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Reflecting on Your Life

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life."
(Psalm 139:23,24)

Discussion

Is it your daily reflective prayer that is eternalizing, refocusing, and refixing your life?

Every human beings should get ample times and opportunities to reflect their life in concurrent with the eternal principles of God for eternal happiness and bliss. It may be a small or big setback in your life, may be some physical, mental, spiritual weakness or emptiness in your life or some dead lock in your pursuit of life or even a calamity in the family. These are all warnings for us to focus on God and reflect on our lives. If our conscience is clear and our actions are contributory for the building of Godís kingdom of love, peace and joy, then confidently we can do wonders in our lives. If God shows us anything wrong in our daily lives, we can repent and be forgiven, and we can re-fix our lives.

In 1888, Alfred Nobel, the inventor of "Dynamite" saw his own obituary in a Norwegian news paper. It was a terrible mistake of a careless reporter confusing his brotherís death as Alfred Nobel. But this incident changed his life once for all and the world is benefitted by the founding of the Nobel Prize. The death Column focused on his creation of the "dynamite" and not his principles and values of life. That made him to discern his contribution and the destruction of human life. He decided to change the direction of his life. He began giving his money away. He made provision in his will for the Nobel Prize, to honour each year those who make the greatest contributions to humankind. Today he is remembered not for dynamite, bur for the Nobel Peace prize.

Life is a lesson to learn. Learning it, having it and applying it. "Restore me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you" (Psalm 51:12).

Prayer

Jesus, destroy all the destructive weapons and powers of destructive forces. May those who are in the forefront of making peace be blessed and supported. Let us lead a reflective life. May the freshness of life breeze upon us. Renew all our weak bodies, minds and spirits. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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