Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15,18-21
Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.
Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.”
Today our Lord invites you to illuminate the world
1)The world is fascinating, but we must differentiate between working in the world and being of this world. Today the Lord invites you to illuminate the world in which we live but with your sight on Him.
2)This world is full of temptation and it fills us with materialism. This is not what God is all about. It is very important to take care of your spiritual being and your relationship with God. Why is it important? Many of us fall under the impression that all these mundane objectives are in our sights, and we should strive for them. But what you first lose with this vision is the sight of hope.
3)When one becomes mundane, first our thoughts fall, then our sight and lastly our speech. Please do not distance yourself from God, your thoughts must always come from Him not only to please Him, do not lose your sight from God. Your objective cannot be only material and do not let your speech get filled with things that do not make you happy. This will only bring hurt. Sanctify your world without being of this world.
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Remember – Heaven is our goal!