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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Wednesday January 19: Mark 3:1-6

My Reflections:
To help those who are in need is for all season; it is not strictly confined nor enclosed to certain days or hours. As long as there are those who are in need of our help, then we must help by all means for this is what God wants us all to do.  

We see it in the gospel today; there is this man with a withered hand but it so happen that it was a Sabbath day. Did Jesus thought for a while because it was  Sabbath day and His usual critics were closely monitoring Him?

No He did not! He instead called the man and said: Come up here before us and He said again: Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored.

WE must not be afraid to help regardless of who the person is and immaterial of the circumstances that we are in. If we have the capacity to help by all means we must help. But the reality of it all is this: Some of us help selectively, we choose the person that we would help. We specially help those who can reciprocate the help that we’ve done; perhaps this is human nature.

But Jesus is challenging us through our gospel that we must transcend it and not be selective on extending our help.

Do you discriminate when you help?      


  1. Anonymous9:27 PM

    thank You for posting this blog. i merely looked through it for a certain school task but i am enlightened by your words. i know human nature and being human itself is hard. thank you for reiterating what has been considered forgotten. :)

  2. You're welcome and God bless you!