Be Simple, Be Jesus
February 01, 2018 – Thursday
In the gospel, Jesus instructed his disciples to bring nothing but walking sticks and wear sandals only. These gestures are signs of the simple life that Jesus wants his disciples to live.
Moreover, he told them this, “Whatever place that does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them."
In this modern and extravagant world we're living, we are enticed by a lavish and comfortable life. There is a lot happening in our society today--big changes and trends in big and small things that seem to be important. The gospel invites us to be simple like Jesus, and walk with the changes happening in our lives without changing the essential: living the words that we have received from Him.
Let us pray that our lives be a simple yet great witness to other people who do not know God. Let us not persecute them rather, as disciples of Jesus, attract them by the simplicity and beauty of the gospel. Let us ask Him the grace to be humble and simple in our own ways today.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.