“The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God…or you capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.” ― Elisabeth Elliot: (1926 – 2015: was a Christian author and speaker)
Gospel Text: (LK 10:13-16)
Jesus said to them,
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!
For if the mighty deeds done in your midst
had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would long ago have repented,
sitting in sackcloth and ashes.
But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon
at the judgment than for you.
And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven?
You will go down to the netherworld.’
Whoever listens to you listens to me.
Whoever rejects you rejects me.
And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”
We are surrounded by the miracles of God’s Love. Everyday happenings are not an accident: it is not accidental - your father your mother, your friends, your sons, your daughters; it is not accidental - each person you meet everyday; it is not accidental how we are: intellect, talents…; it is not accidental to be alive now, to be capable of taking free breath… each moment, each detail of life is the brilliance of God’s Love.
But it is also true that we, like people from Chorazin and Bethsaida in Jesus’ time, forget about how many gifts we have been given. We forget about the present of life. This amnesic society’s main problem is this one.
Chorazin and Bethsaida … Europe and “developed society”, are you looking for a reason to live? Look at Jesus, look at a thankful life, look at the miracles hidden in each person!