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

Friday, March 1, 2013

My Reflections for March 4, Monday of the Third Week of Lent: Luke 4:24-30

Gospel:
Jesus said to the people in the synagogue at Nazareth: “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. Indeed, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah when the sky was closed for three and a half years and a severe famine spread over the entire land. It was to none of these that Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath in the land of Sidon. Again, there were many lepers in Israel during the time of Elisha the prophet; yet not one of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were all filled with fury. They rose up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town had been built, to hurl him down headlong. But he passed through the midst of them and went away.
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My Reflections:
What is selective love? It is a kind of love that is only directed to those whom we want to give it. This is how we normally exercise our love. The love of God for us is not a selective kind of love; it is rather a love that doesn’t discriminate. Regardless of who we are and whatever sins that we have committed.

If we think that Jesus doesn’t love us anymore because of the gravity of our sins. We are badly mistaken, we are still very much loved by Jesus for the reason that Jesus doesn’t love as we love. His love for us is infinite while our love for our fellowmen is finite. Let us therefore take advantage of this infinite love of God by completely walking away from our sinfulness.

Let us thank Jesus for loving us even if we don’t deserve to be loved and let us humbly ask Him to forgive us for the many sins that we’ve committed.  …    

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