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, May 30, 2012

My Gospel Reflections for June 2, Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, Mark 11:27-33

My Reflections:
Mario is a Eucharistic Lay Minister who was elected chairman of his church ministry. Upon being elected his true color became more apparent. For he is a man obsessed with his new found authority. He told his church ministry this very prideful statement: I am now the head of this ministry thus it is incumbent upon you all to follow what I want.

Jesus was asked in the gospel by His persecutors: "By what authority are you doing these things? Or who gave you this authority to do them?" (Mark 11:28) Were they really concerned about Jesus’ authority? Or they were just very alarmed because their authority was slowly being eroded by Jesus popularity with the common people.

Authority is good if exercised with humility and this is how Jesus used His authority for He was not a dictatorial leader. So unlike the Pharisees and the chief priest of his time, who was so proud of their authority that they used it to perpetuate their self-serving agendas.

Let us be like Jesus at all times: He exercised His authority with humility and never with arrogance. 

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