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04.01.2010 GOD ON HIS FEET

Posted under Reflections on January 3rd, 2010 by

"He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synogogues"… Mt 4,23

God man Jesus seems to be on his feet.
For this he chooses Capernaum as his place of residence and 
easy to move around the villages and the coastal area.
As he is on his feet with his message his news reaches faster.
Response is still greater – people from all over the places flock to him,
not only from Galilee, because he is moving around Galilee only.
Seems to be a model missionary project.
He makes a move, but the message reaches far and wide
And the out come of it is all that he is able to preach the kingdom of God 
and do the kingdom of God (His healing ministry)
He is able to bring (on his feet=moving around) the kingdom through WORD and DEED.
 

03.01.2010 REVEALED GOD OR SOUGHT AFTER GOD

Posted under Reflections on January 1st, 2010 by

 

Primary aim of every religion is to give God experience to its followers. When this purpose is diluted or denied then the people run from religion to religion looking for the same. Because basically everyman longs for a superior being and to associate with it and to experience it and then to express it to the others. Even a man who denies the existence of God holds on to an ideology or to a principle in life and venerates it to such an extent that it becomes his God. There are people who say ‘thank God there is no God’

 

We belong to a religion in which God revealed himself to the humanity. Yes he revealed himself through Moses in the Old Testament and then to Samuel and to a whole lot of prophets. In the Last days he revealed himself in Jesus Christ who is the WORD.

 

Then a question arises;  what about those who seek after God? Will they ever reach God at all?  Today’s Gospel is an answer to these questions. The three Magi seek after God and they come from east. They search for God in the natural realities like stars and the rest. The Gospel beautifully narrates that even the natural realities like stars lead men to God.

 

So reaching God is the only purpose in life. For us God is gifted. God gifts himself to us. What a privilege and honour.

 

We can be only grateful to God for his Gift to us in his manifestation. This is the feast of Epiphany. God manifesting himself, gifting himself.


Fr. James Theophilus SDB

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