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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Reflection for Saturday September 13, Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church; Luke 6:43-49

Gospel: Luke 6:43-49
(Jesus said to his disciples) “A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thornbushes, nor do they gather grapes from brambles. A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but not do what I command? I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, listens to my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when the flood came, the river burst against that house but could not shake it because it had been well built. But the one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed.”
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Reflection:
Who is the foundation of your life? If Jesus is the foundation of your life you’re in the hands of the most powerful rock of this world. Nothing can defeat you and nothing can destroy you because your life is strongly founded in Jesus.

Should you rest already and feel secure because you trusted your life in Jesus? No, because you have a mission and your mission is to share the gentleness of Jesus to your fellowmen. Remember that you are the good tree that Jesus mentions in the gospel and out of your goodness you must share your fruit which is no other than Jesus.

Let us not keep our love for Jesus to ourselves let us share this burning love with others so that they too will feel the love of Jesus. They too will feel the healing and forgiveness of Jesus because Jesus is very much needed today more than any other time in our history.

Just imagine those who live their lives without the guidance of Jesus there are hundreds even millions of them. If you share Jesus even to only one of them you have already fulfilled your mission as His fruitful follower. And who knows by your courage of sharing Jesus you may change lives because you cared to share Jesus.  

Will you care to share Jesus? - Marino J. Dasmarinas

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