22nd Sunday OT – 2017

 

“You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do”

Jesus rebuked Peter for his fully human reaction flowing from his way of thinking. There are many of us who would do the same as Peter. If someone dear to us tells us about his/her going away or about death, we would react as he did. “Don’t say that”, “Don’t even think about it”, “You will live long”, and so on. That’s quite natural to us, human. Can we think differently?

Can we think as God does? Is it possible? It seems that yes, if Jesus says to Peter: “You are thinking not as God does …” He has got angry with Peter, his closest disciple.

Jesus teaches his disciples an another way of thinking. What, then, is the other way of thinking? Can we learn it? Yes, yes we can.

Our human way of thinking concentrates on the temporal living here and now, as we should live here for ever. Yet, we all know well: there was time that we were not here, and there will be time when we will not be here any more. Well, where do we go? Our soul is eternal, it will live forever, but where? With God in heaven or without God somewhere else.

God’s way of thinking is based on love. Every of His Word and action flows from it. Love is the main motivation of every God’s doing.

When we put the accent on love:

-      Saying words motivated by love;

-      Doing things/acting flowing from love,

Everything will change in our life.

Who surrounds him/her-self with love will in exchange receive love.

 

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

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