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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Reflection for Monday June 30, Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time; Matthew 8:18-22

Gospel: Matthew 8:18-22
When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other shore. A scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.” Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.” But Jesus answered him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.”
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Reflection:
What will it cost us if we decide to follow Jesus? It will cost us everything that we love from this world. For example, if we decide to follow Jesus it simply means that we have to leave behind all of our vices. But are we willing to give-up our vices for Jesus?

It’s actually hard to follow or serve Jesus we have to do many sacrifices from this world. But nothing to worry about because what we lose from this world for following Jesus is nothing compared to the blessings that Jesus will give us.

For example, if we decide to follow Jesus the first blessing that we would receive from HIM is peace of mind. For the reason that we now trust in Jesus and not on this world anymore. What we have in this world such as power and riches will not give us peace of mind.  It will only disturb our peace and create multitude of worries for us.

We are always winners if we decide to faithfully follow Jesus and if we put aside others for Jesus. Let us observe the many beautiful things that he will do to our life. Be not afraid therefore of following Jesus for HE will make your life’s burden easy and light. We have everything if we have Jesus in our life. 

Will you follow Jesus or you will just continue to follow this world? 

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