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.
December 16, 2019 Monday
Gospel: Matthew 21:23-27
"Who gave you this authority?"
In today’s gospel, Jesus is confronted by chief priests and elders, questioning Him under whose authority He preaches. Perhaps we too have experienced being challenged by others. How do we tend to react in those moments? Do we fight back in self-defense? Or do we keep silent but think badly of the one who confronts us?
Jesus teaches us today the value of calmness. He demonstrates that not all adversity that comes our way needs to be reciprocated with harsh words and actions.
On this first day of misa de gallo, we are reminded to anticipate the coming of Jesus in our hearts- so that like Him, we may face our adversities with wisdom and calmness.