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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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Reflection for Friday October 28, Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles; Luke 6:12-16

Luke 6:12-16
Jesus went up to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called a Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
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Would you be willing to respond to Jesus’ call to spread the good news? You may say, I have not studied about the catholic faith thus I have nothing to share so, I will not respond.

The twelve apostles were ordinary men called by Jesus for an extraordinary mission. Majority lived ordinary lives and have not studied yet they responded to Jesus call. There was a common denominator that bonded them together and that was the desire to freely respond to Jesus’ call.

If you respond to Jesus’ call your life would be more meaningful for the simple reason that you will not exist for yourself anymore. You will not be touching lives; you will become salt and light in the lives of others. You certainly will not become rich for the simple reason that Jesus did not call you to be rich, what is riches anyway when it can fly away from our hands anytime? Jesus is calling you so that you could bear fruit and touch more lives.

Should you respond just like the twelve apostles? Of course you should never worry of the material things for God will provide for you. Respond and abandon yourself to Jesus and see the unfolding of events that will marvellously show the infinite goodness of God. – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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