Wednesday 30 December 2015

Monday of the 7th Week of Easter

It is unavoidable that at some point of our lives, we would come into some form of conflict with others, or we may experience some form of persecution. This is because we as Christians follow Jesus, His way and His teaching. When we are faced with situations where we need to adhere to Christian principles at the expense of worldly principles, we are bound to clash with others who follow worldly principles, and who are trying to make us do the same.

In today's Gospel, Jesus gives us some reassuring, encouraging and comforting words: "In the world you will have trouble, but be brave: I have conquered the world." Notice that Jesus did not say "may have trouble" but He said "will have trouble." This shows that being a Christian is certainly not going to be easy, as there are many things that we adhere to which are against the ways of the world. So let us not be disheartened or even despair, as we have Jesus to guide and protect us, since He has already conquered the world, and with His help, we too can do the same.

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