Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
“Come and see.” (John 1:46)
We need not to have a formula for an end to all religious fights, murders in the name of God, and even the end of all doubts in the supreme deity.
“I’m the maid servant of the Lord. Let this happen to me as you say” (Luke 1:38). St. Mary didn’t turn back till she was called from this earth to heaven. For her, she had no fear for the cause of Jesus to tell the world, “Do whatever Jesus tells you to do.” Doubters and fighters should unarm themselves from their hubris of earthly wisdom and get down to the feet of Jesus. He is very near, very simple and we are the abode for him to stay for eternity and to give us the ecstasy of heavenly beauty and happiness. The realization of God is the prerogative of all human beings, that won’t be acquired with any amount of money or any type of intellectual, physical and spiritual exercises. Come to Jesus with the conscience and mind of a child and go back with the kingdom of heaven, Jesus. “Let whoever thirsty come, whoever wishes may have the water of life as a free gift” (Revelation 22:17).
The blessed John Paul II had the gift of experiencing the presence of Jesus when he was 20 years old. The mystic was back from the desert. “Tell us”, the people said, “What God is like?” But how could he ever tell them what he had experienced in his heart? Can God be put into words? He finally gave them a formula - inaccurate, inadequate, in the hope that some might be tempted to experience it for themselves. They sized up on the formula. They made a sacred text. They imposed it on others as a holy belief. They took great pains to spread it in foreign lands. Some even gave their lives for it. “I have seen God face to face, but my life was saved” (Genesis 32:30). God is a reality to those who seek him in sincerity. Remove all masks of artificiality and let us be genuine to ourselves.
Prayer : Jesus, tear all types of masks that we have. Let those who are longing for you, experience you. Don’t hide from us as we are tired and helpless. Let all the fights, divisions and war in the name of Jesus, come to an end. May a great awakening of your holy spirit fill the earth. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, 9th 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