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, May 3, 2013

My Reflection for Sunday May 5, Sixth Sunday of Easter John 14:23-29

My Reflection:
There was a husband who pledge his undying love to his wife through the Sacrament of Matrimony. After living in peace and harmony for twenty plus years cracks started to manifest in their marriage. The husband had grown colder and indifferent to his wife and grown-up children.

The tortured wife started to sense that something was wrong, so she investigated and she discovered that her husband has another family. His infidelity caused him to be hated by his grown-up children and his wife. By his immoral action he sacrificed the peace and love of his family to satisfy his morally wrong happiness.

In our gospel Jesus talks about love, the Holy Spirit and peace. How can we justify our love for our family that we swear to God to keep until eternity if we are destroying it? How can we invite the sacred presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives if we shoo it away by our many negative acts such as immorality? How can we have peace in our family when we are the main source of anger and hatred? How can we say that we love God if our actions are contrary to His teachings?

Many of us profess that we love God, that we believe that God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are one and the same. But our actions are very much contrary to what we say and profess. … 

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