July 21, 2018 - Saturday
Gospel: Matthew 12:14-21
Many people followed him and he cured them all (Mt 12:16)
One song goes, "When love calls your name, follow him. Though you don’t know where it leads."
In the gospel, Jesus is followed by many people. He cured all who followed him, fulfilling what Prophet Isaiah said: Jesus will proclaim justice and victory and his name will give hope to the Gentiles. Many people still followed him even though he warned them not to make him known.
In our lives, when Jesus seems not to make his presence known and felt by us, do we still follow and seek him? His presence? Do we crave and ask for his healing to the different realities we experience? We pray that we can be able to offer to Jesus all the present worries, problems, and challenges we are experiencing. Let us hold on to the promise of victory that Jesus hopes in each of our lives.
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.