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 4, 2020 - Saturday
" New wine is put into fresh wineskins, and so both are preserved."
We are introduced to a new way of life with Jesus obliterating our past life which is displeasing to Him. When the Lord forgives, He forgets. So if the wounds of past traumas resurface, guilt or unforgiveness lingers, know for certain that it is the Enemy of our soul working to hinder us from moving on and progressing in our following of Christ.
Jesus wants our minds and hearts to be like new wine skins - open and ready to receive the new wine of the Holy Spirit, thereby making our hearts new. Do we desire to fulfill God's best plan in our lives? We need to trust Him fully; grow in our knowledge and understanding of His Word; follow His ways, and let go of our old wineskins - our old heart and its ways. A heart made new and nourished by the Holy Spirit, enables it to resist the lures of the world and gain the promise of heaven.
Mama Mary, mold our hearts to be pure like yours, making it most pleasing to Jesus.