Hope you are doing well, in spite of the funny weather we had in the past weeks. Hope and pray that the unexpected winter goes off soon and we have a better spring.
We had the Divine Mercy Sunday Devotion last Sunday. It was very solemn and very devotional. Many people attended and participated whole heartedly and I was particularly happy about the number of people that made their confessions. It was really a great time, the whole 75 minutes. I really believe that they all experienced the Divine Mercy that day and, in the days, to come too. I appreciate them all and I appreciate who were behind the scene to get it together. I would expect more people be benefitted by it next year.
There was once a king who built a wall around his palace. Upon the walls he placed many pots filled with gold. When people had to pass by that place they saw the wall and the pots kept on the top of the walls. Some of them became curious as to know what would be inside the pots. So some of the passers by climbed the wall and were surprised to see those pots that were filled with gold coins. Some were afraid to touch them because they thought it was king’s idea to entrap the robbers in his country. But some were daring enough to take some pieces of gold and they went home with some gold. Many followed and took some pieces of gold.
When some were doing the same thing, to take few pieces of gold from the pots on the wall, there were only very few to go beyond the walls to the inside of the palace to meet the king personally and meet him and came out with most precious gifts. These were the people who received more valuable ornaments and precious gems than those who took gold from the pots on the top of the walls.
This is the case with many of us too. There are many more precious things in our lives than the things we have. What happens is, we become content with the less valuables like money, wealth, power, menial pleasures, people and many other short-lived things like these. We often do not realize, there are more valuables than these. We forget or we do not realize that the creator of all these has much more valuable treasure than that we see and own to enjoy only for a short time.
The creator of all these is the owner and author of all everlasting joy and wealth. The joy and wealth he owns is eternal and never ending. It is only very few who search for them and find them. It is the wise people who go to the Creator and owner of all this universe to avail and own the eternal joy and happiness. Are we among the wise ones?
May the blessings of the Risen Lord be yours.
Yours in the Risen Jesus,
Fr. A. Antony.