May the Lord give you grace and peace in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 14th December 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St John of the Cross, the Doctor of the Church. We reflect on Isaiah 45:6-8, 18, 21-26 and Luke 7:19-23.
Are we ready to return to welcome the Lord into our lives?
Actions speak louder and clearer than words. Ministry cannot survive with words but surely with the Word that triggers us to action.
Here I remember Saint John Henry Newman, who once said, “People can be divided into three groups: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen, and those who wonder what happen.”
Which category of people do we belong to?
John the Baptist speaks for all of us in today’s Gospel. “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” (Lk.7:19). He does not doubt whether Jesus is the Messiah but expressed doubts about some of his disciples and the people around. We too can have such questions in our minds as we are in Advent.
When life stifles our beliefs, we could end up questioning the presence and the person of Jesus in our lives.
It is the time to deepen our belief in the Lord by recognising all that the Lord has done in our lives. Recognising God’s presence in Jesus, we truly become a testimony of love and truth. May the Lord strengthen us to believe in Him who loves, heals, and forgives us. God bless you.