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, April 22, 2016

Reflection for April 23, Saturday of the Fourth Week of Easter; John 14:7-14

Gospel: John 14:7-14
Jesus said to his disciples: “If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own. The Father who dwells in me is doing his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it.”
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Reflection:
One of my fondest memories about my father (Victor O. Dasmarinas Sr.) was when I was around seven to ten years old. He would bring me to church especially during holy week and I would hear him acting as the narrator during Palm Sunday, Good Friday and sometimes during the station of the cross he would also act as one of the readers and sometimes apostle. He had a booming voice which I have inherited.

 Whenever I go for a vacation in our province whenever my friends and relatives would see me they would always say that they are reminded of my father because of how I look. I would always reply with a thank you and with a smile in return.

In the gospel Philip said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father (John 14:9).” The two personalities or the Trinity is revealed by Jesus him and God the Father and they are acting as one person. Jesus further told them whoever believes in me will do the works that I do (John 14:12).

There is a great responsibility on us when we say that we are followers of Christ because Jesus tells us that if we are a believer we must do the works that he did in other words we must emulate him if we profess to be His followers.

If we are true followers of Jesus we have no other choice but to do His works in the process we will be closer to Him. And whenever others would see us they will be reminded of Jesus. – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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