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Before God, We Are All Equal 

Before God, We Are All Equal 

*Before God, We All are Equal*
(Homily for August 22, 2018).
_“Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what belongs to you, and go” *(Matthew 20:13-14).*_
In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus tells the parable of the Landowner to further teach us the need to avoid pride in our lives; whether based on our material possessions or our spiritual wealth. Basically, Jesus wants us to know how essentially equal we are before God, our creator.
A landowner recruits people to his vineyard and agrees with each how much he would pay at the end of the day’s work. Each person had the opportunity to bargain for his own pay before they started the work. At the end of the day’s work, everyone got exactly what he bargained for. The problem started when those who had earlier agreed to be paid a denarius in the morning realised that even those who started work in the evening got the same denarius.
That is life for you. Like these workers in the vineyard, what separates us from each other are unimportant factors. There is no need looking down on anyone or taking anyone to be a god because at the end of the day, even if it seems we are better or worse than others now, we are still equal before God. 
Jesus has said it all: “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” The essence of the Christian life is *COLLABORATION, not COMPETITION*. Why engage in a fight with someone who in a few years from now would become dust like you under the ground? What’s the point of boasting or treating people like garbage when we do not know what tomorrow holds? Imagine the workers employed in the morning mocking the ones employed in the evening not knowing they were not going to get a dime extra!
Today, we celebrate a woman whose fear of God brought her great reward. Today’s feast, The Queenship of Mary, is a natural follow-up of her glorious Assumption into heaven; her final reward so to say and the fulfilment of the words of Angel Gabriel at the Annunciation, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom, there will be no end” (Luke 1, verses 31 to 33). 
If Jesus Christ is a king whose reign shall last forever, it follows that Mary His mother is a Queen whose Queenship shall last forever. Like Mary, we all are somehow going to be partakers of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, so far as we endure to the end. 
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, give me the grace to live a collaborative christian life instead of engaging in useless competitions. Amen

 

*Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Our Lady, Mother and Queen. Bible Study: Ezekiel 34:1-11, Psalm 23:1-6, Matthew 20:1-16).*
Fr. Abu.

Before God, We Are All Equal 

Before God, We Are All Equal 

*Before God, We All are Equal*
(Homily for August 22, 2018).
_“Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what belongs to you, and go” *(Matthew 20:13-14).*_
In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus tells the parable of the Landowner to further teach us the need to avoid pride in our lives; whether based on our material possessions or our spiritual wealth. Basically, Jesus wants us to know how essentially equal we are before God, our creator.
A landowner recruits people to his vineyard and agrees with each how much he would pay at the end of the day’s work. Each person had the opportunity to bargain for his own pay before they started the work. At the end of the day’s work, everyone got exactly what he bargained for. The problem started when those who had earlier agreed to be paid a denarius in the morning realised that even those who started work in the evening got the same denarius.
That is life for you. Like these workers in the vineyard, what separates us from each other are unimportant factors. There is no need looking down on anyone or taking anyone to be a god because at the end of the day, even if it seems we are better or worse than others now, we are still equal before God. 
Jesus has said it all: “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” The essence of the Christian life is *COLLABORATION, not COMPETITION*. Why engage in a fight with someone who in a few years from now would become dust like you under the ground? What’s the point of boasting or treating people like garbage when we do not know what tomorrow holds? Imagine the workers employed in the morning mocking the ones employed in the evening not knowing they were not going to get a dime extra!
Today, we celebrate a woman whose fear of God brought her great reward. Today’s feast, The Queenship of Mary, is a natural follow-up of her glorious Assumption into heaven; her final reward so to say and the fulfilment of the words of Angel Gabriel at the Annunciation, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom, there will be no end” (Luke 1, verses 31 to 33). 
If Jesus Christ is a king whose reign shall last forever, it follows that Mary His mother is a Queen whose Queenship shall last forever. Like Mary, we all are somehow going to be partakers of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, so far as we endure to the end. 
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, give me the grace to live a collaborative christian life instead of engaging in useless competitions. Amen

 

*Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Our Lady, Mother and Queen. Bible Study: Ezekiel 34:1-11, Psalm 23:1-6, Matthew 20:1-16).*
Fr. Abu.

Before God, We Are All Equal 

Before God, We Are All Equal 

*Before God, We All are Equal*
(Homily for August 22, 2018).
_“Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for a denarius? Take what belongs to you, and go” *(Matthew 20:13-14).*_
In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus tells the parable of the Landowner to further teach us the need to avoid pride in our lives; whether based on our material possessions or our spiritual wealth. Basically, Jesus wants us to know how essentially equal we are before God, our creator.
A landowner recruits people to his vineyard and agrees with each how much he would pay at the end of the day’s work. Each person had the opportunity to bargain for his own pay before they started the work. At the end of the day’s work, everyone got exactly what he bargained for. The problem started when those who had earlier agreed to be paid a denarius in the morning realised that even those who started work in the evening got the same denarius.
That is life for you. Like these workers in the vineyard, what separates us from each other are unimportant factors. There is no need looking down on anyone or taking anyone to be a god because at the end of the day, even if it seems we are better or worse than others now, we are still equal before God. 
Jesus has said it all: “The last will be first, and the first will be last.” The essence of the Christian life is *COLLABORATION, not COMPETITION*. Why engage in a fight with someone who in a few years from now would become dust like you under the ground? What’s the point of boasting or treating people like garbage when we do not know what tomorrow holds? Imagine the workers employed in the morning mocking the ones employed in the evening not knowing they were not going to get a dime extra!
Today, we celebrate a woman whose fear of God brought her great reward. Today’s feast, The Queenship of Mary, is a natural follow-up of her glorious Assumption into heaven; her final reward so to say and the fulfilment of the words of Angel Gabriel at the Annunciation, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom, there will be no end” (Luke 1, verses 31 to 33). 
If Jesus Christ is a king whose reign shall last forever, it follows that Mary His mother is a Queen whose Queenship shall last forever. Like Mary, we all are somehow going to be partakers of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, so far as we endure to the end. 
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, give me the grace to live a collaborative christian life instead of engaging in useless competitions. Amen

 

*Be Happy. Live Positive. Have Faith. It is well with you. God bless you. (Our Lady, Mother and Queen. Bible Study: Ezekiel 34:1-11, Psalm 23:1-6, Matthew 20:1-16).*
Fr. Abu.

Feast Of The QueenShip Of Mary – August 22

Feast Of The QueenShip Of Mary – August 22


FACTS

Venerated in: Catholic Church, Anglican Communion, Eastern Orthodoxy.

Feast Day: 22 August

Attributes: Blessed Virgin Mary, crown of stars, flowers

Patronage: Heaven, eternal salvation to humankind, redemption.

Queen of Heaven is a title given to the Virgin Mary by Christians mainly of the Roman Catholic Church, and also, to some extent, in Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism. The title is a consequence of the First Council of Ephesus in the fifth century, in which the Virgin Mary was proclaimed “theotokos”, a title rendered in Latin as Mater Dei, in English “Mother of God”. The Catholic teaching on this subject is expressed in the papal encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam, issued by Pope Pius XII on the 11th of October 1954, the Pope established the Feast of the Queenship of Mary to be celebrated throughout the world, and commanded that on that day each year, the world should renew its consecration to her. In the future the Feast came to be celebrated on 22nd of August.

“The purpose of the Feast is that all may recognize more clearly and venerate more devoutly the merciful and motherly sovereignty of her who bore God in her womb”  (Ven. Pius XII, Ad. Coeli Reginam).

On the day of her Assumption, Mary our Mother was solemnly crowned by Christ and received by the whole court of Heaven as Queen.What Christ has done in Heaven andthe Church has done on our behalf we should now do individually, that is, we should recognize Mary’s Queenship, enthrone her in our homes, consecrate ourselves to her and, by this means, establish in our lives the reign of Mary Immaculate Queen of the Universe.
ln explaining further, It states that Mary is called Queen of Heaven, because her Son Jesus Christ  is the king of Israel and heavenly king of the universe; indeed, the Davidic tradition of Israel recognized the mother of the king as the Queen Mother of Israel.

~O MARY QUEEN Of HEAVEN, Pray For Us!


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