“It’s not fair!” God gives more to some and less to others. But God is so generous that he offers Himself to every person. St. Paul has the right attitude: he gives generously as he has generously received. The Korean church was evangelized by Korean laymen who knew what their faith was worth. You have received the gift of faith; do you realize what it’s worth?
On the Feast of the Presentation, God visits His temple. Later his sacrifice atones for our Darkness. The Grammy awards remind us who we need to be: Elderly who speak of Jesus, and the Young who protect the Light. Today God visits the temple of your body; offer your life through Him, with Him, and in Him as a sacrifice of Love.
We shouldn’t tolerate the spread of lies. But our neighbors, no matter what they believe, deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Christians must love their neighbors enough to tell them the truth about Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit will help us to share that we know the truth because we have met Him face to face.
The Good News is not about abortion, divorce, or homosexuality. The Good News is the incredible love of God that washes clean every sin. The Pope wants us speak more about Christ; he wants wounded people to meet the Healer. Today we ready how a man named Naaman discovers the healing power of God. More importantly, through his journey of healing, he discovers God Himself. We all have a part to play to help heal the wounds. Will you bring people to Jesus?
What a terrible feeling to be locked out of a party. How much more terrible when the party is Eternal Life! Our first reading reminds us that Kingdom of God is open to all people everywhere. It’s not an exclusive party, but it isn’t easy to enter. We must strive hard and accept the Discipline of our loving Father. We don’t want to miss out and we don’t want anyone else to miss out either. Strive to enter through the narrow gate – and bring others with you!
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