Year B- 18th Sunday in ordinary time
24 When the multitude saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they took shipping, and came to Capharnaum, seeking for Jesus.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI came to the world to teach men the way to Heaven, to give them knowledge of their spiritual reality, to warn them of the dangers they face on their journey and to provide them with the food they require.
When you work for the earth you obtain only temporary gain, but when you do the work for God, you obtain eternal life. The main objective of work is to obtain nourishment, clothing and shelter. All this is dedicated to the body, which is destined to a short life here on earth.
I have come to propose a different kind of work, the work of the soul, which also needs nourishment, clothing and shelter. The soul is the breath of God in each one, the house of the eternal spirit that God has given to everyone; the mirror that reflects the light of God or that is sullied with the darkness of sin.
Just as the body needs to have food, exercise, hygiene and rest daily; the soul needs all of these in order to live its short existence on earth and to prepare to fulfill the plan of God. I am the bread of life, the food of the soul that God has sent from heaven, He who eats of this bread is nourishing his soul for eternal life. I clothe the soul with light in Baptism, I purify it with my own blood in the sacramental food that I offer through the Church, I nourish it with my spirit and give it the assurance of an eternal dwelling in my Heavenly House.
The soul must come before God daily, first of all to give praise to its maker, then to thank him and rejoice for all the gifts God has given it, to ask him forgiveness for its infidelities, to ask him for spiritual food, the daily bread, to manifest its love for God and for its neighbor and to affirm its necessity to depend on God for its temporal and eternal existence
The Work of God consists in believing in Me, in working to obtain the food that I offer, in accepting the one that God has sent into the world, the Son of the Living God, the Incarnate Word of God, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, the Christ, The Way, the Truth and the Life.
Work for the bread of eternal life, nourish your soul and appease your hunger, rejoice in the Spirit and quench your thirst, the way is open, come to me.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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