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 7, 2020 – Friday
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
“When he heard him speak, he was perplexed but like to listen to him.”
This is about the beheading of St. John the Baptist by Herod upon the daughter’s request. What was it about St John that his popularity was second to Jesus. He was that courageous man who stood his ground speaking to Herod on his adulterous life. He didn’t keep quiet and just give up talking to a powerful king.
Are we ready to give up our life in the same manner as John for Christ? St. John’s life was so simple that everybody was able to understand his message, at the same time was a sign who open the way for Jesus. Somehow we are being called to live in such a simple manner too.
All we need to do is do good without wavering, and avoid sin; to be faithful in the little things, and living detachment of what not allow us to live in the truth. Courage and fortitude are ingredients for heroism, do we have these?
Let’s pray that we may be strengthened to have these simplicity of life that make St. John of Baptist a witness of the truth.