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.
February 20, 2020 Thursday
Gospel: Mark 8:27-33
"He spoke this openly.”
Many times when we are in crisis, or when we are rejected and suffering, we tend to put up a poker face and tell people we’re okay, while deep inside us we’re not. Jesus Himself talks about suffering and rejection so openly that Peter began to rebuke him.
But Jesus reminds us that suffering and rejection for the sake others is indeed something to be proud of. It is a testimony of love that must be proclaimed to the world, to set example and to encourage those who are battling with difficult situations as well.
Mother Mary, help us to embrace suffering more openly like your Son.