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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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My Reflections for June 29 Friday Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Apostles Matthew 16:13-19


My Reflections:
Faith or knowledge about God is a gift that Jesus freely gives us without any form of ransom. However, like we water and nurture a plant because we want it to grow and bear much fruit. It’s the same also with our faith we must also do something to care for it so that it may grow and bear much fruit.  Otherwise if we will not take care of it will not grow and with the passing of time it will eventually fly away from us.  

When Jesus said to the apostles: “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?" Amongst them it was only Simon Peter who hit the bull’s-eye when he said: "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."  How did he discover the true identity of Jesus? God gave him that gift to discern the true identity of Jesus and Peter used that gift to the hilt by nurturing it thus he recognized the true nature of Jesus.   

We may not know it but by virtue of our Baptism God has given us gifts too, it’s within us waiting to be discovered. Let us nurture it, let us ask guidance from the Holy Spirit to help us discover it so that it may grow and bear much fruit also. 

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