Friday, October 26, 2018

"In silence we come to know and live from the Divine Mystery within us." - “Silence is not the absence of noise but the absence of resistance to God.” - “God is always present. We’re the ones who are absent.”

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice." – Steve Jobs: (1955 – 2011: was an American business magnate and investor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc)

Gospel Text: (LK 12:54-59)
Jesus said to the crowds,
“When you see a cloud rising in the west
you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does;
and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south
you say that it is going to be hot–and so it is.
You hypocrites!
You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky;
why do you not know how to interpret the present time?

“Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate,
make an effort to settle the matter on the way;
otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge,
and the judge hand you over to the constable,
and the constable throw you into prison.
I say to you, you will not be released
until you have paid the last penny.”

In today's fast-paced world we seem to find all information we need by a fast click in the internet: what is the latest news? what is the latest fashion trend? what other data do we wish to know?

Unfortunately the internet cannot tell us about our life and how to live it. The internet does not give us answers to our problems and concerns. Somehow we have to discern and find solutions to our own problems.

The Gospel reading challenges us to look for signs which truly matter in our key concerns. The Gospel reading tells us that we have to learn to look for God's will in our lives. We are asked to be more discerning in the signs we follow, in the voices we listen to, in the choices we make. We are called to be aware of Christ's commandments, when needed to have a change of heart today and not to wait for tomorrow, to forgive and reconcile when necessary.


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