4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C - 3/2/2013 - Gospel: Lk 4, 21-30
The recent flood has left many households without power. Some suburbs have lost power longer than the others. Without power any big and small articles that need electricity to run are dead, not working. We all enjoy the benefits that electricity provides but are poorly prepared for the unexpected event when it occurs. When it suddenly arrives we live in darkness and coldness. Any major event that occurs to local or overseas infrastructures when the luxury of electricity is not available can be detrimental to our way of living. No matter how well we have prepared for it, our lives will be interrupted by the accident. The recent lost of power reminds us that everything in this world is temporary and relational.

There is one kind of power that is permanent and everlasting that is the power from on high Jesus has received and He would like to share it with those who hunger for it. Jesus received the everlasting power on the day of his Baptism. It is confirmed again for the second time that was after 40 days fasting in the wilderness. The power from on high is nothing else but it is the Spirit of God. The Spirit is everlasting and eternal. It isn't affected by corruption whether big or small from the world because it comes from above, from on high.

The power from on high comes to Jesus who is in the human form. It implies that God comes to us in a human form so we can come to God as who we are. God comes to us in various ways and at different times. God comes to us at Christmas and the Magi represented the human race to meet God. At the feast of the purification the two prophets, prophetess Anna and prophet Simeon represented the human race to met Jesus in the Temple. The prophets were filled with joy praising God saying

With my own eyes I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: A light to reveal your will to the Gentiles and bring glory to your people Israel Lk 2,32.

God comes to this earth in the human form to meet those who are thirsting for the true love and to meet those who are hungry for true faith. Jesus alone has the power to quench their thirst for the true love and satisfy their hungry for true faith because Jesus has the power from on high. It is not power that generates from other worldly materials but it is the power of God given to Jesus.

God comes to us through the Holy Eucharist. Every time we gather in His name, proclaiming His words and mercy and love He is amongst us. Jesus will meet us whenever we desire to meet Him. Jesus will shines into our heart whenever we make the Light welcome. With the power from on high every heart welcomes Jesus will benefit from it. He will drive the darkness out of their heart and it will be destroyed forever. However the power of darkness survives when a person relies on free will to interfere with the process of cleansing.