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

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Reflections for Tuesday August 7, Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Matthew 14:22-36


Gospel:
Jesus made the disciples get into a boat and precede him to the other side of the sea, while he dismissed the crowds. After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore, was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it. During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them, walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified. "It is a ghost," they said, and they cried out in fear. At once Jesus spoke to them, "Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid."

Peter said to him in reply, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." He said, "Come." Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?" After they got into the boat, the wind died down. Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, "Truly, you are the Son of God."

After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret. When the men of that place recognized him, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought to him all those who were sick and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak, and as many as touched it were healed.
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My Reflections:
Do we always have time for the development of our personal intimacy with God?

Jesus has that time, He always make it a point to be by Himself to pray and speak to God the Father. To speak to His Father was His energy booster it inspired Jesus to move-on and continue His mission of salvation.

In this modern frenetic world which is dictated by hedonism and materialism we seem to hardly have time in prayer for God, we have less time to know more about the life of   Jesus in the bible. Why? Because we allow ourselves to be overpowered by the demands of this fleeting world.  If we can create time to renew our ties with our  relatives and friends. Why can't we exert effort to daily renew our ties with the Lord in prayer? Let us not forget the giver of everything that we have let us always have our daily time for Him in prayer. 

No distractions whatsoever You and Him alone in prayer. ...  

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excuse me po. Are you gonna have a filipino version of the gospel? Because we kinda need it :( Please please please and thank you!