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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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Reflection for Thursday May 18, Fifth Week of Easter: John 15:9-11

Gospel: John 15:9-11
Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.

“I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete.”
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There was a woman who would vocally profess her love for Jesus. She would always tell the members of her church ministry that she loves Jesus more than her life. But the woman is also a domineering figure in her church community she throws her weight around so as to achieve what she wants.

What does it mean to remain in the love of Jesus? Is it enough to worship Him but impede His transformational power to move us? Of course not! We must worship Him and we must also allow Him to transform us.

The woman in our story is obviously deficient in her love for Jesus because even if she religiously worships Him She doesn’t allow the transformational power of Jesus to transform her to become a humble and gentle person.

Many of us are like this woman, we are very proud with our worship and love for Jesus but we don’t allow Jesus to transform us. Those who love Jesus are not only fervent worshippers they also zealously follow His virtue of humility and gentleness. – Marino J. Dasmarinas  

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