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.
October 22, 2020 Thursday
Gospel: Luke 12: 49-53
Do you think I have come to bring peace on Earth?
Our gospel today is about Jesus who brings fire to the Earth. This gospel is commonly heard every Pentecost, the birthday of the Church. In one of the lines in the gospel, it says: “Do you think I have come to bring peace on Earth?” strikes me because it is a question directly address to us. Jesus is asking us how we see Him, especially in this pandemic. Do we see Jesus as someone who can bring peace despite the many things happening in our society? Do we see him in the everyday picture that we have?
Jesus invites us to reflect on this question and allow him to guide us in our prayer of asking and offfering to him the many things in our world that needs peace and healing.
Mother Mary, we pray for the many situations and people who needs peace and healing in this time of pandemic. Accommpany them and make Jesus presence be known to them. Amen.