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 8, 2021 Monday
"He passed through in the midst of them and went away"
In our modern world, we have this so called "cancel culture" wherein people cast out people for doing or saying things that are unacceptable. Have you ever been rejected or cancelled by the people around you, even by the people closest to you, because you have spoken or done something uncomfortable for them? Jesus knows how you feel, He'd been there. He Himself experienced being cancelled by the people of his hometown for speaking of his hometown for speaking truths that they find unacceptable. And as response, "he passed through in the midst of them and went away." Jesus, in today's gospel, invites us to be courageous and bold in our loving by speaking the truth in love, regardless of how others will receive it.
Dearest Jesus, help us to receive God's truths with an open heart, especially those which we find uncomfortable. May we be as courageous as you are in proclaiming them to others. Amen.