May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit. It is the 21st of October 2022. We reflect on Ephesians 4:1-6 and Luke 12:54-59.
Expressions are more long-lasting than maiden impressions. We are called to express the love of Christ wherever we are and whatever we are doing. We all have a personal calling to create a space of unity in the bond of peace.
Some of us love to leave an impression, some others want their presence to be felt and some by nature create disruption.
The first impression is not the best one always in many of our lives. So, we need to leave space for growth and change. St. Paul proposes that Ephesians have the expression of unity in the bond of peace. Which is easier? Getting attention or paying attention. The former kills creativity and the creative power of unity while the latter empowers productivity and valuing the presence of others. The vocation we have received is noble and transcendent, and so to recognise the presence of God in us and around us.
Unity remains a dream in the air when the avenues of peace are paved. Paying attention to those difficult spots in our life cements unity of mind and body. Unity is a reality in the realm of humility and reciprocity. At times, our life remains to interpret the outward appearance whether in nature or humanity without blunging into the inner surface, and nuances of relationships. Let us continue to “bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.” May the Lord help us to discern our vocation to be the instrument of peace. God bless you.