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.
March 17, 2021 – Wednesday
Gospel: John 5:17-30
Like Father, Like Son
In our gospel, it describes how close the relationship of the Son to the Father is and how the Son is obedient and trusting to the Father’s will. Jesus said, “I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.” It takes great faith and trust to be able to say this.
When things get rough, painful, and we have a lot at stake, it is not so easy to ask for God’s will. We forget that his will is always the best. We get tempted to pray hard for what we want and not for what God wants. But God knows our weakness and that’s why today, He simply asks us to pause for a moment and allow the Holy Spirit to strengthen our faith in His will and learn to ask for it because we trust it.