Monthly Reflections – May 2018 – ‘I am not ashamed’

Following Jesus in my life has been the most important decision I have taken. It was a decision that I needed to take in a time when I was passing through spiritual dryness in my life. Although this spiritual dryness was a difficult time to live, it brought me closer to God… to the loving Father. After all, I was in search and seeking for the truth… ‘What is life all about?’.

Ever since I decided to follow Jesus, to commit my life to Him, to change my life, to be formed in my faith and to evangelize, Christ has always strengthened me in my faith and provided the required grace to overcome any other kind of spiritual dryness. In today’s society it is not easy to proclaim the truth and speak out about my faith and what the risen Lord has done in my life. It does not matter for me what unbelievers think about me… or for those who have a different opinion from me with regards to morality, ethics, values etc. I am a Christian and I proclaim what Christ teaches and I am not ashamed at all for following Jesus.

What is important for me is that while I continue to deepen my faith in the love of God and continue to have this personal experience with Jesus… in the same time I try to also share His love to other people. Of course, such Good News is not always well received or not received at all by certain people… but I have experienced that the Good News, after all is far more received by people.

Whenever a person decides to follow Christ, one is not to be ashamed. I am not ashamed of following Christ… and I hope that neither are you.

In Unity,

George Calleja – Malta

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Help the person next to you

Every moment in our lives we have an opportunity to love.

Every person who is next to us is our neighbour.

We are to help, to love, to comfort our neighbour.

Our neighbour is precious, because Jesus died for each and everyone of us… including our neighbour.

Help the person next to you, help your neighbour, for salvation is for all.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection April 2018 ‘Who is really poor?’

Recently, I was reminded of a particular passage from the Bible which upon meditating on it I realized and understood more of who is ‘really poor’!! I meditated upon the following passage from Mark 12:41-44, Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”

The above passage made me realize more and understand that it is not the lack of money, food, clothes, career, education etc. that makes a person really poor, but the lack of loving one’s neighbor and giving oneself to others to help the needy. The poor woman as Mark recounts, for sure became poorer by giving out everything she had that is the few cents for the offerings, but for sure became richer in her spiritual life. This woman who was a widow, through her gesture, in her simplicity of life, in a humble way, for sure trusted in God. She was not after the treasures that life presents, but she was focused on doing God’s will, even though being a poor lady.

This passage is very true even in todays time. Who is really poor? A person could really be poor as not being wealthy and not having the basic things in life for a good quality of life. On the other hand, it is also true that a person could be poor because in one’s spiritual life the person lacks this personal experience of Jesus… of experiencing God as the loving Father. So, who is really poor?

I would rather be like the poor widow as described by Mark. I prefer to be poor without treasures and possessions on this earth, but to be rich in my spiritual life by following Jesus, to love my neighbor and to seek the kingdom in heaven. Are you poor in your spiritual life… in your relationship with Jesus?

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Jesus loves me in a personal way

Ever since I have been following Jesus, I know that Jesus loves me in a personal way. The experience of His love for me is tremendous.

Following Jesus has brought a new meaning to my life. A life of loving my neighbour, of being a merciful person to the people in need and of letting Jesus transforming my life.

Experiencing the love of Jesus in my life, has strengthened my faith and to share His love with others. This personal love of Jesus is for everyone.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Monthly Reflection – March 2018 – ‘The Cross… is the way to Salvation’

Every person carries a different cross in life. This cross can easily burden a person’s life. For certain people the cross means only something negative such as a particular experience, loss of a dear family member or friend, being homeless, being a sick person, being a drug addict.

The cross in itself is not something pleasant to have and live with. The cross has another dimension in it which every person needs to discover. The Cross… is the way to Salvation. Jesus died on the Cross to bring Salvation to all people, to all nations.

It is not easy to accept the cross in life. But, it is possible to live the cross through the grace and love of Jesus. This is possible through a personal relationship with Jesus. A relationship that overcomes any cross in one’s life, a relationship that focus on Salvation.

By truly living the cross through His grace, a person can show the love of Christ to other people. This can be done by appreciating someone who visits you while being sick or receiving a phone call for encouragement. A homeless person can give a smile to a person providing food or clothes. The cross is an opportunity to receive hope, love, care, comfort, material goods from other persons and also for the person carrying the cross to reciprocate through prayer, a smile and thanking the other person.

The strength to carry a cross is only through Jesus. One is to trust in Him, have hope in Him, and to always remember that the Cross… is the way to Salvation.

In Unity

George Calleja – Malta
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Jesus is everything

When I reflect about my life, upon the years that passed by, I come to a conclusion that Jesus is everything in my life. The forgiveness I received from Him, His constant love to me, His daily grace and care to me, made me truly believe that He loves me dearly.

Now I understand the reason why He died on the cross. He died for me, for you, to have this relationship with Him.

My prayer is that to know Jesus more in our lives… and to follow Him everywhere.

You are everything for Jesus… is He everything for you?

In Unity,

George Calleja – Malta

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