Thursday 12 June 2014

Friday of Week 14 Year 2

Whenever we are faced with persecution or difficulties, we may be inclined to try and come up with a good defence. Some of us may start to think of all sorts of ways and means to counter our accusers. Some may decide to keep silent and wait and see. At the end of the day, would we really be able to adequately and effectively defend ourselves? Could we be making matters worse when we try to come up with solutions on our own?

In today's Gospel, Jesus assures us: "But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes; because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you. Brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved." If we are firm in faith and trust in Jesus, we have no reason to fear or worry, for we know that He will guide and protect us. Are we willing to leave it in the hands of the Lord and let Him save us? Or are we still trying to save our skin or do things our way?

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