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.
June 12, 2020 Friday
It is better that you lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into hell.
Today we celebrate Independence Day in the Philippines and appropriately Jesus talks to us today about freedom from sin. Similar to when a country is enslaved by another, sin makes slaves of us and diminishes our capability to become able disciples.
Our Lord invites us today to examine what parts of our life sin is holding captive and to break free from it. No, we don't literally have to cut off our right hand or mouth or eye! But that we are to hold our whole selves captive to the love and mercy of Jesus so that we can strive not to sin anymore.
Lord Jesus, help us to be aware of the sins in our lives that enslave us. Set us free by your grace and mercy!