Daily Reflections

 


Saturday 27th June

Matthew 8:5-17
The centurion said in reply, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.”

Short Reflection:
The faith of the Roman centurion breaks down the narrow religious boundaries of those listening to Jesus and following him. Jesus welcomes his request to heal his servant thus, showing that God is not limited to act within our boundaries. Jesus is sent to all whether they are of the originally chosen people or of other nations filezilla 32bit 다운로드. Jesus is Saviour of all.
When Jesus heals, he puts the person on her or his feet so that they can serve God by serving others. The miracle is never just for our own personal benefit but is also for the service of the community.

When and how did my experience of being healed by Jesus strengthen my faith and make me serve the community in a better manner?


Monday 29th June – Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, solemnity

Matthew 16:13-19
He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter said in reply, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus said to him in reply, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah midi 다운로드.
For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”(Mt 16:15-19)

The Second reading
I, Paul, am already being poured out like a libation, and the time of my departure is at hand Download Katok Voice. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the just judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but to all who have longed for his appearance. (2 Tm 4:6-8)


Tuesday 30th June

Matthew 8:23-27
He [Jesus] said to them (the disciples in the boat in the storm), “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm Download Leoru.

Short Reflection:
The action of Jesus reminds them that God is master of all, even of the waters that human beings do not succeed in controlling. If he works through Jesus, Jesus must share fully in God’s nature. The action of Jesus, therefore, shows that God is revealing himself in and through him 탑 건. They respond in amazement. Their faith has been challenged. God never sleeps; it is our faith that sometimes needs awakening!

When have I given up on God only to realise that he is in control?


Wednesday 1st July

Matthew 8:28-34
Because of the healing of a man possessed by demons the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they implored him to leave their region Download Vegas 13 Kizen.

Short Reflection:
The in-breaking of the Kingdom of God is good news to all, especially to those at the margins of society. Jesus puts them again in the centre of society and invites all to treat them as human beings. This good news is meant for all, Jews and other believers alike and especially for the poor and socially disadvantaged 카티아강좌. God’s actions cross social and religious boundaries.

How far do I participate in ensuring that the Good News of Jesus crosses boundaries to reach others who are excluded from it for various reasons?


Thursday 2nd July

Matthew 9:1-8
And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher 킹오파 97. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”

Short Reflection:
The forgiveness of sins and the healing that accompanies it reveal that Jesus is from God. God acts in him as he had promised to do at the End Time. That time has come now in and through Jesus. God brings physical and spiritual wholeness, to people’s lives if they have faith 히든 피겨스 자막.
Without this complete trust in the goodness of God, it is not possible to share in the fullness of life that God has promised and that he gives in and through Jesus. This faith and obedience to the Word of God cuts across all social and religious boundaries and brings healing.

How has the forgiveness of sins given me a new lease of life 몬길 매크로 다운로드?


Friday 3rd July- Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

John 20:24-29
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

Short Reflection:
Grant almighty God, that we may glory in the feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas, so that we may always be sustained by his intercession, and, believing, may have life in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord.
(Collect prayer of Mass)

Adapted from:
TEACH ME LORD, YOUR WAY! Year of Publication: 2016 (Paulines Publications Africa)

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