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 05, 2020 – Wednesday
Gospel: Mark 6:1-6
“Is He not the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, John, Judas and Simon?”
Dignity of labor is greatly implied here. Jesus became man, to be an ordinary working man, in the village, they were identified by their trade: fix houses, furniture, farm instruments.
Thus people from his village “took offense of Him”, did not look kindly at a carpenter’s son, who was speaking with so much wisdom and authority. Let us look at how Jesus and Joseph saw their work, they probably became masters of their trade.
Even if we do a lowly job, do we attach the definition of who we are to it? Is there joy in our hearts when we work?Look forward to each day of work? Strive for excellence, always aspiring to do better? Let not our work define us or define our identity. We are children of God, we are defined by God’s plan.
Dear Lord, guide us in our aspiration to work well and offer each day to You.