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

Monday, May 18, 2015

1Reflection for May 18, Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter; John 16:29-33

Gospel: John 16:29-33
The Jesus said to His disciples, “Now you are talking plainly, and not in any figure of speech. Now we realize that you know everything and that you do not need to have anyone question you. Because of this we believe that you came from God. Jesus answered them, “Do you believe now? Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave me alone. But I am not alone, because the Father is with me. I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”
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Reflection:
A young man aimed for worldly riches and greatness in his chosen field of endeavour. By his hard work he was able to achieve his aim. He thought that it would be his crowning glory but he aimed for more riches. In doing so he had no peace and contentment, he became worldly and a creature of this world.

Jesus tells us in the gospel for this Monday, You will have peace in me, in this world you will have trouble (John 16:33). Many of us allow ourselves to be enslaved by this world up to this very moment. Until we get sick, until we are near death and the reason behind is we keep on chasing the temporal riches of this world. Which in reality will not give us peace and contentment.

Jesus offers us His peace. Peace that we cannot find in any part of this world. Let us wholeheartedly accept this. And we will begin to free ourselves from the possession of this world. In doing so, we will not be anymore concerned about others opinion toward us. It will not matter for us anymore because we already have the peace of Jesus in our hearts.

Do you want to have peace in your life? – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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