May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is on 22nd October 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St. John Paul II, Pope. Reflect on Ephesians 4:7-16 and Luke 13:1-9.
Can we allow Christ to cultivate our life?
We are so filled with grace and blessings to be fruitful. Fruitfulness is impossible without repentance. Taking God’s patience for granted in our life would lead us to be idle, tepid, and fruitless. The time for repentance is today only. God offers us a second chance, yet we are to prove our worth by being fruitful spiritually and that is the fundamental growth. Every other development in our life depends on spiritual formation.
A fig tree must bear within two years at the most three years. If the tree does not bear, the one who planted it can decide whether to keep it or get rid of it. We cannot bear fruit unless we are grounded and rooted in Christ. “Because apart from me you can do nothing.” (Jn.15:5).
We have become complacent by looking down on others who live a life less fortunate than us. Comparison with others never allows us to be fruitful. When we struggle with others, we strangulate the growth in ourselves. “Therefore, brothers and sisters, be all the more eager to confirm your call and election, for if you do this, you will never stumble.” (2 Pet. 1:10).
Are we going to disappoint God when God looks for fruit in our life? Without allowing Christ to cultivate, manure and nourish it, we remain fruitless. May God continue to bless us and be fruitful.