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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Reflection for Sunday April 17, fourth Sunday of Easter; John 10:27-30

Gospel: John 10:27-30
Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one can take them out of the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.”
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Do you still remember when you were a child? Your mother and father would always shepherd or guide you. They were always there for you in everything that you need to do and know. Then as you grow-up you slowly detached yourself from their guidance because you feel that you are already capable of guiding yourself and charting your own course. 

But as you encounter difficulties in your life you would always return to them to once again seek their guidance even ask for their help and they would always be there for you. This is a testament of your parent’s great love for you. You fall down yet your parents would always be there to help you get-up on your feet and shepherd you once again.

Jesus our good shepherd is very much like our parents. He is always there for us to guide and mold us for us to become what He wants us to be. But there comes a time that we want independence from Jesus, we want to do things our way even if it’s against the will of God.

So by our desire to do things our way we also mire ourselves in sin. But let us not forget that Jesus our good shepherd is always there for us. Ever ready to forgive us, ever ready to guide and shepherd us again. Jesus our good shepherd will not condemn us what He always offers us is  His love and forgiveness.  

Let us not detach ourselves anymore from the shepherding of Jesus for it’s only through Him that we can obtain salvation in this world. It’s only through Him that we could have peace in this world.  Let us continue to hear His voice through the homily of the priest. Through daily reading of His words in the bible/scripture and through the many well meaning commentaries of those who write and speak for Him.

Who is shepherding you right now? If it’s Jesus you are blessed and you’re peaceful. – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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