Reflections - June 10, 2018

“Whoever blasphemes against the holy Spirit will never have forgiveness”.  Mk. 3:29.

 

I recently saw a program of interviews and the person being interviewed said this phrase:  “If God is go good as they say why then are there so many calamities?”  The interviewer replied, “Sir, I am not a believer but give yourself a little hope. Many of the things that you attribute to God are problems that we ourselves create”.  

 

Of all that was spoken for me the key was:  “Give yourself a little hope”.

 

Unfortunately the grave sin of the world today is that some live without hope, one of the Christian virtues, and without psychological balance.

 

When Jesus came into this world He opened the time of hope for all men and women.  However, sometimes the “approach with which we look at life is tarnished by the culture of death and negativity, products of sin”.

 

Allow the Lord to act in your life.  “ We must allow ourselves to be released in Him” to repent our sins of despair. Jesus tells you:  Trust in Me.  Believe in Me.  Do not be afraid.  Liberate yourself from all your insecurities and human calculations.  “I have conquered the world.”

 

Saint Paul tells us that he who lives in Christian hope is a person that possesses “a spirit of faith…..For we know that if our earthly dwelling, a tent, should be destroyed, we have a building from God, a dwelling  not made with hands, eternal in heaven”.  2 Cor. 4:13, 5:1.

 

 

In the Gospel Jesus also calls us to have hope and trust in Him.  This is the time for the work of the Holy Spirit, “evil does not have the last work, on the contrary, despite all its lies for thousands of years the good remains in the power of the Christ of hope although “this good news does not come out in the news”.

 

When you receive the Lord in the Eucharist I invite you to reflect with Him on the virtue of hope. Jesus says:  Do not try to accommodate me in your limited plans, but seek to find your place in mine.  Then you will live with hope and fulfill, as the Blessed Virgin Mary did by being docile to the Holy Spirit in her everyday life, the plan of salvation of giving joy and Christian hope.  Amen.