May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 13th October 2022. We reflect on Ephesians 1:1-10 and Luke 11:47-54.
Living in love is living in Christ which attracts others to Christ. “God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.” (Eph.1:4).
Are we preventing others to come closer to Christ?
“For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.” (Lk. 11:52). To be a prophet means to speak for God and stand for truth and justice. At times, prophets are misunderstood and rejected by people. Even Jesus, the prophet par excellence was considered as
Speaking good of people after their death is the idealization, we all need to work through. In a rush, we criticize, correct, and condemn others as a pattern of love towards others. Yes, we have the moral duty to be good and holy in ourselves but expecting others to be the way we are is not so spiritually healthy.
Hyper-criticism and untimely corrections could end up losing precious relationships and friendships. What we really wish to correct in others is the very thing we might be hiding and afraid to be exposed to ourselves. It is indeed a lifetime endeavour to expose our darker sides to the light of Christ so as to diminish the shadows falling on the goodness of others. As St. Paul points out, we are so blessed and showered in grace, let us not engage in actions that disfigure the elegance and eminence in others. May God bless you to let in others through you in Christ.