May the Lord give you peace in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 12th September 2023. We reflect on Colossians 2:6-15; and the Gospel from Luke 6:12-19.
St. Paul reminds the Colossians that the Baptism they received is only a beginning not an end in relating with Christ. “As you, therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” (Col.2:6).
He suggested that they mature in their connection with Christ by walking with Christ, rooting in His Values, building His Kingdom, teaching the Gospel of Christ and being thankful to the Lord always.
Our Baptism is only an initiation toward a long journey of encountering Christ as we grow in Christian maturity.
The responsorial Psalm praises, “The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.” (Ps.145:9).
In the Gospel, Jesus chooses His closest allies for His work after an extended period of prayer. Jesus ‘spent the whole night in prayer to God.’(Lk.6:12).
It is indeed a reminder for all of us to put our personal prayers to embark on anything whether it is a small, or big move we make. Our prayer life is the most important fibre that connects us to God to relate with the rest of the world. The decisions we make will succeed and will be in line with God’s plan as we have submitted ourselves in prayer.
Prayer prepares our inner being to accommodate the plan of God as we wish to have one of our own. God listens to our prayers always. God wants to let us know that the Spirit of God would make us do things and prepare ourselves to face anything with the power of prayer. Our maturity in Christian life cannot happen without quality and personal prayers. May God bless you abundantly as you grow in His love.