It is 20th June 2017. The readings are from 2 Corinthians 8:1-9; and the Gospel from Matthew 5:43-48. My founder and our all times inspiration St. Francis of Assisi taught us that “For it is in giving that we receive.” Only in giving and in sharing we remind and resemble God who loves and cares. Human heart melts and refurbishes to another divine shape as it is willing to share and give with love. St. Paul teaches us that how important is this noble and spontaneous act of giving and sharing in the life of a believer. The spreading of the faith and building of the Church is the task of every believer. We reach the transcendent peak of divine love in our nature when are able to share and celebrate all that is actualized in ourselves. No church can exist for long without being charitable. Caring for the mother church is our duty. We need not be rich in order to give. “For you know the generous act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.” (2 Cor.8:9) Even in our poverty, we could become a cheerful giver when we think of the need of the other more specially the one who has given us the faith is our church. Our giving is the sacrifice we make, the thanksgiving we offer to God and to celebrate the blessings we have received with the other. We must give beyond our own people and especially for the spreading of our faith and for the upliftment of our society. The responsorial Psalm praises, “My soul, give praise to the Lord.” (Ps.145:2). We face Jesus in his preaching on the Mount, in today’s Gospel. Jesus wants all of us to reach the summit of our existence to love and to wish the best for everyone around. The essence of our Christian love is that Jesus died for us all and so every believer in Him need to live for all beyond one’s family, relatives, friends, tribe, and community one belongs. A genuine love does not see the face the one who receives it. We all have a bunch of enemies in our lives to pray for and to have courage to love. Let not someone’s evil spill over in our lives and contaminate our goodness. We do not need to prove to anyone how evil we could be because of the display of the evil in others. Only through our selfless giving and sharing, we can bring our enemies closer to the one we believe and love. May we begin our giving today to the church, and to that someone who is in need. May you have a good day.

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