May the Lord give you peace in the Holy Spirit.
We reflect on Genesis 13:2, 5-18 and Matthew 7:26, 12-14.
What do we choose: life or hype? Are we after peace or pieces in our families?
We are filled to the brim when we offer the best portions to the others. But we want the best of all portions in our life. Family ties and unity are greater than wealth, property and all the blessings under the Sun.
We have a lesson to imbibe in our life from Abram who treated his nephew Lot with respect and generosity. Abram was able to give up the best portion to Lot for the sake of unity, and peace of the family. God blessed Abram with more than what he let go of. Abram chose peace for the family even amidst all disputes and dissensions in his larger family. Abram’s sensitivity opened the floodgates of generosity towards his nephew Lot. When we let go of the best, we are so blessed by the Only Best. Priorities in life are pesticides and protecting even the microcosm of faith. Preserving peace is the golden rule of our life indeed and constantly reviewing our lives from selfish contaminations.
“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Mt.7:12).
Empathizing with others in all situations is the rule of happiness. Empathizing is the narrow path. Allowing others to have all that we wish to get in our life is the secret of peace and prosperity.
Making the path easy for others through our strenuous journey in taking the narrow roads in our life will make us achieve the golden rule Jesus offers in the Gospel.
The way we wish to be treated, loved, forgiven, looked after, and cared for by others is the way we need to treat, love, forgive, and care for others. Charity and humility are the yardsticks in giving As St. Paul teaches us, “not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Phi. 2:4)
Let our thoughts and charity be more lenient and laxer than our crooked and narrow-minded actions.
May the Lord continue to bless you in order that we grow in the right relationship over everything.