Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"There need be no poor among you…Be open handed and freely lend
them whatever they need.” (Deut 15:4,8)
“Mom, do you really need that?” Live on the bare minimum when
others are in need.
God created the world with enough land, water and food enough
for everyone. The problem is in the distribution, not supply. We waste a lot and do not care about
our neighbours' wants. Caring and sharing are the watch words
and concern of Jesus who cares and shares whatever he has. If we want to make him smile, follow
Him into His world. Our hearts
become one with Jesus. Meaningless
waste in the name of celebrations is a sin in front of the Creator. In the name of war, litigations,
entertainments etc., we do
injustice to the poor.
Nathaniel and Ann are adult children always vigilant in
reminding their mother that if she has food in the refrigerator, more than one
pair of shoes and a place to sleep, she is richer than 75% of this world.
Nathaniel made her go to www.globalrichlist.com and type in her salary so she could see how
the graph of her income compares with the rest of the world. Her kids see their
budgets as moral documents about how they love their neighbour, and prod her to
do the same. “Mom, do you really need that?” "Are you too comfortable?” are a few of their questions
to remind her to give away things to others. They follow the path of living
simply and sacrificially.
Prayer: Jesus, let this world be free from
hunger and poverty. Let us be the facilitator to abolish poverty. Let us be prudent in our spending and be liberal in giving
and sharing whatever we have.
We pray for all those who
serve the vulnerable and remind their parents to care and share like
Nathaniel and Ann. All we ask in the
name of Jesus. Amen.
15th September 2012
- 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