May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is 03rd November 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St. Martin de Porres, Religious. We reflect on Philippians 3:3-8 and Luke 15:1-10.
Pope John XXII praised St. Martin de Porres during the canonization in the following lines: “He made every effort to bring sinners to repentance: he nursed the sick devotedly, procuring food, clothes, and medicine for those too poor to buy them; he truly deserved his popular title, ‘Martin the Charitable.’”
Can a losing and a loss bring happiness? Will there be joy in Heaven over us today?
We are all searching for something or someone in life. The moment between searching and finding is filled with anxiety, fear, and exhaustion. The culmination of finding it is priceless.
St. Paul boasts, “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ.” (Phil.3:8).
The love of God for each one of us is unique and special. We are not just one person among many. We are the lost sheep and the lost coin. God is desperately and dearly searching for us all. Whether it is the man who lost the sheep, or the woman who lost the drachma took Taking responsibility, the untiring search and sharing our joy in finding the lost are
Finding Christ in our loss is the joy of being found by God. May we allow ourselves to be found by God who is searching for us. God is searching for us beyond any doubt through the sacrifice and love of Jesus.
The Gospel invites us to go out in search of the lost ones in our families, communities, and churches. The pleasing sacrifice we all can do is to bring back someone to the Lord starting from our own self. God wants to bring joy to Heaven on account of us being found by God. There is so much to live for the Lord. God bless you.