Powerful Catholic Reflection for the day 16th February 2023

Hello Friend!!! Welcome you to this Powerful Catholic Reflection for the day 16th February 2023. I am very happy to see you coming to read this reflection. Today’s readings.

Readings of the Day

First ReadingGenesis 9:1-13
Gospel ReadingMark 8:27-33
Readings of the Day

Focus of the Today

Following Jesus is a call for a deeply personal God experience, and nothing else can substitute for it. It essentially involves struggle and sacrifice

Inspiring Catholic Reflection for the Day

1.      Discipleship is essentially a call to be rooted in God, in the intimacy of His experience, and nothing else can substitute for it. And this has to be something very personal, though it will certainly have wider implications in collective experience and commitment.

2.       The crucial question is who is Jesus for me? What is my personal experience of Jesus? What counts most is the personal experience of Jesus, and not merely what is heard or learned from others. What others say, what we learn from others, and what we receive from them, comes only to a certain point of the journey of encounter with the Lord. But ultimately it is each one personally that has to make the journey with the Lord.

3.       “Who do people say I am?”, “Who do you say I am?”, is a question posed by Jesus to his disciples. The same is today addressed to each of us personally. Is the question of Jesus, “Who am I?” (for the people / for you), a sign of identity crisis? A sign of a psychological process of self-realisation and self-discovery? A sign of natural human curiosity or inquisitiveness to know what others say about oneself? A sign of a natural, ordinary human seeking recognition and affirmation? The answer is a definitive NO.

4.       The question of Jesus, who am I? is a question that invites and challenges us for a sincere and authentic self-discovery, and for a profound and core identity. We can discover our true self, and realise our core identity, only in relation to Jesus, only in bonding with him, in intimacy and communion with him.

5.       “What Jesus is to us, makes us what we are”. It is not a mere matter of saying who Jesus is but experiencing and living who he is. Not enough that words and expressions about Jesus do abound unless experience does abound. All our acclamations and assertions, professions, and proclamations should not be mere collections of formulations, but rather expressions, extensions, and expansions of deeper and consistent experience and love of the Lord.

Direction For Life

We the followers of the Lord can become more credible if our external proclamation is really rooted in a profound personal experience of the Lord and the spirit of surrender to the will and ways of God

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