Hello Friend!!! Welcome you to this Powerful Catholic Reflection for the day 28 January 2023. I am very happy to see you coming to read this reflection. Today’s readings are called to reflect on the God’s Call and Mission.
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Readings of the Day
|First Reading||HEBREWS 11. 1-2; 8-19|
|Gospel Reading||MARK 4. 35-41|
Focus of the Today
Faith is not a windshield that shields us against all winds and forces. It is not a guarantee against all adversities. Rather, it is a sustainer of our strength and hope amidst such unfavourable situations
Inspiring Catholic Reflection for the Day
The disciples in the boat were hit by a great storm and strong waves. They were frightened. They become panicky. They even lose sight of the presence of the Lord in the boat. They shout for help. The Lord rebukes them for their lack of faith and calms the wind.
Our life and our faith are no different. Life is a boat in a constant sea-sail, assailed by storms. The sail gets harder and harder, threatening to sink it and perish the life. What is more worrisome is that the Lord himself seems to be unbothered and unconcerned about it. Fear grips and faith wavers.
What to do and how to counter such a situation? Enhance the focus on the Lord. He is with us always and everywhere. The problem is, we shift away our focus from him to the waves and winds. Consequently, they appear big and mighty. They seem to overtake and drown us.
Instead, let us rekindle our faith in him. Our God is a God of faith and faithfulness. He is a God who never abandons those who place their faith in him. He is the God of Abraham, a man of profound and unquestioning, and unconditioned faith. He is a God who rewarded the faith of Abraham.
We need to deepen such true faith which is the assurance of things hoped for, and the conviction of things not seen. It is that faith that constantly hears the Lord’s question, “Why are you afraid?” It is that faith that confides in the Lord’s power commanding the sea, “Peace! Be still!”. When the Lord is with us, when we are focused on him, when we trust in him, nothing can sink us. For sure, he will come to our rescue.
Direction For Life
Life is never free from storms and there is every possibility to be frightened. But never worry. The Lord is ever with us to come to our rescue.
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