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

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My Reflections for March 18, Monday of the fifth Week of Lent: John 8:12-20

Gospel:
Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” So the Pharisees said to him, “You testify on your own behalf, so your testimony cannot be verified.” Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I do testify on my own behalf, my testimony can be verified, because I know where I came from and where I am going. But you do not know where I come from or where I am going. You judge by appearances, but I do not judge anyone. And even if I should judge, my judgment is valid, because I am not alone, but it is I and the Father who sent me. Even in your law it is written that the testimony of two men can be verified. I testify on my behalf and so does the Father who sent me.” So they said to him, “Where is your father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” He spoke these words while teaching in the treasury in the temple area. But no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come.
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My Reflections:
Jesus boldly proclaims to us that He is the light of the world. He further adds that whoever among us decides to follow Him will not anymore walk in darkness but will have the light of life. This declaration of Jesus is always true, always timely and always significant in our lives. If only we would care to listen we will discover that a worthy life in this world is a life that is centered on Jesus.  

Many of us are walking in darkness because we don’t have Jesus in our lives. We may have all the material wealth and earthly power but it amounts to nothing if we don’t have the light of Jesus in our lives.

What would it do us if we have all the earthly riches and influence yet we don’t have the light of Jesus in our lives? Instead of following the dictates of this world which only leads us to worldliness and emptiness let us follow the light of Jesus.

We will never regret it if we allow Jesus to illuminate our lives. …

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