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).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

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

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Gospel Reflections for Sunday: June 22, Matthew 10:26-33

Matthew 10:26-33Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

My Reflections:Jesus told the apostles as He sends them off to spread the gospel: ““Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna”

It’s so easy to say that we are followers of Jesus but it’s another story when we are called to witness for Jesus no matter what the cost. Majority of the apostles were the perfect witnesses for Christ, they feared no one they followed Him championing His teachings until their very last gasp of breath.

The Martyrs of the church who shed their blood for the cause of Jesus, they spoke of the truth, they were not afraid to die. A very good example were Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Father Rudy Romano a Redemptorist Priest here in the Philippines, they fought for the rights of the poor and the oppressed at the cost of their own lives.

Be not afraid, be a true witness for Jesus, this is the clarion call for the twelfth Sunday in ordinary time.

1 comment:

saint_girl said...

be not afraid and have faith in our saviour

in the end to overcome our fear we must face it and have faith at the Lord