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

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Reflection for Friday August 2, Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time, Matthew 13:54-58

My Reflection:
Disrespect has been the feeling of Jesus’ town mates toward Him because they were familiar with Him. To them He was just a carpenter’s son; they knew Him so well that‘s why they belittled Him. But looking deeper into their hearts we may also see that they were full of envy and hatred toward Jesus. They were envious of the adulation that Jesus received from the people.

Envy and hatred are harmful emotion that darkens our judgment. It prevents us from achieving total wellness in both mind and body. And Jesus knew of their envy, disdain and lack of faith in Him that’s why He did not do miracles in His native place. If only they were not disrespectful and envious of Jesus. If only they were not lacking in faith, they could have received many miracles and healings from Jesus.

Lord, forgive us of our doubts and lack of faith. Lord help us overcome our resentful and disrespectful feelings to our fellowmen. Lord, grant us your forgiveness and compassion. … 

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