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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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Reflection for Thursday September 14, The Exaltation of the Holy Cross: John 3:13-17

Gospel: John 3:13-17
Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
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What does the cross signify to you?

The cross is a sign of suffering for many but it is essentially a sign of triumph for without the cross where Jesus was nailed there would have been no salvation for all of us. Where would we be without Jesus giving His life on the cross?

Let us not be intimidated by the daily cross that we carry for we have Jesus with us to help us carry it. We have Jesus to make this cross light. Let us always learn to entrust our cross to Jesus. Let us call on HIM and ask HIM to help us carry it.

Count yourself fortunate if you know Jesus deeply because you have someone at your beck and call every time you have trials and crosses in your life. You have someone whom you can always look up whenever life’s trials come your way.

How about those who do not know Jesus deeply or who do not know Jesus at all? Of course they are in a disadvantageous situation but all is not lost because you are there. And your role is to introduce and give Jesus to them. – Marino J. Dasmarinas

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