It is 16th September 2015. We celebrate the memorial of martyrs Sts. Cornelius, the Pope and Cyprian, the Bishop. The readings are from 1 Tim.3:14-16 and the Gospel from Lk. 7:31-35. St. Paul in the first reading wants us to remind the behaviour pattern to be found in the family of God. When we belong to the church, we belong to the family God. This family is built on a bond of love among the children of God. We are the children of God through the Sacrament of Baptism, worshiping the living God not an idol. The church we belong received the deposit of faith through the apostles from the living God. The mystery of God in the church is that God saves us through God’s beloved son. The faith we proclaim in Jesus and the outcome are the ones that allow us to enjoy the glory in Heaven. The responsorial Psalm sings, “Great are the works of the Lord.” (Ps.110:2). The Gospel brings out the sin of unbelief among the leaders in the living God. There is enough light in the church to walk towards God and Heaven, but somehow we fail to accept the free gift in the Sacraments. John the Baptist and Jesus were indeed bring out their hypocrisy. The religious leaders believed in their own wisdom for their selfishness which suited the evil ways. True wisdom is revealed through God’s people more especially through God’s only son Jesus Christ. “Wisdom is proved right by all her children.” (Lk. 7:35). If we do not expose and explain our views in the light of God’s truth, we may serving ourselves not the living God. May God bless you to find God.

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