Monday February 13
Fullness of discipleship

The Gospels have many dimensions. Signs and wonders should take a person closer to God. But healing and miracles are not the essence of the Kingdom of God. Physical healings are temporary. Some believe that healing and miracles are the fullness of Christian Discipleship, but it is not completely true. Even in the Old testament signs and wonders were performed to manifest the presence of God, but it made the people draw closer to God. The Pharisees wanted to argue, showing their superiority complex. Some of us might think that we are better than others because we go for Sunday Mass and weekly prayer meetings. But is the breaking of the word becoming real in my life? Do we often argue with our counterparts? The response of Jesus was not to prove that he is from above, instead he quietly leaves the place without having any arguments. Jesus shows us that self-control is as important as miracles. Am I following the example of Christ? Like St. Paul, could I say: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.”?

Prayer: Abba Father, may I follow Christ more fervently. Amen.

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