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, February 5, 2014

My Reflection for Thursday February 6, Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs; Mark 6:7-13

Gospel: Mark 6:7-13
Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick –no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.
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My Reflection:
What was in the minds of the twelve apostles when they were sent to their mission by Jesus without bringing any provision? Perhaps they were worried and questions arose like, what are we going to eat, Will we be able to survive this daunting mission? But eventually their questioning minds were overwhelmed by their faith and trust in Jesus. And so they forged on and they became successful missioners of Jesus.

Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how God would sustain us or how we could survive the difficulties of life. Until we learn to hold-on to our faith and give our full trust and faith to the almighty hand of Jesus. Many of us fail in our many endeavors because we don’t have faith and trust in Jesus. Instead of trusting God we tend to trust on ourselves more than God. So we fail and the main culprit is our feeble faith.

Trust and faith were the two main ingredients that made the twelve apostles successful in their mission. Trust and faith in Jesus must also be our guiding light as we move on to do our mission for Christ. Or as we move on to live our life for Jesus. Let us not allow ourselves to be intimidated by the challenges that may confront us. Let us take the first few steps with trust and faith in Jesus.

What have we done so far to the faith that God has given us? Have we already shared it? 

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