May the word of Christ dwell in you richly ...
Paul. (Col. 3:16)
You say you trust in the power of Christ, but if the day appears in colors
that are contrary to your
expectations, you demonstrate a deplorable lack of faith by your rebelliousness.
You say that you are cultivating the love that the Master has bequeathed to
us, but if
has points of view that differ from yours, you show an enormous dearth of understanding
by entrusting yourself to dissatisfaction and criticism.
You say that you believe the Gospel in all its simplicity and purity, but if
asks you to make some sacrifice that is perfectly compatible with your capabilities, you
an uncontestable lack of cooperation, issuing challenges and asking for reparations.
You say you try to do the Will of the Heavenly Benefactor, but if your whims
satisfied, you show a lamentable lack of patience and hope, casting your best thoughts
into the swamp of disenchantment.
However, can we ever light a candle if we remain in the dark?
Can we display obedience if we praise rebelliousness?
Can we ever teach serenity if we are inclined towards desperation?
Can we proclaim the glory of love if we cultivate hatred?
The word of Christ does not ask us to progress in weakness or lamentation,
as if we were
According to Paul's illuminated conceptualization, the Good News should
shine forth from
dwelling in our souls richly.