Is there love for God? Is there spirituality? Are we able respondent to His love and Mercy? Many are these questions that hinder few people’s mind. I am not an exception to it. In my journey of life and in search for God’s love, I found that nothing would make us a lover of God than simply accepting Him as oneself. Why this kind of Love as been lost? Who is the cause for this great loss?
Today, the greatest sin that we tend to commit is not killing someone but taking advantage of God’s mercy and love. Taking God for granted. Man has substituted God for his own power and position. God has become today “Use and throw” for humanity. Adam could be blamed for abandoning God’s love for His people. Why, even Eve would find no exception to this act. But are they, the only people so cruel. Where can we fit ourselves in the plan of God? Are we not the one who ditched God’s love?
Yes, it is we. We are the cause for abandoning God’s love in my life. We, at times become a huge obstacle for our own spiritual life. We become a double faced king of our sinful existence. We have lost the meaning of our life because we have come away from our Heavenly Father. We are an orphan but not so. I remember the meaningful proverb saying “Who you are is what you have and if you lose what you have, then ask yourself who you are”. What have I lost today? There is a huge loss occurred. And I am sure that we are the cause for this huge loss.
Today, people have a very obsessed understanding for the love of God. We think that we can satisfy God through our deeds and arms. People come in large numbers to the Basilica during the novena days offering and surrendering flowers, candles and not themselves. Sadly it’s only a few who surrender themselves to God. But there are few who come to church in a blue-moon day to compromise with God and His love. I remember that “Spirituality as no compromise” and it’s exactly the other way, we are living today our spiritual life. The first sin of Adam and Eve counted for our separation from God and His love.
We are not even bothered of our spiritual life. All that man chases today is for his own power and position. God becomes an active member only during our need and we silence Him in our later part of life. What are we going to gain in life? Is it life eternal or Just a journey of life without any achievement or meaning? Our life is a gift from God and What we make out of this life, Is our gift to God. But sadly man strives to grow his wealth and not prepare for his future life.
Does Money equalize God? No, only our love for Him and our spiritual life can keep us close to him and make us rich not in wealth but peace eternal. This way man can try growing close to God and experience his mercy and love. As the scripture says ‘what if man gains everything but forfeits his own life?” we need to seriously think over this understanding. Shortly we will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who surrendered herself to God and His plan for her. She did not work for her own agendas and personal motives, but she strived to exercise and execute the very plan of God. That’s the only reason made her to remain the ever virgin woman of humanity and divinity. She gained the love of God and made her life an example to all of us. Her obedience and fidelity gained the crown of heaven at the time of her assumption.
Mother Mary, through her life sets an example for us to lead our lives in obedience and gratitude to God. If Eve was the sole cause for committing sin and braking the bridge of God and Man, Mother Mary became the only woman to abolish sin and rebuild the broken bridge of God and Man. Through our Christian life, we need to be the evangelisers of God’s love and Mercy than being the losers of His Love and ditchers of his love.
Today most of the people are worried of their earthly life and hardly care of their spiritual life. People today are more fascinated to explore so many attractive things via internet and also in the world of improvement and entertainment. Today, E-mail, E-Bay, E-commerce, E-Tickets, E-work and many more as made man’s life E-life. But we should not forget that we Have “E” for Eshiwar – God at our disposal. Parents at times forget the spiritual need for their children and fail in their promise during their sacrament of marriage in the Catholic Church. Parents should not only cater for their children posh life and life of happiness. They should also be another ‘Christopher’- caring Christ to their children, teaching them to pray more than educating them of Prayers. They should educate their children in the teachings of the church and build a strong Christian faith in them. Are all parent’s doing this? Each Christian, who is a child of God and a Witness to God, should be ‘Christiophers’ for others. By this kind of act, we can find the meaning of our life and grow the necessary spirituality we require as a faithful Christian.
Let us not be a Christian without an actual existence for life rather let us become as like Mary our Mother, who through her life destroyed sin and gained the greatest gift above everything. As like our Lady, let us become an instrument of Peace and not an obstacle for God’s love and Mercy for our own life and for the others. All that happens in our life, we are the cause and we are the one who have a solution to these problems. So everything rests in us and finds itself in us.