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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Friday, February 22, 2013

My Reflections for February 25, Monday of the Second Week of Lent: Luke 6:36-38

Gospel:
Jesus said to his disciples: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”
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My Reflections:
One of the famous lines of the prayer of saint Francis states: It is in giving that we receive. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned. Perhaps one of his inspirations when he wrote this prayer is our gospel for today.

It is indeed true that it is through giving and through our generosity that we will receive more than what we’ve given.   It is in forgiving that we will be forgiven. Who does the giving back of the gifts that we’ve given? Who forgives us when we unconditionally forgive those who’ve hurt us? He is none other than Jesus himself, many of us are not aware of this anymore because we’ve already distanced ourselves from Jesus.

Let us once again try to bring back our intimacy with Jesus. Let us humbly ask the Holy Spirit to lead us once again to Him. Jesus has been offering to us Himself for so long but we are always very busy with our many earthly undertakings. ...

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