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, June 20, 2014

My Reflection for Saturday June 21, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious Matthew 6:24-34

Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34
(Jesus said to his disciples) “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”
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Reflection:
Is it possible not to worry about our life? Very possible if we have a rock solid faith in Jesus for when we have Jesus we already have everything. But many of us still worry about life, we still worry about how we could once again put food on the table for the next day. All of these are normal things that we worry about.

However, there are many who do not worry about life.  They let life worry about them and not them worrying about life and they miraculously are able to get through and survive.  Where do they get their rock solid confidence?

They get their confidence and trust on nobody else but Jesus. It’s true indeed that when we choose to be with Jesus we already have everything. We have peace of mind and contentment; therefore we are always ready for whatever life may bring us.

The secret to a fulfilling life in this world is only a life with Jesus over whatever worldly enjoyment and things.  A life with Jesus is a well lived life and it is a life that prepares us for heaven the moment our earthly journey in this world is over and done with already. Let us therefore not make a mockery of our lives by choosing this world over Jesus.  

Surrender your life to Jesus, embrace HIM and open your heart to HIM alone. 

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