Quotations:

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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Monday, February 14, 2011

My Gospel Reflections for Thursday February 17: Mark 8:27-33

My Reflections:
Suffering is part and parcel of loving, there’s no love without suffering for that love. For so long as we love we must expect some big and little sufferings along the way. Suffering perfects love, love without suffering is not love it’s simply lust or any shallow object of affection. 

For example a man and a woman had that fatal attraction with each other so they move to a place to stay as a couple.  After a few months the man found out that his partner was sick of cancer so he decided to leave her.  It was not love that attracted the man it was lust for he was not willing to suffer for his partner.

Jesus in the gospel gives us the best example of perfect love when He said that the Son of man must suffer greatly. To whom did Jesus suffer? For us, He suffered out of His great love for us; He could have avoided going-thru intense suffering for He was God too. But He chose to tread the road of suffering so that we can be redeemed from our sinfulness.

Have we done something to reciprocate this perfect love of Jesus?       

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