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.
February 19, 2018 Monday
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
Let Love Continue
Here we find Jesus teaching his disciples. Picture this, everyone in assembly before God. He grouped the people into two teams - the sheep and goat. Which Team are you?
The sheep are those who practice the corporal acts of mercy - feed the hungry, gave water to drink, welcomed strangers,clothed the naked, visited the sick and those in prison. The sheep responded aptly to the people in need. Just as Jesus said, “Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me”Matthew 25:40
The goats responded the exact opposite of the sheep. Thus Jesus says to the goats, “depart from me! ...”
Klaus Swabb speech at WEF on “The Fourth Industry Revolution” said that “the advancement of economy may change not only what we do but who we are.” It’s becoming technology controlling over humans! Despite technological disruption & innovations influencinh our future, it is still about people and values. We are called to help those in need. We simply cannot ignore the plight of people who are suffering from hunger, thirst,homelesness, sickness and in imprisoned. We work for ourselves and family. Also to have something to give for others too. (Hebrew 13:2-3)
What is God’s invitation for you this lent?