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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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My Gospel Reflections for April 8 Easter Sunday of the Lord’s Resurrection, John 20:1-9

My Reflections:
There was a very rich church going catholic who was very proud of his faith. Every Easter Sunday he would display on their porch a wide tarpaulin with the risen Jesus on it coming out of the tomb.  However he is disliked by his neighbors and relatives for he doesn’t know how to smile nor greet them.  He has nothing but malice and wickedness towards his relatives and neighbors.

 He betrays the risen Jesus by his actuations and he is actually announcing that his faith is only superficial. Many of us are like this man, yes we believe in the risen Jesus but it’s only until there. There is no actual breathing testimony of our faith.

What does Jesus want from all of us this Easter Sunday? He wants us all to be the living testimony of Himself. It’s not good to say that we believe in the risen Christ but we do nothing to those who are in need. We ignore them even if we have the capacity to help them. What is then the use of our faith in the risen Jesus if we are like that?

Jesus wants us to be His living and breathing evidence in this world. He wants us to be His eyes to those who are spiritually and physically blind, He wants us to be his hands that would help those who are poor. He wants us to be His ears that would willingly hear the heartaches and pains of those who are emotionally and spiritually  sick and weary.

We only make our faith in the risen Jesus relevant when we are very much willing to become His eyes, hands and ears in this self-centered world.   

Are we willing to become the risen Christ: Eyes, hands and ears?

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