Saturday, June 8, 2019

Service in view of the Pentecost

“I will send you a companion; he will guide you and show you the path of salvation”
My dear friends in Christ Jesus, as we are getting ready to welcome the Holy Spirit, it is always good to prepare ourselves receive the fruit of the spirit whole heartedly.
It is clear that when we go through the Old Testament we could understand the beliefs, expectation and the experience about God of Israelites. The people of Israel were strictly following the rules and commandments given by God through Moses. They never failed to follow them. Though they were hard and fast rules and commandments, they accepted them whole heartedly. Their only expectation is to prepare themselves for the coming of the Messiah the redeemer.
Besides in the New Testament, we see Jesus the Messiah whom the Israelites were looking for. Although he came to the world in the form of human they were not ready to accept him. Even though he performed many miracles their hearts didn’t accept Him. It is because His teaching was totally different from the teaching of Moses. They used to obey and follow them.
In the same way my dear brothers as we live in the modern world, are we ready to accept our Lord Jesus in our lives?  As we are getting ready for the coming of the Holy Spirit, whom Jesus promised us to give, do we ready worthy to receive the fruit of the Holy Spirit?
We were given baptism when we were born. During that time we were so small. So we were not able to understand the gravity of the power of the Holy Spirit. But we know that we begin to receive the Holy Spirit during our confirmation. We enlightened by the power of the Spirit. We begin to fulfill the commandments of Jesus. That is love.
Loving our neighbors as Jesus loves us. Love is the highest commandment of our Lord Jesus.so with that loving commandment let us prepare ourselves to be worthy to welcome the Holy Spirit and serve the Lord with the help of the Spirit.
                                                     Amen