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.
July 14, 2018 - Saturday
Gospel: Matthew 10:24-33
Even the hairs of your head have all been counted
Have you ever pondered on how many hours a day you spend worrying? A recent poll done among 1000 young adults in UK showed that more than 6 hrs a day is spent feeling "stressed out". And according to an author, Dr. Robert Leahy, 85% of the things we worry about never happen.
In today's reading, Jesus assures us that our Father will never ever forsake us: "Not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's consent. So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than many sparrows." Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So what is there to worry about for one who trusts the Lord completely? What is there to fear in proclaiming His word and doing His will, knowing that our Father will always be there backing us up? So
let us put our heads up today in confidence, and cast our worries aside. Let us not be afraid to proclaim His love in words and in deeds, keeping in mind and heart our Father's assurance. #PrayVD