Today is the Feast Day of Vincent De Paul a great man respected for his charitable works .I am looking after the Central Council of Krishnagar with 2O parishes in the Diocese of Krishnagar.
I do not have enough to give to the poor but we are encouraging others to spend as little as half a dollar every month to support the poor,needy and ailing people.
Not too many people are interested but some are coming forward to join us in the work of charity.I am thankful to those who are adding their little contribution to make the under privileged smile .
Charity is not really for the wealthy people ,it is for those who have felt or realized the trauma of being poor or going to bed with an empty stomach.
Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked,”Teacher ,what good thing must I do to get eternal life?”
“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied .”There is only one who is good.If you want to enter life,keep the commandments.”
“Which ones?” He enquired.
Jesus replied,”You shall not murder,you shall not commit adultery,you shall not steal,you shall not give false testimony,hon our your father and mother,’ and love your neighbor as yourself.’
“All these I have kept,”the young man said .”What do I still lack?”
Jesus answered “If you want to be perfect,go sell your possessions and give to the poor,and you will have treasure in heaven.Then come,follow me.”
When the young man heard this,he went away sad,because he had great wealth.
Then Jesus said to his disciples,”Truly I tell you,it is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven.Again I tell you ,it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
The rest of the message we all know the Lord said “With man this is impossible ,but with God all things are possible.”
So let’s have an examination of conscience and after that if we feel that we really need to do something for the poorest of the poor then please do whatever is possible for the needy on behalf of Jesus Christ and then you will be his true friend .
You will have power over the nature,the storms,the seas,the oceans,the mighty mountains and birds of the air and wild beasts .You will be so sacred that dreaded diseases will not dare to touch you.
There is still time to find a way out to live despite the spread of pestilences.The Lord is calling everyone to get the strong power of immunity through Charity.
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