MY daily reflection and prayer: Saturday, December 06, 2014
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St. Mathew 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8
Jesus went around to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom, and curing every disease and illness. At the sight of the crowds, his heart was moved with pity for them because they were troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”
Then he summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness.
Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them thus, “Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.”
This the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.
We want a life of good health, peace, and well-being, right? Jesus offers such life in His mission. He brings the Kingdom of God! The question is, what is the kingdom of God?
According to the Gospel, it’s the power of God at work in that society of men and women who trust in God and who honor Him as their King and Lord. Jesus teaches us to ask God to reign fully in our lives and in our world. So we pray, “May your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 5:10 ).
Jesus sends us to carry on the works of the Kingdom of God. He commissions us to bring His healing power to the weary and oppressed. The Kingdom of God is available to us who are ready to receive it. We cannot buy it; but if we accept the love and mercy of Jesus Christ we have already possessed it in our lives.
In Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we not only accept but also worship Jesus Christ, the Lord who brings the Kingdom of God. He reigns us who receive and worship Him with faith and obedience. Let’s pray and watch with confident hope for God’s Kingdom to come in all its fullness.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, stir our faiths to see You act today. Give us boldness to live and proclaim the message of the Kingdom of God in or daily lives, now and forever. Amen.
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