Mathew 4: 12-23
Lord, as a mere menu in hand cannot quench our hunger nor nourish our body, we got to relish and digest the food to unlock its life-giving energy to support our health. Allow your Word to pierce our inmost being to let the light enter into its chambers and reveal the truth about each person. May your Word continue to be the two-edged sword of discernment to distinguish truth, from the falsehood, and God’s ways from human aspiration, Amen.
Mt 4: 12-23
A brief moment of silence to allow the Word to resonate within us
let's try to focus on four points of the Gospel of today for our reflection and meditation.
The world where faith is denied is immersed in darkness until the light comes into it. Christ, the light of nations, has come into the world and darkness has dissipated so that the light might shine. Let's allow this Light to come into our hearts to dissipate the darkness of pride, selfishness, and indifference from us.
At once, left, followed …. rather difficult to accept the words for our way of life. The call of Jesus is always an invitation, never an imposition, absolutely free to accept or to reject it. But once they answered the call and said “Yes’ there was no going back. They had not only to burn their boats but also their bridges. We need to be ready and prompt in responding to God by leaving whatever we are doing and attached to.
Yes, Lord, you are my light, help, and stronghold of my life. There is one thing I ask of you Lord and for this I long, to live in your house all the days of my life, to savour your sweetness and to, to behold your temple. Lord allow your word to take root in our hearts and bear fruit in our lives.
Lord may the waves of humanity not sweep me away, but may they become trails of communion for the fragile boat of my life journey. May I learn from you to launch into the deep to fish in the dark nights of the human story, when the fish are more prone themselves to be caught. At your Word, my, God I will cast the nets and when I bring the boats to shore, I will go on following the footsteps You have left on the shore of history.