May the Lord give you peace in the Holy Spirit.
How do mirror God? Have we settled our accounts with the other before God?
Mirroring God with unveiled minds.
It is on 15th June 2023. We reflect on 2 Cor. 3:15-4:1, 3-6 and Matthew 5:20-26.
St. Paul urges everyone to remove the veil of prejudice, pride, hardness of heart, the stubbornness in accepting Christ and to repent. The more we begin to believe in God and be charitable, the more we resemble God.
In our faith encounters, we begin to grow day by day exposing ourselves to the same spirit of God who sets us free from the prejudices and the evil that does not allow us to see the goodness in others.
Mirroring God is possible through the faith we proclaim in the Lord. Our regular listening, understanding, and acceptance of the Word of God removes the veil and allows us to mirror Christ by deepening the experience of God and Christ in our lives. (Rom.8:29; Phil.3:21).
The glory of Christ is revealed through the proclamation of the Word of God without being tinted by our prejudices and resistance to accepting the truth. Let us bring out Christ in our word and deed, not our personal whims and fancies.
Jesus unpacks His new teaching by encouraging us to be reconciled with one another as we attempt to meet God. Our resentment and rage must not make us far from God. God desires the repented heart and reconciled lives not just the show-off material offertories.
We can never fool God and please God with our material gifts while our hearts are shambled. Provoking and judging the other person demolishes the finest connections among the people and always struggles to establish the link with God.
Let us begin dealing with issues sternly and recognize the goodness in others. Our entrance into everlasting happiness solely depends on the way we handle the other person who accompanies us in our lives. We will never be able to love God when we are filled with resentment, rage, and prejudices against others.
Our love for God is seen and experienced in the way we respond to others in times of emotional outbursts. God judges us for our refusal to settle down with the others here on earth. “If you are bringing your offering to the altar and there remember that your brother/sister has something against you, leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother/sister first, and then come back and present the offering.” (Mt. 5:23,24).
May our good works be surplus enough to surpass the evil around us. May you have a good day.