Your Good news for this Week
January 29, 2006
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"I will put my words into his mouth and he shall tell them all I command him." (Deut. 18:15-20)
"I say this only to help you ... to make sure the everything is as it should be, and that you give your undivided attention to the Lord." (1 Cor 7:32-35)
"Here is a teaching that is new and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him." (Mark 1:21-28)
I thank you Lord for all the things I've learned in school. As I reflect on authority, I am reminded of the many people and circumstances that molded me to who I am today. Thank you also for my parents, my first teachers, my family and friends who are my constant sources of inspiration.
But thank you also, Lord, for the many times when I learned the real lessons of life - when I felt afraid, lonely or rejected, and nobody was there to help me; when I failed the trials of life; when my strength was tested till I found out that I was weakest of all; when I was hurt and did not receive any comfort; when I gave love but was not loved in return; when I failed you Lord by the many sins I have committed against you.
As I look back on all these memories, both good and bad, I begin to see your loving presence guiding me every step of the way, filling me with wisdom that I can share to others, and that life is indeed beautiful. Once again, thank you, Lord.
Fr. Lito Jopson