Homily of the Day

God conceived and created the world with the purest of intentions.
However, in His desire for us to live in freedom He gave us the free
will to decide and make our own choices. God created us out of love
for us. Yet this freedom is not absolute in itself; God is the only
absolute one. This freedom had to be exercised within the confines of
what is good for humanity and what is good can only be defined by the
origin and source of that good. Man cannot know what is good unless it
is revealed by God to him. God did this through his Son, Jesus Christ,
who is the way, the truth and the life. Any attempt to know what is
good or bad is to abuse and override God’s authority and play God
ourselves.

From Biblical history, man’s attempt for perfection had always fallen
short even when he followed the commandments and hundreds of precepts.
Men may assume that he is justified just because he is following the
letter of the law, but in reality it is how he follows the law in his
heart that the law was intended. Only the love that Jesus Christ has
shown us, the love that ultimately led him to his crucifixion, can set
us free of the evil that live in men’s hearts. Evil intentions like
fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit,
indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly, all these evil things come
from within and make a man unclean.

Have we examined ourselves lately? What are our attitudes when we
relate with others? How have we loved others? Or perhaps we express
externally our “love” for God alone forgetting that love of God is
also love for all men and women, without exception?

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