Christians have been reminded that we must serve God with the right attitude, the associate parish priest of Holy Family Catholic Church, life camp, reverend father Naveen kumar,made this during his homily.
Father Kumar said an attitude borne out of the fact that God owes us nothing. One of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century Christian is the apathy that has characterized our worship of God.
According to him , It is a serious matter and that its a reminder that the God we serve is a God of Justice. Retribution is individual centred. Our inability to practice justice strains our relationship with God.That our very nature is justice because we have been created in the image and likeness of God. We are punished because we fail to reflect that image of God.
The Clergy man said christians today are the worst offenders of this attitude. Instead of rejoicing when a brother or sister in our Church repents, we become envious. It is only those Christians who pay lip service to God who are jealous of those who worship God in spirit and truth. If the host of heaven will rejoice over one repentant sinner than over ninety-nine righteous people, who are you to be jealous of God’s generous offer? God is not perturbed at all.
That whenever we fail to give God true worship, we should be humble enough to repent. Jesus assures us that he never abandons a repentant sinner. This was the problem of the Pharisees and the Scribes who rejected the preaching of John the Baptist as against the outcast who upon hearing John’s preaching repented.