Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
“The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. And for those who lived in the land where death casts its shadow, a light has shined.” (Mathew 4:16)
A life that brings the flood light of heavenly peace, love, and hope and the dew of grace and blessings.
We are the light of the world and we are the children of God – the light. Light ever shines in darkness and death. Our life and presence should always bring hope to the hopeless, faith to the faithless, life to those who live in darkness and the valley of death, food to the hungry, home to the homeless, care to the neglected, love to the unloved and healing to the sick. We should be angels of heavenly joy and not be angels of darkness and death. When darkness of inhuman and ungodly activities are gripping and spreading all over the world, we the sons and daughters of light should not hide our light for fear and doubt but shine like a light on the hill top. Let us be the little angels of heaven. We are the candles to be burned to light. "Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all to see. For the glory of the Lord rises to shine on you” (Isaiah 60:1).
Here's how Mother Teresa touched the life of a man in Kalighat. “I never forgot the man I picked up from an open drain, except for his face...worms were crawling all over his body. There were holes in his body everywhere, he was being eaten up alive. He must have fainted and fallen into an open drain and people must have passed and passed, but the dirt had covered him up. I saw something moving and realized that it was a human being. I took him out, took him to our house, and he was still. I had not yet begun cleaning him, the only words he said: ‘I have lived like an animal in the street, but I’m going to die like an angel, loved, and cared for. Two hours later, by the time we finished cleaning him, he died. But there was such a radiating joy in his face. I’ve never seen that kind of joy, real joy. The joy that Jesus came to give us. That complete content complete surrender.”
Let us not close our eyes and live in our own cocoon, but look on our neighbours who are in trouble and give a lifting hand to those who are in the drain of misery.
Prayer : Jesus, let us rise and shine. Don’t remove your light from us. We pray for those who are in the service of your love by sacrificing their life for the rejected by this uncaring, self- centered and insensitive world. We pray for all those who are live in darkness of this world. Let them see and touch your light of life before they fade away from this world. Let us all become the couriers of your light. We remember the soul of the man Mother nursed and intercede for us to Saint Mother Teresa. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Thursday, 5th May 2011
- 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