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

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Reflection for May 19, Thursday of the Seventh Week in OT; Mark 9:41-50

Gospel: Mark 9:41-50
Jesus said to his disciples: “Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were put around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed than with two hands to go into Gehenna, into the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off. It is better for you to enter into life crippled than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna. And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.

“Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if salt becomes insipid, with what will you restore its flavor? Keep salt in yourselves and you will have peace with one another.”
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Reflection:
Are you generous to the church and those who volunteer their time for the church?  

Many find joy in giving to the church and its workers without string attached on it. If we’ll ask them why they are so generous towards the church and its workers they will  say that they just want to share what they have.

 What they don’t notice is that whatever they gave they receive it back in various forms. Such as financial blessings, good health, peace in the family and so forth. Their blessing flows like a stream that never runs out of water, this is the reward of those who are generous.

Why not try also being generous to the church and its workers? Why not be generous to anyone who needs your help and see for yourself the great blessings that will come your way? Saint Francis had said: “It is in giving that we receive.” Surely the more you are generous with what you have the more that you will be blessed by God.

Jesus said to His disciples: “Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward. – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen. :) it is better to give than to receive :)