Living for Jesus ~ The Rev. Dcn. Igor Kalinski, OPI
My beloved brothers and sisters, dear family of our risen Lord Jesus Christ, as we have passed the middle of Eastertide season, and we are approaching closer to the feast of Ascension of our Lord in Heaven, we have all experienced, during every Gospel story during His presence among His disciples, from the very moment of the devoted women who first have seen the open tomb and sow the Angel, Saint Thomas, the two people going home in Emmaus, and Jesus explaining all the Scripture, braeking the bread, preparing the meal beside the lake.
We believe all these events that have occurred, strengthening their faith as ours too, passing every liturgical season in the calendar, growing in our faith.
Let us strive to preach the risen Christ our Lord, with our daily prayers, for the conversion of sinners and for all blasphemies against His Sacred Heart.
Let us preach the Gospel through our daily little acts of piety and affection to our neighbors, spend one hour with those that are lonely and that need our attention or company, when we don’t have what to offer for their material benefit, we still can sacrifice of our time for them, even we maybe are passing turbulent times, we can still help each other, to one to another with our confession of confidence, if we build this true connection in purity and sanctity with them, that will help a lot to bear the good and the negative of one to another, and even give a good advice we are gifted from God , a beg that all of us can give good and prudent advices.
We always can pray and petition those vulnerable people, sign the names, and offer in the daily offering of mass, or recited the office of dead for those that they might lost.
Let testify to them, with all the respect to them.
I see so many lonely people around, that are with no friends, or family members, like strangers, forgotten from the society, let us be that light, to bring them good energy, to spend time, even when we are not capable facing our own demons, , I will sacrifice that one hour, so that can feel that we are here always for them in good or in negative, always when they need our company, we can share our support, visiting the elderly and the disabled, make some nice shopping, spend nice time with tea or coffee, talking about anything that they prefer.
I do not force Jesus to them, I just act in a most modest and humble way, and my preaching is through the action and true friendship.
We must petition for the needs of all of them.
As a deacon, is not so much that I can offer, like the holy sacraments, but with God’s grace and authority of the Holy Mother Church, volunteer work , the Divine Office prayer, , the visitations to the disabled and elderly, and those that seek advice, or are searching for deeper understanding, or having vocation, those in need of advice and prayer.
As we are striving the Dominicans to study and the fruits from what we study to put into action to the world around us, and those that seem to be sanctified and to live a holy life.
Always to hold the truth, to live the Truth and to endure within the Truth. Veritas-Truth- devoted life in absolute integrity with God, who is Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
Deacon Igor Kalinski OPI; Dominican Oratory of St’s. Sebastian & Peregrine in Gevgelija/N. Macedonia
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