May the Lord continue to bless with peace and grace in the Holy Spirit.
It is 21st June 2022. We reflect on 2 Kings 19:9-11, 14-21, 31-36 and Matthew 7:6, 12-14. We celebrate the memorial of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious.
Inclusiveness and taking others on board are mostly spoken all around our conversations these days. Whether in the Church or in an institution we are constantly reminded that we must not leave out anyone. Though it is received among us with a pinch of salt, we still want to keep something so precious to our family, or group to ourselves not to be shared with everyone.
The most precious and valuable things must be treasured by all means. But then, on some occasions in order to justify the inclusiveness and equality, it is given into the wrong hands and eventually, it is chewed and destroyed. Jesus teaches us: “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.” (Mt.7:6).
It is better to take the road travelled by many when we are alone, but we are with many, it is better to explore roads that are never travelled or used. Though they all look like doing something ordinary, it will surely lead to extraordinary limits and levels.
Let us not compromise the ideal with our ideology or our goal with the role we play in our life. Taking risks and doing exactly what we expect from others make us better disciples of the Lord. May God bless your efforts.