May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is 22nd August 2022. We celebrate the memorial of St. Rose of Lima, Virgin.
We reflect on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17 and Matthew 23:23-26.
The war and revolt are still against the Truth, the Life, and the Way. Ideologies create dust and make lives rust but the truth will make us more robust than ever to stand for something that gives life.
All that is going on around us might shock us, lose our faith, and shatter our love in unity, peace and hope yet, for us believers in Christ, the testing time will pass by, and Christ repeatedly emerges to the end victoriously. So let us be honest and faithful to the Lord in trivial things.
Fear coupled with our scrupulosity makes us revolt against the Lord in life. At times, we are penny wise and pound foolish.
As Jesus points out in the Gospel that observance of the law is required yet assimilation and acceptance of the will of God in promoting what is truly necessary for our faith formation. May the Lord help us get rid of our holding on to unnecessary traditions, customs, and practices more than human relationships and dignity. God bless you.