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

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Thursday February 3: Mark 6:7-13

My Reflections:
Repentance is a word that we can always relate with humility because we cannot truly repent from our sinfulness if we are not humble enough to accept that we’ve sinned by our words and actions. This was one of the mandates of the twelve apostles that were commissioned by Jesus to go onto the ends of the world and preach repentance.

We hear and read in the gospel that the apostles were commissioned by Jesus to  preach repentance. Does this have an effect on us? Do we feel that God is urging us also to repent and be humble enough and accept that we’ve sin through our words and actions?

There is this story of a married man who cheated on her wife; he had children with the illegitimate family. But instead of saying sorry to her legal wife whom he wed on the church he instead had the gall to flaunt his other family. Were there any signs of repentance and humility on this unfaithful husband? There was none! Let us not be like him.

Instead let us listen to the voice of God who urges us to repent from our sinfulness; say I’m sorry to those who we’ve offended or cheated on. Let us be humble enough to accept that we’ve sinned before the eyes of God and men.

We'll feel a lot better once we do. …

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