Friday 1 May 2015

Thursday of Week 30 Year 1

At some point of our lives, some of us may feel as if life is quite difficult to continue living, especially when we are being ill-treated, persecuted, going through all sorts of suffering as Christians, or even facing the possibility of being put to death for our faith. Some of us may feel as if God has not come to our aid and that we are being left to fend for ourselves. Why do some of us allow ourselves to feel this way or have such thoughts in our minds? Don't we have trust and faith in Jesus, knowing that He is our saviour and Lord?

In today's reading, we are further encouraged to persevere and be patient: "Nothing therefore can come between us and the love of Christ, even if we are troubled or worried, or being persecuted, or lacking food or clothes, or being threatened or even attacked. As scripture promised: For your sake we are being massacred daily, and reckoned as sheep for the slaughter. These are the trials through which we triumph, by the power of him who loved us. For I am certain of this: neither death nor life, no angel, no prince, nothing that exists, nothing still to come, not any power, or height or depth, nor any created thing, can ever come between us and the love of God made visible in Christ Jesus our Lord." The reading reminds and assures us that Jesus will help and guide us. If that is so, why do some of us still doubt? Do we expect Jesus to help and guide us according to our terms, or according to His terms and for His glory?

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