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

Friday, February 7, 2014

My Reflection for Saturday February 8, Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Mark 6:30-34

Gospel: Mark 6:30-34
The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and reported all they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” People were coming and going in great numbers, and they had no opportunity even to eat. So they went off in the boat by themselves to a deserted place. People saw them leaving and many came to know about it. They hastened there on foot from all the towns and arrived at the place before them.

When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
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My Reflection:
After working so hard to spread the good news of Jesus, the Apostles were invited by Jesus to go to a quiet and deserted place. Why in a quite and deserted place? Why not in a place with full of food and joyfulness? We all know the reason why in a quite place, Jesus wanted them to be fully charged spiritually and be connected with God.

This is what many of us seems to forget, we tend to forget to go to our own quite place where we can be alone with God. We talk in silence to God, we unburden to God all our worries and we let Him direct us not us directing ourselves.

 We Oftentimes allow ourselves to be eaten by the culture of work and busyness of this world.  But where will this lead us? It will lead us to nowhere; to an environment where there is no more God. To an environment where work and busyness is already our God and soon we become creatures of this world.

The danger of this modern world that we are presently in right now is it’s slowly taking us away from God. It tries very hard to substitute God with work and material things but this will never give us peace and contentment.

Only GOD will give us peace and contentment, only through GOD that we will discover a deeper and meaningful life. 

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