“And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9)
Rejoice! Let’s rejoice in God our Savior for in Jesus Christ we have the only Father who is in heaven.
This is the main message Jesus proclaimed for us today. “Call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven!” It’s said by Jesus to the crowds and His disciples.
What does it mean for us? Jesus wants to tell us that we are not alone on this world. We have a heavenly Father. We are all His sons and daughters in Jesus Christ.
This spiritual identity may not make us to be proud. On the contrary, we should be humbled! Jesus says, “He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
We are not only the sons and daughters of our heavenly Father but also the disciples of Jesus Christ. As the disciples of Christ, we should listen and learn His words. Even, we should follow Him faithfully.
Jesus Christ shows us the way to the Father in which we can live in peace, joy, righteousness, holiness, and true happiness. He lowered Himself as a servant for our sake. St Paul witnesses to us, that Jesus humbles Himself, even to death on a cross, that we might be raised up and exalted at the Father’s right hand in heaven (Philippians 2:1-11).
So, as the sons and daughters of the heavenly Father, we can humble ourselves by following Jesus’ way in lowering Himself. To be humbled is similar to trust in God and in the power of his love and saving grace.
We call it true humility and simplicity of heart. It would enable us to place our lives at the service of God and the service of our neighbor. It could be expressed in a reality that our practice matches our talk.
Surely by worshipping Jesus in Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we also live our identity as the sons and daughters of heavenly Father. In front of Him, we humble ourselves and adore Him. May the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist makes us humble as Jesus’ disciples and as heavenly Father’s sons and daughters.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, You are our Master and we are Your disciples. So, we want to listen You in order to learn Your way of humility and simplicity that we may walk in love as You have loved us. Grant us the joy of humility and simplicity that we may serve others lovingly, now and forever. Amen.
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