FROM THE PASTOR:
To reach the goal of spiritual maturity requires discipline and single minded obedience to the Word of God. Jesus Christ, though he is the Son of God, was following the spiritual discipline such as solitude, silence, fasting, study, service, simple living, prayer, and meditation on the Word of God and continuously living the Will of God. All the saints and holy people have practiced the spiritual discipline. Now it is our turn to carry on the spiritual discipline for our own salvation and be an example to the next generation.
We need to read the Bible, the lives of the saints and spiritual books regularly that would enlighten our minds and inspire us to live a great life. Spend time in prayer regularly at a fixed time and place, thus make a habit that would lead you to God. Even if you are bored or feel dry in your prayer don’t stop, but continue to pray and know that prayer is not just saying or asking, but loving God and living in His presence.
The Lord always speaks and guides us through our own conscience too. Pay attention to it in silence and solitude and never bypass it because it is the voice and the image of God. By following conscience, you may have to give up something, but you don’t lose anything. Sometimes, you might find it difficult, but don’t give it up because the grace of God is always with you.
Fr. Louis Reddy Maram Reddy