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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Reflections for Tuesday February 14, Mark 8:14-21

My Reflections:
Why do we often times do not get the message that Jesus wants us to understand? Because we allow ourselves to be distracted by what we see; we thus lose focus on the message that Jesus wants us to imbibe.

This is the situation in our gospel; Jesus wanted the disciples to be wary of the teachings and over zealousness of the Pharisees and Herod to externally fulfill their laws. But Jesus used the word leaven and since they have no bread they understood it as something that relates to their lack of bread.

This is what happens when we have shallow faith, when we allow ourselves to be distracted with our worldly preoccupations.

Try focusing our attention on Jesus alone, try being faithful to Him and disregard worldly temptations. This will therefore result in our deeper intimacy with Him and we will understand the message that He wants to convey to us. …. 

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