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, May 31, 2013

My Reflection for June 2, Sunday, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Luke 9:11b-17

My Reflection:
When we are familiar already with a person who is especial to us the tendency for us is to treat that especial person as ordinary. For example when we’re courting our respective wives they were very especial to us. We shower them with gifts and other wonderful things that we could give them. Then after marrying them the especial slowly turned to ordinary we became too familiar with them.

The apostles were already too familiar with Jesus they’ve been with Him day in and day out. They’ve been witnessing left and right miracles from Him and slowly witnessing miracles became an ordinary occurrence for them.

Because of their familiarity with Jesus they suddenly forgot that by mere click of His finger Jesus was capable of feeding the crowd. They all of a sudden forgot the many miracles of Jesus; the spark on their eyes was unexpectedly gone all because of their familiarity.

That’s why as the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached Him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here (Luke 9:12).”

There are times that this happens to us too, we seem to be familiar with Jesus also that He becomes an ordinary person to us. We forget that He is very much capable of making miracles in our lives. We sometimes forget to thank Him for the blessing of a new life in the morning.

We also often times forget to thank Him for the food on the table. We sometimes forget to invoke His mighty name for the simple reason that we are too familiar with Him thus He becomes ordinary to us.

Whenever we go to Holy Mass and receive His Body and Blood during Holy Communion. It is always an assurance that Jesus is always there for us. Ever ready to make miracles in our lives, it reminds us not to forget to always call upon His mighty name. …

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