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).

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

My Reflection for Monday November 11, Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop; Luke 17:1-6

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My Reflection:
The apostles said to Jesus: “Increase our faith!” Isn’t this what we also want, for our faith to increase?

There was this woman who wanted her faith to increase she practically did everything to have it. She went to church regularly, read the bible and she did devotion to the blessed Mother. However she noticed that there was not much increase in her faith.

She even shouted, “Increase my faith O Lord” but there was no increase in her faith. In fact she noticed that her faith was actually diminishing because she was more trusting on herself than the Good Lord. Why?  For the simple reason that she remained arrogant towards her relatives and friends. She always want to have her way in everything that she does: in short there was not much change in her egotistical behavior.

What must we do then for us to have an increase in our faith? We must be humble at all times, before God and before our fellowmen. We must trust God more than we trust ourselves. We attract graces (including the grace of faith) if we are humble and if we bow our heads before God.

When we’re humble and more trusting in God it simply means that we’re opening ourselves for heavenly graces that God pours to those who are always ready to accept it with humility and trust. What happens if we’re arrogant and we trust more on ourselves? We’re shutting ourselves with the graces from God, that’s how plain and simple it is.

We cannot anymore fill a glass full of water, this is the arrogant and self-trusting person but we can certainly pour more water to a half-empty glass, this is the person who trusts and humbles himself before God. …

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