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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Reflection for July 9, Thursday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time: Matthew 10:7-15

Gospel: Matthew 10:7-15
Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep. Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it, and stay there until you leave. As you enter a house, wish it peace. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you. Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words— go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet. Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that town.
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Do you expect to receive something in return for the things that you do for the greater glory of God? Better not expect because when your expectations are not meet you will be disappointed. Just do good and be content with the fact that you’ve done a good deed to your fellowmen.

Money rules they say, but for those who follow Jesus money does not rule and money doesn’t dictate. It’s Jesus who rules and dictates, when you allow Jesus to rule and dictate your life. You are free from worries that emanates from this world and you are not beholden to anybody in this world.     

When Jesus was sending off his twelve apostles to their mission. One of His specific declarations for them is this: not to let money or anything that is worldly rule over them. Jesus instead wanted His apostles to let Him rule their lives.

When you let Jesus rule your life you will not anymore care with worldly possessions. You instead will be satisfied with what you have no matter how meager the things that you have. For you already believe that the essence and fullness of life is not measured by material ownership.

What is with material things when it can be taken away from you anytime? Seek to have Jesus in your life for when you have Jesus you have everything. – Marino J. Dasmarinas    

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