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, March 27, 2015

Reflection for March 27, Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent; John 10:31-42

Gospel: John10:31-42
The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me? The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, ‘You are gods”‘? If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and Scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Then they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power. He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained.
 
Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many there began to believe in him.
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Reflection:
Do you sometimes feel unrewarded for the effort/s that you do? For example, you did something good to a person and then the person did not care to compliment or recognize your good deed. 
 
How would you feel? Perhaps you will be disheartened or even feel bad. On second thought instead of feeling disheartened or bad I think you should still feel good for the reason that you’ve done something worthy to someone. 
 
Jesus did everything for the jews yet they never thanked Him. He instead was persecuted for doing good. Did He feel bad for not being given due recognition? Yes, because He was human like us. However Jesus never allowed thier ingratitude to bring Him down and distract Him from His focus with His mission of salvation.  
 
This is the reality  of life, there are those who will not compliment us for the good that we’ve done for them. Nevertheless let us continue to do good and not be disheartened for God knows everything and God will always reward those who do good. – Marino J. Dasmarinas    

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