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, January 2, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Monday January 3: Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25

My Reflections:
Every once in a while it’s good to withdraw/retreat from the hustle and bustle of life so that we’ll have time for ourselves and for our God.

Withdrawal from this busy life means that we have time to reflect as to where are we in our relationship with Jesus. We must always be watchful that we are not carried away or eaten-up by the cycle of busy life. Otherwise we will be like zombies who mechanically walk to a single direction that directs us to always to be busy.

Then at the end we forget God, and then we easily sin without any guilt of conscience for the simple reason that we allowed ourselves to be eaten-up by this busy life.

Take time once in a while to withdrew/retreat from this busy life and get connected with God for it will further strengthen you spiritually as you face the challenges of your busy life.

Remember that Jesus withdrew after which He proceeded to do His mission with vigor and determination.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this reflection! It's a great help for me. God bless as always.

Marino J. Dasmarinas said...

You're welcome and God bless you!