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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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reflection for Sunday October 2, Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time; Luke 17:5-10

Gospel: Luke 17:5-10
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.

“Who among you would say to your servant who has just come in from plowing or tending sheep in the field, ‘Come here immediately and take your place at table’? Would he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat. Put on your apron and wait on me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished’? Is he grateful to that servant because he did what was commanded? So should it be with you. When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.’”
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What is the character of a good and faithful servant? He/she submits to his master. And whatever lawful orders that his master tells him to do he does it even if it’s very difficult.  Therefore a servant is always obedient and faithful to his Lord and master.

Who are we in this fleeting world? We are mere servants! Who do we serve? Many of us are serving this world, for example when we work and work and we sacrifice our love and worship for God in favor of our work and other worldly preoccupations this world becomes our lord and master.

We become obedient to the dictates of this world, whatever this world would tell us we obey it without question. However, the problem is, this world is not a good lord and master. In fact this world is the worst lord and master that we could ever have.

The moment we allow this world to be our Lord and master it will hold us by our necks and never let go of us until we become slaves of this world. And when we become slaves of this world we will eventually die a life devoid of purpose.

Who then is the Lord and Master that we should follow? The same Lord and Master of the apostles whom they humbly asked to increase their faith, none other than Jesus.

Who is your Lord and Master? – Marino J. Dasmarinas 

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