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Someone shared the story about a husband who introduced his family to his guests at a party. After introducing his two sons and two daughters-in-law, he said; “ and of course, here is my beautiful wife, she is the Law.”

Does your computer or cellphone control you? God had gifted us with wonderful social media technology. Let’s use it for good and for God. Before, I gave homily looking at my paper, but now I enter my prepared homily in my cellphone and deliver it more conveniently. One day someone saw me holding and touching the screen of my cellphone while seated in my chair at Mass and he thought that I was texting. I told him that I was just browsing to follow the readings and my prepared homily in my cellphone.

What or who controls the way you act? Does your cellphone control you?  What law directs your way thinking or living? What matters is not really our external expressions but our internal dispositions. God sees our heart that loves than our mind that rationalizes. God looks at the contents of our heart than the refinement of our skin. If our acts of piety are void of love, they are like corporate enterprises and can become a cult.

Are you love-sighted or hate-sighted? Do you compare yourself with others, worry of what they might say about you? May be they don’t even think of you at all? Rather think of what God sees in you.

Some people spent much time how to outsmart everyone. If you’re in the fast lane of life, your tendency is to rush, beat the deadline and be very busy. Perhaps, it’s time to change into the slower lane where you can enjoy the beauty of the greenery, relax your senses walking in the beach or country side, retreat into peaceful moments of meditation or listen to soft music. There’s a world of difference between a slow and fast lane traffic of living. Let your journey be towards the heart of God who truly loves and cares.

Life is fragile and fleeting. Any time something can totally change your life. A stroke or terminal cancer can be catastrophic to substantially affect your life’s pace and posture. As we journey, let’s be more love-sighted than vane-sighted. Jesus is love-sighted when he told the scribe; “ Love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mk. 12:29-31).

On the flip side, someone said, “ Forgive others as quickly as you expect God to forgive you.” Train yourself to see good in every situation. Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do but someone you raise. Mother Teresa said that if you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one. “ God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith.” ( Joel 2:25). “ Spread love everywhere you go, let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” ( Mother Teresa). Someone said that peace is not the absence of trouble, but the PRESENCE of Christ. A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected. Speak in such way that others would like to listen to you, and listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. Amen on that folks!!

Pray the Divine Mercy every 3 p.m. Daily pray the Chaplet of Mercy and the Holy Rosary for peace in our families and in the world.


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