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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Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Reflection for Monday September 30, Saint Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Luke 9:46-50

Gospel: Luke 9:46-50
An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his side and said to them, “Whoever receives this child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. For the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.”

Then John said in reply, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow in our company. Jesus said to him, “Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.
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My Reflection:
We can’t help but ask, why did the disciples argue as to who among them is the greatest? Perhaps they got carried away with the sudden fame of being with Jesus. That’s why they were arguing as to who was the greatest among them.

For good measure, Jesus took a child…  and said, for the one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest. Least in what aspect? Least in promoting oneself and least in arrogance. It’s indeed very tempting to use Jesus to enhance our self-image. But reality check first, this is not what Jesus wants for you and me to become. Jesus desire for all of us is to embrace humility at all times.

No one is greatest for Jesus but those who are humble. And those who silently give their time to help him advance His teachings. They are the greatest people in the eyes of Jesus. If you give your time for Jesus no matter how little so long as you give it with all your heart. You’re already the greatest in Jesus eyes.

Let us always cloth ourselves with the greatness of Christ which always points us to the virtue of humility. …    

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