Dear People of God,
May the Lord give you peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is 12th July 2023. We reflect on Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24 and Matthew 10:1-7.
God is looking for us tirelessly. Because God wants to entrust a mission to each one of us. Since our life is looking for something other than God, we end up being tired, exhausted, and depressed at times to create our own petty gods. Affluence alienates the other and God in the long run when it is channelled to multiply the pleasures for oneself. There is a spiritual distance created by the power of money, wealth, and affluence in life. The more we lean on fake and false securities; we are least bothered to learn from the resources of truth. We move away gradually from the centrifugal presence of God and the poor when we are concentrating only on ourselves.
It is not just abundance alone that makes us to be far from God and those who are suffering but our refusal and indifference to repentance does.
The Gospel presents us with missionary discourse. It is God’s intention that we should pass on this unfailing love of God that we experienced in God’s only Beloved Son Jesus in our service through promoting peace, charity, and mercy.
It is time to empty the unwanted and the acquired greedily. It is time to dispatch a letter of hope and love not to spread the flames of anger on others. It is the time to visit the sick, the needy, the poor, and the marginalised in society than to engage ourselves in building mansions of control, influence, and subjugation.
We are invited to move on in our lives no matter who wishes to accompany us to untie the knots of vengeance, anger, and abuse. It is indeed the opportune time for us to move away from evil and move toward the ever-loving and caring God.
The Lord sends us to share the Good News that God still loves humanity no matter what it takes for God. The missionary discourse offers us the privilege to meet the unpopular, the sinful, the forgotten, the poor, the ostracised and those who are so tactfully pushed to the brim of society to be trodden by the bold, the rich, the beautiful and the greedy.
Let us share and strengthen the people by appreciating them not venturing into gossiping and destroying the goodness in people. We all have experienced the love of God at one point in life, so let us share it with someone.
As God still love us the ungrateful, the sinners as we are, let us make efforts to love those around us however sinful, ungrateful, and rebellious they could be. May you have a good day. God bless you.