May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the feast day of Simon and Jude, the Apostles. St. Jude is venerated as the patron of impossible causes. We reflect on Ephesians 2:19-22 and Luke 6:12-19.
What makes us align with God?
Some people believe that it is charity, and faith could align with God more than anything. But the readings of the day suggest something more intimate and personal act that each one of us could do that make us more in line with God’s will and ways.
The most important characteristic of an authentic disciple is to be near the Lord, work for Him, and stand by Him in truth, love, and charity.
The experience of God’s call is felt in the moment of prayer.
Unless we are aligned with God, our life structure will be weakened by time. The Gospel reminds the power of Jesus who spent the quality amount of time with the Father in prayer. “All in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them.” (Lk.6:19).
“Family is not an ideology, but it is a reality,” catechizes Pope Francis. Family being the main fabric of society, it needs to be aligned with God to live its values to the full.
May the Lord help us align ourselves in prayer so as to be fruitful in every way possible to glorify God. Jesus spent the whole night in prayer before choosing the twelve apostles. Let prayer affiliate everything that inflicts us in life. God bless you.