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.
Feb 03, 2020 – Monday
Gospel: Mark 5:1-20
“ Go home to your family and announce to them that the Lord in his pity has done for you.”
We are familiar with this parable of the legion of evil spirits thrown into a herd of swine, and they all drowned. It depicts choices that we make: do we choose material matters (herd of swine) over spiritual things? In order to walk in freedom, we have to drown or cast aside what hinder us to follow Jesus, and turn our attention to Jesus.
It could be a high price to forego or let go: a high paying job with ethical questions, a high price handbag (once in a lifetime item) , or giving help to a friend in need for medical reasons.
We die a little each day, and the Lord will know, when we allow Him to take over our life, inch by inch.
Lord, help us in our journey to holiness, it may be difficult but we yearn for the peace and joy from You.