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

Saturday, March 3, 2012

My Reflections for Monday March 5, Luke 6:36-38

My Reflections:
Jesus gives us precious lesson about being merciful because He is merciful to us. No matter how sinful we are His unfathomable mercy is always there before us. But are we merciful most especially to the poor and powerless?

Jesus gives us lesson about judgment: We are not to judge because we will be judged too. On hindsight who are we to judge our fellowmen? Are we God to Judge them? What right do we have to judge them? Do we judge because we are rich, more educated and more powerful?

Jesus tells us not to condemn, instead of condemning why not motivate and be an instrument of healing. We may not know this but our words are very powerful if we are quick to condemn. We might push to the brink of desperation those that we condemn and the result may be tragic.

On forgiveness, Jesus tells us to always be forgiving.  Why are there people who cannot forgive? Perhaps the love of Jesus is not yet in their hearts, when we don’t forgive we are only punishing ourselves with undeserved burden. So let go, forgive and leave everything to God.

On giving, Jesus tells us to give from our hearts not from our excess because many of us give for the reason that we don’t need it anymore. Let us give from our hearts because whatever we freely give will be ploughed back to us a hundredfold.   

Let us reflect on these priceless insights from Jesus. 

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