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12.01.2010 BE SILENT AND COME OUT

Posted under Reflections on January 11th, 2010 by

 "Quiet! Come out of him!"    Mark 1,25

The fight between the good and the evil continues.
This fight started at the creation, ' I will put enmity between you … Gen 1,15.,
continues and will continue till the end.
The evil always try to strike at the good 
but good can never be overcome by evil.
That is why St.Paul says "Overcome evil by doing good"  Rom 12,21
In the present story the fight is between Jesus the good, and the demon
which possessed a man.
Evil always tries to possess man and the nature and wants to take control of nature.
Evil wants to be the master of all.
But the good tries to redeem the man and th nature from the control of evil.
When the good commands the evil, the evil shows it power
by convulsing  him or challenging the good (Have you come to destroy us?)
Jesus silences the evil and commands the evil to get out of man.
This authority to silence and command evil is in good.
Only good can do it.
Do I possess or am I in the possession of GOOD (in God's power)
that I have the authority to silence and command evil.
Whenever I remove or destroy a particular evil 
I am in authority. 
Many do compromise good with evil.
We make the impossible possible 
we make the good and evil co-exist
at least externally…
Let us be good and be possessed by good 
so that we can overcome evil by being/doing good or on the side of GOOD
  
 

11.01.2010 THEY LEFT THEIR NETS

Posted under Reflections on January 10th, 2010 by
 

Then they abandoned their nets and followed him. (Mk 1,18)

…they left their father Zebedee in the boat along with 
the hired men and followed him.(Mk 1,20)
 
 
Every following demands a leaving.
Leaving of someone/something.
 
If one wants  to follow a successful life
then he/she leaves behind the ways that  lead to failure
 
If one wants a particular purposeful life
then he/she leaves the present life
 
If one wants a new life in Christ (Like PAUL)
Then he leaves the old life of Adam.
 
We can go on saying the same.
 
In the present story Peter, Andrew, James, and John
leave behind the nets and their father.
 
Peter and Andrew were casting their nets in the  sea for a catch.
While they were in their job – as they were doing their job
they leave and follow. Not after much reflection
and prayer and consultation and discernment.
They hear the call and they go at once.
 
So also James and John,they were mending their nets
may be after a catch or getting ready for a catch
and when called they leave behind and follow.
 
In as much as follwoing is important 
so also leaving something behind is important
 
Many a times we like to keep something with us ( for security)
and try to follow also the invitation.
 
Following demands ( it seems so) a total leaving behind of 
things and persons.
 
It is also following a person (JESUS) not an ideology
or a principle or a dogma.
 
Following a person seems to be easy.
But leaving behind !!!
 
We like to walk forward (follow),but looking behind
and not leaving behind.
 
LEAVE YOUR NETS THAT ENTANGLE YOU
NETS THAT NAIL YOU TO A PLACE
NETS THAT HOLD YOU WITH SOME ONE
YES LEAVE THE NETS BEHIND AND
WALK FREE TO FOLLOW
 
   
 
 
 
 
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