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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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My Reflection for Tuesday January 28, St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church, Mark 3:31-35

Gospel: Mark 3:31-35
The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house. Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him. A crowd seated around him told him, “Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you.” But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”
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My Reflection:
Jesus has a very simple requirement for us to become His brother, sister and mother and this is to do the will of God. What does this mean to you and me? We must feed the hungry, we must help those who need help, we must forgive and pray for those who’ve hurt us. And there are many more selfless actions that we can do so that we can be called relatives of Jesus.

It seems simple by reading through it but to live what Jesus wants us to do is another story. Do we really feed the hungry? Are we really quick to forgive? Are we really selfless? The challenge for all of us is to live our faith to the hilt. This means that we must at all times be like Jesus: through our actions and through our way of life.

However this is easier said than done, yet God in His infinite mercy gives us the opportunity  everyday for us to become part of Him. He presents us life situations wherein we could always live what we have learned from Him if at all we are leaning from Him.

The reality of life is it’s hard to be a relative of Jesus because we don’t undress ourselves with everything that makes us creatures of this world. Such as self-centeredness, arrogance, greed and a lot more negative attitudes. Which makes us relatives of the evil one rather than relative of Jesus.  

But all is not lost yet, we have every opportunity turn things around and become a true relative and follower of Jesus.

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