Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Preach the gospel at all times use words if necessary. - St. Francis of Asisi

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Monday, May 19, 2008

My Gospel Reflections for Wednesday: May 21, Mark 9:38-40

Mark 9:38-40
John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name, and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.”

My Reflections:
There are Catholics who leave the church to join other Christian churches. If we will ask them why they left They would normally say that they felt Jesus’ presence in their lives when the Pastor of the Christian church shared passages about Jesus in the bible.

Should we get angry with the Pastor for taking away some of our brethren who grew bored in our church? Of course not! We should rather be more innovative in our preaching about the word of God so that the faithful will feel Jesus’ presence in their lives.

John said to Jesus: “someone is driving out demons in your name and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied: “Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For whoever is not against us is for us.”

We should always promote ecumenism with anyone who preaches the word of God in word and in deed. Notwithstanding his/her religious affiliations.

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