Today with Jesus
- Today’s Bible verse
“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all others who are making contributions”(Mark 12:43).
Du you want to get the blessings, the beauty, the joy, and the largeness of heart of giving ?
‘It is more blessed to give than to receive”-Jesus. Giving is the innate nature of universe. The Son, from its source transmits its light to the world so we have the life. God gave himself on the cross. By that emptiness of giving brought life and life abundance for all the living beings. The mother gives her time, energy and life itself for her children so that we are what we should be. Just like a candle we all should burn and melt and light to others and say good- bye to this life . That is all life to be. Giving is not only from our abundance but also from our poverty. There is nothing de- bar to you and to me not to give. Most often Poverty compels us to give than richness. For the poor nothing to loose but gain. One pence contribution of a beggar is more blessed than one a billion of a billionaire to the giver and to the receiver. When you count the offertory money don’t forget the pence to count it and the sacrifice and the heart behind. Count each of our blessings and thankful to the giver and make use of it judiciously and share to others – money, wealth, beauty, time. And not to waste even a piece of bread. Let you blessed.
A leper had rung the door bell of the Mother Teresa’s house . Mother own words, “It was a leper shivering with cold. I asked him whether he needed anything from me. I wanted to offer food and a blanket to protect himself from the bitter night of Calcutta. He replied in the negative. He showed me his begging bowl. He told me Bengali:” Mother, people were talking that you had received some prize. This morning I decided that whatever I got through begging today, I would hand over to you this evening . That is why I am here.” I found in the begging bowl 75 paise (2 pence).The gift was small. I keep it even today on my table because this tiny gift reveals to me the largeness of a human heart. It is beautiful.
We are poor because we won’t give. We are afraid of loosing of giving. But just opposite is the truth. More we get more we give from our poverty. Rich and poor be empty ourselves. Let the world be blessed more.
Jesus, poor be blessed, clothed, fed, dressed, housed, nursed, and protected. We pray for a world sans poverty. Let the rich get the heart of giving with out any reservation. Let our life be an accepted sacrifice for you. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Monday 29 November 2010
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012