From the heart of the Apostolic Administrator
My dear fathers, sisters and brothers
Christ our Lord wants us to bear fruit and fruit that will last. Left to ourselves we can do nothing but the only way to have a successful life is that we abide in Jesus and He in us. He wants us to live in Him and this implies a deep intimacy with him. When He calls us to live with him this signifies that we will share life together.We will share joys, sorrows, tragedies and triumphs – we will be together in everything. This is the desire of his heart. But how do we know that we are living in Christ? Jesus clearly says, “Whoever keeps his commandments lives in God and God lives in him” (1Jn. 3:24). We then experience his presence in us. “Whoever keeps my commandments is the one who loves me. I too shall love him and show myself clearly to him” (Jn 14:21). “The one who lives in love, lives in God and God in him” (1 Jn 4:16).
If we want to have an intimate personal relationship with Jesus in faith we should set aside some time every day to read and pray the Word of God and to listen to Jesus speaking to us and respond speaking to him.
May God bless you all.
+ Antony Pappusamy
Apostolic Administrator &
Archbishop of Madurai