Year B- 28th Sunday in ordinary time
17 As he was setting out in a journey, a certain man running up and kneeling before him, asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting?
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusWhy do you call me good? No one is good but God. Let us reflect on this. Of course I am good; I am God. But I have said this to clarify the divine goodness compared to that of human beings. There are many who are good for the Glory of God. They strive constantly to grow spiritually, which is very desirable; but it is so difficult to equal the divine goodness. By contrast there are many who consider themselves good with their auto justification, without knowing that they are harming themselves with their pride.
Here we have another call to humility. That rich man who came to me, considered himself good because he was doing many good things, but because he was rich, his heart was in material riches, not in the Kingdom of Heaven. I exhorted him to perfection, calling him to detach himself from what is earthly, to share with the poor and to follow me so that he could accumulate treasures of goodness in Heaven.
Many are deceived with the concept they have about themselves, they think that they are very well before God. I call them to humility, in which the concept that really matters is the one I have of you.
My wish is for every one to seek to be good as I am good, to be holy as I am holy, to be perfect as I am perfect. In order to do good things before God, you must have great desire to please Him, in other words you must obey the commandments, travel by the road of humility, practice abnegation, put into practice my teachings and keep a very humble concept of yourselves with respect to God. Here is where many stumble in the spiritual way, the same happened to Lucifer (light bearer) who was the most beautiful angel, his beauty and perfections made him blind up to the point of feeling equal and greater than God. That cost him his eternal ruin. (Ezequiel 28:1-19)
No one can make himself good, holy or perfect. This is my work in each soul; this is why I have come trace my way, so that all those who follow me obtain perfection through my Grace.
For this reason I have said, he who exults himself will be humbled and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
My way is poor but takes you to eternal riches. My truth is hard and painful but takes you to wisdom and eternal joy. My life is the life of the soul, those who die to the world begin to live for me and to enjoy the life I offer for all eternity.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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