May the Lord continue to bless with peace and grace in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 15th June 2022. We reflect on 2 Kings 2:1, 6-14 and Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18.
A man asked his best friend,” How come you never got married?”.” Well,” he said, “to tell you the truth, I spent my youth looking for the perfect woman. In Dubai, I met a beautiful and intelligent woman, but she was unkind. Then in Mumbai, I met a woman who was a wonderful and generous soul, but we had no interests in common. One woman after another would seem just right, but there would always be something missing. Then one day, I met her. She was beautiful, intelligent, generous, and kind. We had everything in common. In fact, she was perfect.” The friend asked him: “Why didn’t you marry her?” He replied, “It is a sad thing. Seems she was looking for the perfect man.”
God is not looking for a perfect person but a person who loves to continue the Perfection in God on earth. In the first reading, God wanted Elisha to continue the legacy of Elijah on earth as a faithful follower. God continues to communicate with us in simplicity, silence and in secret.
The popular television anchor and motivational speaker Oprah Winfrey said once, “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
God expects us sincerity and serenity in our worship and relationship.
Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are the means and measures to love God.
Home is holier than houses; relationships are richer than relations. Actions are more appreciated than acting.
Our Christian character begins to shine we do the best and nothing less than the best as if no one is watching.
Life is not looking for perfection but completing and complementing the perfection in others in their imperfection.
Jesus admonishes all of us: “Beware of practising your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven.” (Mt.6:1).
Yes, God wants us to continue the values of the Kingdom in a profound way not peripherally. May God bless you.