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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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1Reflection for April 7, Thursday Memorial of Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Priest; John 3:31-36

Gospel: John 3:31-36
The one who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is trustworthy. For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the Spirit. The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him.
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Why is it hard to introduce the teaching of Jesus to our fellowmen most especially to Catholics who seldom go to church for Holy Mass? This is for the reason that many of us don’t live the teachings of Jesus. We are not humble, we are not loving and forgiving thus there’s resistance from those whom we want to share Jesus.  

What must we do if we are in this kind of predicament?  Should we easily give-up or should we change our ways. The wise choice is to change our ways and not give up. Because if we will give up, who will evangelize them? We leave them to be evangelized by those from other Christian faiths?

We must teach our faith but we must do it with humility, patience and love. We have to employ humility, patience and love so that we could impart to them the teachings of Jesus and our faith. For example our gospel for today tells us about the love of God the Father for His Son. How will they know about this if we will not teach them?

We will always become effective evangelizers of our faith if we are humble, loving and forgiving. For these are the qualities of Jesus when He walked on this earth more than two thousand years ago. – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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