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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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Reflection for Thursday September 26, Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time, Luke 9:7-9

Gospel: Luke 9:7-9
Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.” But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.
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My Reflection:
Why does sin bother us? Because it’s wrong and against the will of God. For example a young woman was always being bothered by her conscience. For the reason that every time she sees a baby she is always reminded of her baby which she aborted. She had no closure until she went to a priest to confess her mortal sin.

I think the same scenario was occurring on the part of Herod in our gospel. He was deeply disturb by the news about Jesus. And it came to a point that he thought that John whom he ordered  killed has been raised from the dead. So Herod kept trying to verify Jesus identity.

This is the Holy Spirit at work in Herod’s conscience, troubling and bothering him for the killing of John. What is the cure if our sins are bothering us? Or if it’s not letting us have a calm sleep at night? The cure is to humbly submit ourselves to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

We confess our many sins to the priest and we ask the priest to absolve us from the bondage of sins. …  

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