MY daily reflection and prayer: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Here is the Gospel for us today, according to St. Luke 9:7-9.
Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying, “John has been raised from the dead”; others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “One of the ancient prophets has arisen.”
But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.
And this is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.
Scripture tells us that King Herod has respected and feared John the Baptist as a great prophet and servant of God. Unfortunately, he is more of a people pleaser than a pleaser of God. He imprisons John to silence him. He also beheads him simply to please his family and friends.
Nothing on earth can remove a guilty conscience or free us from slavery to sin. Only Jesus Christ can set us free through the atoning sacrifice on the cross. Yes, only Jesus Christ can set us free.
Let’s listen to His voice and obey His word in Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist that we will find true peace, joy, and freedom to live as His disciples. Let’s take priority God’s word in our daily life.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, You promise to be with us and to guide us continually if we listen to Your voice and obey his word. Deepen our life within You that we may be like You in word and deed forever and ever. Amen.
Leteh, Rembang, rumah kediaman Gus Mus, saat Mas Timur berbicara empat mata dengan beliau, kutulis refleksi ini. Tuhan ampuni aku orang hina dan berdosa ini.
Majalah INSPIRASI, Lentera yang Membebaskan
Komisi Hubungan Antaragama dan Kepercayaan Keuskupan Agung Semarang
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