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28.02.2017 FOLLOWERS

Posted under Reflections on February 26th, 2017 by

GOSPEL READING: Mk 10:28-31

Jesus had many followers. There were those who followed him but still holding on to their wealth, relatives and other things. There were still others who left certain things but holding on to certain other things and followed him. But there were few who left everything to follow Jesus.

Reward and honour are given to only those who give up properties, relations and possessions for the sake of Jesus and his Gospel. Interestingly what is given up is given back a hundredfold. It only goes to say that there is no real giving up on this earth. Man will always possess material thing and will have human relations. Extra rewards are the ones that have to be considered. They are persecutions and eternal life. Persecutions are on this earth and eternal life will be in the next.

இயேசுவை பின்செல்லுதல் என்பது அனைத்தையும் தவிர்த்து இயேசுவை முன்வைத்து வாழ்வை நடத்துவதாகும். உறவுகள் செல்வம் பொருள்கள் அனைத்தையும் தவிர்ப்பது சீடத்துவம். ஆனால் இவை அனைத்தும் நூறு மடங்கு இவவுலகில் கிடைக்கும் என்பது இறைவனின் கொடையே.

27.02.2017 GOD IS GOOD

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GOSPEL READING: Mk 10:17-27

No one is good except God alone. In the creation stories we read in the book of Genesis that when Go created the world he found it good. Every day after creation he found his creation to be good. But here Jesus says that no one is good except God alone. By this Jesus says that goodness is not a quality of man or of any creature. But goodness is the basic quality of God and the creatures get their goodness only from God. God is the source of all goodness. That is why he says God alone is good.

Jesus looked at the young man and loved him. He loved him for his sincerity and truthfulness. The young man meant what he said. He was pious man and observed all the commandments of God. Does Jesus mean by this that youth in general are not very observant of the rules? I do not think so. Probably Jesus meant to say that it is enough that you are young for me to love you. Because, the young man has all the possibilities and potentials to reach the highest goal (God). Only material wealth can prevent him.

கடவுள் நல்லவர். படைப்புகள் அனைத்தும் கவுளிடமிருந்துதான் நன்மைத்தனத்தை பெறுகின்றன. நன்மைத்தனம் படைப்பில் கிடையாது அல்லது தானாகவே மனிதனில் கிடையாது. இயேசு அந்த இளைஞனை அன்பு செய்தார். நீ இளைஞன் அதுபோதும் நான் உன்னை அன்பு செய்ய என்று இயேசு கூறுகிறாரோ?

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