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

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Gospel Reflections for the twelfth Sunday in ordinary time June 21: Mark 4;35-41

My Reflection:
It is written in the gospel of Matthew chapter 8; that just before this episode of the calming of the storm. The disciples were witnesses to many miracles they knew then that Jesus could do anything for them. Perhaps, because of these Jesus had this impression that the disciples were all His faithful believers but it was not so.

In our gospel this Sunday, Jesus and the disciples were in a boat. Jesus was soundly asleep when a violent storm buffeted their boat and it was already taking in water. In spite of the many miracles that Jesus had made; the disciples were still in distress. It in turn exposed their fickle faith.

Don’t we think that the disciple’s lack of faith is sometimes our own lack of faith too? In spite of the many miracles that Jesus has done for us there are still instances that we doubt God’s providence on us. We question God why unwanted things happen in our lives and it exposes also our own lack of trust and faith in God.

This gospel reminds us that we must always hold-on to our faith no matter the tribulations that we are facing. Let us not be like the disciples who in that instance were exposed as followers who were wanting in their faith in God.

In following Jesus, Let us always walk by our faith and not by our sight. …

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