It is 14th August 2020. We celebrate the memorial of St Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr.
The readings are from Ezekiel 16:1-15, 60, 63; and the Gospel from Matthew 19:3-12.
God falls in love with humanity. Humanity falls out of love for the Lord.
God looks after us and cares for us right from our conception to every concern until the end.
“I passed by you again and looked on you; you were at the age for love. I spread the edge of my cloak over you and covered your nakedness: I pledged myself to you and entered into a covenant with you, says the Lord God, and you became mine.” (Ez.16:8).
Love does not remember wrongdoings and offers umpteen times to be intimate.
There is no time God regrets for loving us except when we fell in love with sin.
However unfaithful we may be like Jerusalem, but God is faithful always. What is going on in our spiritual life? Are we faithful to the Lord? Or Are we repeatedly becoming unfaithful to the Lord?
We all need to examine our relationship with God as the Church does with God.
The responsorial verse consoles us, “Your anger has passed, O Lord, and you give me comfort.” (Is.12:1).
The Gospel points out that the Lord is not pleased with unfaithfulness and divorce in family life.
In applying God law, we need to bring mercy and love to live the spirit of the same law. The teachings of Jesus on marriage was radical yet rational and spiritual in its core. There are many marriages are melting away in our communities due to unfaithfulness to God and one another, lack of trust and respect for each other, overlooking God’s connection and giving importance to human ones, the lack of or absence of prayer, charity, forgiveness. Relationship are like glasses so fragile yet agile. We need to handle with care, love and sensitivity. The invitation of Jesus to have a fruitful marriage depends on the way we inculcate the values of the Kingdom of God. there is always a shortage of love in every relationship whether with God or with one another. May we grow in faithfulness and strengthen our faith in God. Have a lovely day. God bless you.
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A beautiful reflection Fr. Thank you for sharing the Word of God which becomes life. Be blessed always.