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, July 14, 2013

My Reflection for Monday July 15, Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, Matthew 10:34-11:1

My Reflection:
A woman whose insatiable greed for money was beyond compare was rebuked by her brother. She was slighted by the reprimand so instead of calmly obeying her brother. She spew-out venomous language towards her brother that led to their permanent estrangement.

There are times that we need to speak-out for us to correct an errant behavior. The cost on ourselves, our friends and family may be irreparable. We need to speak-out nevertheless since this is our moral obligation as true followers of Christ. For example if our rebuke for them will make them aware of their mistakes then we must do for it may save them from damaging circumstances in the future.

Sometimes we are to blame for the misbehavior and arrogance of our relatives and friends. For the simple reason that we did not muster enough courage to admonish them. … 

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