord Jesus, we do not need to be afraid of any uncleans and evil spirits. Jesus has all the authority to cast out the evil that threatens us. May the Lord grant us the courage to be faithful to Him always. May you remain blessed.

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