Saturday 11 October 2014

Wednesday of Week 34 Year 2

Patience and perseverance are two attributes which perhaps some of us need to nurture as we journey through this life. Some of us may have become so used to getting things done quickly, or some may have become so used to getting results instantly, that we may have forgotten the meaning of being patient and to persevere. When we do not achieve or get things done quickly the way some of us are used to, some of us may feel frustrated and some may even give up. But life is not just about doing things quickly, life is not just about instant this or instant that, life is especially about building relationship with God and with others, and building a relationship is never an instant effort. It takes time and dedication to be closer to God and with others.

In today's Gospel, we are reminded that we "will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends; and some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your endurance will win you your lives." When we are faced with such trials and tribulations, let us strive to be patient and persevere in remaining in good relationship with God, for all these trials and tribulations are only temporary. Are we willing to endure patiently, with perseverance, and joyfully, even to the point of being put to death, for the greater glory of God?

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