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

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Reflection for Sunday January 18, Feast of the Sto.Nino; Mark 10:13-16

Gospel: Mark 10:13-16
People were bringing children to Jesus that he might touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this he became indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child* will not enter it.” Then he embraced them and blessed them, placing his hands on them.
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Reflection:
There were two best friends who grew-up and eventually grew old still in constant touch with each other. When they were already in their seventies they were sharing stories about their children. Best friend number one (1) was so proud of her children for they became very successful in their respective careers and family life. Best friend number one’s children were also very loving and caring towards their parents.

Best friend number two’s children were the complete opposite of the children of best friend number one (1). Best friend number two’s children had unstable jobs and their respective married life was in turmoil.

While the two best friends were conversing, best friend number two told best friend number one: “I envy you for your children have very good and fulfilled life, while my children have no decent life that they could speak of.

All of us want our children to grow up like the children of best friend number one (1). Successful in their respective careers and family life and caring and loving to their parents as well. What is the key here? The key is to bring your children to Jesus.

In our gospel when Jesus saw His disciples preventing the children from going toward Him He scolded them and told them: “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these (Mark 10:14).

When you bring your children to Jesus great things will happen to them as they grow up. Great not because they will become very rich materially, great because they will grow up being blessed and guided by Jesus.

Can you imagine the great blessings that your children will receive if you would always bring them with you to attend Holy Mass? Can you imagine the spiritual blessing that your children will receive if you would introduce them about the life and teachings of Jesus through the bible? They will grow up to become responsible and God loving children, they will become children that will love and take care of their parents.

Do you always bring your children to Jesus? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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