Alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds

September 5, 2015 6:00 am

“Brothers and sisters: You once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds; God has now reconciled you in the fleshly Body of Christ through his death”… (COL 1: 21-22)

On one side we have a structure of a person separated from God: first—“alienated,” second—“hostile in mind,” and third—“evil deeds”–“alienated,” because in my daily life there was no time for God; “hostile in mind”, because my mistaken patterns of interpretation in my inner dialog dominated and resulted always in a bad interpretation; “evil deeds,” because this was the natural consequence of life without God. On the other side, we have a structure of a person close to God: affiliated, friendly in mind and of good deeds–affiliated, because we are His children and we love to be close with Our Lord and pray; friendly in mind, because we can look for a good side of life (“it is good, because…”); of good deeds, because our love for God and our brothers we can put into action.

“I am the way and the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me.” (Gospel Acclamation) 


Categorised in: Fr Jarosław Szymczak