SC Daily Meditations

“Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:
Bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another. Even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also.
But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection.
And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly: in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.
All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord.
Husbands, love your wives and be not bitter towards them.
Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be discouraged.
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh: not serving to the eye, as pleasing men: but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.
Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men:
Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.
For he that doth wrong shall receive for that which he hath done wrongfully. And there is no respect of persons with God.
Masters, do to your servants that which is just and equal: knowing that you also have a master in heaven.”
Col 3:12-4.1

The Council of The Lord


Firstly, who is elected of the Lord? Every believing Catholic. It is not just a priest or a bishop, but it includes all of us.


If you are an elected president of the USA, it brings with itself a great responsibility. There are certain behaviours, which you cannot have; and some behaviours with you must have.

 

It is the same with being a Christian, an elected of God himself. Although, in this case, requirements are actually higher. For instance, it is “normal“, that politicians lie, when a lie is a sin for any Christian. Especially, if it is committed to gain some advantage over other people (to trick or to deceive them).

That is why the Lord himself, gives us an advice, on how we should behave. Certain things are simply not appropriate for Christians. And it is not only about giving bad testimony about our God, but we sadden the Holy Spirit also. When we do that, it is very often reducing God's ability to help and give us a council. There is God's council available for all his children. The council, which will lead you through traps and problems of today's world. It will be very difficult for you to hear from God about financial or security matters, if you do not follow his Word regarding your behaviour.

We have to start from obedience in all small, life-related things, so God can later help us in bigger ones.