THE COVENANT AND THE ODOUR OF SANCTITY

July 28, 2021frjohnma

“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, with the two tables of the covenant in his hand as he came down from the mountain Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God” (Exo. 34:29ff).

An application of the wisdom of the Saints, reveal that we need to pray to embrace the odour of sanctity. When we were growing up and reading the lives of the saints, the odour of sanctity stood out for us and we were taught by our Holy Mother the Church to sell everything and buy and own the sacred doctrines of the saints in order to embrace God’s presence fully. Hence, there was the emphasis on the need to be always in the state of GRACE.

Dear prayer companions, to be in the state of grace and embrace the odour of sanctity as seen and admired in the life of Moses who came down from Mount Sinai, “…with the two tables of the covenant in his hand … (but) did not know that the skin of his face shone” is to respectfully apply the content of the covenant that we have been given by the LORD JESUS CHRIST. We renew the content of the Covenant daily through the sacrifice of the Holy Mass and Eucharistic adoration.

The covenant spells out the loving (intimate) relationship we enjoy with God. It reveals the fact that we have rights and duties. It is a relationship in which we need to focus on a daily basis and whenever we break the focus on God, we get into serious crises, troubles, confusions, and failures. Christians, who are not conscious of the covenant, gamble with their time and life by engaging in freethinking and fetish rituals, occultism and affiliations to secret societies and the quest for magic as miracles. The truth is that God never works with us except through the covenant. The Psalmist says, the Lord “Keeps his covenant ever in mind” (Psalm 111:5). The greatest achievement in life is the realisation of the fact that we serve a covenant-keeping God. If you want to enjoy the gift of life, then understand and get involved in the covenant intentionally and you will experience the odour of sanctity.

Therefore, Jesus says, sell everything to buy and own the covenant and the odour of sanctity. Please pray for me!

Prayer texts: Exodus 34:29-35; Matthew 13:44-46

Comments (12)

  • Ebele

    July 28, 2021 at 11:52 am

    Inspiring!!! Thank you Father.Remain blessed

    1. frjohnma

      July 29, 2021 at 9:39 am

      Thank you!

  • Chinwe

    July 28, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Exactly…..thank you so much Father. You’ve said it all. May God continue to enrich you with abundant blessings so that you will be able to Shepard HIS flock. Amen!

    1. frjohnma

      July 29, 2021 at 9:39 am

      Amen and thank you

  • FelixMary

    July 28, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    May God help me to sell everything I currently possess in order to possess Heaven.
    May no worldly attraction take away my attebtion of the Lord and may strive daily to keep my own part of the covenant for our God is a covenant keeping God

    1. frjohnma

      July 29, 2021 at 9:40 am

      A great Amen!

  • FelixMary

    July 28, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    May God help me to sell everything I currently possess in order to possess Heaven.
    May no worldly attraction take away my attebtion of the Lord and may strive daily to keep my own part of the covenant for our God is a covenant keeping God.
    Thanks so much fr for teaching

    1. frjohnma

      July 29, 2021 at 9:39 am

      My fellow teacher, I am grateful

  • Eby

    July 28, 2021 at 5:06 pm

    May the Lord bless His words in our hearts+. Thank you very much Fr.

    1. frjohnma

      July 29, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Thank you!

  • Pauline Otu

    July 29, 2021 at 6:36 am

    Thank you Father. May the covenant keeping God continue to bless & protect you all the days of your life amen.

    1. frjohnma

      July 29, 2021 at 9:38 am

      Great appreciation!

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