Friday, July 09, 2010

Rooted in Christ

"So then, as you received Jesus, as Lord and Christ, now live your lives in him, be rooted in him and built up on him, held firm by the faith you have been taught, and overflowing with thanksgiving." (Colossians 2: 6 – 7)

The essence of Christianity is Christ Himself. The experience of Christianity is Christ in us, the hope of victory. To experience the victorious living that Christ living inside us makes possible, we must live in Him, be rooted in Him and built up on Him by means of prayer, daily reading of the word of God and the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Reconciliation. The Eucharist is the Sacrament of holy exchange whereby we live in Christ and Christ lives in us.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The grand plan

"I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philippians 1: 6)

God knows the best and has seen the whole pattern of weaving of my life. I trust Him to make a strategic match between my:

  • Purpose
  • Personality
  • Position


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Prayer Partnership

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18: 20)

I believe in prayer. I believe in the word of God. I believe in miracle. I leave the rest to God.

I believe in prayer of agreement. I believe in prayer partnership. I believe in the Communion of the saints. I enjoy the support of my prayer partners in my struggles in life.

Monday, July 05, 2010

One Authority

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 18: 18)

It is clear from the above passage that Christ left for the Church a clear authority to act. This conclusively shows His intention and desire that there be only one Church. In a situation of multiplicity of churches, there would be multiple and contradictory authorities as we see with the interpretation of the same scriptures. In a different scripture Jesus says:

"Whoever listens to you listens to me. whoever rejects you rejects me. and whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." (Luke 10: 16)

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Proactive love

"You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Love does not evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law." (Romans 13: 9-10)

When I think of sins against love of my neighbor, I think of sins of commission and sins of omission. It is often the sins of omission that are most neglected. Love does no evil. True love should not just avoid evil but should be proactive.

O Holy Spirit, you are the principle of love. Fill us with your love. Teach us how to love. Love through us.