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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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Friday February 11: Mark 7:31-37 (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes)


My Reflections:
Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes.

How do we react when people praise us for the things that we’ve done? Do we gloat over it? Does it increase our sense of self-worth? Do we feel proud and beat our breast and feel that we are head over shoulders above others?  These reactions are for those people who have a very high regard of themselves.

Those who are humble when they are praised for the things that they’ve done would point to God by saying: Thanks be to God, or Praise God. They would always deflect the credit out of themselves and give the glory to God.

Let us look at the gospel and see the humble actions of Jesus when He was asked to heal the sick man. Instead of healing the sick man in-front of the crowd, He took him away from the crowd then He cured him just the two of them.

Afterwards, He told the healed man not to tell anyone. We, when we’ve done something worthy we would want the whole world to know about it. That’s why we always post on facebook pictures/videos that show that we’re doing something, that we have new properties, that we look good.

But not Jesus, He would always be non-assuming, self-effacing and low profile.

Next to Jesus who is our greatest model of Humility? It's the Blessed Mother.

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