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

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Gospel Reflections for Sunday April 25: John 10:27-30

My Reflections:
A good father will always see to it that his children are well provided for in everything that they need—no matter how poor or rich the father he will strive very hard to be a good provider. He will not only be a good material provider he will also be their anchor as far as their spirituality is concerned.

This is how a good shepherd must be—he must show and lead the way for his people and the very personification of the good shepherd is Jesus. During His three years public ministry He showed the way for His disciples, He taught them life changing lessons; He taught them how to be humble, selfless and forbearing .

There was once a story of a shepherd who promised to take care of his sheep he did what he was supposed to do as a their shepherd until a grave danger confronted them the shepherd instead of protecting with his very life his sheep was the first to run for his life he did not mind the safety of his flock he was selfish for he was only concerned with his own life.

Jesus our good shepherd is not like that He will stay with us until the end, when we are confronted with problems He will be there to help us carry it. When we are tired of the drudgery of this life He will be there to enliven us and to tell us that we must move on for He will be there for us to help us.

When the world presents us with so many failures and despair Jesus our Good Shepherd will be there for us to urge us to move-on and continue with the journey. …

Thursday, April 1, 2010

My Gospel Reflections for April 2 Good Friday: John 18:1-19:42

My Reflections:
Betrayal by Judas, denial by Peter undeserved punishment and eventual death on the cross Jesus endured all of these for His love for us. He had that option not to go through suffering but He went through it for His great love for us.

What have we done to pay forward this great love of Jesus? As Jesus sacrificially loved us freely it is also incumbent upon us to endure the sacrifices that we go through for our love for our relatives, friends and especially to the poor.

It is very easy to extend our love if there’s an assurance that we shall be getting a reciprocal love in return. That’s us we give our help and we except to receive our due but Jesus is not like us His infinite love is way out of the standards this world.

We must strive to be like Jesus; we must strive to help without expecting anything in return—we must move forward to advance the love of Jesus even if we are betrayed and denied by our family and friends. …